Hey everyone. I seem to have encountered a problem but I can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from. It all started when I got a BSOD watching a video on my computer. This started to happen frequently (every couple of days). I pinned it on my very old graphics card and settled for just waiting it out seeing as I was gonna buy a new graphics card eventually. Once I set it up, the problem persisted and got worse, so I don't think it's a graphics problem. BSOD's got more frequent, where I can't even watch a 30 minute video anymore because my computer would either: hang completely (sound stops, desktop dissapears, can't open anything, can't close anything, windows start dissapearing and glitching and I have to eventually turn off the computer because I can't interact at all with my system) or get a BSOD.
Sometimes I get no error on the blue screen. The one I got a few times was KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. A quick google search pointed the culprit towards either faulty HDD or RAM. I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and it came up with no errors. I ran chkdsk a few times (well, every time I got a BSOD it would run automatically), but it didn't solve the problem. I downloaded CrystalDiskInfo and got a big yellow "Caution" popup. Something wrong with the Current Pending Sector Count. I'm getting 200 and I guess that's not normal, although I don't know how to fix it or even if that's what's causing everything.
I've tried recreating the problem. Sometimes it's random. I'm browsing the internet and suddenly I can't reach a webpage, it takes forever to load, windows start dissapearing and I can't hear anything. Something that happens consistently is that I'm hearing music and the music gets to one point and it jumps about a minute back, gets to the same point and repeats. This is when my computer hangs and I can't do anything but wait it out. Eventually the music goes past that point (and fast forwards a lot) and the system is back to normal. The hanging/BSOD almost always happens after watching a video for long enough (twitch stream, youtube, etc). Usually about fifteen to twenty minutes. I'm leaning towards a HDD problem, or maybe even a CPU problem but I wouldn't know. I'm also noticing that in a lot of games I play I'm getting frame lag. Constantly. It's timed. Happens every couple of seconds depending on the game. It happens in most games, and that never used to happened before. Shouldn't be happening now that I have a new GPU, either.
My system specs are the following:
- AMD Phenom II x6 1055t Processor
- ASUS GTX 760 Ti Graphics Card
- 2x4 GB DD3 Kingston Memory
- Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard
- 1TB Hard Drive
- Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. I really appreciate it.
Edited by Micaso, 31 March 2014 - 02:04 PM.