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Windows 8 Frequently Crashing(Blue screen of death)

Hello Everyone,

I have been using windows 8 for around 4 months now and lately I bought an AMD sapphire R7 250X graphics card, I formerly had an NVidia card so I uninstalled those drivers and then put in my new card and drivers but my pc seems to be crashing around every half and hour or 1 hour. It shows me a Blue screen of death and this message driver_irql_not_less_or_equal

Here are my specs

CPU:- Core i3 2100@ 3.1 GHz
GPU:- Sapphire R7 250X
Motherboard:- Intel DH61WW
PSU:- Thunder 450W Cooler Master
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  1. If this has started shortly after the new card, it could be you have either a bad card or a driver problem.

    What version of driver are you using? Is it a beta version?

    If changing / re-installing the driver doesn't fix it, it could be the card. Can you try the old card again to eliminate it?

    P.S. Does it report a driver associated with the error?
  2. techgeek said:
    If this has started shortly after the new card, it could be you have either a bad card or a driver problem.

    What version of driver are you using? Is it a beta version?

    If changing / re-installing the driver doesn't fix it, it could be the card. Can you try the old card again to eliminate it?

    P.S. Does it report a driver associated with the error?


    I sold my old graphics card quite recently but I don't think it's a problem with the card also my assumption is if there is a problem with the NVidia drivers and Ati drivers clashing
  3. Best answer
    If you believe it's a problem with the drivers, download DDU.

    DDU Download Link

    Uninstall your ATI drivers normally through Programs and Features.

    Since this is Windows 8, you are virtually unable to get into Safe Mode using F8 during boot, so run msconfig and select the Boot tab and select Safe Mode (Minimal), Apply and OK and reboot.

    Once in Safe Mode, run DDU and clean both the ATI and nVidia drivers. Once this is done, reboot back to normal mode and install your ATI drivers again.

    This should eliminate any leftovers you have of the nVidia drivers and also give you a fresh start with the ATI drivers.

    I suspect however that the problem will remain.

    Let us know how you make out.
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