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So she turned off hardware acceleration on firefox, and it seems to be stable now. She can have wow and youtube in the background without crashes. So far so good.


That should solve it and because you make a very good OP, very descriptive and easy to understand what is going on and easy to give suggestion to try.

 

In some cases, it will take 10 posts with Q&A and days to really understand what the OP is trying to say.

 

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That should solve it and because you make a very good OP, very descriptive and easy to understand what is going on and easy to give suggestion to try.

In some cases, it will take 10 posts with Q&A and days to really understand what the OP is trying to say.

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You know whats funny, I'm always afraid of putting too much info on my first post. I always feel like at the end of my wall of text, I need to add a tl dr section because I feel the wall of text pushes ppl away from reading it. Thanks for taking your time and posting smile.gif Fingers crossed smile.gif
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post #13 of 21
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Damn, my fingers weren't crossed hard enough. She still has the issues. I might get the computer to work on tomorrow. If so, I'll swap her video card with one of my own that isn't being used (4850).

If with the 4850 the computer runs fine, then I know I need to RMA the vid card. If there's still issues, I'll reformat and try again. If after the reformat, I'd have to guess its either a hard drive or motherboard.

Hoping its just the hard drive since we have a new hard drive as a backup biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 21

No mention of drivers version installed.

 

Try this:

 

Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > change User Account Control Settings > move the slider to bottom > restart PC.

 

See how it goes.

 

 

Edit:

 

Make sure she disabled all applications with "hardware acceleration" such as Youtube, Flash Player etc. Not just simply Firefox.


Edited by Ken1649 - 12/2/11 at 10:27pm
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No mention of drivers version installed.

Try this:

Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > change User Account Control Settings > move the slider to bottom > restart PC.

See how it goes.

I'll let her know.

The ati driver is 11.10 I believe.

I started with 11.11, and then the driver started crashing. So I uninstalled 11.11 and installed 11.10.

The other drivers are off the cd from Biostar. When I get the computer tomorrow, I'll update drivers from what's on their website.
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post #16 of 21
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I have the computer at my house now, so I can work on it.

I uninstalled the ati drivers from the control panel, and restarted into safe mode.

I used driver cleaner to remove all files from the ati display drivers. Once done, I rebooted into normal mode.

Once in normal mode, I installed nvidia drivers for the nvidia gts 240 video card that I'm using to test the computer with. Drivers are up to date from nvidia's website. Restarted after install.

After the restart, I received 2 bsod, naming nvlddmkm.sys as the filename, and the stop code was 0x00000116.

I had only received 1 bsod with the ati card, and it had named atikmpag.sys.

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe the problem isn't in the video cards, but in something else. Maybe the motherboard, or windows install.

I'm having issues with windows updater not being able to update sometimes. At the moment, I'm installing the service pack 1 for win7. I'm hoping after this install, the problems will go away.

Anyone have any other recommendations they can shoot my way? I'm running out of ideas. grouphug.gif
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post #17 of 21

Try the simple things, like turn off UAC mentioned above. I never said the card was the hardware issues though.

 

Actually you can have both Nvidia and 6950 in the same system and use it as a dedicated PhysX if you like.

 

Edit:

 

1. Is it about Windows Activation?

 

2. Avoid using Driver Sweeper if all possible but the choice is yours.


Edited by Ken1649 - 12/4/11 at 1:49am
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Try the simple things, like turn off UAC mentioned above. I never said the card was the hardware issues though.

Actually you can have both Nvidia and 6950 in the same system and use it as a dedicated PhysX if you like.

I could, but I need to solve the issue at hand first. Then I can worry about nice eye candy upgrades biggrin.gif

I'm going to start over with a fresh install and see where that gets me. The service pack didn't install frown.gif
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Does anyone know if or ever experienced the same where a motherboard causes these errors?

The motherboard is the only thing I haven't replaced in the rig, and after getting help from windows7forums, so far they haven't been able to put a finger on it either.

I get errors with both amd and nvidia cards, and memtest had no errors after nine passes.
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Does anyone know if or ever experienced the same where a motherboard causes these errors?

The motherboard is the only thing I haven't replaced in the rig, and after getting help from windows7forums, so far they haven't been able to put a finger on it either.

I get errors with both amd and nvidia cards, and memtest had no errors after nine passes.


 

All the possibilities are there, hardwares and softwares. Take everything apart, put it back and make sure all power connections from PSU to components are properly inserted/locked.

 

Try the card in different PCIe slots. Make sure to connect firmly all the PCIe power cables. There's no simple answer other than eliminating process.

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