View Full Version : Asus G73jh Black Screen Crashes, GSOD (Even after vBIOS flash)

09-19-2013, 06:02 AM
Hello! New member here, although I have been reading these forums for quite some time now.

I've been troubleshooting my GSOD issues for almost two years now. I have flashed the BIOS and vBIOS, here are the versions:

BIOS 211

The vBIOS update worked like a charm for a while, but eventually the GSOD came back.
I've tried several driver versions, with little luck. I'm currently running Catalyst 13.2.
My most recent OS reinstall was within the last 4 months, hasn't helped.
I do clean my fans out frequently, and my GPU temps are usually normal no matter if I'm gaming or just browsing, the laptop isn't hot when it crashes, either.
I downloaded ThrottleStop recently in case C-state may have been the problem, doesn't make a difference.

More about the crash: It sometimes hangs and plays that awful audio stutter loop others have experienced with GSOD. Other times the screen will go black, audio will remain normal and functional, then straight to a GSOD, which looks like this:
Based on what was on the screen it will sometimes be a different color, although same pattern. The audio then cuts off shortlyafter. This will happen mostly when I am gaming, 20 minutes in or even 2 hours in, although it can happen when I'm just browsing the internet. I usually reboot, but sometimes if I wait a little, it will bluescreen. I ran BlueScreenViewer and came up with this:

Crash Time : 9/18/2013 8:37:56 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x00000116
Parameter 1 : fffffa80`05b5d010
Parameter 2 : fffff880`0428c8a4
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : dxgkrnl.sys
Caused By Address : dxgkrnl.sys+5d054
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+75b80

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, I'm quite stumped at this point, and I just want to game without the burden of these random GSOD crashes.