Roll back the video drivers that came just before the latest release.
And again a crash, this is AFTER rolling back the driver one version number =/ sigh
Have you guys too given up =/?
No, we haven't given up. There are quite a few people that need help and very few of us who read minidumps so it takes time.
As for your minidump it is, once again, the very same ATI driver. Your motherboard doesn't have onboard graphics, correct?
Yea it doesn't, And it just seems odd that it would be the ati driver because it started right when I got this new card and before that I was using a gtx 460 nvidia and it too was crashing. saying the reason was nvidia driver so its like really weird.
Let's do this: Physically remove your video card, uninstall all software pertaining to it, use Driver Sweeper.
Then reinstall your video card and load the drivers that came with it. What are the results?
Sigh this is what happened.
Same driver. I have been suspicious of your power supply but I am also wondering if the motherboard might be considered as well.
Well i had the power supply replaced earlier, and the motherboard at one point i replaced about 8 months ago and it bsoded so i returned it. =/ then i later RMAed the current board and they said it has incorrect bios "setting" and returned it to me as is >>
Go to Gigabyte's website, find your exact motherboard and update the BIOS and chipset drivers to the very latest that they offer. Do NOT do this wirelessly. Do NOT shut down power or interfere with the process.
Just went to gigabytes website and I am running the most up to date bios.
Is there any other file i could send you guys? that might help, its just super annoying crashing alll the time. and its not like I can just buy a new part because I dont know what part is broken >>
Minidumps are what is important. So you are saying that even after a BIOS update it is still crashing?
Also, your motherboard isn't touching the case any where, is it?
No, plus my case is 100% plastic so I doubt its shorting anything out, No what im saying is all of the BSOD's have been on the newest bios. since when I returned my motherboard to get it fixed they did a bios update on it, so there are no newer updates.
Also, i think im going to reinstall windows, any suggestions for installing drivers or anything?
Before doing a reformat try a Windows Repair first. You won't lose your current information/files, etc.
If possible, before doing the above, see if you can install the previous BIOS.
Well i was going to resintall because 1. I have all my files backed up, 2 repair has never helped me in the past historically, well I also dont see how rolling back bios would help because it bsod on the old bios and since they updated it.
Is it possible all of this could be a reaction to me overclocking my cpu? a year ago I ran at about 3.6 instead of default 2.8 for about 4 months. just trying to figure it out..sigh
Absolutely! Overclocking can cause all kinds of issues whether it is memory, cpu, or video card. Set your cpu to its factory default settings and tell us what happens.
Well it is set back to the default for a little over a year now, im just wondering if overclocking the CPU could have an effect on the gpu
At this point here is what I would do. It is a tried and true method and though tedious at times it has worked for a lot of people including me on a new build I put together that would not start:
1. Uninstall every piece of hardware that you have except the cpu, one stick of RAM, and the power cable to the motherboard.
2. Once you have done this, reboot. Let it run and if it doesn't crash then shut it down.
3. Add one piece of hardware and reboot. Let it run and if again it doesn't crash, repeat.
4. Keep doing this and hopefully you can zero in on the cause.
* Clean your video card contacts.
Well unfortunately for me, the process is kind of moot, Because the only piece of hardware I can remove is one piece of ram, my motherboard doesn't have onboard video so i cant take that out, also I cant take out the hard drives to see if anything is wrong, so I will try with one piece of ram is out but I have little hope.
Why can you not disconnect the video card, harddrive, etc.? I've done it as many others have.
.....because without a video card or a hard drive....you cant turn on the system...to see if it will crash..
You most certainly can.