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 08/14/2014 03:18 PM
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Hello.

Recently, ive been having some problems with my computer - mainly the GPU.

First try.

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.

Second try.

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.

Third try.

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.

Fourth try.

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!

 



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 08/14/2014 03:40 PM
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It would be helpful to know what the bsod is for. The driver and code for instance.

 08/14/2014 03:59 PM
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its something like 0x000000249. dont really know how i would know what driver, help me on this and ill provide it for you.

Also, my motherboards display shows the code "02" when in the bsod. "02" means "AP initialization before microcode loading".

anything else i can provide to help you help me?

 

 



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 08/14/2014 04:16 PM
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Typically speaking, there is a "STOP: <code>" and then soemwhere on the screen there should be some sort of driver name, possibly with a drv or sys file extension. The driver helps narrow down which device/driver is having the problem.

 

 08/14/2014 04:33 PM
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Just got another bsod.

Looked almost like the one you posted, but not exactly. i did have a "STOP"-message, but no "sys" failure.

However, when i booted, i got this message;

Problem signature:

  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

  OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3

  Locale ID: 1044

 

Additional information about the problem:

  BCCode: 124

  BCP1: 0000000000000000

  BCP2: FFFFFA800DABD028

  BCP3: 00000000BA000000

  BCP4: 0000000081000402

  OS Version: 6_1_7601

  Service Pack: 1_0

  Product: 768_1

thoughts?


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 08/14/2014 06:38 PM
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google seems to points towards unstable OC, faulty memory, or CPU heat issues.

 08/16/2014 08:36 AM
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Hello again.

If someone encounter the same problem as me, listen to this;

After some further testing it seems i have gotten a fix for the problem. it does not make sense to me, nor to anyone i know.

I moved my GPU from slot one to slot two, and the problem does not appear. all the bsods are gone and the temperatures are the same - even while stressing the setup.

 



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