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BSOD, Hardware failing?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Eoughu, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. Eoughu

    Eoughu Thread Starter

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    I run Win7 x64 on an Asus M4A89GTD-Pro with an AMD Phenom II X4 955. Recently I've been having problems with random crashes and BSODs.

    I haven't done any driver updating, software updating, etc. At first I thought it might be my RAM going bad. I ran Memtest86+ on each stick of RAM and I received over 2 million errors. I tried the test with the module in different slots and still had several problems. But, I tried some memory from another computer of mine and I still get crashes and the BSOD.

    When I'm in Windows the crashes seem fairly random. I can maybe play a game for 20mins and then I get a BSD. I may just get into Windows and I receive a BSOD. Right now my computer is hanging at the first initial screen showing my motherboard information when I boot up. Most of the time I can't even get into Windows without my computer having problems, so now I'm suspecting it may be my motherboard.

    The only thing I can point to is that I recently had to remove one of my Crossfired GPUs from my machine to use in another computer temporarily. I had no problems with my computer while it was out, but as soon as I had it back in the problems started. However, I have removed the card and have tried messing with my computer and I have the same problems.

    I've tried resetting my motherboard to factory defaults and that hasn't helped.

    Does anyone else have a suggestion I may try? Or if anyone needs more info, just ask and I'll give it to you.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Check to see that both GPUs are inserted fully in their slots.

    Try reinstalling the graphics drivers.
     
  3. Eoughu

    Eoughu Thread Starter

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    The GPUs are both in secure and reinstalling the drivers didn't help.
     
  4. Eoughu

    Eoughu Thread Starter

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    Am I right in thinking that this is a hardware problem and not a software problem? 90% of the time I can't even get into Windows without my computer crashing and restarting.

    In most of the BSODs I get while in Windows, it is usually a problem with Atikmdag.sys, which from my reading, can be caused by just about anything.
     
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