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Do you think the Onboard Video is bad?

a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 6:28:28 PM

I was wanting to see what others opinions are on this issue.

The computer in question has:
AMD Phenom II x4 840
ASUS M4N68T-M LE V2 (w/ Nvidia 7025)
4 GB Gskill DDR3-1333
Antec Earthwatts 430w PSU
Windows 7 HP 64bit

Basically over the last couple of weeks, my dad's computer would randomly restart. Something I never saw, and was unable to reproduce. Well today it did it and I saw it, upon trying to start windows normally it popped up a blue screen mentioning nvlddmkm.sys and something along the lines of could not recover from driver not responding error. It did it every time it tried to boot.

So I went to safe mode with networking and downloaded the most recent driver, it was running 295.xx. I ran driver sweeper while still in safe mode, rebooted, installed the drivers, rebooted again. It still threw up the same blue screen. If I uninstall the drivers it boots fine, if I boot into safe mode it works fine.

Do you think the onboard video is going out? Something else?

For the interim I've ordered an HD 5450 to substitute the onboard, wanting to avoid Nvidia for the moment. $34 for next day shipping and the card, if it works I'll probably just leave it like that. But I am still curious about the issue.

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