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Random display artifacts

Q: Random display artifacts

I got a minor problem with my system. I highly doubt it is from the 9600GT card my friend give me. The symptom is: at random startup the screen will display artifacts, to be exact it actually looks like there are tiny glitters all over the screen randomly. and the display will shutoff intermittently.

always solved by a reboot. always. sometimes what i notice is, the fan is not as noisy as usual when startup, and the problem appear.

not a big deal, but getting quite irritating having to reboot to solve the problem. i've tried cleaning the card contact also of course clean the HSF and redo thermal gel.

anyone have any idea? and of course, drivers are 258.xx from nvidia web.

Core E6300 1.86, 3GB DDR2, 1000GB HDD, MSI 9600GT OC 512, LG L196WTQ 1440x900, AcBel 400W PSU.

P.S. never had any similar experience with my old 9500GT card.

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A: Random display artifacts

Are these artifacts displayed before and after Windows starts?
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A:Solved: HELP! nvlddmkm.sys not responding, coloured artifacts, display driver blue sc

Just an update to anyone who find this thread and reads it, this problem has been solved.

I decided after some research that the graphics card had died and have bought a better one off a friend. Installed the new drivers and it seems to now be working fine again, plus I have the added advantage of more power

I noticed when my old card was removed there was a horrific amount of dust gathers all over it. Not being the most hardware-literate of computer users, I have never really opened the case because I've not had the money to upgrade anything. This may have been what caused the card to die, who knows.

Anyway, if anyone has an issue like this, that's what solved it for me, so give it a go!
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A:random directory display

You need to figure out what is triggering the event. Look in Task Scheduler and see what is shown there.
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I have a feeling that it is my gpu, but I don't know if it is a hardware or driver problem.

Attached is my dmp. file

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A:Random restarts/No display


Based on 1 single dump you have attached and based on what you say... its a Bugcheck 116 (Video TDR failure) ... pointing towards the Nvidia drivers.

Before we try the solution please do the below

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A:I have Random BSD and Patchy Video Display?

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
Should you have problems with the perfmon report, please disregard it (I don't use it very much anyway).
Should the app lock up for more than 15 minutes while searching for Network information (it does this in my copy of W10), go ahead and kill the app. 
Then navigate to the Documents folder and zip up the 18 reports in the SysnativeFileCollectionApp folder - then upload that with your next post.
If that doesn't work, then you can try this new app (from a friend of mine):
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.
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A:Display issues & Random Crashing

Your UEFI/BIOS (version P1.30) dates from 2014.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.This is an interesting (and fairly rare) BSOD error code (STOP 0x154) Reset your Windows Store apps: your Windows Store apps: Please uninstall MalwareBytes as it has a memory resident component that may be conflicting with your AVGShould you choose to reinstall it (after the system is stabilized), please DO NOT let it enroll you in the trial for the Pro version (that's the part that is memory resident). If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: following is for informational purposes only.[font=lucida console]**************************Wed Aug 19 02:24:00.013 2015 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\081915-7078-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 10240 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]1024[/B]0.16430.amd64fre.th1.150807-2049
System Uptime:[B]1 days 22:53:05.691[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for spaceport.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for spaceport.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for partmgr.sys
Probably caused by :[B]ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!SMKM_STORE<SM_TRAITS>::SmStUnhandledExceptionFilter+22 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]154, {ffffe001dc911000, ffffd00023396c60, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=]UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION (154)[/url]
Arg1: ffffe001dc911000, Pointer to the store context or data manager
Arg2: ffffd00023396c60, Exception information
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Reserved
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Reserved
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x154_nt!SMKM_STORE_SM_TRAITS_::SmStUnhandledExceptionFilter[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3500
CurrentSpeed: [B]3499[/B]
  BIOS Version                  P1.30
  BIOS Release Date             05/22/2014
  Manufacturer                  To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  Baseboard Manufacturer        ASRock
  Product Name                  To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  Baseboard Product             Z97 Extreme6
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Sounds like it could be the ACPI or chipset drivers. Have you tried re-installing them?
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A:Random Crashing from Display Adapter

Bump.. any suggestions?

Heres some minidumps I'll upload

I randomly searched a site on google and got this

Edit : I dropboxed them

First instance :

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A:No Video Display After Random Crash

Greetings Pal,

So first of all, I want to say kudos to you for the very detailed description of your problem. I will try my best to help you determine the cause of this issue as I will attempt to cross out some possible causes. This is not a solution to your problem however.

If I had to take an educated guess, Id have to say your drivers are the problem. Safe mode loads using the least amount of Drivers, therefore you will have to address this issue by going into "Device Manager" (Type it into the Start Menu) Look for any xs next to your driver and update. (This will not work unless ur select "Safe Mode with Networking."

My first possible attempt would be to get into safe mode again, control panel, and remove the two 30 day trail programs you downloaded. This should free up some space so that you can move around a little faster to determine the issue.

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A:Random crashes and display drive freeze

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A:Random freezes, possibly to do with display drivers?

It says I'm not permitted to load a speccy snapshot, so here's som copypasta:
Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    Intel Core i7 2860QM @ 2.50GHz    47 °C
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    EUROCOM P150HM Racer (SOCKET 0)    46 °C
    Standard Monitor ([email protected])
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer)
    931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVT-22A1YT0 (SATA)    43 °C
Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
With a closer look at graphics:

            Name    Standard Monitor on
            Current Resolution    1400x1050 pixels
            Work Resolution    1400x999 pixels
            State    Enabled, Primary
            Monitor Width    1400
            Monitor Height    1050
            Monitor BPP    32 bits per pixel
            Monitor Frequency    1 Hz
            Device    \\.\DISPLAY1
        ATI AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series
            Manufacturer    ATI
            Model    AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series
            GPU    Blackcomb
            Device ID    1002-6720
            Subvendor    CLEVO/KAPOK Computer (1558)
            Current Performance Level    Level 0
            Release Date    Jan 06, 2011
            DirectX Support    11.0
            DirectX Shader Model    5.0
            OpenGL Support    4.1
            Bios Core Clock    100.00
            Bios Mem Clock    150.00
            ROPs    32
            Shaders    960 unified
                Count of performance levels : 1
                    Level 1
and motherboard:

    Manufacturer    EUROCOM
    Model    P150HM Racer (SOCKET 0)
    Version    Not Applicable
    Chipset Vendor    Intel
    Chipset Model    Sandy Bridge
    Chipset Revision    09
    Southbridge Vendor    Intel
    Southbridge Model    HM65
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You have D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.A2) - Win7 does not like these devices and, if using older (Vista-era) drivers, will spit out BSOD's rapidly! Here's my rant on these devices:

I do not recommend using wireless USB devices. Especially in Win7 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7 - and using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win7 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful.

Wired networking is disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).
Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

McAfee's present in the dumps - it doesn't mean anything, it's just a "hunch" on my part. Please try this to rule it out:

Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the McAfee from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of McAfee using this free tool: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe) (This link has changed a lot. If it doesn't work, search for McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool)
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus, then check to ensure that the Windows Firewall is turned on.
- check to see if this fixes the BSOD's
NOTE: NEVER run more than 1 anti-virus, firewall, Internet Security/Security Center application at the same time.

2 different BSOD's - so it's uncertain what's causing this.
For the most recent (STOP 0x116) - try this troubleshooting topic: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
For the other BSOD (STOP 0xA) - please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

Finally, there are lots of older (2009 and earlier)_drivers present in the memory dump. Please update them from the manufacturer's website. There's a list of drivers with dates below this - use that list, along with the links below the list, to find and update the drivers. Post back with questions for any problems that you may have.

If the above steps don't stop the BSOD's, please zip up and upload any new memory dumps with your next post - and we'll see what we can figure out from there.

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs

- Further info on BSOD error messages available at:
- Info on how to troubleshoot BSOD's (DRAFT):
- How I do it:



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After installing the new motherboard did you format and reinstall the OS and then install all of the correct drivers?
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A:Strange random errors (display corruption, freezes)

What kind of display cards have you been using?

And can you post a screenshot of the problem?

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Hi and welcome.
I have a Gigae Byte silent HD 6770 and my temps are 47.5C, 47.5C and 51C at idle. Similar to yours. Download Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.5 | techPowerUp and run it whilst gaming and set the options to log to a file and show maximum temperatures. This will show you if it is overheating. Do you have plenty of cooling in your case? I suspect you need to keep the VGA temps card below 80C maximum. Mine don't really go much over 77 to 77C.
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Update the display driver to 352.86 WHQL and see how it goes.

NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800d070010, fffff88006059a08, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7aca08 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800d070010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88006059a08, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
fffff880`06059a08 48ff258126edff jmp qword ptr [nvlddmkm+0x67f090 (fffff880`05f2c090)]






ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17336 (debuggers(dbg).150226-1500) amd64fre

fffff880`06806a48 fffff880`06342134 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`0d070010 fffff880`06059a08 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
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fffff880`06059a08 48ff258126edff jmp qword ptr [nvlddmkm+0x67f090 (fffff880`05f2c090)]

SYMBOL_NAME: nvlddmkm+7aca08


MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm

IMAGE_NAME: nvlddmkm.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys


FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: km:x64_0x116_image_nvlddmkm.sys

FAILURE_ID_HASH: {1f9e0448-3238-5868-3678-c8e526bb1edc}

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`058ad000 fffff880`062e5000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Apr 09 02:02:37 2015 (55259065)
CheckSum: 009F7AE7
ImageSize: 00A38000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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have you tried plugging the monitor into any other computer?
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A:card artifacts?

I'm not seeing what you are referring to as artifacts, then again I've always thought minecraft looked like digital noise to begin with. .
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ASUS A8V Motherboard
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[pure guesswork]
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While you are updating check to be sure your BIOS is current.
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A:Graphic artifacts

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firstly update your nvidia driver to the latest version, or roll back if youve recently upgraded it.

secondly do a ram test, artifacts in games is a classic sign of dying ram.
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Try doing a clean install of the latest drivers from amd AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta Driver for Windows
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Computer details:
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Up rated PSU
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A:Scanner Artifacts

Without seeing the original I can't make a comparison, but that looks just like the brightness is turned up too much on the image. I really don't have any suggestion how to fix it if just altering the brightness in something like photoshop doesn't fix it. Perhaps this is a common problem and someone else will know, I've never had issues with scanners.
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A:Artifacts on monitor--anything I can do?

If Dell doesn't want to play, I don't think there's much you can do besides replace it and take it to a recycling center.
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Try MyUninstaller:
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What do you think, feedback appreciated.

A:Artifacts 30s after turning on...???

Have a multimeter? If so might want to check the voltages as software readings (including the one in the bios) are not the best. If so here is how to test,

Testing Your Power Supply With a Multimeter - Tech Support Forum
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A:Graphics Artifacts

If the problem didn't go away when you had a new PSU with the old card, than it isn't the PSU. Have you tried all of your configuration on a different motherboard to weed out the mobo from the to-do list? And about the PSU and the card, it's enough wattage but the amperage on teh +12v rail is appalling, weak 12v rails will shorten a video card like this's life(Although it might not be necessarily the cause of the current problem). You should've bought a good PSU from Antec, Enermax, or Corsair with a combined +12v rating of ~35a or more. But for the problem at the moment lets weed out the motherboard.
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also similar artifacts in Company of Heroes

i didn't get any while playing Mafia 2 or Counter Strike Source though

i have never changed any clock speeds on my gfx card. on occasion i will turn up the fan speed by 20% manually (stays at 40% ALWAYS on auto)

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A:Desktop Artifacts

Try an update to your graphics driver.
If it's only after quitting COD it might be specific and not be that of a problem.

If it keeps happening though, this might be a hardware issue.Look for overheated graphics card or replace if it goes on.
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Can you return it? Does it have a thermal sensor that reports temperature? What's the temperature in your case? It could just be a bad card.
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A:Artifacts and BSODs

Sounds like a overheating issue. Fans need to be at the recommended rpms [just turning doesn't count]. How hot is the air coming out of the power supply when you put your hand back there.
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What happens if you swap the monitors on the 460 GTX outputs?
Are the artifacts still on the same monitor?
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A:No artifacts when overclocking

Using a proper stress testing app like Kombustor or Furmark will show what Vantage fails to uncover in regards to artifacts.

Vantage is okay, but not as a definitive stress tester. However Vantage is still useful in other ways.

With Vanatge - pay attention to the FPS counter in each test.

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Sounds like a driver problem.
Did you download the driver from Win update or the manufacturer?
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A:New widescreen, flickering and artifacts

Card too hot?

Hello again,
After using the monitor for a few days, I think that the problem is due to the video card getting too hot. The card is now idling at about 50C. When I play HL2 for about 5 minutes it gets up to 61/62C and then I start seeing artifacts and major stuttering. Settings are mostly on medium, including AA and AF. These temps wouldn't cause problems on my 17" at 1024x768 even at high you think that moving to 20" 1680x1050 made that much of a difference?

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A:Driver problems, artifacts (GTX 560 Ti)

snacks said:

It was fine a while ago, but I've come back after a month and this is pretty bad. I tried Crysis 2, there was something wrong with the game (a gray line coming out of the hands). This was after TF2 completely locked up the entire computer after about half an hour. I tried uninstalling the drivers and had the exe on the desktop. I restarted the computer and in safe mode, half of my icons were missing, including the driver exe. I tried running different drivers from folders and off a flash drive, every single install failed. I restarted the computer, and it booted normally to the desktop as if the drivers were still installed. It seemed fine, aside from Firefox locking up the entire computer. But I don't know what happened, and when I tried Mass Effect, there were blinking black squares everywhere.

The GPU temp is low, 30 idle and maybe 60 when in a game. DX Diag and Device Manager say driver version is 6.14.0012.7533, not sure what that means. Presumably 275.33, as that's what the Mass Effect launcher said. Should I try updating my drivers? I don't know, seeing as how incredibly badly that went the last time. I need to figure out what went wrong.

Asus P5G41T M LX
Corsair XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
EVGA Geforce GTX 560 Ti 1024mb

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Head over to and get the latest drivers.
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What psu do you have?
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I need some help, no one can seem to tell me what the issue is that I am having.
I just got my buddy's old gaming pc off him and after I built it I had an unusual issue with artifacts. I can watch YouTube, Netflix, downloaded content and game perfectly and in 1080 but when I try to stream using Putlocker, Cucirca or CraveTV I get artifacts but only within the webplayer, NOT the entire screen.
Since this is not over the entire screen, every comp store and the IT guys at my work say it isn't the gpu. If it's not the gpu then what is it and how do I fix it?
Please help!
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I notice that my motherboard loading screen also has artifacts.

A:BSOD on every PC restart and artifacts

► Dumps indicate to stop 0x116.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8006038010, fffff88006a4eefc, 0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+8efc )

Followup: MachineOwner
Follow STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting.

► Uninstall Daemon Tools.

► Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

► Install Service pack 1 and all the other updates.

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows

► The BIOS is very old. Plan to update it.

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.1, 28.5.2008.
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