Full Range of BSODs-Suspect Hardware?

By HastaLasagna
May 31, 2013
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  1. Hello Computer Aficionados,

    I've been having some difficulties with my desktop:

    Windows 7 Ultimate/Small Ubuntu Partition (30Gb)
    AMD Phenom II X4 B60
    AsusTek M4A88T-M
    2x8Gb GSkill DDR3
    ATI Radeon HD 4250 (Integrated Graphics Card)
    PSU: 350W

    I received this desktop from an acquaintance, and it worked stably for a brief time (the first 2 or 3 months) and it has since began generating BSODs seemingly at random. However, I can trigger a BSOD by running a video game (even on low graphics resolutions). The game will run for a brief time, between 2 and 5 minutes, before ultimately bluescreening into any of a multitude of different stop codes, I've attached the 6 most recent minidumps.
    Additionally, I've run a few Prime95 torture tests and they all crash the computer in a manner of seconds. Prime95 also crashes Ubuntu when I attempt to run it on my Linux partition. While I am not particularly skilled in computer troubleshooting, so please correct me if I am wrong, I feel as though crashing across multiple OSes is indicative of a hardware failure. That being said, I don't know what is failing, I've run 5 passes on each of my RAM sticks separately and nothing has come up.
    I would be greatly appreciative if anyone had the time to help me diagnose and fix these errors. This is my first time on a help forum, so if you need any more information that I can provide please feel free to ask away.

    Thanks Again

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I believe it is a hard drive issue. Do you see any yellow exclamation points (!) in the device manager?
  3. HastaLasagna

    HastaLasagna TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, (!) in the device manager, but the computer does have an old sd card reader that doesn't function correctly-I hadn't thought about it but could that be the root cause?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Don't think the sd card reader problem would affect this

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