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New Desktop's GPU Crashing, and Missing Driver


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#1 mrmexas

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

This will be my first post here on BC's Forums. I hope you guys can help me out.

 

Here are my desktop specifications and devices:

 

CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 3.4GHz (uses Cooler Master Hyper 212 fan)

DirectX 11

GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2gb (Driver 335.23)

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance

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Monitor: AOC i2367Fh - (32-bit, 60Hz)

Mobo: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD

Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt

Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB

Network adapter: TP-Link TK-WN951N, N300 PCI Adapter 2.4GHz, 300Mbps

 

Here are my two biggest problems:

 

1) I play relatively modern games on my relatively new computer with my free time, so it can be frustrating and scary when these games randomly crash to desktop after a short hiccup. It happens to old games and new games, so I'm not sure processing power is the problem. 

 

I have done some research on this issue and some forums have claimed that the graphics card itself is crashing, and is probably not receiving enough power. Perhaps this is my problem, though the power supply the desktop has apparently provides enough power to run the system and then some.

 

Why is my graphics card crashing, and how to I fix the problem?

 

2) I am missing some driver that sometimes causes a sort of 'blue screen of death' on system startup, but after some update, the PC is fine. On the screen, among other things, this comes up: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. 

 

This problem is inconsistent with itself. Sometimes the BSOD doesn't happen, and other times, the PC goes into a loop of the BSOD, an update, then after a restart, the loop starts over. 

 

What is this BSOD telling me and how do I fix the problem?

 

I am in no way a hardware expert, as this is the first tower I've put together after a lot of help.

 

Please help me out. Thank you!

~mrmexas


Edited by mrmexas, 15 April 2014 - 09:20 PM.


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#2 alphazeta

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

Open an admin command prompt
type in chkdsk /r
press enter, type in y, press enter

restart the computer and the disk check will run.

Upload the most recent couple of dump files to
http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=analyze

Dump files are in C:\Windows\Minidump
Copy the results and paste them in your reply.

Edited by alphazeta, 15 April 2014 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

Download whocrashed and run it



#4 mrmexas

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:53 PM

...

Dump files are in C:\Windows\Minidump
Copy the results and paste them in your reply.

 

alphazeta,

 

I'm sorry, but when I tried this, while it was "Scanning and repairing", the process never went past 10%, even after about an hour. I assumed there was a problem, so I hard-shut down the PC. Is it normal for that process to do that, to simply stop?



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:04 AM

Prior to upgrading my video card I was running a GTX660 on a Corsair CX600M PSU (I'm still using the PSU) and I didn't experience any of the problems you're describing.  That would indicate that, unless you have a faulty power supply, the CX 600 provides plenty of power.  It doesn't look like yours is modular (like mine is), but if it is have you double-checked the cable to make certain it's properly seated at both ends?  Also, have you tried removing and reseating the video card?


Edited by compnovo, 16 April 2014 - 11:07 AM.

Core i7 4771 - GA-B85-HD3 - PNY GTX760 - 16GB G.Skill 1333 - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD - Toshiba 2TB HDD - Corsair 200R Carbide Case - Corsair CX600M - Windows 8.1 Pro


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

A disk check can take a long time including seeming to make no progress for ages. Let it run overnight if necessary






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