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BSOD after catalyst 9.7. Need help!

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  1. mosheen

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    Well i installed catalyst 9.7 and started to get random bsods afterwards.

    i just reverted back to catalyst 9.6 and it did the same thing.


    the 1st one is with cat 9.6 :(
     
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    so i need to format??
    or can this be fixed???
    all i know is that cat 9.7 did this :mad:
     
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    Reset the CMOS in your bios (default) and make sure the bios is setup correctly.

    Follow this guide to make sure all of your current and previous video drivers have been deleted: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=52502 then reinstall 9.7.

    If problem persists, try repairing Windows with the disc. If that doesn't work, you may have to reinstall Windows. ntoskrnl.exe is a system file and isn't related to your graphics drivers.
     
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    is catalist 9.7 officialy available????
     
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    Jaffakeik says thanks.
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    my pc was rock solid, no bsod ever.
    wish i wasn't so quick installing cat 9.7.

    i'll give that a try, it just crashes randomly.

    thx
     
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    i followed the guide and did a clean driver install and it still crashed.

    i have a feeling my OC is failing :(
    i'll run at stock and see how it goes.
     
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    Didn't realize you were overclocked. Hopefully running stock works out for you. :toast:
     
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    I had that issue 1 time it was a incompatibility with the ram ,my bios reset and i didnt change everything back,to where it was set before.Follow the lead that erocker gave you it is probably
    in the bios .If you can try a linux disc and that will probably boot.
     
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    at stock no bsods.
    i'm thinking maybe my northbridge is overheating, i have no active cooling and its got a little heatsink. (4ghz maybe too much with passive cooling)

    I did my overclock when ambient temps were low and its getting a bit hotter everyday.

    i'll run memtest later to check the ram.
     

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    F@H and cat 9.7 no go for me, i'll stick to 9.6 and BOINC. ;)

    EDIT: cat 9.7 was messing up the report

    Atleast now it doesnt say hardware fault

     
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