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Sporadic BSODS on laptop – all DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE @ ntoskrnl.exe+1c3e40

Sporadic BSODS on laptop - all DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE @ ntoskrnl.exe+1c3e40

Sporadic BSODS on laptop – all DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE @ ntoskrnl.exe+1c3e40

Heya, when I first got my computer, I’d had a handful of BSODs. I eventually traced them to bad graphics drivers, managed to revert to a stable version, then all was good for some months.

 

My laptop is a Asus TUF Fx505DU, which is a weird combo of a AMD R7-3750H APU w/ a Nvidia 1660TI dGPU. The manufacturer (Asus) provided drivers are known to be problematic, and as well the recent AMD drivers have had significant reported issues, so I’m on an older version.

 

The last few weeks I’ve had a few out of the blue BSODs again, all the same x09f (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE), all caused by/crash address of ntoskrnl.exe+1c3e40. This is nearly identical to the old ones I was having, except a slightly different crash address.

 

 

(Also I’m not sure if this is normal/relevant, but I’ve always noticed that the “time strings” within BlueScreenView driver stack section are… weird to say the least. Should I be concerned? The system as a whole doesn’t have any issues keeping time as far as I’ve noticed).

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On a possibly related matter, for the past few weeks, as I’m gaming or doing anything that’s high CPU usage, my microphone will mute/unmute itself frequently. I only know this because the OSD will show the prompt/info about it. I believe that’s possibly due to weird power delivery or something of that nature, (coupled with frequent times where my system will ramp up/lock up for a few seconds) but I don’t know how to troubleshoot that further, or whether it’s related to the BSODs I’ve been having.

 

Attached are the Sysnative log and a text file of the Speccy log (edited to remove personal info).

 

 

I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about computers, or rather just enough so that I can get myself into trouble while trying to fix other problems that I’ve had…

 

Thank you all for your time/effort!

 

-Raf

 

edit: Windows Memory Diagnostic came back clean

Edited by raf42, Today, 07:04 PM.

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