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#151
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Now I will add my 2 cents. It does look like a video card issue/ drivers. You have updated and rolled back to no avail. I would say try another.

Also, have you tried checking the hard drive with diagnostics from the manufacturers site? This thread is so long I can't remember.
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Which hard drive? I'm guessing you mean the system drive right?
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Yeah, HD diagnostics say I'm golden.
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Can you get your hands on another video card to try?
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Well, heres the deal with that.

I can RMA the video card for a replacement (one year return policy with Newegg), but it seems they've discontinued my video card. So in this case I'll be getting a refund, and by the time I actually receive this refund about a week will go by. Using that money to get a new video card will take about another 5 days for that to get here.

Normally that would be fine but ATM I'm short on cash and I need my computer for college (informatics major).

But these are the video cards I'm looking at:
EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
EVGA 512-P2-N637-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP KO Superclocked Video Card

The only thing I'm wondering about is, will my power supply be up to it? I really don't know much about power supplies, so if anybody reading this knows what they're talking about, your input would be greatly appreciated.

The hardware I'm currently running is"

Power Supply-----Antec TruePower 2.0 550W Power Supply
Motherboard------ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU-----------------AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2.0GHz Socket 939 Processor
RAM-----------------Geil Value Series PC3200 1GB(512MBx2) DDR-400MHz Dual Channel Kit
Video Card---------eVGA Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
DVD/CD Burner----SONY DVD Burner Black IDE Model DW-D26A BLK
HDDs
2 x Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
1 x Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
1 x Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
1 x Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Case Fans
2 x Thermaltake A2368 120mm Case Fan
3 x Antec Tricool 120mm Case Fan

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 16 February 2007 - 02:32 AM.

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Got another BSOD

Driver Irql not less or equal

Stop: 0x000000D1

ALCXWDM.SYS
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This has been popping up every once in a while for a long time now. Could it be related to my problem?
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Its the auto-protect function for the anti-virus I'm using. I had to photoshop it so you could see the whole thing since I couldn't resize the window.
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Well....that's not good. I wonder what else is in there?

Post a HiJackThis log in the Malware Forum and let's see what the experts say.

I still think it's probably a bad video card...
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Got this while in safe mode when I was doing a redundant second run of AVG Anti-Spyware.

An attempt was made to write to read-only memory.

Stop: 0x000000BE
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Stop: 0x0000007F
Stop: 0x000000BE
Stop: 0x0000007F
Stop: 0x00000050

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Stop: 0x000000D1

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 18 February 2007 - 04:42 PM.

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Everything is still pointing to hardware except the 0x...50 error. That one may possibly be a rootkit. Have you posted a log in the Malware Forum?

I still think it's the video card going bad.
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I've been kind of held up on posting in the malware forum because of all these blue screens. They keep interrupting all that stuff that the "do this before posting a hijack this log" thread says I have to do. But I'll get on that soon.

EDIT
I just remembered why I haven't posted a HiJack This log. The AVG Anti-Spyware program that I downloaded found the infected file during a scan. It was some old .rar file that I had downloaded a long time ago. I don't even need it so I just deleted it. So yeah, I wont be having that problem anymore.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 18 February 2007 - 07:20 PM.

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You should have it checked for a rootkit, though. Just post the HJT log and put "Possible Rootkit" in the topic title.
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and then I got 2 of these right after
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Ok, so I just got my new video card (not the superclocked one). I'm going to uninstall my current drivers and then run Driver Cleaner while in safe mode. The drivers I'll be using after that will be off the CD (ver. 71.1).
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