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Windows 7 - BSOD errors several times a day


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Hello.

I have been getting intermittent crashes on my system for the past couple of weeks now and it is really starting to drive me nuts. I have added NO new hardware in this time other than as described below.Attached File  082811-31995-01.zip   884.45KB   27 downloads

I was hoping someone out there could translate my dump crashes for me. I thought I had narrowed down the problem to a faulty network port on the motherboard. so I did the following:
1. Disabled network port (Win7 & BIOS)
2. Installed new Network card
3. Updated ALL out of date drivers via SlimDrivers
4. Crashes are occurring more frequently

As I cannot read the dumps, any assistance I could get would be VERY greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Mike.
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Is the interior clean of heat trapping dust?
What are your temps?
Have you scanned for malware?
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Interior is spotless. Recently vacuumed. :)
Temps in mid 40s (celsius). System is rated up to 70 degrees C
No malware.

Also, I have run memtest86 with no errors reported.

Thanks.
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Memtest86 is good, but not conclusive. You might try one stick at a time. Any errors in Device Manager?

Also, check out WhoCrashed.

Before this started, did the system work fine otherwise?
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No problems prior to this occurring. In fact, had not had a BSOD in nearly 2 years...
Device Manager all clear.
Also, I have verified and updated all drivers.

Thanks again.
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Although leaky caps are not the problem they used to be, some motherboard may still use electrolytic capacitors that may fail. Inspect the motherboard, in particular the area around the CPU socket for leaky or bulging capacitors. The caps look like tall soda can devices and if leaking, will have dried white to dark brown foam oozing out the tops or bottoms. Bulging caps are getting close to start leaking.

Also, I always like to start with a known good power supply, so I would swap one in.
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