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  1. draynoadt

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    I'm getting various BSODs...my troubleshooting attempts have very yielded differing possible causes and solutions, so I'm hoping someone can put the pieces of the puzzle together for me. I've updated Windows, did 3 passes with memtest (no errors) updated all the drivers, run disk virus checks...

    I've attached the Blue Screen View report with the last 7 BSODs.

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    Like I said I did 3 passes with memtest, no errors. I also tried the in built Windows memory diagnostic, no errors. It would appear to be the memory but I don't think it is.

    I'm wondering if it might be the graphics card- I was using an Nvidia card for awhile, but recently swapped in an AMD card...The MB is an EVGA X58.
     
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    MemTest 86+ needs at least 7 passes, three is not enough. Windows built in memory tester isn't that good.
     
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    Just spent 18 hours memtesting- I tested each stick individually and all 3 slots, no errors....Any other ideas?

    I'm wondering if it could actually be Firefox that's causing the problem. I'm only using like 10 extensions, but it can be buggy.
     
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    Some reasons for Blue Screens
    New hardware - software installed.
    Device driver - Video driver - corrupted - faulty.
    Faulty Ram - Overheating - Dying hard drive etc.
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    Hard drive test.
    SeaTools for DOS tutorial - ISO to CD
    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en?language=en_US
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    Overheating.
    http://www.piriform.com/speccy
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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    Check Device Manager
    Click Start button >Run > Type
    devmgmt.msc

    Drivers may need updating - always go to the manufacturers website for any needed drivers.
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    Post the Minidump files
    Create a new folder on the desktop and call it dumpfiles [or something similar]

    Look in c:\windows\minidump
    Copy the last 4 minidump files to that folder.
    Close the folder and right click on it and select Send To Compressed [zipped] Folder.
    Windows will compress the file and then save the new zipped file in the same location.
    Use the 'manage attachments' in the 'Go Advanced' reply window below to upload that zip file here as an attachment.
     
  7. draynoadt

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    Thanks, I think I found the culprit, but if not I'll try those later. I think it was the graphics card. Or the software for the new AMD card was conflicting with the old Nvidia software. I switched cards back, and the bsods have stopped.
     
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    Ok - keep us updated.
     
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