Recently I'm having some problems with my PC. I I'm running applications that depends on 3D graphics card it freezes after some time or throws a blue screen (mostly it just freezes). It's hard to tell when this problems happens but it usually starts 10-30 minutes after starting the game.
It's not the matter of application because I have experienced that in almost every 3D application. I tried on this computer (and that was quite a few). I also checked if the processor it's not overheating but the temperature was normal (around 60 degrees Celsius), I don't have a thermal sensor on graphics card but touching it's radiators didn't make my hard burn as well.
I suspect that it can be the problem with graphics card but I don't want to spend 200 euros on new graphics just to make sure previous one was ok.
Does anyone have any thoughts how I could find what the problems is? How to check if specific parts of my system are working correctly and find the faulty one. Or maybe it's a software problem that I could solve somehow.
I might add that I had similar problems with Windows XP 32 bit that I was running before. I just thought it's a problem with one-year-old Windows with lots of unnecessary garbage on drive C. Now I'm running clean Windows 7 and am expieriencing the same issue. Also it never happend when browsing the internet or reading emails. It seems to be triggered by some 3d-graphics dependent thing.
As for my setup:
- Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz)
- ASUS P5QL-E, P43
- 6GB RAM (2x2GB + 1x1GB, all same-series Kingston HyperX 1033MHz DDR2 modules)
- no-name (or I don't remember the name) GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB
- Windows 7 64-bit (system operates on RAID0 matrix)
- latest drivers for all the software installed (I update graphics drivers frequently)
All parts of the computer still are on a warranty but I got them from several places so sending it to a service and having them to deal with it is not an option I'm afraid.
This is what the BlueScreenView gives about crashes.
================================================== Dump File : 101209-21356-01.dmp Crash Time : 2009-10-12 14:42:17 Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005 Parameter 2 : fffff800`02add105 Parameter 3 : fffff880`0b634cc0 Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000 Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 File Description : NT Kernel & System Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Company : Microsoft Corporation File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) Processor : x64 ==================================================