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mara92

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Hi,
for the past week I've been getting quite a few BSODs. I re-installed Windows and it didn't work so I'm guessing I'm having a hardware issue. The last BSOD said something about bugcode_usb_driver, although I'm pretty sure I've had other BSODs as well. But let's stick to this one for now. I usually only get these error while playing games, but sometimes my computer might crash when I'm just browsing the Internet.
My CPU and GPU temperatures are fine. I have attached my latest minidump files.
 

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Howdy,

Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ...try reinstalling the update driver for your Video card

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe..... this is a bit generic error
 

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Alright thanks, I'll give it a try.
I just had another BSOD while playing a game and this time it wasn't the usb error. I hadn't reinstalled my video drivers yet, but I'll attach the new minidumps in case you can find any new problems.
 

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The only see two errors and they are atikmpag.sys and ntoskrnl.exe........have you updated the video card driver?

What happened whe you tried to reinstall Windows?
 

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Hmm alright, yeah I just finished reinstalling my video card driver. I think it's quite unlikely to be the problem though, seeing as I installed them yesterday after I reinstalled Windows (yes, I'm sure they are the latest drivers). But I will try if my computer stays stable this time.
And nothing weird happened when I reinstalled Windows, I just formatted the hard drive and installed it again. I also have another question if you don't mind... I downloaded GPU-Z to monitor how the temperature changes when I play a game, but I happened to notice that my current clocks are a lot lower than the default ones. But when I open a 3D application it automatically clocks up to the default values, is that normal?
 
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I wouldn't think that that is a problem

Question why did you re install windows and was it a fresh install or repair?

The thing is I'm wondering if your Video card could be failing.
 

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mainly because I hadn't formatted my computer in a long time so I wanted to clean it up and also hoped that it would fix my BSODs. it was a fresh install
 

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Okay I'll do that... but weren't you suspecting my video card, not my hard drive? :p
 
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One error was your video card driver the other could be other things...best to check them and get a clean bill of health on them then at least you have narrowed the problem down.
 

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Ok so I did the memtest86 and it reported 0 errors, same goes for my 2 hard drives.
 
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Next thing would be to test with another Video card or maybe remove the Video card and use the onboard graphics if it has one.
 

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I see... is there no way to run a diagnostic on my video card with a software? The only other graphics card I have is like 8 years old..
 
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