New laptop - Win 8.1, nvlddmkm.sys BSODs at boot/driver install.

Eason85

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May 23, 2015
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It's a gigabyte P34G v3 CFG-2 (970M)

I played games successfully with for a couple hours it until I loaded EVGA precision (I hadn't overclocked, and it had been open before). I got a BSOD randomly so I restarted. Then it started looping. I tried a rollback, wiping drivers, but it still didn't work. It crashes as soon as I try to install any nvidia drivers.

here is my minidump analysis:

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 0

SYMBOL_NAME: nvlddmkm+45b574

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm

IMAGE_NAME: nvlddmkm.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 55515e64

STACK_COMMAND: .cxr 0xffffd00023223840 ; kb

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_nvlddmkm+45b574

BUCKET_ID: AV_nvlddmkm+45b574

ANALYSIS_SOURCE: KM

FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: km:av_nvlddmkm+45b574

FAILURE_ID_HASH: {3a884b94-17c2-1bc6-ecef-e47a99ce1a99}



Update: error persists after clean install. I never saw any flickering or signs of video problems.
 

Eason85

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May 23, 2015
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Yes, this is a laptop. I've reset the bios to defaults already.
 

okcnaline

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Dang it... I'm all out of ideas already. Tell me what happened right before the BSOD loop started.
P.S.: Actually, I lied. I just came up with an idea. How about new RAM? Clear out the extra junk in the RAM that may still have things when it failed.
 

Eason85

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May 23, 2015
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Thanks for your replies. I had played two hours of DOTA to test my -60mv undervolt using XTU. I went to EVGA to check temps (had been 70 before) when it BSOD'd as evga loaded. I'll try the ram and have a motherboard place look the hardware over
 

Eason85

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May 23, 2015
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Ok, it's confirmed that it's a dead GPU. Swapped everything internally and did a fresh install. Same problem. Something happened and the GPU died after 2 hours of playing my first day with the laptop. If I had known their QC was like this, I'd have bought a Blade instead.
 

Eason85

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May 23, 2015
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I'm taking it to file a claim after work. What is MxM?
 
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