recently built my first computer. Everything worked fine until I put the graphics card in the machine. After that, I started getting boot up issues and BSOD with the stop code 0x000000F4 (0x00000000000000003 , 0xFFFFFA80160B30 , 0xFFFFFA8012360E10 , XFFFFF800031CF8E0)
The problems look like this. I will either have A) a bunch of random dots accross the top of the screen when there should be a windows logo [very rarely gets past that] or B) Get into windows but it quickly becomes unresponsive and then crashes. That is the extent of what happens.
I am, however, able to run the computer in safe mode with no problem whatsoever.
I have tried everything I could think of. Return the first card i got and got a second one, messed with bios, reinstalled windows 7 several times, reinstalling drivers, puting card in different PCIe Slot, Power supply cable in different jack, unplugging various drives, trying new hard drives, ect.
These are the components I am using:
ASRock Z77 Extreme 6
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W PSU, 80+bronze
Corsiar Vengence Ram (running duel channel and 16GB)
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC
Once again the computer runs fine when running off stock intel graphics, it is simply when you hook up the GPU and plug in the HDMI cord to the GPU when I get problems.
Yes exact same card and same results both times. I do not have another PSU and I have not tried a different cable. Everything has been HDMi'ed. Ill try to find a dvi or vga and see if that helps later when i can.