I recently recieved my new laptop and preceeded to do a clean install of w8.1. There was no OS installed.
Downloaded windows updates and drivers from the sellers webpage. Installed steam and played several days of hitch-free Metal gear solid V as well as many many hours of WC3. I also played several hours of dolphin emulator, and while playing all these games; no BSOD or similar issues occured. Moved laptop to livingroom and hooked it up to TV screen, launched dolphin emulator and played for 20 minutes; BSOD occurs.
Ever since the BSOD's now didnt stop, ive done a total clean install on my OS disk, reinstalled updates and drivers. This did not help. I've also checked my power settings to be "performance", nothing to shut down etc. I've checked that both fans are spinning and reseated the ram. I've also tried a manual clean install with expanding the nvlddmkm.sy_ etc. from desktop from a new installer. I've also turned off fast startup. None of what i've tried has helped so far.
As far as I can recall I did not install any new drivers or firmware right prior to the BSOD's occuring.
The BSOD's are sometimes accompanied by 12-15 BEEPS(motherboard/bios beeps) and a complete hard shutdown.
nvlddmkm.sys show up as the culprit in some BSODs, together with VIDEO TDR FAILURE.
Some watchdog and videodxkernel has also appared, but not after latest reformat/clean OS install.
Before updating drivers after latest clean install of w8, the beeping and flashing LED's would happen within 5-10 minutes of startup+chrome+downloaddrivers+idling. After drivers and updates completed the problem now only occurs in games etc.
The only "new thing" ive done around the house is setting up a PowerLine adapter to my room, and im hooked up with a ethernet cable to that. But that cant be related can it?
hope someone can help me out.