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Windows 7: BSOD turns to GPU crashes

13 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home 64
BSOD turns to GPU crashes

Hi all. I just bought a new PC from IBuyPower. I'll attach the specs below. So i unbox it and boot it up. I make it about 5 mins before getting pummeled by BSOD's. After formatting the hard drive, reinstalling all drivers (motherboard, chipset, USB, Audio, LAN, GPU, etc) I am not getting any more BSOD's but instead my PC will randomly crash with screen distortion and sound loop. Below is a picture of a typical crash on the windows home screen even when I have no programs running. These crashes happen every 5-10 minutes. If I run safemode they don't seem to occur which leads me to believe that it is a driver problem. If anyone can point me in the right direction of how to fix this I would be immensely grateful.

**Forgot to mention that I monitored GPU and CPU temp and both are ~25-30C so it's not an overheating or cooling issue.

1 x Case Raidmax Horus Gaming Case - Black
1 x Processor AMD FX-6300 CPU (6x 3.50GHz/6MB L2 Cache)
1 x Motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970 w/ 2x PCIe x16, 2x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0
1 x Memory 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
1 x Video Card AMD Radeon R9 270X - 2GB - Single Card
1 x Case Lighting None
1 x Power Supply 600 Watt - Standard - *Free Upgrade to 600 Watt OCZ ModXStream Pro - 80 PLUS*(Save $20)
1 x Processor Cooling AVC Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - Standard 120mm Fan
1 x Primary Hard Drive 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
1 x Data Hard Drive None
1 x 2nd Optical Drive None
1 x Optical Drive LG 24x Dual Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
1 x Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
1 x Speaker System None
1 x Network Card Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
1 x Monitor None
1 x Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
1 x Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
1 x Rush Service No Rush Service (Usually Ships in 5-10 business Days)
1 x Webcam None
1 x Meter Display None
1 x Media Card Reader / Writer None
1 x 2nd Monitor None
1 x Free Stuff [FREE] - Turtle Beach Z1 Headset - FREE with ALL iBUYPOWER Systems ($29 Value)
1 x Free Stuff [FREE Game Download] - AMD Never Settle Forever Silver Reward - Select 2 Free Games (Choose from Sniper Elite III, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and more) - Free w/ purchase of AMD Radeon R7 260, R9 270 Series Graphics Cards
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction None
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion None
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive None
1 x USB Expansion Card None
1 x Case Engraving Service None

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

I just bought a new PC
Can it be assumed it's still in warranty? Have you checked with IBuyPower?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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