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Frequent BSOD - Various Causes

  1. #11

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 x64

    Just had another - driver verifier still enabled

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  2. #12

    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    For the time being stop playing assasins creed. and see if the BSOD persists.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 x64

    This one happened while computer was idle
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  4. #14

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    If driver verifier has not made your computer crash then drivers are not at fault
    In most cases this is correct. We troubleshoot BSOD's by ruling out 3rd party drivers, then hardware problems, then Windows problems - as that's the order that they're most likely to occur.

    Numerous different BSOD error codes and different causes blamed are indicative of low-level drivers or hardware problems.
    There are indications that there may also be an issue with your Norton/Symantec protection. Please do this:
    Anti-Virus Removal:
    Please do the following:
    - download a free anti-virus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
    - un-install the Norton from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
    - remove any remnants of Norton using this free tool:
    - IMMEDIATELY install and update the free anti-virus, then check to ensure that the Windows Firewall is turned on.
    - check to see if this fixes the BSOD's
    NOTE: NEVER run more than 1 anti-virus, firewall, Internet Security/Security Center application at the same time.

    The results.txt file points to hardware errors. I presume that this is the results of Prime95, so the errors point to (most likely) a problem with:
    - RAM
    - CPU Cache
    - memory controller (on your motherboard)

    Run MemTest86 according to these instructions: Memory Diagnostics
    Run the CPU stress tests (several of them) from the last part of this page: Additional Hardware Diagnostics

    Then, if you still haven't isolated what's at fault, then try the different Prime95 tests here: Prime95
    First read everything there, then run the Blend, Small FFT's, and Large FFT's tests as described. The time between errors will help to figure out what's to blame here.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 x64

    So I re-ran memtest, and the prime95 tests and they're all passing. I cleaned out the inside and remounted my heat sync and am no longer noticing high 80+ degree cores. The blue screens have ceased as well, so I'm concluding it was a cooling issue on the processor. If this doesn't make sense, or you have a better idea, please do let me know.
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