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Originally Posted by hertz9753 View Post
The driver update relieved some symptoms of the issue occuring to the point where just enabling Aero themes is not the sole cause of hard faults/freezes. So thanks to hertz for that suggestion even though it didn't completely solve my issue, it helped lessen it for the time being.

I'm still skeptical to call this a bad video card but that's the only thing that I can conclude based on: the symptoms of my issue (graphic anythings have a chance to cause the hard fault/freeze) and upgraded drivers relieving the symptoms a little (no cpu/gpu load Aero theme desktop not incurring the issue anymore as far as I can tell). The fault/freezing still occurs whenever I try to play videos (of course it occurs randomly; 10 minutes or 10 hours of playing can incur fault/freezing).

Any other suggestions out there for me to narrow down my faulty whatever-it-may-be?