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It's been a few weeks since I previously posted, but i've BSOD'd a bunch of times. Not nearly as much as before. Once or twice a week now. Each time doing virtually nothing [that I remember]. No software or hardware changes. Just surfing the net. The BSOD I just got again was some error about paged files or something.

I have a bunch of .dmp files in /minidump/. Are they needed? I also ran driver verifier, and got no BSOD. When I do cmd > verifier /query it all scrolls by real fast and closes.


Thanks again. This is driving me crazy.


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OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Win 7 SP1
· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
· What was original installed OS on system? None
· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail
· Age of system (hardware): Almost two years
· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 month
· CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black
· Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
· MotherBoard: ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
· Power Supply - brand & wattage: COOLER MASTER eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500W ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply
· Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5D
 

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Practically all of them point to - you guessed it - the video drivers. Even though I see you updated the drivers they still keep popping up as the graphics drivers being the cause. Plus DV is the one that catches them, so it is more likely they're the case.

I'm going to have to consider that your graphics card is not as healthy as you'd like it to be. Have you considered using onboard video (if available) or another graphics card momentarily in order to isolate this to it being the card itself being buggy?
 

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Ugh. This video card is only like 3 months old! Thought I got a good one.

Should I remove the video card and plug video into the mobo then run the BSOD_Windows7_Vista_v2.64_jcgriff2_.exe program again?

Onboard video sucks!

What's DV?
 

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DV = Device Verifier

The fact it's relatively new leads me more into believing this is the case, especially since you started having these problems even before this month started. It's not rare to purchase a defunct card, sometimes they just go through manufacturing tests just fine and end up fritzing out from hours to a couple months after purchase.

Onboard video does suck (with a few exceptions), but you'll have to use it temporarily to isolate if this is a video card issue or not, and because if it is (and most likely it is) you'll need something to fallback too since it's very unstable.

So just switch over, delete the drivers from the other card, and remove it physically as well. If you're experiencing stability, well, we know for sure what caused it.
 
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