I am experiencing a frequent BSOD (upwards of 6 times a day). I've been doing some testing and I think I may have locked it down. I would appreciate some guidance on the next step to take.
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
- Motherboard: AMD 990FXA-UD3
- CPU: AMD FX-8350
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
- RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333
- Audio Driver: Realtek 64bit
What I've Witnessed
So far I've noticed that it doesn't happen when logged into my wife's user profile. This initially led me to believe it was related to software running on my profile. I've further noticed that anytime I have RaidCall (a VOIP) open on my profile I eventually get the BSOD regardless of who is the active user.
What I've Tried
I've re-installed RaidCall and my audio drivers. I've ran a chkdsk, virus scan, and defrag. I've activated windows driver verifier for all 3rd party drivers. I've rain AIDA64 Extreme Edition (trial) and received a hardware failure alert after stress-testing for 6 minutes.
The BSOD that happened after driver verifier was running didn't give any valuable information. I was at work when it happened, but my wife reports that it mentioned a driver failure, but did not give any information about the driver. I had to stop verifier so she could use the computer. The next BSOD I got was also while I was at work, but this time it said "unrecoverable hardware failure".
I'm thinking thinking this is a problem with my motherboard. I've had mobo-related BSOD problems in my last 3 computers so it wouldn't surprise me. Is there anything else I can try before trying to see if the manufacturer will honor their warranty? Thanks! ^_^
I got another BSOD. It was another "uncorrectable hardware error" this time. No RaidCall, no audio happening at all. Perhaps those things were just coincidence. In any case, my minidump directory was empty when I checked it which is most unfortunate, but one did appear after this most recent BSOD. Here is the link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44699367/082013-26020-01.zip
BSOD again (followed by a freeze w/o BSOD ~4m later. Dump link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44699367/082013-22120-01.zip