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BSOD whenever I use dedicated graphics card (W7 x64)

By FakeSky
May 20, 2013
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  1. Whenever I boot the computer and use the card instead of onboard video, it BSODs. I've tried reinstalling Windows then using the card, but that still gives me a BSOD. I have already tested my RAM several times and flashed my BIOS to the latest version. I've been trying to fix this problem for over two weeks and I cannot seem to get it fixed, so I have come here to ask for help. If I have missed anything, please let me know.

    Specs:
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0
    Processor: Intel Core i3 3220 3.3ghz
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GTS 450
    RAM: 1x 4GB DDR3

    -It works fine when I switch to onboard video.
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What antivirus/anti-malware programs are you using?
     
  3. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No antivirus/anti-malware programs are installed. Fresh installation of Windows. :)
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    A fresh install of Windows needs a fresh install of the NVIDIA GTS 450 video cards driver. You can get the latest driver from here:
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers

    You may have to disable the on-board video. After doing all this, and you still get the BSOD, the card may be bad. Are you connecting the power supply to the card if required?
     
  5. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I installed the driver and switched to my graphics card, but after Windows loads, it crashes. The card works okay, I've already tested it.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Make sure that the first video device is set as PEG in the bios
     
  7. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    By PEG, do you mean the primary video device? I disabled the standard VGA adapter in the device manager, then in the BIOS I set PCIE as the primary video device but it still crashes. I will try installing the Intel HD graphics drivers for onboard video and see what will happen.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The video card is in this socket "1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1"? PEG stands for the first PCIe socket. If your bios doesn't show this, then PCIe is correct
     
  9. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, the graphics card is in the first socket, and it still crashes after disabling onboard video drivers. I tried installing Intel HD graphics drivers, but another BSOD came up afterafter restarting. I will post the mini dump once I get the computer running again.

    Edit: Attached the file! :)
     

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  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sounds like you have a defective motherboard...
    NTFS.sys in the minidump probable hard drive corruption from all the blue screens
     
  11. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmmm, that sounds quite unfortunate. I will try to get it replaced, I will return here if I ever have a problem again. Thank you for your help, I appreciate it very much! :D
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Thank you for taking time to come here, and good luck:)
     
  13. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got the motherboard replaced and put everything in, but when I start it up I get another blue screen. This time it actually got a minidump, so I uploaded that. Can anyone figure out what's going on?
     

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  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This might be caused by a bios setting or missing drivers. Are there any yellow exclamation points (!) in the device manager?
     
  15. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am beginning to suspect that my Windows 7 iso may be corrupt. I will redownload it to be sure, reporting back if I fix anything.
     
  16. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have two minidump files from earlier. I redownloaded the Windows ISO and installed the drivers with my motherboard support CD, but after installing the Intel HD graphics drivers and restarting, I get a blue screen on onboard video.
     

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  17. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Another minidump, I got it after installing GTS 450 drivers and booting into PCIE.
     

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  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Looks like a hard drive issue now. What is the make and model of the C drive?
     
  19. FakeSky

    FakeSky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The C drive is a Deskstar 160GB model, bought in 2008. I also installed Windows on another hard drive, Seagate 500GB bought a few months ago but still the same issue. Could it be the power supply? The computer shuts down a few seconds after turning it on, I have to boot it up twice to make it work now.
     
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes it very well could be the power supply
     

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