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Getting BSOD while browsing, but gaming just fine

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September 7, 2013 10:57:17 PM

My PC is about 4-5 years old I suppose and I've been gradually upgrading it over the time.

Haven't changed anything since this problem started happening, only had to take out the motherboard at one point when I was getting a new one, and then had to put the old one back in as I couldn't get the new one. (everything seemed to be fine aside from 2-3 screws that wouldn't go in, couldn't align it properly, but as long as it works, right?)

I can play some graphically intense games and not have any problems with it, but at random times my screen starts flashing on and off a couple of times (PC becomes unresponsive during the flashes) and I get this bluescreen every now and then (like once in 2-3 days or more) while browsing forums and youtube with Firefox. (java or flash related maybe?)

I've tried updating my gfx drivers, still got crashes, then updated it to the beta drivers and still no change in the crashes.

I use Win7, GTX550Ti, Q8300 CPU and Asus P5G41C-M LX mobo.

These are the dump and crash files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25207065/crash.rar

Is this a sign of a dying GPU? Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
a b $ Windows 7
a b Î Nvidia
September 22, 2013 9:36:14 PM

Do you have the latest version of FireFox? and also have you tried in a different browser like Chrome?
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September 23, 2013 1:09:53 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Do you have the latest version of FireFox? and also have you tried in a different browser like Chrome?

Seems like the crashes stopped right after I posted this, haven't had any issues so far. I've updated Firefox right now just in case {it was 23.0.1} and haven't tried checking with Chrome yet.

Now that I think of it, I believe two of the crashes happened while I was checking my emails on outlook's web interface back then. I'll post more if it happens again, thanks for responding.
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a b $ Windows 7
a b Î Nvidia
September 23, 2013 2:13:20 PM

No problem, the latest versions of FF have had some bugs, and that might have been pert of it, I've gotten some random crashes also
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