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Computer Constantly Crashing

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Computer Constantly Crashing


    Just yesterday, I had received my graphics card back from ASUS. The card works now, but with a few issues. Firstly, my system crashes at random. It appears to not crash whilst I am playing a game, but it does crash whenever I have the computer idling.

    System crash image is found here: http://i.imgur.com/AgYIUq5.png

    Another form of crash is a BSOD for the error message stated as, "DRIVERS_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

    The video card is an AMD R9 290. I have downloaded the latest drivers using the amd auto detector.

    Any help to fix the crashing would be appreciated.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    System has crashed 10+ times each at me just logging in. This has occurred within the past 20 minutes. I am getting frustrated.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Very rarely am I able to load in and play a game. The system crashes almost instantly after I open a game, load up chrome. Even then, crashing will occur a few minutes after loading into my desktop.

    Last time I needed help, there was help. Now there is none. I'm getting a bit pissed off.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Only help I can offer is more of a comment. With a custom built it could be any of the individual components, PSU, GPU, motherboard, RAM, CPU. Could have got a lemon with any of them. Going to have to eliminate each item one by one.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Removed the GPU and saw only BSODs whenever windows loaded in.

    SYSTEM_THREAD_NOT_EXPECTED or something like that
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  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Um, does your CPU have built-in graphics? How do you see anything with the GPU removed?
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Integrated graphics on this board GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 4.1)

    As said even here being either hardware failure or driver issue How To Fix IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Error in Windows 8 - Blue Screen - Windows 8

    Other error SYSTEM_THREAD_NOT_EXPECTED possible incompatibility error, either with BIOS and a device.
    Popeye maybe right about graphics card, many issue with this model card to, usually due to drivers.
    May need to update the BIOS.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I'll see if I can update the bios if I can get the system to not crash.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Should be posted in this area of forum, https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/

    Believe should try other steps before performing a BIOS update, as said maybe because sometimes they pose more of a risk.
    Can check Gigabytes site just to see what the BIOS updates show, also for fixes to the previous ones.

    Sure your last BSOD was this after card was removed How To Fix ?
    And not this SYSTEM_THREAD_NOT_EXPECTED
    Sure uninstalled graphics drivers from AMD Radeon Card after you removed it ?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    The BSOD occurred each time windows booted up without the video card being present.
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