Recently, ive been having some problems with my computer - mainly the GPU.
First of all, i just bought myself new CPU (i7 4790), RAM (Dominator 16gb 1866mhz) and a motherboard (Asus Maximus Hero VII). I downloaded a fresh copy of w7 and installed on one of my SSD's. Then i proceeded to install all the drivers needed for my new setup. Mobo, CPU, usb 3.0 and so on. and then out of nowhere while using windows update, i got my first BSOD.
After trying to change drivers i got tired and started all over. w7 on the same SSD, but now i installed the drivers seperately. first the GPU-driver, then the mobo-drivers, and so on. While going on the mobo-drivers the BSOD came again. Now i decided to update everything before i started anew again. 10 BSOD's later, alot of frustration and i was still having no progress.
Now i installed the w7 on a different SSD. I started with the mobo-drivers and waited until the end for the GPU-driver. everything went perfect until i was finished installing the GPU-driver, first BSOD came within 5 min after the install. Rebooted, reinstalled the driver using Dispay Device Uninstaller, which also deletes all the regfiles, so no trace of a GPU-driver now. No BSOD comes within 3hours of different testing with using the internal GPU on my motherboard.
Now having tried so to speak every driver there is, i find the new beta driver (14.7) the most stable - differentiating from others opinion saying the 13.12 driver is the best. Now, i got an XFX card, but i know MSI afterburned works on all these cards, so i downloaded this and lowered the core and memory clock mhz by 100 on each. now i only get the BSOD by stressing the card lightly. i tried Counter Strike Source with 40+ bots and still had a FPS doing well over 150 with no lags. 20 minutes inside the game makes the temperature go 53C and then i get BSOD.
Ive run memtests, CPUtest and GPUtest saying all of the hardware is functioning how it should. however, i can not get away from the thought that it is my driver that is the problem. Ive also checked all the pins on the different components and can confirm all of them is in a good shape.
CPU temperature never reaches more than 71C, but usually keeps it around 60.
Ive updated drivers for all my components, using the latest on all.
ive tried to take out one part at a time, seeing if any hardware is causing this, but it did not work.
Does anybody have any idea on what the problem is on my computer? can it be that the components doesnt fit that good to eachother?
Any help is deeply appreaciated!
XFX R9 280x - Intel i7 4790 - Corsair Dominator 16gb - Asus Maximus Hero VII - Corsair 650W - SilverStone cabinet