BSOD as soon as a video game starts rendering

Hello all.

having an issue with my new msi 1070 gaming x

just got it yesterday, and it was running fine for about 2 hours.playing overwatch

then i tried to load up the new doom demo, and it BSOD before a single triangle could be processed. (right when the game was about to start running the map.

and ever sinse that reboot, I can't even run overwatch anymore without it crashing 20 seconds in once a map is loaded.

my system other than the 1070 is a few years old:

asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0
amd fx 8350
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
msi gtx 1070 gaming x
corsair gs7600 PSU

nothing is OC'ed, mobo and nvidia drivers updated to latest available ( which isn't saying much for the mobo since the last update was in 2014)


temperatures at idle:
CPU 46C
GPU 41C
what could possibly be wrong?


one more piece of info that can be useful, is that before i installed the 1070, I was running an older msi 460gtx just fine. however on the only game I have been playing, the settings were set to medium. but if the settings were set to high the computer would BSOD. but not immediately... it would take possibly a few minutes of running the game.
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  1. Maybe ram related? New system taxes it a bit harder? Try bumping dram voltage to 1.55v and see if any change... Also consider updating the bios (you said drivers updated didn't mention bios)
  2. sorry misspoke, the bios is updated to the latest 2501
  3. I would reseat the ram, and gpu and reinstall the video drivers using the clean install option. If that doesnt work and another pci slot is available try using it
  4. also, i just tested overwatch on high settings instead of ultra, and it seems to be holding up fine after a quick play.
    needless to say dropping my settings to high is not ideal for me, since i spend al lthis cash for a new fancy video card. I'll try what you mentioned about the dram voltage when I get back from work, thank you for the 2 cents.
  5. interesting you mentioned the pci slot, it makes sense to set my vcard to the furthest from the cpu so they have a little more breathing room . is there not any difference at all in the performance of the pci slots?
  6. Unrelated question did your shooting get better when you turned the settings down? We're you on ultra or epic before? I get same fps in both epic and ultra but my hits don't register nearly as often my nephew has same issue
  7. can you find out the temps on load, not when it idle
  8. Supahos said:
    Unrelated question did your shooting get better when you turned the settings down? We're you on ultra or epic before? I get same fps in both epic and ultra but my hits don't register nearly as often my nephew has same issue


    Didn't play long enough to really notice. However, I also didn't notice any graphic quality differences between high and ultra. Maybe if I had side to side screenshots, but that seems minimal while gaming.
  9. rgd1101 said:
    can you find out the temps on load, not when it idle


    k i can do that once i get home, I just didn't think it was too relevant since the BSOD happens so quickly into a gaming session. In the Doom demo, it BSOD's before I can even witness a single rendered frame.
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