Gigabyte X58 UD3r Rev 2.0 Mobo
i7-950 (stock clocking) 3.06ghz
8gb Gskill Ripjaws 1333mhz
EVGA 660Ti GPU
750 Watt PSU
1TB HDD (file storage
1 120gb OCZ Agility 3 SSD for OS and some games
After running fine for a week. I began to play Guildwars 2. After playing for the first time. I Shut down and when i powered up again i get the blue screen of death at the windows logo screen (just after this). Starting in safe mode with the graphics driver off allows the computer to start and power on and this i believe it could be the gpu problem. An incompatibility perhaps? Another theory is that the BIOS of the mobo is too old. Doing a bios update wouldn't hurt would it?
I thought the same thing. So i started in safe mode and removed the 305.XX (for the 660 this is most current) driver. when i did this, i was able to get past the blue screen but obviously, i had no graphics driver. Thinking it may be the driver, rolled back to legacy drivers 296 and 285 nvidia drivers and all have the same problem.
Could CPU heat do this? and also, a much more annoying theory is, has the motherboard simply given up on life?