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Random and frequent BSODs - Windows 7

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February 19, 2013 8:48:06 PM

What happens is the screen goes black, audio stutters, my fans get really loud, and the computer either reboots itself or needs to be manually rebooted.

I have updated my drivers, the fans are clear, temps are good, I do regular system cleans with CCleaner, and I don't do stupid things with my computer :)  (I'm sure it doesn't have a virus).

Windows 7 custom built PC.

Almost all of the error codes were BCCode 116, but there was one BCCode 117 and one BCCode 50. Here are 2 of them.

Dump file: http://sdrv.ms/WNryGY


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Source
Windows

Summary
Video hardware error

Date
‎2/‎19/‎2013 4:43 PM

Status
Not reported

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20130219-1642.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA800AB954E0
BCP2: FFFFF8800F61DA88
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Server information: 8c26c66e-efbd-499d-94ba-70b7f3b6515e



Spoiler
Source
Windows

Summary
Shut down unexpectedly

Date
‎2/‎19/‎2013 4:43 PM

Status
Not reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800AB954E0
BCP2: FFFFF8800FFB0630
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


Help greatly extremely massively wonderfully appreciated! :D 
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 9:12:16 PM

Dude what Graphics card are you using? and what power supply are you running it on?
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February 19, 2013 9:15:44 PM

Thanks for your response :) . Running ASUS GTX570 DCII on 850WPSU, have never had problems in the 1.5 years of using this computer.
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 9:29:38 PM

Have you opened up the case recently? I mean before all this started. Or installed anything that might effect your video card in some manner? I've had a similar issue that was caused by a power cable that had come just barely loose, which I swear I didn't even touch.
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February 19, 2013 9:35:29 PM

hizodge said:
Have you opened up the case recently? I mean before all this started. Or installed anything that might effect your video card in some manner? I've had a similar issue that was caused by a power cable that had come just barely loose, which I swear I didn't even touch.


Thanks for your time as well :) . Yes, I clean and open my case very regularly. I will check for loose connections again (more thoroughly this time). Is there any way to tell where specifically to start looking?
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 9:45:30 PM

24-pin and 8-pin connectors leading to the motherboard and the PCI-E 8-pins, 6-pins, 6+2-pins whatever you got going to the graphics card. Suppose you could check the HDD power and data cables as well on both ends.
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February 19, 2013 9:59:28 PM

An obvious thing to do is to try using another GPU from another system that is known to work and trying the failing GPU on a working system. You could also try other operating systems to see how they behave. Once the power connections are ruled out as the culprit then maybe the conclusion is that the GPU is about to give up the ghost. Try and see how it behaves when under load, e.g. by running a benchmark like unigine heaven or similar for an extended period.
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February 22, 2013 6:32:33 PM

threehosts said:
An obvious thing to do is to try using another GPU from another system that is known to work and trying the failing GPU on a working system. You could also try other operating systems to see how they behave. Once the power connections are ruled out as the culprit then maybe the conclusion is that the GPU is about to give up the ghost. Try and see how it behaves when under load, e.g. by running a benchmark like unigine heaven or similar for an extended period.


I have checked the cables, and all are fine. Unfortunately I am unable to obtain another video card to test. The card is very powerful and handles games sometimes for hours on end without any issues, then crashes while idle. So I believe the answer is in the error files. Does anybody know how I (or where somebody else) can analyze them to find the source of the problem?
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