Windows 7 here we are agian

Brian Berthold

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May 9, 2013
so i was having problems with BSOD before was told drivers so i updated them still didnt help and thought maybe its was my OLD 9500 GT so i asked for a new card GT 630 for Bday - wiped HDD reinstalled everything windows 7 64 bit ultimate i went to gigabyte (MB maker) and DLed all there newest drivers went to nivida DLed newest driver system still is getting BSOD - not less then or equal or something like that i tested ram with windows mem diag 2 passes and with memtext86+ ran it all night 9 passes no errors i have ran HDD checks from UBCD nothing there ether i dont know what the heck to do i have NO money i cant afford to take it in to have it looked at

have run windows update nothing is left except IE10 and bing stuff and dont really want that

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It sounds like you've been troubleshooting quite extensively to address the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) issue on your Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit system after updating drivers and installing a new graphics card (GT 630) from NVIDIA.

Given that the BSOD error message mentions "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL," this type of error is commonly associated with faulty or incompatible drivers, hardware issues, or RAM problems. Since you've already updated drivers and tested your RAM without detecting any errors, here are a few more steps you can take to further troubleshoot the issue:

### Additional Troubleshooting Steps:

1. Check for Minidump Files:
- Check for minidump files which are generated during a BSOD. These files can provide more specific information about what caused the crash.

2. Check Event Viewer:
- Look in the Windows Event Viewer for any critical errors or warnings that might give additional clues about the BSOD.

3. Driver Verifier:
- Use Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers and detect any misbehaving driver (if any). Running verifier command in the Command Prompt can help set this up.

4. Check for Overheating:
- Ensure that your system is not overheating, as overheating components can cause BSODs. Make sure your CPU and GPU temperatures are within safe limits.

5. BIOS Update:
- Check if there's a BIOS update available for your Gigabyte motherboard. Updating the BIOS can sometimes resolve compatibility issues.

6. Check System Files:
- Run a system file check to scan and repair corrupted system files. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run sfc /scannow.

7. Check for Malware:
- Perform a full system scan with a reliable antivirus or antimalware program to rule out malware as a possible cause.

8. Clean Boot:
- Perform a clean boot to diagnose if a startup program or service is causing the BSOD. This can help narrow down the problematic software.

### Regarding Windows Update:
- It's generally recommended to keep your system up to date, including Internet Explorer 11 for security reasons. However, you can skip installing specific updates if you have concerns about them.

### Financial Constraints:
- I understand your situation regarding not being able to afford professional help. By applying these troubleshooting steps, you might be able to isolate the issue causing the BSOD without incurring additional costs.

Feel free to try these suggestions, and if you encounter any specific error codes or messages, please share them for more targeted assistance.