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Very Strange Recurring BSOD on Windows 8.1

  1. #11



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apples555 View Post
    I ran Furmark for around 5-6 minutes. GPU temperature sharply rose from 71 to 92 degrees C, and stabilized at 91 degrees C. No crashes.
    Just noticed this, for the safety of your hardware it is recommended to abort the test when the temperatures are reaching 80-85C.

    For what purpose is your macbook mainly used?

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  2. #12


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    It reaches 80 degrees in about 2 minutes.

    MacBook is used lightly, mostly for research, light art work, and rarely gaming.
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  3. #13



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    That could mean cooling issues, what would explain why the graphics drivers keep showing up.
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  4. #14


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    The BSODs occur exclusively under little load. In fact, it has never happened when the computer is under load and the temperatures are high.

    I got new RAM today just in case, which didn't solve the problem. How bizarre!

    I'm starting to think it might be the new SSD, because the latest BSOD faulted fs_rec.sys (even though the first such BSOD occurred a year ago with the hard drive I had then).

    I'm considering putting in a temporary HD, installing Windows clean, and seeing what happens.
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    Doesn't rule out that the GPU could be damaged.

    Why would you think the memory would solve it? I haven't stated anything related to the memory.
    The fs_rec.sys is the file system recognizer driver, a driver from Windows and drivers from Windows are rarely the real cause.
    If you think your SSD is causing issues, you could try updating the firmware.
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  6. #16


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    It's possible, the VRAM is shared with the regular RAM. I also wanted more.

    If the GPU is damaged, problems would appear under OS X as well. The problems only occur under Windows 8.1.

    All firmware is updated, confirmed by Samsung's software.
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    Something I forgot, you have a macbook, what rules immediately out the hardware.

    Is there any setting enabled that could push the GPU/CPU?
    Something like multi-rendering.
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  8. #18


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    The more expensive MacBooks had those, but my 2010 13" only has the 320m.

    While cruising around the settings, I turned off Nvidia's power management. It's been 2 days and the system has been stable.

    I'll report back if it crashes or stutters again.

    On a side note, is my system overheating? At 80 C, the BIOS doesn't even make the fans speed up to their maximum.
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    80C is overheating if your cooling system is not functioning properly yes.
    In fact, if the cooling system is not functioning properly, lower degrees is also overheating.
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  10. #20


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    Dang it, it just happened again!

    111815-6562-01.dmp 11/18/2015 8:54:05 PM 0x00000133 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000501 00000000`00000500 00000000`00000000 hal.dll hal.dll+539a x64 ntoskrnl.exe+14e8a0 C:\Windows\Minidump\111815-6562-01.dmp 2 15 9600 296,536 11/18/2015 8:54:57 PM

    I don't know what to think. Perhaps it is the SSD?
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