Originally Posted by Arizonian
Have you tried to run one card at a time in the top slot and see if the BSOD happens again? If it does try the other card and see what it does alone. If they both still give you BSOD then we can rule them out.
If both cards are alone are doing same thing then it sounds like your CPU is over clocked to high or possibly GPU. Is your GPU's over clocked? Your CPU's over clocked given you any trouble before this? Try down clocking back to stock and see if it happens again. If it does then we know it's not the OC on your CPU or GPU.
Another thing we should take a look at is your PSU if it's older might be wearing out, but we'll come back to that later.
Lastly, just out of curiousity check your mother board closely inside and check for any bulging capacitors. PCIe issue maybe.
Hey it's a start, let's see what happens. Post back.
1.) my old 9800gtx+ gave several bsod's in benchs. its at stock speeds. the evga did not, pc just froze. its at lower than stock (matched to xfx)
2.) motherboard has no bulging caps.
3.) ran 1hour 102% mem test. no errors. ram is auto voltage, no OC stock timings.
4.) underclocked cpu to 3ghz, no crash. 3.2, no crash 3.3 crash. 3.52 no crash. using 1.5125v cpuid reads 1.4850v
5.) top slot gpu never hits past 70c bottom hits 82c *PEEK*
6.) CPU hits 44c PEEK
7.) HDD hits 32c PEEK
8.) mobo hits 40c PEEK
9.) PSU is a refurb. has never givven problems.
10.) BSOD just started on the 19th, when i switched to new drivers to get ready for new card comming (sli)
11.) ive tried many drivers, all crashed. on newest NON beta drivers. 4 hours running, played MW2 for an hour. no crash, but low fps. sometimes as low as 56fps. (always has been 90-91 steady)
12.) 1st gpu reads avrage ussage of 92% 2nd reads average of 73%
13.) cables are not hot or warm (not being overused)
will do more tests to figure this out. reformatting is not an option. but i do have everything backed up on external HDD. xmod should calm down.Edited by xFALL3Nx - 5/21/11 at 2:42am