What are the symptoms of a faulty Mother Board?

Ive been having a bit of computer troubles lately and have replaced a part of my computer(wasnt the issue) and have tried various remedies to fix my computer which also havent helped and im at that point where i figure its time to replace a part and that part being my motherboard. When using my computer i get black screens sometimes my computer freezes forcing me to hard shut down my pc......the freezes normally occur in game but have also shown they can happen out of game as well, i also receive this error nvlddmkm
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  1. Motherboard issues are very difficult to troubleshoot as it can cause any sort of issue. It is basically the thing you replace after you have tried everything else.

    Now your nvlddmkm is related to video card driver and can also be caused by overheating.

    Have you installed the latest NVidia driver?
    If you had a different card in it before this one did you fully uninstall its drivers?
    Are you sure your PC is not overheating? Have you removed the heatsink/fan without applying new paste?
  2. boosted1g said:
    Motherboard issues are very difficult to troubleshoot as it can cause any sort of issue. It is basically the thing you replace after you have tried everything else.

    Now your nvlddmkm is related to video card driver and can also be caused by overheating.

    Have you installed the latest NVidia driver?
    If you had a different card in it before this one did you fully uninstall its drivers?
    Are you sure your PC is not overheating? Have you removed the heatsink/fan without applying new paste?


    Yes i have installed the latest driver, I recently replaced the gpu thinking that was the issue with the same card (geforce gtx 970 by msi) the temps are normall around 60 when gaming and the fans on the card kick in when it starts to get too hot for the gpu itself. I also have liquid cooling on my cpu which keeps the heat on it pretty stable and when i did add the liquid cooling it was about a month back and i cleaned and added new paste. Even recently i performed a factory reset
  3. Try disabling the intel integrated graphics driver, and see if your motherboard has a newer audio chipset driver.
  4. boosted1g said:
    Try disabling the intel integrated graphics driver, and see if your motherboard has a newer audio chipset driver.


    if i did that would that cause my screen to go black or nothing bad of the sort should occur? Also how do i check for the audio chipset driver?
  5. No your screen should not go black for disabling the video adapter you are not using
  6. boosted1g said:
    No your screen should not go black for disabling the video adapter you are not using


    Alright, its done. Now what could/should this solve? conflicting drivers and what not?
  7. That is correct, conflicting drivers.
  8. boosted1g said:
    That is correct, conflicting drivers.


    Alright and if this happens to not work any other suggestions for what might work?
  9. Reinstall windows, if not then I would wonder if motherboard issue is correct.

    What power supply do you have? If it is not a quality unit sufficient for the GPU needs then that can cause issues.
  10. boosted1g said:
    Reinstall windows, if not then I would wonder if motherboard issue is correct.

    What power supply do you have? If it is not a quality unit sufficient for the GPU needs then that can cause issues.


    well i did perform a factory reset a little over 3 days ago..and its an EVGA 850w B2 so it should be more than enough
  11. The B2 is a good power supply.

    If you have a friend with another GTX 9XX card then I would try that to see if it is stable.

    If the friends card is stable then it is likely your motherboard.
  12. boosted1g said:
    The B2 is a good power supply.

    If you have a friend with another GTX 9XX card then I would try that to see if it is stable.

    If the friends card is stable then it is likely your motherboard.


    i also forgot to mention that rma a gpu previous which was the same model about a week ago and the same issues still present itself, i even just got another crash 5 minutes ago and with that being said should i get another MB or take my pc in somewhere and have it looked at?
  13. I know you got a replacement GPU but I wanted to make sure it was not something specific to your exact card (like that specific card not liking the driver or something).

    If you don't have a friend with a NVIDIA card you can borrow then you might have the test your GPU (or a different GPU in your PC). Otherwise I would look at motherboard replacement.
  14. boosted1g said:
    I know you got a replacement GPU but I wanted to make sure it was not something specific to your exact card (like that specific card not liking the driver or something).

    If you don't have a friend with a NVIDIA card you can borrow then you might have the test your GPU (or a different GPU in your PC). Otherwise I would look at motherboard replacement.

    Even if it were just a bad driver would it reallt be causing this much trouble? Because I imagine if with a bad driver it wouldnt cause this much of a fuss but I will start looking at a new Mb
  15. Oh yes, a bad video driver could cause everything from just slightly degreaded gameplay performance, to video freezes, to system freezes, to bsod to complete no-boots, and can also have corruption/conflict with other drivers (which is why I said to disable intel integrated graphics and download any new audio/chipset drivers for motherboard).
  16. boosted1g said:
    Oh yes, a bad video driver could cause everything from just slightly degreaded gameplay performance, to video freezes, to system freezes, to bsod to complete no-boots, and can also have corruption/conflict with other drivers (which is why I said to disable intel integrated graphics and download any new audio/chipset drivers for motherboard).


    One of my friends has the same gpu and has no issues, so with that being said does that eliminate the drivers as an issue? This problem has been occuring to me for the past like 3 new driver releases. But I had no idea a bad driver could cause that much trouble
  17. No,

    The issue might not be that the driver in itself is a problem, but that it is having a conflict with a specific chipset or component on your system.

    If your friend has the same gpu, motherboard (with same bios version), same other hardware (outside of maybe cpu and memory) then I would say the driver issue is completely eliminated.


    Have you tried resetting your BIOS/CMOS? or try updating it to the newest BIOS
  18. boosted1g said:
    No,

    The issue might not be that the driver in itself is a problem, but that it is having a conflict with a specific chipset or component on your system.

    If your friend has the same gpu, motherboard (with same bios version), same other hardware (outside of maybe cpu and memory) then I would say the driver issue is completely eliminated.


    Have you tried resetting your BIOS/CMOS? or try updating it to the newest BIOS

    I believe the bios is currently updated ill have to check but I dont know how to the reset.....also I dont know what this can tell you but I was just lookin in the bios a few mins ago and my pc froze in the bios...does that lead to the main issue?
  19. If bios is locking up then that is a motherboard or cpu problem, much more likely it is the motherboard.
    Could be that the bios itself was a bad install or bad chip.
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