Strange problem, has temporary fix

By 83Chevy
Feb 3, 2013
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  1. So I built this computer last summer, using this case and a hard drive I got from the dump (lol). But sure enough, I bought the rest of the components I needed and the damn thing ran fine. So it went pretty good there up until September 2013, I think. Then, out of the blue, my computer started getting the BSOD or freezing everytime I did something graphics intensive. I blew out my video card slot, and it helped. I could play games without it freezing. But now, it just does it whenever; playing games or not, a lot of times it does it when I'm on youtube. Did it up to 2 or 3 times an hour. It pissed me off enough to start beating on my computer. That's kinda irrelevant, but it spurred a thought; perhaps I could stop beating on it like a caveman and start doing stuff inside it. I looked up solutions to blue screens, freezing and whatnot, and came to this guy that told me to re-seat all of my connections. I did just that, except for the cpu. I was afraid I could mess it up worse. Still got the blue screen. So I got real desperate and decided to say screw it, and I re-seated my cpu. After that, my computer was just fine. I'd thought I have fixed my problem. After a day, it started getting the freezes and BSODs again. But re-seating the cpu DID do something, obviously. This is where I'm confused. I checked my cpus cores temps, and they were idling about 30 degrees celcius. That's just fine for my cpu (AMD Athlon X2 3.2 GHz Regor). So it couldnt be overheating, it looked to have plenty of thermal compund on it when I took off the heatsink. And I dont think its the socket, with those things, you can only have so much go wrong before the whole thing is put out of working order. Any help is appreciated. Here are my computers stats.

    Operating System System Model
    Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
    Install Language: English (United States)
    System Locale: English (United States)
    Installed: 12/22/2012 12:57:43 PM
    No details available
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    3.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 260
    256 kilobyte primary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded
    Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A87TD EVO Rev 1.xx
    Serial Number: MT7009062900575
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 2001 03/08/2011

    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    1250.26 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    873.78 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    ATAPI DVD A DH24ABS ATA Device [Optical drive]

    Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
    Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
    Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
    ST1000DM003-9YN162 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n W1D1M2SC, rev CC4H, SMART Status: Healthy
    ST3250823AS [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 5ND1KFDX, rev 3.03, SMART Status: Healthy
    8192 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM0' has 4096 MB (serial number D7530E4F)
    Slot 'DIMM1' has 4096 MB (serial number 56D828A0)
    Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
    Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty

    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 1000.20 GB 873.45 GB free
    d: (NTFS on drive 1) 2.72 GB 333 MB free
    e: (NTFS on drive 1) 247.33 GB 3 MB free

    * Operating System is installed on c:
    Network Drives
    None discovered
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    [​IMG] Tristan 2/3/2013 5:42:21 PM (admin)
    [​IMG] UpdatusUser 2/3/2013 5:44:12 PM
    local system accounts
    [​IMG] Administrator 7/14/2009 1:08:59 AM (admin)
    [​IMG] Guest never
    [​IMG] HomeGroupUser$ never
    [​IMG] Marks a disabled account; [​IMG] Marks a locked account
    Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
    Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
    Controllers Display
    ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (3x)
    ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (3x)
    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (3x)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 [Display adapter]
    AOC 2436 [Monitor] (23.4"vis, s/n AMCB1HA039324, January 2011)

    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
    NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Root Hub
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller (3x)
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (4x)
    Logitech USB Microphone
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio (4x)
    VIA High Definition Audio

    Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
    No details available None discovered
    Communications Other Devices

    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    ↑ Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    primary Auto IP Address: / 24
    Dhcp Server:
    Physical Address: 20:CF:30:E3:E2:87
    Connection Speed: 100 Mbps
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Networking Dns Server: VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
    USB Input Device
    Logitech Webcam 120
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    HID-compliant mouse
    Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
    Logitech USB Camera (Webcam 120)
    USB Composite Device
    USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Root Hub (7x)
    Generic volume shadow copy

    USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
    Last Used
    Generic USB CF Reader -- drive 3, s/n 9205291, rev 1.01 2/3/2013 5:42:07 PM
    Generic USB MS Reader -- drive 5, s/n 9205291, rev 1.03 2/3/2013 5:42:07 PM
    Generic USB SD Reader -- drive 2, s/n 9205291, rev 1.00 2/3/2013 5:42:07 PM
    Generic USB SM Reader -- drive 4, s/n 9205291, rev 1.02 2/3/2013 5:42:07 PM
    Apple iPod, s/n 000A27001EE58521, rev 1.70 1/31/2013 7:47:28 PM*
    * Possibly used again before the reboot following this time. None discovered


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