Computer Crashes

Intel i7 950 CPU @3.07 ghz 3.13 ghz
EVGA GTX 280 card
6gb corsair ram
hd is an old hp laptop 5200 rpm drive

So i used to have a gtx 580 on the computer, which served over 2 years perfectly, until recently it decided to act up, and it would crash the drivers every time i did something that required heavy graphics, as in games, videos, photoshop. I tried to roll back the drivers, clean OS install of windows 7 ultimate, with all updates, and still did not help. After all that i popped it in into another working rig and the same thing happened so i figured its the graphic card. So i bought a used gtx 280 and used this for 3 weeks and now i get the crashes every time i surf the internet or try to start a game. But the funny thing is SOMETIMES, if i open the case and remove the power cables from the card and hard drive and plug it back in or after couple of restarts and safe modes, it doesn't crash, it works fine. So i shut down and wake up next morning turn it back on same problem. I included the WhoCrashed analysis and a screenshot showing what happens when it crashes.
Thank You in advance



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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80071614e0, fffff8800f3b1e64, 0, 2}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+152e64 )

Followup: MachineOwner

as not all dmp files were the same we need to to a little trouble shooting and updating:

Please remove this:
ASACPI.sys Thu Jul 16 04:31:29 2009: Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7 and Win8). Also a part of many Asus utilities (Win8 versions available from Windows Update as an Optional Update - but check Asus first!)

Please remove AVG as it's been known to cause issues in the past. The the period of trouble shooting please use:

Please update:
lv302a64.sys Thu May 10 05:21:51 2007: Logitech camera driver

nusb3hub.sys Fri Apr 23 02:34:35 2010: NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues with 2010 and earlier versions)

Update your chipset (run the intel driver utility)

Use this driver uninstaller and then re-install latest gpu drivers:

Please update your network driver:
Rt64win7.sys Fri Jun 10 07:33:15 2011

If after updating the above your still seeing bsod please run a chkdsk. Open my computer, right click on computer icon, choose properties, Tools, Error checking and tick all boxes.
Also try running memtest86 as it's always possible to develop faulty RAM:

Please post any new dmp files.

Oh and what rating is your PSU and how old is it?

okay let me try all that

so before updating all the drivers i had a new 500 gb 5200 rpm HD so though id install the windows on it and test it out on the hd, and after installing on the screen where it said "testing video performance for first time use of desktop" it crashed again.

On next restart it managed to get to the desktop but crashed again within 30 seconds, and i havnt even isntalled any drivers or updates yet, just clean OS install.


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Is your graphics card plugged securely in it's slot with any extra power cables fitted? Could you try using it in a different machine? Maybe a friend would help out?
Also what size or wattage is your PSU? Oh and how old is it?

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