|Thanks for the speedy response, Derek. Much appreciated.|
Thank you for the clarification. I think that helps. To inquiry further: I have a VGA port located at the bottom of the rear panel of the case, unrelated to the graphics card. Is that the way to connect a monitor to the motherboard? Or would there be some sort of other socket directly located on the module?
Back to the topic at hand: Vents are clear; case, power supply, processor, and graphics card fans are all clear and running. The CPU's contact to the heatsink would seem intact.
Here are the error types / numbers I've received in the last few blue screens:
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xC0451020, 0x00000000, 0x8228043C, 0x00000009)
*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x75414428, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8226C9BE)
3) The next reboot last for 10+ minutes runtime before crashing, with no specific error type listed in the blue screen:
*** STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000F, 0x8227EE66, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
4) Then, a much shorter runtime (1-2 minutes) before crashing, again with no specific error type listed:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x8F7A0098, 0x8CC028E8, 0x8CC025E4)
*** RTKVHDA.sys - Address 8F7A0098 base at 8F604000, DateStamp 486c9498
Note that last night I tried to check drivers for the new card through device manager. At that time, the "Roll Back Drivers" option was grayed out and when I tried to update drivers I was informed they were up to date. This afternoon (in the 10 minutes of runtime before the crash noted in #3 above), I checked device manager again. The roll back option was now available. Additionally, the manager successfully found driver updates. However, after 5+ minutes of attempting to install, Windows canceled and noted the following error:
"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device
Windows found drive software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
NVIDIA GeForce 210
This operation returned because the timeout period expired.
If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for drive software."
Finally, Derek, you noted I should install something, but I didn't see a link or file name included. Though it may not mean anything, I'd note that any heat given off by the components or cards are minimal / below notice, and certainly nothing compared to the heat produced by the original card with the inoperable fan.