Ever since I put this computer together, my first real build, I've had nightmares of a BSOD popping up. Well, today that finally happened when I was first firing up Guild Wars 2. With a program called "Blue Screen View" I was able to come up with this:
I'm not sure what it means but because mentions DirectX and ATI radeon a few times I hope it was just caused by my graphics drivers, I'm running 12.10 which gives some people lot's of problems. Since I only get rare and pretty minor artifacts since updating from 12.8 I never took the time to reinstall the 12.8.
Yeah sure looks like a generic driver crash. though that "attempted to write" etc is usually attributed to ram errors. First and foremost I would reinstall your GPU drivers the proper way. uninstall, reboot, safe mode, run driver sweeper, reboot, install new gpu drivers. If that fails to fix it run memtest.
You said only minor artifacting. Any artifacting is bad. What are your load temps? and is the GPU OC'ed?
I don't OC my GPU, and I don't thinks it's factory OC'd. My load temps usually don't go above 53C at the most for my GPU and my CPU usually won't go past 34C.
Actually, I was playing after my computer restarted after the BSOD and it was working fine, should probably have mentioned that right away.
And by artifacting it'll usually just flash a few white lines for just a split second and go away right away. Since updating my drivers I've seen it happen like 5 times. A few times the same day, and a few times after that. Can't say that I ever saw this before hand.