Is my BSOD a motherboard problem?

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ffooby

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So, I reinstalled windows again, sticking it on the usb according to that video. I get on, and I have my graphics card plugged in this time. I download the driver for the graphics card. I update windows experience index since I've been using it as a sort of "test" in the beginning, and it crashed before I even bothered with any windows updates or anything else.

Am I stupid to base anything off of crashing on WEI or should I just never crash on that to begin with? The problem can't necessarily just be my graphics card, as like I said, I've crashed plenty without it.
 

ffooby

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BIOS is f9 out of the box. I've reinstalled windows almost a handful of times now; one of the times I reinstalled it without the graphics card in, I ran the WEI and it went through fine, but then later on I crashed on the windows update for the .net framework.

Edit: Misread what you said, I'll give it a shot. But even if it doesn't crash, I'm not sure what to glean from that if it's still crashing without the gpu.
 

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Tried to run WEI before I took out my gpu. It crashed a little under midway through, during something called the direct 3d ALU assessment. Took out the gpu, tried running the WEI again, and it crashed but gave me an error I never saw before. It stopped during the part where it was testing my storage, my harddrive I guess. It said the kernel logger was in use by another program or something to that effect; I didn't have time to read it because a few seconds later my computer blue screened.

Edit: It crashes on the part where it analyzes the cpu as well so I guess it doesn't matter as much to be exact with where it crashes during the WEI.
 

ffooby

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Jaquith! It's solved. It was an improperly installed cpu heatsink/fan. It was running too hot, I just didn't realize the temperatures were wrong/too high because I've never monitored temperatures before. Reseated the fan and put a little more thermal paste in, and there are no more crashes.

Thank you a ton for your responses and for trying to help.
 

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