Alright, I'm throwing this up here because I have far more faith that one of you guys can help me than some guy called Henry from India.
New computer. Lovely, sexy, fine. It's BSOD'd three times on me now, and each time, it's not been doing anything. Literally. First time it crashed I'd gone for a smoke, most recently while I popped to the shops. it seems to be if it is sat idle for more than five minutes - but not every time.
There were no intensive processes running afaik (no torrents, itunes, movie player, etc), just a couple of Chrome tabs, Steam in the background, and they weren't 'doing' anything other than being on.
I've banged the stop errors into google and I get anything from dodgy RAM sticks to dodgy motherboards to a borked hard drive to a dying CMOS battery. Does anyone have any suggestions? The hard drive is a 60GB OCZ SSD, brand new out the box, and the only thing on it is the OS.
I'm running 64-bit Windows 7, nothing is overclocked yet, and the only thing I can think of that is salient is that when I return to find it in the throes of the BSOD is that the fans are all very loud (overheating?). I do have beta graphic drivers for the GTX560 but it doesn't seem a likely cause, since this is a hardware issue? Either way, my next port of call is to pull them and put current ones in.
drivers are very hardware issue dude. they are the code that makes the hardware interact .
My first bet would be ram, but I've had terrible luck with nvidia drivers on win7 :/. Have you run memtest?