Originally Posted by Adrenolin
Anyone else having BSOD problems since installing the Atheros card? I started to get them the day I installed the card in my 9300. I installed a 2nd in the wife's 700m and she hasn't had any problems at all. Swapping the cards out in case had a bad one and I still continue to get the BSOD while her 700m is working fine so I know it's not the card. Perhaps the drivers? Time for me to do a system restore from my fully setup Ghost Restore DVD anyways.
The BSOD error is: IRQL_equal_or_less
Anyone run into this before??
Yes, me too...started happening out of the blue every so often after installing the card...can't pin it down to one action that causes it everytime, though usually it happens when I am transfering files across the network...perhaps it is a driver issue...I am going to try the 'x' drivers everyone is talking about and hope it goes away, though it will be quite hard to test since there is no way to reproduce it reliably (i.e. it just 'happens' every other day or something)...if one of us finds a solution, a separate thread is definitely warranted, here! Thanks for mentioning it.
Edit: now that I think about it, this is USUALLY a VIDEO DRIVER issue since it is a fault in nv4_disp.dll or something...if you do a search on any graphics card forum, you will find tons of posts under 'IRQ_not_equal_or_less' or whatever the error actually is...
Edit2: Ok, I removed everything (software and drivers) and JUST reinstalled the 'x' driver...basically, you just go into the folder that says 'Installation CD' and double-click setup, then select 'driver only'...this solved my Super-Slow Boot-Up (Tm) problem that I had been having since Day1 after installing all the XS crud, so I'm optimistic it solved the BSOD as well...will report back.