Persistent Stop error..1000007e Hello! Usually I get all the help I need reading others' posts, but this one has me baffled. I have a persistent stop error on a new (1 month old) laptop that occurs: running "graphics intensive" programs (COD4, Warcraft 3) running firefox on an external monitor via HDMI when randomly running the furmark graphics utility It is not generally immediately repeatable, and happens anywhere from 3 minutes to 3 hours into any of the above operations. It has been happening since I received the computer. I have tried the following solutions: isolating the memory/processor by running stress tests isolating the graphics card by running benchmarking software isolating the hard disk using a disk check utility for SSD run preboot diagnostics spent 17 hours (I started the tally after the first call of 3 hours) on the phone with dell tech support reinstalled the operating system/reformatted the hard disk (twice) on one reinstall used the drivers from the device manufacturers, on the other, used the drivers from support.dell.com (both yielded the same result) flashed bios I am running: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Intel Core 2 Extreme Q9300 @ 2.53 8 GB RAM NVIDIA Board Dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 cards 256 GB SSD Hard Disk (Samsung) Dell/Alienware M17x All drivers are now up to date from support.dell.com Here's the bluescreen: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 1000007e BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005 BCP2: FFFFF80002F17E89 BCP3: FFFFF880009A9998 BCP4: FFFFF880009A91F0 OS Version: 6_1_7600 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 256_1 I have attached the latest minidump file. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Dell seems convinced it's a video card problem (and wants to replace both). I am not sure - the random-ness of it makes me think RAM or even bad sectors in the hard drive (both of which were "disproven" by the check disk utility and the RAM/CPU stress test. I saw an article from microsoft support (after following a link from aumha.org/a/stop saying my stop error was related to a "timing issue" in XP and that a patch was issued. Could there be another timing issue with windows 7? Unfortunately I have not found a comparable guide to stop messages for windows 7. Again, thanks very much for bearing with me, I appreciate any feedback.