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PC Crashing Whilst Playing Games

Q: PC Crashing Whilst Playing Games

First off it doesn't only crash when playing games, just almost all of the time.
I cannot remember when this first started but i assume it was around the time of windows 10, my PSU became very hot which i noticed upon crashes, so i used an external fan to keep it cool, which it did a very good job of. however, today it has been crashing constantly when playing games, sometimes after 1m or 1h, the PSU is very cool however my CPU fan becomes very hot so i can only assume it is the CPU that is messing up (the CPU fan is still running so that is not broken). i get no blue screen or error message it just shuts down, sometimes automatically restarting but other times pending on me turning it back on.
I have tried reinstalling windows, looked online for hours with no luck. i saw something about updating BIOS but that is beyond me and sounds dangerous from all the warnings i see online. on one error i got a watchdog code which i looked up to find multiple causes, one involving a faulty CPU, i am reluctant to replace it if it is not necessary but am desperate for any help, on the crash event viewer it just says that windows shut down unexpectedly, no error codes or solutions, thanks for any help

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A: PC Crashing Whilst Playing Games

Hey,

First, it is very hard to give advise when we don't know what system you have.
Please give the make and model, service tag if available, or if custom please list all the exact parts (eg don't list 500w psu, list the full model Corsair CX500W CMPSU-500CX)
Alternatively you can run the TSG utility and copy and paste the info back here.

Next you need to check your temps, both at idle and under load.
Ideally at idle in the BIOS and under load using monitoring software (lots available but the more accurate will be one provided by the motherboard manufacturer if available).
Report all the temps back here (CPU, Motherboard, GPU)

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so i have just had a new problem with my pc of which randomly when im gaming i recieve a shutdown it doesnt prompt me it just shutsdown like i unplugged it but this only happens when playing certain games such as minecraft(idk why this since iv been able to play this at 300 frames without a flaw for a couple years) arma 3 arma 2 and ark survival evolved im not sure why im having this problem but i read that it could be a psu problem of which they said to download and test it with furmark and i ran it for about 11 minutes fine with temp of 33C and a max temp of 79C which i dont think is alot since its at 99% load

here are my specs
GPU: GTX 650TI 1GB
CPU: AMD FX - 6300 Six Core Processor
Memory: 8GB RAM
PSU: 650W ACE Blk PSU 12cm Red Fan
OS: windows 7 home premium
Motherboard: M5A78L-MLE
 

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I have had my laptop for about a week now, and in the last two days I have had a recurring problem. Whilst playing games (specifically LoL and Smite), the laptop screen completely freezes up and I hear a buzzing sound. The only way I have been able to get out of this is to power off the laptop but taking out the battery. It has gone up in frequency and I do not have any solutions so any help would be useful. My laptop specs are:

15.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixel, 100.45 ppi) TN matt display
Intel? Core? i7 4510U Processor
Intel HD Graphics 4400 + nVidia GeForce 820M (2 GB)
Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit)
8 GB DDR3L RAM

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

Code:
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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My system is suffering from BSOD, It only happens when I play games and only with some games not all, and with those games affected it happens randomly, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes an hour +

Have tried reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers, Used MSI Afterburner / CPUID HWMonitor to check if it was overheating but it doesn't seem to be the case, Thought it might be some malware or something like BitMiner but nothing there

System Specs - Desktop

- Windows 7 x64
- No OS was installed on system, used an existing 7 disk
- Full retail version
- Approx. 5 Months
- Installed OS same day as I received computer, never reinstalled

- CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
- MotherBoard: Asus H81M-PLUS
- Power Supply: CORSAIR 550W VS

Speccy - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/y...p8UXVJ3OauE4fM

Hope its an obvious problem, even if it s a serious one, so I can get it sorted out

Thanks

A:BSOD whilst playing some games

Hi,

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.


Code:

2: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`05d95a48 fffff880`04c95140 nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`05d95a50 fffff880`04c68867 dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`05d95a90 fffff880`04c94f4f dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
fffff880`05d95b40 fffff880`04d6403d dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
fffff880`05d95bc0 fffff800`0311c73a dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
fffff880`05d95c00 fffff800`02e718e6 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`05d95c40 00000000`00000000 nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16
DirectX was doing some worker thread work, noted that the display driver needed to reset from a timeout, attempted to reset, but failed to reset in the allocated period of time, therefore the box bug checked.

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1. Ensure you have the latest video card drivers. If you are already on the latest video card drivers, uninstall and install a version or a few versions behind the latest to ensure it's not a latest driver only issue. If you have already experimented with the latest video card driver and many previous versions, please give the beta driver for your card a try.

2. Uninstall whichever of these you have:

ASUS Kernel Mode Driver, Asus Smart Doctor/iTracker 2, Asus GPU Tweak, and GPU Tweak Streaming.

I can see the driver I am just unsure of which.

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Hi,

This is my first post here and after looking around for a while I'm still having problems.

I have read the Posting Instructions and used the SF Diagnostic Tool, results included.
I'm not sure if that includes all my system information, but if anything is missing I'll post as soon as I can.

To clarify further the BSOD has happened on a variety of games, sometimes it can happen with in 5mins of loading one other times I am good for a couple of hours or I can play till I've quit the game with no crashing.

I have done scans with MSE, Spybot and Malware Bytes with no issues found.
From looking at other threads, one recommended using a driver scanner to check for updates (SlimDrives), again no updates found.

That's all I can think of for now, also to be honest I am a bit reluctant in having to do a full re-install and would very much like to avoid that if possible.

Thanks in advance,
Mick

A:BSOD whilst playing games

Looks like hardware can you follow this tutorial: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Post back the results

Thanks

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Attachment 286409Hey ive got a problem which has only started happening the last few weeks. when i play bf3 i get a blue screen with no error code withing 5 mins of play time, its now doing it with war thunder after around 1 hours play. previously it never done this i could play for hours with no problems at all. i done some looking around and saw that i should download whocrashed this is what it said.

On Tue 17/09/2013 23:39:08 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\091813-22937-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12903)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80079E8028, 0xF20F2000, 0x175)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.

PC Specs
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 B60 (was a amd phenom 2 core which i unlocked the other 2)
Deneb 45nm Technolog... Read more

A:BSOD whilst playing games.

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Hey guys. So for the past few months whenever i play any games i eventually get BSOD.. sometimes 5 minutes in.. sometimes an hour in. I've downloaded blue screen viewer and got a couple of screenshots of a couple of different bsod's.. these 2 seem to be the only ones that come up. I tried running a ram tester and that came back with no errors.. Just wondering if anyone can decipher this for me.
Furthermore.. i don't know if this is related or not but if i leave my computer on for say a day or so, everything starts to lag.. videos start to stutter and there is just lag in general in everything i do.. once i restart it all comes good... for a while but then starts up again. I tried disabling every non essential startup program but it still does it.
Thanks guys!
Also.. i am trying to add the dump files but can't figure out how to gain permission to do so...

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Title pretty much tells you the issue, and hopefully the file requested will explain what is wrong.

I'll just add I've ran memtest for 8 hours with no errors.

So my RAM is safe.

Hope you can help, I can't take it anymore

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Windows 7 . .- x64- the original installed OS on the system- an OEM- Bought in September 2010- The OS is the original installed and has not been re-installed

I get a blue screen of death whilst playing the sims. It appears after a while and so I thought it was video card related but reinstalling the video card and updating the directx version has done nothing.
The OS has been unotuched on the laptop since it was bought in September and there hasn't been any problems with it other than this.
Any help would be much appreciated

The required attached zip file has both the perfmon report and the collected data from the tool

A:BSOD whilst playing games

bump - can anyone help me?

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Hello everyone,

My laptop seems to have started switching itself off at random times when I am playing games, specifically STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, World in Conflict, The Sims 2, and probably others as well. I assume it is something to do with the graphics card or memory.

I was able to stop World in Conflict switching off by lowering the game detail settings, but the problem remains for STALKER, even if I switch the graphics to the lowest settings. This problem didn't occur a few months ago when I last installed it, and my computer is more than capable of running these games.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to solve this problem, or at least what type of problem it is? Can I change my video/memory settings to compensate? I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570.

I posted this question in the 'Games' section earlier, but I'm not sure it actually counts as a 'Game' problem.

Thanks alot for your help,
JollySam
 

A:Computer switches self off whilst playing games

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following it custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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Hello all,

This is my first post on these very helpful forums. I hope someone will be able to assist me.

I have a HP ProBook running Windows 7. Ever since I got the laptop, I often get BSODs while attempting to run games (Total War series, The Force Unleashed, just to name a couple). This does not occur with all games, nor does it occur with any other type of software (granted, I mainly use my Windows installation for gaming and other simple tasks such as word processing).

I'm uploading the DM Log Collector output .zip file.

Any help would be greately appreciated.

EDIT: I added the output from BlueScreenView, that blames 'atikmdag.sys' for the crash. Just in case this info can be of any help to you.

EDIT: Here is my system info:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Hewlett-Packard 1948
BIOS: Default System BIOS
TOTAL MEMORY: 8,00 GB
HDD: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100
SOUND CARD: (1) IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (2) Intel(R) Display Audio
GRAPHICS CARD: (1) AMD Radeon HD 8750M (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

A:BSOD whilst playing various video games

Here is the BlueScreenView output.

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my computer keeps on freezing whilst i play games online and i have to restart it manual cause i cant get back to the desktop ctrl alt delete doesnt work can anyone help me shed some light on the problem much appreciated thanks
 

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I've had many crashes and BSoD problems lately. Hopefully somebody here can help.

A:BSOD after start-up and whilst playing several games

Sorry. I forgot to mention. After reading that a lot of crashes are caused by Daemon Tools, I uninstalled it. Then I ran the SF diagnostics tool.

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hello, i have just bought a new graphics card and overclocked my pc to achieve a 1:1 CPURAM. My temps and voltages are all fine, max temp for cpu is 55 degrees and gpu max about 75 degrees depending on how much i want to put the fan on (at 80% 75 degrees). Look at my pc specs to get an idea of the OC.
i have updated video drivers and this only occurs when im playing games.
The sound sometimes freezes with the image too, i cant return to my desktop and all i can do is manually restart my computer.
There is no error displayed in the event viewer, and im wrpping my brain with what it could be, i have a termaltake 550 WATT PSU thats about a year old. iahve 2 SATA HDD , any ideas?
thanks
 

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Hey guys,
OK, basically i'm having GSODs (grey striped screen of death) whenever I try to play Borderlands or BFBC2..its always about 3-5mins into the game and ALWAYS happens. The odd thing is that I was playing L4D2 for months with not a sniff of a BSOD until now.
I've gone through test after test after test and made little progress into finding out whats wrong + i've replaced the PSU, HDD & RAM in the hope that these might be causing the issues without getting into big ??s for a new GPU, CPU or MB.
The system is circa Oct 09...so components are still fairly new.

I'm not familiar with the more intrinsic areas of the PC like the Bios settings as i've never had a reason to be familiar with them so i've left my voltage settings on auto as I wouldn't have a clue as to what voltages I need to set everything to.
I've attached an analysis file in the hope that someone much cleverer than me can tell me what's wrong.

Thanks guys!

A:GSOD crashes only whilst playing games

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ragefree


Hey guys,
OK, basically i'm having GSODs (grey striped screen of death) whenever I try to play Borderlands or BFBC2..its always about 3-5mins into the game and ALWAYS happens. The odd thing is that I was playing L4D2 for months with not a sniff of a BSOD until now.
I've gone through test after test after test and made little progress into finding out whats wrong + i've replaced the PSU, HDD & RAM in the hope that these might be causing the issues without getting into big ??s for a new GPU, CPU or MB.
The system is circa Oct 09...so components are still fairly new.

I'm not familiar with the more intrinsic areas of the PC like the Bios settings as i've never had a reason to be familiar with them so i've left my voltage settings on auto as I wouldn't have a clue as to what voltages I need to set everything to.
I've attached an analysis file in the hope that someone much cleverer than me can tell me what's wrong.

Thanks guys!


Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess it one of the Hardware that has caused the problem. Follow this link it should help you http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html






Quote:
Run the Memory Diagnostic & HD Diagnostic

Also i would recommend to run System Integrity Checker
Start > Run > CMD >Right Click and Run as administrator > SFC/ SCANNOW


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Any help is greatly appreciated.
HJT LOG

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:17:23 PM, on 9/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spupdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\Shared Files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\s... Read more

A:Huge lag spikes whilst playing online games..

These spikes are random and my internet is not to blame..
 

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My games have been randomly minimising whilst playing for a while now and to be honest it doesn't really bother me that much but it would still be nice to fix It happens every 5 minutes or so... Will add a print screen of my Task Manager to see if that helps you... I'm not very good with P.C's but should you require more information about something I'll be happy to provide! Thank you so much!
 

A:Games randomly minimising to desktop whilst playing

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Hey, im having the most annoying problems. Fresh install for windows 7 ultimate x64, never experienced problems like this before. So whats happening, first off when i went to install windows 7 it took 6 times to get an install without problems. Secondly now that ive got a good install, im experiencing numerous problems. I've had 3 bsod's and a few times a day im experiencing crashes like i haven't seen before. The whole computer freezes. i cant even turn num lock on my keyboard and worst of all i cant even click the restart button i actually have to turn it off at the mains. i normally experience this when playing a game, but non of my components are overheating, i think it could be my hard drive as i had the problems installing software on previous windows installation.

Any idea's how to fix this?

A:Random computer Freeze whilst playing games and w

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hello!

So let first start of by saying that i've been trying to get rid of these BSoD a long time,
this is not my first time asking for help on forums. I'm going to link to a page where i have posted most of my problems with this computer and they've tried to help me, anyway here it is: BSoDs & Reboots That's the site where i got most help.

Anyway on to the problem, they've concluded it's memory corruption and i've ran Memtest86+ twice & 6-7 passes on the sticks in different slots. I've tried to change
the speeds and timings on them, but my computer refuses to use them as my computer freezes and upon reboot it gives me some error telling me "Overclock failed, reset to default?" although it isn't really overclocking it's their default value. The BSoD problem persisted. So after not getting any responses to my latest posts i thought that i'd remove one memory stick too see if it'd work. And it did, i've only gotten 2-3 BSoDs since and that's 3 weeks, i was used to getting them 3 times a day if not more. Reason for making this thread is that i got one while idling today.
Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
Yes
- an OEM or full retail version?
Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
1 year and a couple of months old.
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
7 months, i think i reinstalled it in February

A:BSoD whilst playing games, idling and browsing the internet.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sumatran


Hello!

So let first start of by saying that i've been trying to get rid of these BSoD a long time,
this is not my first time asking for help on forums. I'm going to link to a page where i have posted most of my problems with this computer and they've tried to help me, anyway here it is: BSoDs & Reboots That's the site where i got most help.

Anyway on to the problem, they've concluded it's memory corruption and i've ran Memtest86+ twice & 6-7 passes on the sticks in different slots. I've tried to change
the speeds and timings on them, but my computer refuses to use them as my computer freezes and upon reboot it gives me some error telling me "Overclock failed, reset to default?" although it isn't really overclocking it's their default value. The BSoD problem persisted. So after not getting any responses to my latest posts i thought that i'd remove one memory stick too see if it'd work. And it did, i've only gotten 2-3 BSoDs since and that's 3 weeks, i was used to getting them 3 times a day if not more. Reason for making this thread is that i got one while idling today.
Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
Yes
- an OEM or full retail version?
Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
1 year and a couple of months old.
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
7 months, i think i reinstalled i... Read more

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Lately my system has been crashing frequently when playing games or waking from sleep mode and I have a feeling it's happening due to my GPU but I'm not too sure, I'm scratching my brain here.

I could use some help with figuring out the issue, I've attached my dumps and such.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:BSOD whilst playing games and waking from sleep, error 0x00000116

Hello Colegate, Welcome to the Forums, I'll help if I can.

I had trouble finding very much in your most recent dump files. This is what I got


Code:
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
....Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
..Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
...
I had to go back to a dump on 11/6 I think to get any usable info


Code:
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800b4b2260, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
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I recently changed my mother board to an ASUS maximus vii ranger and have been having a few problems with the transition.

I had to replace my SSD initially as i found that it was incompatible with the motherboard. I had been looking at upgrading that part of the system anyway so that was no problem.

Shortly after sorting out the booting issues due to the incompatible SSD i found my computer generating a lot of BSODs during normal operation of windows. This was rectified by updating my windows to the current version using windows update.

The 0124 BSODs have been occurring mainly on intensive games such as GTA V and Far Cry 4.

Any information you could provide me with in order to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD 0124 whilst playing any games after recent motherboard change.

From your post. Please explain with more detail.






Quote:
I had to replace my SSD initially as i found that it was incompatible with the motherboard.


Did you do a Clean Install of Windows after the new hardware were installed?

Could you show what power supply is in your computer in My System Specs.

I'm no BSOD expert but those are a few things I noticed.

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Hi - 2 problems. When playing King games such as Candy Crush or Scrabble, after a short while, the screen jumps a few centimeters. It usually moves up and I have to use two fingers on my touchpad to set it in the right place again.Also, and this may be related, after a while of playing a game the cursor becomes erratic. I cannot move it properly and it often increases the zoom on Google Chrome. If I do nothing for around 5 seconds, I can then use the cursor again as normal.I'm wondering if this is due to the constant moving around of the cursor when playing such games. But this shouldn't happen! I had no problem with my previous Samsung laptop.Any advice welcome...

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Not sure what is going wrong with my comp, i recently over clocked it and set it to 4.0GHz if that helps?

A:BSOD whilst playing Games, also sometimes just randomly BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800881A038
BCP3: 00000000BE000000
BCP4: 000000000100110A
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\011015-18454-01.dmp
C:\Users\Hayden\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-17960332-0.sysdata.xml

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So I get those crashes where my screen freezes and then goes dark ( lost signal). It happens at random with Blade and Soul , and happens every 5 minutes with World of Warcraft.

This started like 2 months ago ( only found this forum today , thanks for that) , before that the screen would just flash and I'd get the "display driver stopped responding and recovered".

Yesterday ( 02/16/2016) I got 5 crashes and I got 1 today.

What I already tried:
A lot of different versions of AMD drivers ( using DDU to install the new ones)
Reset windows 10 on a lot of occasions
Removed Windows 10 auto updater.
Tried the amd support forums ( it only made matters worse)
Tried the World of warcraft support forums ( also only made matters worse)

Here is the dump file:

A:Crashing only when playing certain games.

Suggestions while you wait on a proper BSOD analyzer to read your DMP file. Check for heat related or voltage issues, monitor temps for GPU, CPU and fan speeds with HWInfo choose correct 32bit or 64bit http://www.hwinfo.com/

Would be best if you can monitor them within game and can be done with combinations of 2 software, HWInfo listed above and MSI Afterburner or Riva Tuner and MSI Afterburner.
http://www.overclock.net/a/how-to-us...splay-and-more

Riva Tuner
http://www.guru3d.com/content-page/rivatuner.html
MSI Afterburner
https://gaming.msi.com/es/features/afterburner

When you first received flash in screen and "display driver stopped responding and recovered", did it list any particular file like here ?
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-arti...rmessages.aspx

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Hey guys, long time lurker, but never felt the need to get an account until now lol. I just bought a PC off cyberpower but it keeps crashing when playing games such as WoW or CS source. The specs are:
AMD Phenom X4 945 (4)
MB: Gigabyte MA790XT-4UDP
HD: Western digital - WD3200AAJS - 300 GB
GPU: HD 4850 Radaeon
8 GB of ram

So when I first got it, and it started freezing up I bought it with a Nvidia 9500 GT and I assumed it must have been the vid card but it keeps freezing still. I am running on Vista (64 bit) and not too sure how to fix it. One day I lowered my Vista display settings and WoW was running perfectly but then the next day I tried booting it up again with the same settings and I kept crashing.
Just today I realized a message when loading up my comp stating: AMD data change- update new data to DMI, I wasn't too sure what it meant but I played with the BIOS and tried seeing if SATA2 connection to my HD was the problem? I think it is MOBO or HD related but can't be sure, I am in desperate need of help and would appreciate any advice, thanks guys.
 

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Noticed a trend that my computer will bsod while almost every time I play StarCraft II, and also if I'm watching any streams. After the first error, bsods will cascade or windows will sometimes not boot. Errors include irql not less than or equal, bad pool header, memory management, driver irql not less than or equal, system service exception.

I reformatted and reinstalled windows today. Still getting bsods. This version of windows is...
x64
the original installed os on the system
OEM

The age of the hardware is about 9 months.
The operating system installation is about 6 hours, just reformatted and reinstalled today.

Any help is appreciated!

A:crashing while playing games

Hi,

BSODs remaining after reinstall suggest there is a hardware fault of some description.

Please run these hardware tests:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html (run the Blend test as well as the SmallFFTs test)

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

HD Diagnostic

Some of your BSODs mention graphics drivers, be sure to run the Furmark stress test a couple of times (give the graphics card time to cool down in between runs).

Also, if you can find an update for your networking driver update it:

Code:

Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 22:04:13 2009 (49A65B0D) - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html#Rt64win7.sys

BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May 4 18:36:26.519 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:14:50.674
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!FindTimer+59 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_win32k!FindTimer+59
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments ffffffff`ffffffbe 00000000`00000000 fffff960`00177cf1 00000000`00000000
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May 4 18:19:38.810 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:55.700
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+117c3 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_8886
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Hey guys recently my computer has decided to stop playing games. I get about 10 mins max then my pc crashes. The screen turns off and sound produces and stutering type noise.

I thought it would be a driver issiue so updated my drivers with no succes. Done a full system scan for viruses pcs clean. Tried disc defrag. Cleared some more space but nothing i have tried helps.

operating system: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
system manufacturer : packard bell
system model : ixtreme m5722
processor : intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 @2.50GHz (4cpus)
memory : 6244mb ram
running direct x 11
video card : Nvdia geforce gt220

Hope i have enough info for some help in this matter. Use to play games like a dream come true no issiues ever. stopped playing pc for like 6 months now i come back to this crashing problem. Really do not want to restore. Hopefully you guys can help so i can get back to pc gaming
 

A:Pc crashing when playing games

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Hey guys recently my computer has decided to stop playing games. I get about 10 mins max then my pc crashes. The screen turns off and sound produces and stutering type noise.

I thought it would be a driver issiue so updated my drivers with no succes. Done a full system scan for viruses pcs clean. Tried disc defrag. Cleared some more space but nothing i have tried helps.

operating system: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
system manufacturer : packard bell
system model : ixtreme m5722
processor : intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 @2.50GHz (4cpus)
memory : 6244mb ram
running direct x 11
video card : Nvdia geforce gt220

Hope i have enough info for some help in this matter. Use to play games like a dream come true no issiues ever. stopped playing pc for like 6 months now i come back to this crashing problem. Really do not want to restore. Hopefully you guys can help so i can get back to pc gaming
 

A:PC crashing when playing games

What kind of games do you play btw? I'll leave the solution of this problem to other experienced members..
 

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Hi

Hoping you can help. I've got a new PC and it is randomly crashing when playing games. So far its crashed on Total War, SWTOR and Sims 3.

The screen instantly goes blank, the sound freezes and it just stays like that. I have to force it to shut down and restart. I've played around with graphics options for the games and it doesn't seem to make a difference.

I've opened up the case, no dust as the PC is only a few weeks old and nothing seems to be loose. I've ran WhoCrashed and it says there are no valid crash dumps and CPUID it showing the temperature of the graphics card isn't getting above 65c when playing.

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 32-bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Nothing, blank hard disk
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) Bought around a month ago
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? reinstalled everything at the weekend.

? CPU - AMD FX - 6100 6 core - 3.3GHz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 7800 series
? MotherBoard - Gigabyte GA 970A DS3
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 750W don't know what brand it is.

? System Manufacturer - Novatech.
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Any help gratefully received

A:Crashing when playing games

Hi,

Since the PC is brand new, rather than going back & fourth with troubleshooting, contact where you bought it from and get a replacement as it's brand new and still falls under warranty, and a brand new system should never freeze during games.

Regards,

Patrick

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hi i had this problem when i last tried playing games. It will crash and go to a black screen and the sound will go funny making a loud stuttering type noise. I updated my computers psu from a 250 to 500w and has made no differance. Anyone have any ideas

operating system: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
system manufacturer : packard bell
system model : ixtreme m5722
processor : intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 @2.50GHz (4cpus)
memory : 6244mb ram
running direct x 11
video card : Nvdia geforce gt220

I think it is the gt220 i have read their is alot of problems with that card runnin on windows 7. I do not want to buy a new video card unless i have to. It worked fine for months when i first got my pc. Now i just wont play games.

Also cleaned the thing update all drivers done mutiple differant system cleans. Even deleted a ton o stuff just incase. Any ideas

And if i do have to get a new graphics card what would you recomend. I am mainly looking at playing some older games and maybe some new games but not alot as i mainly play ps3 now so just be looking a t getting games on here ps3 do not have.
 

A:Pc still crashing while playing games

Can you run a DXdiag, save the results file as a .txt file then copy and paste it into a reply.
 

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I've been facing this problem for a while, and I have absolutely no idea what to do, tried googling the solutions but none of the posts I found were very helpful. I start playing any game for a while, and then the screen goes all black and in standby mode, the sound keeps playing for a few seconds until it starts looping, and I have to restart. There's no specific time for the crash, sometimes it takes 10 minutes, sometimes 35 minutes...This has been happening for a month now, with games that have been working very fine before, like Skyrim, The Sims 2, Heroes VI, Renegade (which is a bit old so I'm guessing it's not very graphics related..)

Here are some specs of my personalized desktop:
Windows Vista Ultimate Service pack 2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz 2.53 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9400
2.00GB RAM
32-bit Operating system

I also have to point out that I have 1 GB of free space on C, and 6 on D, but it has been like that for over a year now and I haven't faced any problem with it (except more or less slow performance *sometimes*)

I ran a speedfan test since most of those facing similar problems have been asked to do that, and here are the results:
CPU0Fan: 1140 RPM
GPU: 74C
System: 81C
CPU: Between 39-45C (goes up and down every 2 seconds)
AUX: 125C
Temp: 74C
HD0: 43C
Core 0: 58C
Core 1: 58C

Help please? :/

A:Computer crashing a while after playing games

Your cores shouldn't be 58C just at idle. Aswell your gpu is too high for idle.

D/l furmark FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
It'll stress just you video card. If it crashs up, or gets to 105C You have heat issues with the gpu.

Also d/l prime95 |MG| Prime95 27.7 Download
It'll stres just your cpu. If you get over 75C or crash, you have heat issues.

Odds are you need a good cleanout and thermal paste redo.

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Yeah, meh im back I'm not to computer savy so please try to answer in the simplest way as possible lol. Anyways, whenever im playing games/ watching vids, after about 15mins my comp completely turns off and starts this loud beeping noise no blue screen or anything? any help here at all?
 

A:Comp keeps crashing when playing games?

When's the last time you cleaned out your case? CPU and video fans and PSU fans get glogged with dust and your system overheats.
 

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Hi, i have been having problems that when i play games my computer will crash after a few minutes. This problem has been happening for a while now and i decided to finally use the 7 forums.

I think it has something to do with the hardware since i have the WHEA Error:

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 2

The details view of this entry contains further information.

I would really appreciate some help on this problem as it has been bothering me for awhile now. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer Crashing while playing Games

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Boyd23


Hi, i have been having problems that when i play games my computer will crash after a few minutes. This problem has been happening for a while now and i decided to finally use the 7 forums.

I think it has something to do with the hardware since i have the WHEA Error:

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 2

The details view of this entry contains further information.

I would really appreciate some help on this problem as it has been bothering me for awhile now. Thanks in advance.


Well looking at where it says the component reported is the processor core; it sounds like it could be the processor itself that is partially on its way out; or it could be the driver(s) for the cpu processor possibly need updating and or reinstalling. I would try first to see you can update the drivers via the motherboard manufacturers site or the system makers site depending on whether or not it is a custom build.

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Hi there,

When using my computer it will sometimes crash every now and then, it will however crash as soon as I start playing a game. For example when within World of Warcraft it will crash pretty much instantly, I have got a memory dump of which I have attached to this post. If anyone could help that would be brilliant.

I have tried reinstalling the graphics drivers, using the latest drivers from the nVidia website. This started to happen after reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 

A:Computer Crashing When Playing Games

You have not stated anything related to your computer like memory, CPU, available disk space. Whether you have current drivers for your components, etc. Looks like NVidia driver issues.
 

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Well, I'm not quite sure what forum to put this in as I'm not quite sure what the source of the problem is, but hopefully this is fine. Anyways, I'm currently running Vista 32bit and have been having some problems. When I first got the computer everything was fine, games ran just fine and whatnot, but then I started playing Call of Duty 4. The game was a bit unstable to begin with and seemed to get worse as time went on. It would, with relative consistency, bluescreen or just generally crash.

I figured it was just an issue with the drivers since nVidia drivers seem to have problems working on Vista correctly, so I tried various different drivers but to no avail. One driver that I installed seemed to be extraordinarily unstable and made everything run horribly, so naturally I uninstalled it and reinstalled an old drivers that were relatively stable. However, after I reinstalled the old ones, none of my games would work without crashing after like 20-30 minutes. Now, I don't think this crashing was the case with all of my games until after that one driver installation. However, I was really only playing Call of Duty 4 at the time so I'm not sure of the performance of my other games. Before, I could sometimes play Call of Duty 4 for somewhat extended periods, yet now it typically crashes almost immediately. When just doing regular things, like browsing the internet, using Word and whatnot, it is fine. It has only bluescreened me once when I was just at my desktop,... Read more

A:BSOD and crashing when playing games

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So what keeps happening is i start playing a game, anywhere from 1-10 minutes after i start playing my sound just stops and seems to repeat 1-2 seconds of the same sound over and over for about a minute, then just go completely silent, and at the same exact moment the sound starts freaking out i get a funny texture across both of my screens. i took some pictures for what my screen looks like.
Pictures
and as you can see they show up some times as different colors.
the only games I play are World of Warcraft, Sratcraft2, and Call of Duty 4, and this problem had happened with all 3 games.
and one other thing to note, once i restart my computer after this happens, i doesn't seem to happen again till after i turn my computer off regularly, and play again later.

Now a little bit about my computer, I built it about 3 1/2 years ago, never had any problems with it, only upgrade I have ever done is add a new graphics card about 4 months ago(my friend had it laying around and gave it to me). also I use a 32" VIZIO TV for my main monitor and a regular LG monitor as my secondary. Now lastly my specs
Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core Processor 6400+ 3.21GHz
4BG of RAM
GeForce GTX 280

if you need more info just let me know!
and thanks in advance for any help and info
 

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So my computer has been crashing while playing games after updating a bunch of hardware. Screen freezes up with a weird pattern. Vertical running lines over some monocolored background with sound stuttering.
Here's what I've tried so far:
Complete dust cleaning (not dusty since many things are new)
Reseating just about everything
Logging temperature to make sure no overheat (65 C max on GPU, lower on CPU, no overheat)
Making sure my system drivers are updated (graphics, .net framework, directx, etc)
Here are my specs:
OS: Windows 7
GPU: AMD R9 290x
CPU: i5 4670k
MOBO: Gigabyte H8M1 -HD3
Hard drive: Samsung 250 GB SSD
PSU: Corsair 750
Here's what it looks like when it crashes: http://imgur.com/PaZASx5

A:Computer crashing while playing games

What game does it crash? Does it give you any error message?
 
I'm a PC gamer as well, you can find me on Steam by typing Jerky McDilerino into the friend search box, and the first result should be me with a bleepingcomputer profile picture. 

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Hi

First of all, this is my first post so apologies if I miss anything out.

The problem is my PC seems to randomly crash when playing games. It has been doing it for years but seems to have got worse recently after installing Win 7 (32 bit).

The screen instantly goes blank, the sound freezes and it just stays like that. When it reboots it attempts, and fails, to find a solution, and the only way I can get it to boot up again is by using last known configuration on bootup.

It appears to happen much less often if I turn the resolution right down to the minimum on some games, but I really shouldn't have to do that, I have:

AMD Athlon 7750 dual core 2.7g
4GB RAM
Windows 7 32bit
ATI Radeon HD4800

I have a feeling it could be to do with the graphics card but hoping it's something more simple!

Any help and ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] PC crashing when playing games

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Tech Support Forum

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Hi.
Ive just installed sniper v2 and far cry 3. Both games play fine then the computer will freeze and not turn it's self off and other times it just reboots it self. When it freezes i have to restart the computer my self and i get a blue screen error message, with minidump problems. I have added a rar file with .dmp file in to for people to have a look at.

Cheers

A:Windows 7 Keeps crashing when playing games

Hello Defector.

Code:
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8005d068f8, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`0335b6f0 fffff800`02cdad29 : fffffa80`05d068d0 fffffa80`0556eb60 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
fffff880`0335bc10 fffff800`02bba217 : fffffa80`05d068d0 fffff800`02c34658 fffffa80`0556eb60 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2 week old laptop crashing
Help would be much appreciated.

A:New laptop crashing while playing games

Please continue in your old thread: Constant BSOD's Playing Games such as League of Legends

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Hey.

I recently built a new PC.

Here is my dxdiag: http://pastebin.com/defrgnWn

This was my build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FFTWdC

Whenever I launch a game it will either crash to desktop or give me a blue screen. This only happens when I am using my R9 280X graphics card. As a test, I disconnected the R9 280X and used the on-board graphics and this works fine, though obviously not at the greatest quality.

Curiously, I can play TF2 at the lowest possible resolution, but it crashes as soon as I switch it to 1680x1050 (my native res).

All fans are connected and spinning. All drivers have been updated.

Any help very much appreciated! Thank you.

A:R9 280X crashing playing games

  
Quote: Originally Posted by YouAndI


Hey.

I recently built a new PC.

Here is my dxdiag: http://pastebin.com/defrgnWn

This was my build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FFTWdC

Whenever I launch a game it will either crash to desktop or give me a blue screen. This only happens when I am using my R9 280X graphics card. As a test, I disconnected the R9 280X and used the on-board graphics and this works fine, though obviously not at the greatest quality.

Curiously, I can play TF2 at the lowest possible resolution, but it crashes as soon as I switch it to 1680x1050 (my native res).

All fans are connected and spinning. All drivers have been updated.

Any help very much appreciated! Thank you.



First of all the Crash log shows no DX installed it's just blank

Note if you kept getting a TDR Time Detection Recovery then i would be inclined to say that card is starting to take a dump but nothing mentions that make sure your virus protection isn't blocking the game either that happens too!

Since you already did the drivers and that didn't try system restore to when it was

Personally if it was me i would test the card on a different unit or a friends and see what it does if you can do that

if it continues though i would run it in for a RMA could be it's starting to go bad that does happen as well

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Hey there, i've been having some issues with my newly upgraded PC. I installed a brand new hard drive with Windows 7 as well as a new GTS250 graphics card. Things have been working smoothly except for I can only play games for about 10 mins maybe before the computer freezes up and crashes. It does this also during full screen video play, but not as severely.

I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, and 2gb of DDR2 ram.

I've never had a problem with temperature before in my PC, but I think my new graphic card must be running really hot cause my cpu temp has been over 80 degrees Celsius when I checked it after I was playing a game . All my fans, including CPU fan are working just fine to my knowledge and I even installed a new case fan cause my old one took a dump.

I believe temperature is a the culprit but I also wonder if it could be a hardware issue. All of my drivers are up to date though. Thing is I even opened up my case to let the max amount of airflow through, while I was playing a game and it still froze up, so im not exactly sure what else I can do. If my graphic card is too hot for the case I have, then I'll need a new case with better cooling, im just wondering if thats my only option so I wanted to see if I could get some more opinions on what might be going on.

It only does it while playing games, including Modern Warfare 2, Unreal Tournament 3, and Dragon age Origins. And also full screen movies or TV shows.

Thanks for any help you can give.
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A:Crashing while playing games or movies.

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Hey TSG, I have a problem with my computer when playing games. In some of the newer, higher demanding games, mainly Mass Effect 2, Sims 3, Modern Warfare 2, and occasionally Team Fortress 2, my computer freezes, the monitor goes black and shows no input, the sound loops, everything is unresponsive. This occurs for about 5 seconds straight until it either restarts itself, or I have to press the reset button.

Possible causes:
1. I heard from a number of other threads that it could be from over heating. I've monitored my temperatures while ingame, and the only real problem was that Core 0 was about 60 degree C. Also, sometimes this freezing happens after 5 minutes of turning on the PC and playing a game in the morning.

2. Also from another thread I read it could be from a low performance PSU, which then I relised I had the computer's default one. But I bought a new $100 PSU, which should be more than capable of handling this.

3. This is a personal theory of mine, but I have two wall sockets running my PC system and other devices. But for each of these two plugs, I have a power board plugged in to allow more devices to run, such as my printer and speakers. My computer shares the wallsocket with my monitor, speakers and internet power plug, while the other powerboard powers my printer, homephone and wireless mouse. Maybe there isn't enough power getting to the computer?

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A:Crashing/Freezing while playing Games

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my laptop where it will freeze, giving me a screen of fuzzy blocks of colour. This has only happened when I'm playing games, and will almost always happen 10-60 mins after starting a game.
When it freezes I can still move the cursor (represented by its own fuzzy block) and the audio continues for a few seconds then I get a buzzing. If I try alt+tab or ctrl+alt+dlt I can't move the cursor any more either.

The laptop doesn't feel like its overheating, it often gets a lot hotter than it is at these points. I have tried running it just off AC as I've been having some problems with my battery recently that I thought were connected but the same happened.

Any ideas?

dxdiag

Code:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/10/2013, 23:20:20
Machine name: TOM-LAPTOP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 1558
BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A08 PARTTBLr
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 1882MB used, 6028MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
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A:Screen Freezing/Crashing while playing games

Even though you do not suspect and over heating issue. Clean out all air vents with a can of air. Also go to the manufacture of the laptop Dell go to Support/Drivers locate the model number studio 1558 Make sure you select Windows 7 64bit. Download any updated video drivers available, install them then reboot. Also try temporarly disabling your anti virus while playing games also end tasking any unneeded tasks or programs while playing. These can use up RAM which can also slow down your game and Windows.
Also go to Start type in Msconfig click the Startup tap and uncheck non essential Microsoft items also do not uncheck any anti virus items. Click ok, then reboot.

A lot of startup and running programs in the back ground can slow down your system. Do a disk cleanup. Also try defraging your hard drive.

Try these let us know.

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My tower is barley a month old and is already having carshing and restarting issues when im playing games basicly I can be playing a game for like 10 mins then it will crash and restart. As its such a new tower im guessing graphics card psu. Heres the whole tower http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...rebones+Kit+w/+3+FREE+Games!+?productId=50872

im not sure of the graphics card as its borrowed I know its a Gforce of some description.

The game im playing is dirt showdown its a driving game.

I should add its a 2gb graphics card and the towers not over heating so my guess is psu
 

A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

Hi, You should find out what Graphic card you have, and download the correct driver for it.
A clue is that you say it crashes when playing games, but does it crash if you open 'Computer' screen, or say 'Notepad'?
If you just booted the pc and did nothing, just left it on the Desktop screen, would it crash then? ( No, I am guessing.)
So if you can uninstall your current graphic card driver, that's, 'Device manager' ,Look for 'Display adapters',
Click on the tiny arrow to the left of the word 'Display adapters'.
Right click on the name of your card.
Then, 'Properties', 'Driver' tab, 'uninstall driver'.
Reboot the pc, let Windows install a generic driver. (Just wait , it will happen and notify you near the taskbar.)
Go to the Nvidia website, choose 'Support', then 'Download drivers' then 'Option 2' Automatically detect card.
That should find the correct driver for your card.
If it does not, then in your 'Search for files and folders' box, type 'dxdiag'. In the display tab you will see the type of card you have. Go back to the Nvidia site and search for it manually. Get the correct version 32 or 64 bit.
If your problem is the wrong driver, it should now be fixed. If it's the PSU overheating, then you will need to upgrade it.
Hope this makes sense.
 

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