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Recently I've been having a new Windows 7 issue. It appears to have several causes after reading the BSOD memory dumps. It doesn't always crash, sometimes it will take a day or a week before doing it again. I'll just say what happens in different circumstances that the crashes occur in.

Login: After typing my password and logging in while it is still showing the spinning circle it freezes, not doing anything until I do a hard reset.

Loading various 2d programs: Firefox, VLC, MPC, and many others. It doesn't appear to be any specific program that causes it.

Gaming: After launching a game it will crash after a map or two, or it sometimes crashes right after loading the game up.

I ran the memory dumps through bluescreenview.exe to see what was causing the issue, but they show multiple issues to be the cause of the crashes.

The computer doesn't always BSOD even, sometimes it just freezes and I need to hard reset to be able to get somewhere with it. Anyways I'm attaching the most recent memory dumps to the post in case those help at all.

Things I've tried so far:

Fresh Windows install
Different video card drivers
made sure all the motherboard drivers are up to date
took one stick of RAM out, which helped for around a week then the problem popped back up yesterday. Also tried different RAM slots, helped for a little while then same issue.


Sorry about the long post, just wanted to make sure I had all the details in.
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One of the minidumps points to your videocard driver, try driver sweeper and install a newer version, dont forget to check if the videocard is overheating.
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Test one stick of RAM at a time with memtest
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One of the minidumps points to your videocard driver, try driver sweeper and install a newer version, dont forget to check if the videocard is overheating.
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Test one stick of RAM at a time with memtest
Thanks I'll try both of these, though I was having troubles with the newest video card driver from nvidia so I reverted back to a previous version so I'm not sure I should go back to it.
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Thanks I'll try both of these, though I was having troubles with the newest video card driver from nvidia so I reverted back to a previous version so I'm not sure I should go back to it.
If you revert back you can still have issues with the video driver so OldMX suggested Driver Sweeper to get rid of the drivers for good so you could do a fresh install of the vid drivers. Hope one of our suggestions work out.

I'll check back with your results to see if I can help. Good luck
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If you revert back you can still have issues with the video driver so OldMX suggested Driver Sweeper to get rid of the drivers for good so you could do a fresh install of the vid drivers. Hope one of our suggestions work out.

I'll check back with your results to see if I can help. Good luck
I made sure to run driver sweeper before installing the old driver version, thanks for the help though.

I'll keep running memtest on the memory to see if any errors come up.
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Ok, I ran memtest on both sticks of ram for around 18 hours each with no errors. Now I haven't gotten a crash recently, at least not one that seems to be a RAM issue. Every time I load in a gpu intensive game my display driver crashed, then after I did a driver sweep and installed the latest driver version again all I got was bsod errors whenever I load a game or try playing video files.

I backed up all my information and reformated and reinstalled Windows 7 x64 earlier today and just got everything setup again. I thought I was out of the woods but my computer still crashes when I try to play a movie or launch a game.

In the bluescreenviewer program I saw all the recent BSOD's were caused by dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys, and nvlddmkm.sys. I know those are for graphics and DirectX but I don't know what I can do to fix it. I tried different driver versions so I don't think it's an actual driver issue.
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