Been getting a BSOD lately, I think it may have something to do with the GPU, cause it only when something 3d or a video is running (youtube) is on the screen, also been getting display drivers failing, but I think I fixed that. Also have an 5870 1gb. I can run a game for about 2-3mins, sometimes even 20 before it artifacts, and BSOD's.
Heres the information on the shutdown.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
If you start getting artifacts, then your graphics card is probably overheating. Blow the thing out. If it's a desktop, run it with the case open.
Well heres the story, I had the 5870 in my main system before the motherboard started not working (sent off for RMA at the moment), but it was doing the same thing in that system also. But while that system is not running, I took the 5870 out and put it in my other rig. I took the 5870 out cause I thought it was BSOD it, cleaned it, put it back in my main rig, then the Asus motherboard didn't want to turn on anymore.. So I sent it off under warrenty and put the 5870 in the AMD rig.
My main rig:
Intel core i7 930 @ 4.0ghz
P6X58D-E Asus motherboard
XMS3 6gb memory
ATI sapphire 5870 1gb.
Corsair tx650 PSU.
1TB, and 320gb HDD's.
Silverstone Raven RV02 case.
AMD phenom ii x4 920 @ 2.8ghz
Biostar TA790GX 128m
4gb ddr2 memory
Some cheapo cooler I bought to replace the stock one.
ATI 5870 (Did have a 4870)
Antec basiq 500watt, but I did put in the corsair one, cause I thought that would solve the problem.
CM storm Sniper
Also the 5870 runs pretty hot, no overclock and 40% fan speed and its at around 50C IDLE.
But its always ran hot, but only caused problems till now. I do think its the GPU over heating though, but I'm not sure and the report may say something else, I just don't know how to read reports and research the error from them.
I don't think that is hot for a GPU. Most of them can run quite a bit hotter.
I guess that if it happens in two different rigs, then there must be something up with it. Are you using the same driver in both rigs? I highly doubt it's the driver, but it wouldn't hurt to try a different one.
Pretty sure I was, amd posted new drivers not to long ago, (This month) and I put them in the AMD rig, but I don't think in the intel rig, but steam "supposable" updates it automatically, but I wouldn't trust it, and always check for new drivers every month or so. The fan was making a weird noise sometimes also; thus another reason why I took it out in the intel computer in the first place to clean it to make it stop.