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PC BSOD and Crashing while gaming

Hi everyone, I have been gaming for about 2 years on this computer. It has worked great for most of the time, but recently video games seem unplayable on it. Almost every time that I play any game I will get a BSOD or the PC will just freeze and I have to force shut down it. This is really annoying and I would like to be able to use my PC Again. Thanks.
My specs:
GPU : NVIDIA GTX 970
CPU : AMD FX-8350 8 Core processor.
RAM : 8GB DDR3
OS: Windows 10 (64 Bit)
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  1. Microsoft did updates to the base NVidia driver. These can cause problems if you ran the NVidia GPU setup program.

    you should reboot your machine, then run the NVidia GPU installer from the NVidia website, make sure you install the GPU sound driver. Then reboot again.

    you should also go to your motherboard vendors website and pick up the current motherboard sound driver.
    (most had bugs and have a fix to prevent it from crashing the GPU sound driver)


    well those are the two most common (non malware related ) causes.

    next most common cause will be GPU or cpu overclocking software. (remove the drivers)
    if you have a MSI motherboard, you can have duplicate copies of overclocking drivers since MSI changed their setup many times over the years and install in different directories.
  2. johnbl said:
    Microsoft did updates to the base NVidia driver. These can cause problems if you ran the NVidia GPU setup program.

    you should reboot your machine, then run the NVidia GPU installer from the NVidia website, make sure you install the GPU sound driver. Then reboot again.

    you should also go to your motherboard vendors website and pick up the current motherboard sound driver.
    (most had bugs and have a fix to prevent it from crashing the GPU sound driver)


    well those are the two most common (non malware related ) causes.

    next most common cause will be GPU or cpu overclocking software. (remove the drivers)
    if you have a MSI motherboard, you can have duplicate copies of overclocking drivers since MSI changed their setup many times over the years and install in different directories.




    Im really not very good with computers, but I tried installing the correct drivers for my motherboard and GPU. It still doesnt work.
  3. make sure you get the drivers for your motherboard from the motherboard vendors website rather than from a drivers install disk.

    and you should get the NVidia drivers from https://www.geforce.com/drivers

    otherwise you should put the memory dump file from c:\windows\minidump directory on to a server like Microsoft onedrive, share the file for public access and post a link.

    I can take a quick look with the windows debugger to see what the problem was.


    mythicxfriction said:
    johnbl said:
    Microsoft did updates to the base NVidia driver. These can cause problems if you ran the NVidia GPU setup program.

    you should reboot your machine, then run the NVidia GPU installer from the NVidia website, make sure you install the GPU sound driver. Then reboot again.

    you should also go to your motherboard vendors website and pick up the current motherboard sound driver.
    (most had bugs and have a fix to prevent it from crashing the GPU sound driver)


    well those are the two most common (non malware related ) causes.

    next most common cause will be GPU or cpu overclocking software. (remove the drivers)
    if you have a MSI motherboard, you can have duplicate copies of overclocking drivers since MSI changed their setup many times over the years and install in different directories.




    Im really not very good with computers, but I tried installing the correct drivers for my motherboard and GPU. It still doesnt work.
  4. johnbl said:
    make sure you get the drivers for your motherboard from the motherboard vendors website rather than from a drivers install disk.

    and you should get the NVidia drivers from https://www.geforce.com/drivers

    otherwise you should put the memory dump file from c:\windows\minidump directory on to a server like Microsoft onedrive, share the file for public access and post a link.

    I can take a quick look with the windows debugger to see what the problem was.


    mythicxfriction said:
    johnbl said:
    Microsoft did updates to the base NVidia driver. These can cause problems if you ran the NVidia GPU setup program.

    you should reboot your machine, then run the NVidia GPU installer from the NVidia website, make sure you install the GPU sound driver. Then reboot again.

    you should also go to your motherboard vendors website and pick up the current motherboard sound driver.
    (most had bugs and have a fix to prevent it from crashing the GPU sound driver)


    well those are the two most common (non malware related ) causes.

    next most common cause will be GPU or cpu overclocking software. (remove the drivers)
    if you have a MSI motherboard, you can have duplicate copies of overclocking drivers since MSI changed their setup many times over the years and install in different directories.




    Im really not very good with computers, but I tried installing the correct drivers for my motherboard and GPU. It still doesnt work.



    alright ill try that. Also, here is an update about where its at right now:
    I have defragged my disk and cleaned up my computer as much as I know how to and have installed the proper drivers. I dont have an actual Antivirus cleaner, so I havent done that yet. My PC now wont even let me play video games. I can gradually hear the computer getting louder and louder until I get a blue screen or crash. Then, I wait about 20 minutes and start it over again, so I can only be on my PC for about 20 mintues max before having to restart it. Sorry for the late reply, I have been really busy. Please help me out some more ahah.
  5. Best answer
    put the current memory dump from c:\windows\minidump directory onto a cloud based server like Microsoft onedrive, share the files for public access and post a link.


    mythicxfriction said:
    johnbl said:
    make sure you get the drivers for your motherboard from the motherboard vendors website rather than from a drivers install disk.

    and you should get the NVidia drivers from https://www.geforce.com/drivers

    otherwise you should put the memory dump file from c:\windows\minidump directory on to a server like Microsoft onedrive, share the file for public access and post a link.

    I can take a quick look with the windows debugger to see what the problem was.


    mythicxfriction said:
    johnbl said:
    Microsoft did updates to the base NVidia driver. These can cause problems if you ran the NVidia GPU setup program.

    you should reboot your machine, then run the NVidia GPU installer from the NVidia website, make sure you install the GPU sound driver. Then reboot again.

    you should also go to your motherboard vendors website and pick up the current motherboard sound driver.
    (most had bugs and have a fix to prevent it from crashing the GPU sound driver)


    well those are the two most common (non malware related ) causes.

    next most common cause will be GPU or cpu overclocking software. (remove the drivers)
    if you have a MSI motherboard, you can have duplicate copies of overclocking drivers since MSI changed their setup many times over the years and install in different directories.




    Im really not very good with computers, but I tried installing the correct drivers for my motherboard and GPU. It still doesnt work.



    alright ill try that. Also, here is an update about where its at right now:
    I have defragged my disk and cleaned up my computer as much as I know how to and have installed the proper drivers. I dont have an actual Antivirus cleaner, so I havent done that yet. My PC now wont even let me play video games. I can gradually hear the computer getting louder and louder until I get a blue screen or crash. Then, I wait about 20 minutes and start it over again, so I can only be on my PC for about 20 mintues max before having to restart it. Sorry for the late reply, I have been really busy. Please help me out some more ahah.
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