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BSOD crash when playing high end games like Total war : Attila

Q: BSOD crash when playing high end games like Total war : Attila

Hello. I was having a problem with my nvidia gtx 970 where it would BSOD when playing high end games like Total War: Attila. So I returned it to New egg for a new one. I received my new GTX 970 today and it still bsod when playing the game. Please help!

After I BSOD and restart my PC. On startup it says these two problems

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Hi all,

This is my first computer build. For the most part it is playing games fine, but three times now in the last several weeks I have gotten BSODs, in Crysis 3, Battlefield 4. I didn't have the presence of mind to write down the error code.

I have attached the /zip file generated by SF.

Any ideas? I got error codes when trying to debug myself with windbg.

A:BSOD playing games under high load, High-end Intel/Nvidia custom PC

Hello i have had a look the the files you provided.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800cfd5028, bf800000, 124}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner

6: kd> !errrec fffffa800cfd5028
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa800cfd5028
Record Id : 01cf956465f79ba4
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 7/4/2014 6:47:18 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

Section 0 : Processor Generic
Descriptor @ fffffa800cfd50a8
Section @ fffffa800cfd5180
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Ty... Read more

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Hi. I've recently been trying to play Metal Gear Solid 5 but every time I boot it up my PC either crashes as soon as the splash screens are done or after a few minutes. It's been crashing while playing other games as well but it's been much rarer. It's not a BSOD crash and it doesn't produce any crash dumps so I'm leaning towards it being a problem with either the PSU, the motherboard or one of the graphics cards. Any help with finding the cause of this would be appreciated.
The PSU model is fd-psu-newt2-800, the graphics cards are both Nvidia GTX760s and the motherboard is a ASUS Sabertooth Z77

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Hi! I have been getting BSOD's when i play games.

I have tried a bunch of things some of them worked for a day and then i start getting BSOD's again. Its not creating .dmp files.

It only happens in more graphically demanding games such as League of Legends, Team Fortress 2 ( even though they are not that demanding). Thanks in advanced!

Edit: I got it to create a dump file, you can find it below.

A:BSOD playing high graphics games.

Anyone? I'm desperate!

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Regularly getting Bsod's when playing games such as Insergency at max settings, but will often get them while multi-tasking games or programs like dota 2 and skype.

A:BSOD When multitasking or playing high end games

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: FraserC
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Counterfeit installations such as yours contains heavily modified code that causes the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSOD's and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is very unreliable.

My recommendation is to start with a clean slate, and install a genuine version of Windows. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing, and make subsequent diagnosis of BSOD's far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Windows installation, and are still experiencing BSOD's, we will be happy to help you solve them

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How do,

I've recently installed a new AMD 8150-FX 8-Core processor (Black Edition)

Ever since I replaced my old AMD Phenom II 4X 965 Black Edition, with the above mentioned, I've had blue screens.

Now this is only happening when I am playing demanding games such as ARMA2, GTA4, Crysis ect ect ect;
I also note that it only seems to be happening when I've got the settings to Ultra or highest settings.

Now I know that my PC is more than capable of playing today's best games on Max/ Ultra because I was playing with those settings on my old CPU.

I'm sure this has got something to do with the new CPU.
Below is a copy of what the 'Event Viewer' is telling me:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0xfffff800480d479e, 0x000000000000000d, 0x0000000000000008, 0xfffff800480d479e). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 072012-33914-01.

Sorry I've not attached a file however I did try to and I was told it was invalid so I couldn't upload it.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated,

Many thanks.


A:BSOD playing high end games 0x0000001e

In order to assist you with your particular problem we will need some additional information.


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I have a BSOD problem. I thought it's only dust build-up so I cleaned my PC. It went well for a day, but then it happened again. When I don't play games, or when I play lower quality games I have no problem. But when I play games like Skyrim, Black Ops, Revelations, etc. it happens in around 10min time period.

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"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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Recently my computer has begun to crash in the middle of games (Counter strike and League of Legends). The crash happens abruptly while playing, the screen tears the image completely where nothing on the screen is now identifiable, just shreds of the image/colors/pixels. The PC then stops all tasks and continues to run with the frozen image on the screen with no sound or anything running. I have to hard reset and hold the power button. The computer runs fine right after, a slow boot up at most. I know my CMOS battery is dying due to the clock on my computer losing time. Is could that be a problem linked to this?

I'd appreciate any help. Thank you.

A:Crash without BSOD while playing games.

Maybe overheating?

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I get blue screen problem while gaming, first I got sometimes red screen a lot, but now blue screen. I have video card replaced by another, but problem remains. Can anyone help me? Here you have the complete mini dump file.

Model : OEM
Chassis : Desktop
Serial Number : MT70220********
BIOS : AMI (OEM) 1604 10/16/2012
Total Memory : 8GB DIMM DDR3

Processor : AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor (4M 8T 3.91GHz/4.2GHz, 2.2GHz IMC, 4x 2MB L2, 8MB L3)
Socket/Slot : AM2r2/AM3

Memory Controller : AMD F15 (Orochi) CPU HT Hub 2x 1.1GHz (2.2GHz), 2x 4GB DIMM DDR3 1.6GHz 128-bit

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Philips FTV
(1920x1080, 77.3")
Video Adapter : AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (22CU 1408SP SM5.0 800MHz, 2GB DDR5 5GHz 256-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL GP Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (1408SP 22C 800MHz, 2GB DDR5 5GHz 256-bit)
Compute Shader Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (1408SP 22C 800MHz, 2GB DDR5 5GHz 256-bit)

Storage Devices
OCZ-VERTEX4 (128GB, SATA... Read more

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Your dumpfiles can be divided in 2 groups.
3 Dumpfiles blames Probably caused by memory corruption

Please check your memory with memtest 86+ for faults.
Tutorial Memtest86+ and download


The other dumpfiles all are related in some way to your graphics/video.
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+121223 )
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::PrepareDmaBuffer+19357

You have already the videocard drivers from april 2014 and you installed another videocard.
But to exclude that you have a faulty videocard you could run Prime95.

Download and Tutorial Prime95

Many of your gamingdevices have older drivers:
Creative Headset drivers from 2008. Please update to windows 8.1 compatible drivers.
Logitech mouse and keyboard or logitech? drivers from 2009. Please update to windows 8.1 compatible drivers
The drivers of PowerDVD are from 2011. Is your version compatible with windows 8.1. Upgrade?

Please also update your networkcards to windows 8.1 compatible drivers.
Qualcomm Atheros AR938x Wireless-netwerkadapter
Drivers for Atheros AR9485WB and Windows 8

Realtek PCIe GBE Family-controller

Drive: C:
Free Space: 1.3 GB
Total Space: 122.1 GB
File System: NTFS

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Hello, I'm in need of some help. My laptop keeps showing BSOD with error BC Code 116. When I checked the cause of the blue screen was BC Code 117. Can someone please help me to solve this problem.

One day, my laptop had a windows corrupted error and was unable to boot. I sent it to a trusted person to help me restore my windows and other stuff. But eversince then, I couldn't play anymore games that required good graphics such as Team Fortress 2, Assassin's Creed and some other simple games as well. BUT before the windows corrupted thing happened, ALL of these games were able to be played normally without ANY lagging or crashing or BSOD. Now, when the game is in its "launching" mode (this part is where naturally the screen will turn black to load the game itself), the blue screen error will appear. I hope some one can please help me about this problem. If any system information is required, please let me know.

Here is the zip file. Attachment 227716

A:BSOD when playing games requiring high graphics

Hello nurmuzdalifah, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help later with it.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Whilst playing games my computer will randomly crash to a black screen , A loud buzzing noise comes through my headphones , the monitor loses reception , the keyboard lights turn off , 50 % of the time the CPU and GPU fans will suddenly speed up drastically.

It seems that the more demanding the game is , the less time before it crashes. e.g If I boot Skyrim up in High detail graphical settings ( my recommended setting) the pc will crash in no longer then 5 minutes (sometimes merely seconds) . However if I play in medium settings I can play for up to Half and hour. I have tested this with many games and have been receiving this problem since purchasing the machine.

In attempt to fix the pc I have :

- Switched 3 GPU Drivers
- Switched RAM slot
- Monitored Temperatures in MSI Afterburner

GPU TEMP: Max 52c minutes before crash.
(please suggest a program to test CPU temps in)

System purchased 3 months ago. All hardware was new , purchased and assembled through a website by professionals .(Whom I'm planning to send back to for repairs if I can't find a solution here)

-Intel i5 2400 3.1 Ghz
-Galaxy 1GB GTX560
-Aywun 500w P.S.U (with case)
-Aywun A1-G03 case
-Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD
-Asus PH8-61 MOBO
-Corsair 4GB XMS3 DDR3 RAM (1x4GB) 1333MHz
-Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW Optical Drive
-Windows 7 64 bit Home premium

Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 Files below.

All help is sincerely appreciated.

A:BSOD CPU and CPU fans at high speeds when playing games.

Try again to upload the crash\bsod folder.


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Hi all,

I have recently upgraded my GPU from AMD HD 7750 to NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti (with dual fans).

I tend to face issue when playing higher end games. The game starts out fine usually but then auto restart after a while. Sometimes, there is no signal to my monitor instead.

Before, I have no issue playing Witcher 2 at medium settings but started facing this problem when trying out Lords of the Fallen, even at low settings.

My idle temperature of my GPU is around 43?C while during gaming, the highest it reached is 70?C.
CPU wise, idle is around 35?C while gaming is 60?C (max).

My desktop PC is customized build with specs:
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Intel Core i3 CPU 530 @2.93 GHz
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
Motherboard: GIGABYTE H55M-S2
PSU: PowerWide ATX-430W
Ram:4GB Kingtson Ram KVR13N9S8/4 x2

Any advice? Thanks!

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black screen then reboot playing diablo hearthstone Tera online. Opened up pc cleaned it moved memory and graphics card around changed plugins. Still crashes less then 2 mins in high traffic online games Works great on non online games What gives? Plus thought it was my Netgear network adapter but bought one and took it back after crashing on new one

A:BSOD playing MMO or high traffic online games

Quote: Originally Posted by Narzu84

black screen then reboot playing diablo hearthstone Tera online. Opened up pc cleaned it moved memory and graphics card around changed plugins. Still crashes less then 2 mins in high traffic online games Works great on non online games What gives? Plus thought it was my Netgear network adapter but bought one and took it back after crashing on new one


May have a possible solution:
Go To: Start > Run > cmd (Run As Administrator)
Type: netsh winsock reset
Hit Enter
Type: netsh int ip reset
Hit Enter
Type: ipconfig /release
Hit Enter
Type: ipconfig /renew
Hit Enter
Type: ipconfig /flushdns
Hit Enter
Type: ipconfig /registerdns
Hit Enter
Close cmd
Then after all of this check the following:
Go To: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Press 'Change adapter settings'
Right click on 'Local Area Connection' > Properties
Double-Click on TCP/IPv6
Ensure 'Obtain... automatically' is set for DNS and IPv6
Press OK
Double-Click on TCP/IPv4
Ensure 'Obtain... automatically' is set for DNS and IPv6
Press OK
Press Apply/OK
After doing all of the above tasks, please restart the PC.

Let me know what happens.


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when ever i play wow or any games my computer seems to not like it but when i'm just on facebook or i'm listening to music on itunes it seems to be fine.
my graphics driver is up to date.
also when i start my computer up sometimes comes up with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL then it sometimes wont start up for awhile and the cpu fan wont even start but i think i can hear the Gcard fan going faster then drop and speed then speed up again and i will have to wait like 30mins then come to try again to start it up. but it would only crash again on games
when i open debug my Dmp it says at the end that hardware was the cause but im not sure what hardware it is i might be my graphics card but im not sure thanks.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 483877 MB; E: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 36967 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A79XTD EVO, Rev X.0X, MT7098K22302010
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:Crash/freeze/BSOD when playing games help please!!!


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Hi there, I'm using

Windows 7 professional x64 bit (Full Retail Version)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz 2.79GHz
Ram: 4 GB

The original windows is windows xp

The system hardware is almost three years old!!!

But recently I just change my old Nvidia GT 9800 to Nvidia GTX 560 1GB.

I have been using this current os version for 1 year now.

Before I come to use this version I used to have a trial windows 7 ultimate running in this computer.

I always get BSOD when playing certain games only,

I tried to run whocrashes application and here below it the result.

Crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\061212-33165-01.dmp
Date/time: 6/12/2012 6:46:18 AM GMT
Uptime: 06:42:30
Bug check name: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug check code: 0xA
Bug check parm 1: 0xFFFFFA8026A8A4D8
Bug check parm 2: 0x2
Bug check parm 3: 0x1
Bug check parm 4: 0xFFFFF800032DDD46
Probably caused by: ntoskrnl.exe
Driver description: NT Kernel & System
Driver product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Driver company: Microsoft Corporation
OS build: Built by: 7601.17803.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504
Architecture: x64 (64 bit)
CPU count: 8
Page size: 4096
Bug check description:
This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL o... Read more

A:BSOD when playing certain high-ended graphic games like Max Payne 3

Could you please update any network drivers? Also update your Microsoft ISATAP drivers using the instructions found here.

The following drivers need to be updated:

GEARAspiWDM.sys Mon May 18 22:17:04 2009 (4A1151C0)
fcdabus.sys Tue Oct 28 18:46:02 2008 (4906C33A)
jraid.sys Tue Nov 04 13:20:09 2008 (490FB159)
These drivers can be found by searching them in Google and then finding the associated software or driver. Finally, find the latest version of this driver or software and download and install it. Some of the drivers may also be found here (if the driver says 'Windows Update' simply make sure all Windows Updates are installed).

You should also update any other drivers you can think of including graphics, audio, chipset, SSD etc.

Make sure all Windows updates are installed.

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Hi.İ started having BSODs and freezes about a month ago, İ thought i was related to the rams and i changed my rams to Kingston 8 gb but i didnt solve my problem.İt happens randomly and only sometimes it gives bsods. and the other times it just freezes with a buzzing noise.İt happens randomly and it happens almost instantly when i start playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 1920x1080 or any lower resoution.(bsods happen in any other game)

My Setup

Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
Amd Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz
Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Sapphire 6870 1 GB Video Card
500 GB HDD + 1.5 TB backup drive HDD
500 or 550 Watt Xigmatek Psu
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Memcheck sfc/scannow and chkdsk all clean.

İ did the SF Diagnostic Tool you can find the contend. İ dont have mini dump instead i have memory dump here MEMORY.rar download - 2shared

İn Eventwvr bug check says:The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff880053a9ff3, 0xfffff88002136698, 0xfffff88002135ef0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 103012-20295-01.

İ am experienced in İT.İ would be very happy if you could help me with this problem.

A:BSOD 7E Crashes and Freezes while playing games(high gpu load)

Can somebody help?

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im getting random Bsod crashes in random times when im either playing a game or browsing on Google Chrome (dont know about other browsers). Sometimes it just exits the game and sometimes it crashes to Bsod. When im browsing i get ''aw snap'' error quite often and if i refresh it can either work without error or go ''aw snap'' again in 10 seconds. Also while im doing my java programming in Eclipse it crashes at random times (Eclipse_Crash_logs.zip).

Don't know what to do or where to even start trying to fix this.

Zip file which rules said i should put here:

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Just got a new PC and I'm experiencing BSODs while playing games (generally high end games). Sometimes there is no BSOD and the game just crashes, or the GPU driver stops responding and recovers.
I tried everything I thought of, that is clean install of GPU drivers, updated all other drivers and even a Windows format, but the problem still persists. Attached please find the latest dump files and a DxDiag system specs file.


A:BSOD/Freeze/GPU Driver crash when playing games

Can you return the PC to who you bought it from to be fixed? A Windows Defender file is being flagged as a problem. Are you running another 3rd party antivirus program?

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Sometimes i get bsod while running games. i don't know whats causing this, i pretty much don't know about bsods.
I just suspect the reason is there is secondary/primary graphic card on my computer, its called apu.
Device manager shows two display adapters, one of them "AMD HD 7660G" (my processor is AMD A-10 4600 APU with Radeon HD Graphics).
Other one "AMD Radeon HD 7700 series" says the device manager. (HD 7730M Chelsea Pro says the sticker on laptop)

I had this issue both before the format, and after the format. .dmp file is the first bsod after format.
I will try provide information if you ask anything else than posted.
I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks!
Note: User Account Control disabled on my computer. If this info helps anything.

A:BSOD playing games, or opening high graphic related programs

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
A stop ox116 is a display/graphics related BSOD. And your display driver seems to be out of date.

Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 23 07:42:25 2012 (4F6BDC09)
Update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

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Posted on Tom's Hardware : Hardware News, Tests and Reviews Also.

Event viewer: ID 41 Kernel Power
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error.
No blue screen - just a blank screen

Hi there,

I tried to fix this issue i have with my computer for the past year, it seemed to be overheating, but now, i suspect it turned into a hardware issue. My build was used for less than 3 years since 2010, around 2012, the random restarting began happening, but mostly when i play high end games, and the room temperature is fairly hot.
There was a point where my CPU temperatures reached around 70 to 80 Celsius. but that was fixed about a week ago with a new Cooling tower - Tpc 812. The Random restarts could be because of CPU being damaged from overheating, or possibly the power supply being inadequate which i ruled out.

in Detail:

Recently - When playing high end games, such as HL2 Garry's mod on high graphics, XCom, or any other game, my Pc would run for about half an hour until finally, it get to a point where the sound immediately freezes and glitches, the screen turns black, and the pc becomes unresponsive.
Keyboard doesnt work, the CD drive works. -seems random

Today this issue has become more clear, when now i attempt to play these games, and only 5 minutes or more into the game and the pc crashes.

overheating :
My Graphics card is a GTX 480 Nvidia - its considered a good card, but becomes very hot, and the CPU ... Read more

A:BSOD no Errors or blue screen - Playing High End Graphics games

Ok so I had a look at the files you uploaded it seems however there are no dump files so firth thing i would like you to follow this tutorial so that we can ensure your system will actually be creating dump files upon BSODing:

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

The next thing i notice is that your Primary drive is an SSD so if you could please ensure that the firmware is up to date.

Model OCZ-VERTEX2 ATA Device
Next I would like to address that you seem to be running three different antivirus programs:

Start Menu\Programs\AVG 2012
Start Menu\Programs\Avira
Start Menu\Programs\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
I would like you to either remove all three of these and replace them with a combination of MSE and Mbam at least until we can rule them out as the problem, and even then you should only be running one not three.

respective removal tools for the antivirus programs:

Kaspersky removal tool

AVG removal tool

Avira removal tool

Next I note that you have Daemon Tools installed, this is a known cause of BSODs, please uninstall it and once it is uninstalled download and run this tool:

DuplexSecure - Downloads

when you run the tool, there will be a box with three buttons the only one you need to be interested in is the Uninstall button if it is grayed out , then Daemon tools is gone. DO NOT click the install button it will install a harmful driver that is known to cause BSODs.

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Whenever I am playing graphic intense games my computer will blue screen with the BSOD crash error STOP 0x00000101. It usually happens within the first 5-15 minutes of play This computer was recently built at my local Frys Electronics 3 days ago.


i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
750w PSU
8gb Ram
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Asus P8Z77 MOBO

If you need to know anymore please let me know.

I took a picture of the blue screen(this is the only one I am getting): http://i.imgur.com/3YqSk.jpg

From what I am told this PC should be able to run graphic intense games just fine on very high settings. I am most likely taking it back to the store but I would like any advice if anyone is willing to give me any.

Any reply is appreciated!

A:BSOD while playing high intensive graphic games. (STOP 0x00000101)

Please see:

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Howdy folks! In the past few days, I have gotten many BSOD's while browsing the web, playing games, or talking to people on Teamspeak 3. Usually the
BSOD/crash hits me usually an hour in while I'm doing those things in a session. Before I did get BSOD's and crashes but they were few and spread out. I never responded to them because they happened very sparsely. Now that they are very constant, I need to do some action. I have went into safe mode right now and am typing this on another computer. Oh and this problem started Saturday, May 7th 2012.

As for the dmp files, I was a noob and didn't have the option for the BSOD crashes to save dmp files but now that that is enabled, I do have one dmp file that I can share.

Also I have noticed that sometimes that when the computer crashes, the sound becomes very distorted, the screen tears/fuzzes into a static-like image and then it just restarts. I either get this kind of crash or just a simple BSOD. Sometimes, the sound just distorts, I see a black screen and then the PC restarts. Not even a distorted image.

OS- Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

GPU- AMD Radeon 6870- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-text-_-

Mobo- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-text-_-

RAM- G-Skill Ripjaw series 4 GB -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition- http://www.newegg.co... Read more

A:BSOD/Weird Distorted Crash while playing games or browsing

Both RTCORE64.sys (MSI) and asacpi.sys from 2005 and loaded in the only DMP file present.

Those need to be updated before we can do any underlying investigation.


The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

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Issues started not long ago when I purchased a new gtx 750 ti graphics card. Get varied Bsod error messages such as video_tdr_failure nvlddmkm.sys, and DPC_Watchdog_violation as well as one or two others. These issues present themselves upon starting of certain games. Specifically first person shooters but is rarely a problem for my most played game League of Legends. Very easily replicate-able as it happens everytime i start said games. Starts out as odd stretched lines and screen disturbances (spasm like textures and light shafts in game) and then black screen with sound followed by either display kernel crash message of my video driver or complete computer shutdown.

Also included below is a DxDiag system info save file.

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Hello everyone,

I hope I can find some help here with these crashes I have since several months now.

While playing games like CS:GO or H1Z1, I have a lot of crashes to desktop and sometimes BSOD. The BSOD can happen also while watching streams & listening to music. So far, I had these ones : 0x1000007E / dxgmms1.sys+1DFA5 / 0x0000003B / atikmdag.sys+C4DE0.

I think I tried everything in my knowledge to solve the problem but it still didn't resolve the problems. On the hardware side :
- Switched the memory sticks ;
- Switched the graphic card (my brother has the same one as me and it never failed him. Still it didn't resolve the problems on my computer) ;
- Switched to Marvell SATA controllers then to the 3Gb Intel controllers ;
- Used a USB sound card thinking that it may have something to do with the audio on the motherboard;
- Changed the graphic card slot to the PCI 8X.

On the software side :
- I reinstalled all my drivers using the suggestions made by this site : Easily explore your PC & using also some other softwares like SlimDriver ;
- I formated & reinstalled win 7 on my SSD ;
- I installed win 7 on my HDD thinking that my SSD was the problem ;
- I uninstalled the KB3022345 and KB3068708 updates ;
- Uninstalled my antivirus (MSE) & disabled my firewall ;
- Used the sfc /scannow command without any problems detected ;
- Run malware bytes & antivirus softwares (mse, ESET);
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A:BSOD & Crash to Desktop while playing games or watching videos

And I just had another BSOD, this time it's a "Memory Management" one. Here are the details of this one :

Nom d??v?nement de probl?me: BlueScreen
Version du syst?me: 6.1.7601.
Identificateur de param?tres r?gionaux: 1036

Informations suppl?mentaires sur le probl?me*:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041287
BCP2: 0000000000000030
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

On ma-config.com, it says that the source of the crash is :

Source du crash
Pilote de port USB 1.1 & 2.0
Microsoft Corporation
317.50 Ko

Any help guys ? Does all these crashes have something to do with my motherboard ? Should I change it (the only thing I didn't change is the MB & the power supply).

Many thanks.


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Hi, so for the last few months Ive gotten a worse and worse BSOD. I noticed it first in the flight simulator when I would zoom when looking out the canopy and I would see distant enemy fighters and then I would get BSOD just as i saw them. Then Flying my RC simulator I get BCOD very quick. Now it seems when watching a TV show online and clicking on a video of something funny or interesting it will get BSOD. To me it seems as if anytime the computer is working hard on something visual it shuts down for the BSOD. Anyways here is the info needed, here is from when i restart and it shows me the "details", and following the instructions ive attached the file I made with the DM log. Thank you guys. Im considered a Newb going into this "deep" with computers but im a quick learner so I hope you will stick with me so I can get this figured out So i can start my online video editing class. Thanks!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA80048CF038
BCP3: 00000000B4002000
BCP4: 0000000069000135
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:BSOD Playing high demand Games or Watching/streaming videos online

These bugchecks indicate a Machine Check Exception has occurred which means the hardware has signified (via a standard messaging interface) through the processor driver that an correctable hardware error has occurred ,the system then bugchecks on purpose, the result is a 0x124 error.

It looks like a very strong indication of a bad CPU, given that all your dump files show this:

Error : DCACHEL1_DRD_ERR (Proc 0 Bank 0)
Status : 0xb400200069000135
Address : 0x0000000032c10c00
Misc. : 0x0000000000000000
A level 1 cache data read error on the primary processor of the first memory bank, this is a consistent error within your bugchecks, this is bad, especially on the first processor.

I recommend running Prime95 to find out.

Stress test your CPU with Prime95

I recommend running Prime95 for around 2 hours


As with most stress tests your component's temperature will rapidly increase.
It is advised that you download a temperature monitoring program like HWmonitor
Keep an eye on your temperatures and stop the tests if it starts to overheat

Try taking out the CMOS battery on the motherboard then placing it back in to ensure no improper settings have been made.

Post back the results.

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heres the Debuggin report

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8004E76730
BCP3: FFFFFA8004E76A10
BCP4: FFFFF80002D9C8B0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\121311-30326-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a1c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c61670
Debug session time: Tue Dec 13 04:04:41.210 2011 (UTC - 8:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:26.442
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A:BSOD Playing java based Internet Games Random crash caused by wininit

heres the upload of the system health report i left out

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New to the boards, so please forgive me if I do anything wrong :S

My problem is with playing both Medieval 2 Total War and Rome Total War online over my wireless network. Both games use GameSpy. I can connect to the mulitplayer lounge, but, without fail, I am disconnected within about 5 minutes. When connected directly to my internet connection (i.e. not through router) the problem goes away, but this is not a practical solution.

I have no trouble with other online games.

My system and router:
Linksys WRT54GS Router, WUSB54GS Network Adaptor
Windows XP Home SP3

I have contacted GameSpy support, and they will not help - claim it is a Sega problem. I then contacted Sega, and came to the sketchy conclusion (they weren't terribly helpful) that I needed to open a port on my router. I have attempted this, but it would appear that I haven't done it correctly, as the problem continues.

Any help would be appreciated - an idiot-proof way to open the right port would be great

Thanks guys.

A:Playing Total War Games online

What is the make and model of your modem and router?

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Last summer I was downstairs on my pc connected to an ethernet to the router. Internet was great no problems really.. I have a twin brother who is upstairs and he used wireless he lagged alot and he only had problems if I was on my computer and that went on for a while. I have a grandfather who sat infront of me while I was on my pc and I couldnt do it so I moved upstairs but I didnt have a wireless pci adapter for my pc I had a wifi adapter which you plug in the wall to wirelessy connect to the router downstairs and I just put my pc's ethernet into the wireless adapter. I used that for a little bit until I couldnt take the high ping I was getting in game servers forcing me to just move my pc in the corner of my room and I havent been on it since. I have been playing ps4 using a wireless connect to the router downstairs. I have connection problems off and on but not every day. I today just got back on my pc and I am expieriencing constant lag and disconnection from games and discord. My router is the NightHawk AC1700 ,my Adapter is a tplink adapter. What can I do to increase my internet speeds I just dont want so much lag and horrible ping when I play my pc games with my friends.. and a reminder my router is downstairs with the modem.

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I recently built a PC, i5-4590 and R9 390, that seems to crash and then shortly after BSOD after playing some games. I was able to play Battlefield 4 for several hours with no problems but GTAV, Witcher 3, and The Crew will run for somewhere between 1 and 20 minutes before crashing (slow exit to desktop with sound still running, game exe not responding" and then usually BSOD'ing shortly after or after re-running the game.

I have attached a zip per Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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My month and half old Acer V3 started to give BSOD's, did some sort of recovery and started working again for a couple of hours, if not trying to access any Windows files. If tried to look up error logs etc it gave different versions of the BSOF. So I tried to run Recovery, getting it back to factory settings, and that's when Windows crashed completely. I followed Acer customer support advice, ordered recovery discs (couldn't create one because Windows crashed when trying it. I got the recovery discs, ran the recovery which ended up giving me failure because of "missing image-something". Another call to Acer and they told to run different recovery version from the puter.

That recovery end to a failure again. After several restarts and what not, windows started up again, being slower than usual. I'm now having constant problems losing internet connection, I've had couple minidumbs and several issues with windows updater and such and these after machine should be back in the factory settings. Anyhow, here's the last log if anyone could take a look on it before I throw this machine to the wall.

A:BSOD and total windows crash and recovery crash/failure

For starters:

At work we start all repairs with a set of diagnostics. Often they find problems that weren't even expected. It's a waste of time to try to fix software on a system that has hardware problems.
Please try these free diagnostics for starters: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Also, please ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

In particular, start with the hard drive diagnostics as I suspect that is the problem.

Although there's only 2 memory dumps (it usually takes 4 or 5 to conclude if it's a hardware error or not) - the repeated failure of factory installs makes a hardware failure the most likely problem here. Please run the diagnostics that I suggested above and let us know the results.

There are a list of drivers that need updating (because the recovery media was made a while ago). Don't worry about them until you've finished the hardware diagnostics. If all the diagnostics pass, then update the drivers.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

NTIDrvr.sys Mon Apr 19 21:39:04 2010 (4BCD05B8)
NTI CD-ROM Filter Driver by NewTech Infosystems (likely a part of Acer Empowering Technology)
http://www.carrona.org/dr... Read more

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Hello, I've been dealing with this issue for roughly 2 months now, my computer completely crashes, (Screen freezes on the last thing I saw before the crash, cannot even turn on/off num or caps lock with my keyboard, mouse is completely unresponsive, ctrl alt del does nothing, just a total crash, totally unresponsive). 
This occurs any time I'm attempting to launch a game, most MMOs, Star wars battlefront, everything, they all occur after login before I would actually see the gameplay, (after i input username and password and hit play, before character or environment loads) 
What has me stumped is that this does not occur when I launch fallout 4, Guild wars 2, League of Legends (Other fairly intensive games) It only occurs with CERTAIN games. 
I've done everything I can think of, I've tested my HDD with seagate tools, ive ran furmark, heaven benchmark, ive tested my CPU with hotcpu tester, ive tested my GPU, ive tested my RAM, ive changed setting after setting in my AMD control center, from overclocking my GPU to underclocking my GPU to messing with CPU power settings, any test you can think of, ive most likely done it. My drivers are all up to date and ive even attempted rolling back my drivers to a previous version and nothing changes, the games are of course up to date, AND this issue has followed me from Windows 7 to Windows 10, (I changed to windows 10 from 7 in an attempt to fix this and the problem still occurs) I'm at my wits end, i've poured probably a ... Read more

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Hi All,

Before I begin, I'm very poor at Computer specs and obviously these will need to be posted before anyone can help if anyone can advise what I need to post and where I can find these. (I think I've attached a dmp file but it's zipped, unsure if that format is ok?)

I have downloaded Rome 2 and Attila TW via Steam and have had terrible issues with the campaign and battle BSOD crash. Sometimes it crashes after 5 mins, sometimes after 25. It's really disappointing as I bought a PC with specifications to play this game and it seems like it's been a waste.

I've updated drivers, messed around with suggested workarounds to no avail. I know many people have issues with these games. Please can someone assist!

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Got a computer a few months ago everything was running fine but a few days ago I noticed that the games I'm running are dropping a lot on frames, when I had a look on task manager the CPU is up to about 80-90% whenever I play and I'm not sure why?

A:High CPU when playing games

What are the specs of your computer?

Is it a laptop?

Have you updated anything?

We need a little more information

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Whenever I play games from steam like bo3 and other games like Minecraft the CPU ratings are always around 100 same with disk some times. Just the task manager alone takes up 14bpercent of my cpu. The high CPU is resulting in very laggy and slow pc gaming and this is very annoying. I already tried cleaning out the PC and running anti malware programs on my computer but nothing helped can you please explain to me on how to fix this. I have AMD Radeon HD 8570D Graphics and 8 gigs of RAM installed. And I don't know that much about computers so I would appreciate a solve to this

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Hello and thanks for checking out my issue,

This has been a real pain to try and figure out over the past week. The hitching started when I decided to upgrade my computer. I previously used an AMD FX-6100 CPU and switched to an Intel i5-4690k. I also purchased a Crucial MX 100 SSD to use as a boot drive.
While I was installing Windows 7 I accidentally did not delete my old partition from the previous installation. Later on in the installation when I tried to change the date and time, the entire system froze for about 30 seconds (where the clock did not change at all and was 30 seconds behind when it stopped) I thought it was odd but kept going. After the installation I added the necessary drivers and a few games like Arma 3. Before the really bad hitching began the game froze once for a really long time and again the clock stopped and lost track of time. Some really bad hitching in *all* of my games began a short while later (maybe a day and a half) It was really odd so the next day I decided to take apart my computer and put it back together outside of the case as I had thought my case and large radiator was cutting off power to my CPU and possibly GPU.
After I restarted the computer outside of the case I had no hitching in my games anymore, so I thought great I fixed it! But the very next morning it was back and even worse. Steam seems to struggle to type messages, it lags when I scroll through my games list, and even some documents on Chrome do the same thing. I ra... Read more

A:High FPS in all games but seriously bad hitching while playing

Did you check CPU/GPU temps? Is the motherboard still outside case? Try reseating the components and load defaults in BIOS.

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo computer, it`s called V110-15IAP, model number 80TG012EMX to be exact, the problem is that i usually have high ping when playing games, it`s not on when i start up the computer but after a while it gets high ping, not sure if it`s dowloading updates or not but i can`t find anything on system resources when it has high ping ether, what`s wrong, worst computer i`ve had also by the way

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At my wits-end attempting to locate the issue I'm experiencing.

Problem: No graphics intensive game can be played on my computer ---- BUT everything else is perfect! It starts fast, excel, word, internet, multi-tasking & working, quick-books..........runs absolutely fine. With Windows 7 amazingly fine.

Story: Once a game starts (example: Arma2, The Ship, Star Wars the Force Unleashed) the screen freezes and the monitor, after a few moments, will switch to "No Signal" -- albeit the computer remains 'powered on'. I then hold the power button to shut her down.
Upon a restart the computer is perfectly fine without revealing any errors.
Here's my checklist of where I'm at (going on 2 or 3 months of attempting to solve this):

Power supply - tested on two identical 750W Dell PSUs, happens with both
(Dell XPS 750W Power Supply NG153 N750P-00)

Graphics card - tested on 8800GTX, & two 9800GTX+ - happens on all 3.

Graphics driver - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Provider - Nvidia Driver Date - 5/14/09 Version -
with Windows XP I tested MANY different graphics drivers....to no avail.
At the moment with the fresh install of Windows 7 I am using what was apparently automatically installed onto the fresh hard-drive.
Can't figure out the Nvidia number for it -- but I don't think this is a driver issue upon 3 fresh OS installs and numerous different drivers in the past.

Hard-drive - has be... Read more

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Hello Sevenforums i got this problem playing high performance games..

When i enter the following games (below) my graphic hits 75 - 85 celcius (what worries me is the world of warcraft... It's only on HIGH and it goes to almost 90 celcius)

World of warcraft (high)
Battlefield 3 (Ultra)
Guild wars 2 (Ultra)

I was reading abit about this problem on google and saw a person telling another one that was having the same problem as me that a PSU could heat up your GPU if it is just under your GPU..

- My PSU is not far from my GPU and the fan on my PSU is almost just up against my GPU so i kinda wonder can a PSU really heat up my GPU that much?

My cousin got a very tiny case for his pc, he got a gtx 560ti and hits 65 - 70 celcius and goes 50fps in stormwind with 60+ players around him and 200 - 250fps outside stormwind. in stormwind i got 20 fps and in world i got 60 - 100 fps.

I got a Evga GTX 580 1534MB myself and should be alot better then the gtx 560TI.. He also runs 20 - 30 fps higher then me in Guild wars (60 - 90fps) i am running 30 - 50fps..

Any help would help me.. I've updated my specs and i will upload a picture of the inside of my pc when i get back my phone tomorrow!

Battlefield runs smooth but my pc is overheating.


- Nexuhildrix

A:GTX 580 overheating playing High Performance games

A 580 draws more power, and delivers far more performance than a 560 so it is not thta stragnge it will run warmer.

75-85C for a 580 is normal. Now, if you simply want it to run cooler theres a couple things you should do.

1. Clean out your case with some compressed air. Clean all the fans, filters and inside of everything well to get rid of as much dust as you can.

2. Improve airflow.
You'll want to make sure you have plenty of cool air cioming in, and towards the GPU from the front of the case. make sure there are no wires etc that can obstruct the airflow.

3. And lastly, you can use a program like eVGA Precision or Afterburner and create a custom fan profile. I have mine set to ramp up on the slope type settings. At 70C its running the fan at 60% which keeps it much cooler than the default speeds. Never really goes over 65-70 under heavy load.
Just depends on how cool you want it to run, how much airflow you have now, and how much noise you are willing to add to your PC. Faster fan speeds do improve temps, but increase noise a good deal too.

Also, on framerates.
You must consider the game settings used, as well as resolution. If hes running a lower resolution, it will be easier to get hifgher FPS with less for example.

Also, depending on your monitor, Vsync should be used.

heres why.
Lets say your monitor is 60hz. This means it can only display 60FPS, no matter what. If your GPU is drawing 10,000 FPS it doesnt matter. Only 60FPs gets displayed on the screen... Read more

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This problem applies to most games I play, and my cooler would start to run very loudly too whenever this happens.

This is my computer specs it should be enough to run games like this smoothly but it started to use alot of memory a few months ago.

Machine name: KANRA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: DX58SO__
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3060MB RAM
Page File: 2100MB used, 4019MB available
Windows Dir: I:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

If you might know anything about this, please help.

A:High Memory Usage When Playing Games

You may get more help by posting on the gaming forum and specifying which games you play and have problems with. Gaming forum here:
PC Gaming Support - Tech Support Forum

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my pc keeps crashing when I play high end games only when I play high end games it will crash low spec games is fine and any other time its fine, it gose black screen and then restarts and some times it just gose black screen and I have to press the power button again to turn it off and back on I dont no what the problem is iv got all the drivers up to date checked for viruses checked registry put new paste on the CPU as it was running hotter then it should fort that would of fixed it but nothing tried using another PC tower still nothing I been using speccy to check how hot everything is and its fine just turns off cant find the problem, help would be really appreciated

my PC spec is:
core i7 2.8Ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 480
800W PSU

A:PC crashes when playing high spec games

Not a gamer, so I don't know whether the games you're having problem w/ are only GPU intensive or both GPU & CPU. Best thing might be to stress test your CPU & GPU separately.

You can run something like Furmark to stress test your graphics card. For CPU, maybe Prime95.

Hopefully one of these can help you rule out your problem.

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I've noticed a high pitched whining noise that sounds like it is coming from the power supply/GPU, both being less than a month old. The weird thing is, it only makes the noise when I am playing a game, for instance if I tab out, the noise will stop and if I tab in it will start again. I've mainly noticed this on a game called League of Legends which doesn't have high requirements anyways. It's just annoying me and I'd like to know if there is a fix. I'll list some components below, ask if anymore are required.

GPU: MSI 280X 3GB Gaming Edition (Twin Frozr IV)
PSU: 800W Storm Silent
Mobo: MSI B75MA-P45 MATX
CPU: i7 3770 3.4Gh/z (oced to 3.9)
RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Blu

A:High pitched noise only when playing games?

Welcome to SF. Could the noise be coming from the Twin Frozr?

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hello everyone,

I've had a really frustrating problem where my computer crashes about an hour into playing Call of Duty 4. The screen freezes and is accompanied by scrambled audio and a really high pitched beeping noise. The beep doesn't come in intervals it comes in one long beep, like a heart monitor flat-lining. The crash can come within 10 minutes of gameplay or like an hour of gameplay and the only way to recover from the crash is to restart the computer.

I've ruled out problems with my memory (ran memtest fine), and problems with my PSU (installed a 500w PSU recently). All my graphics and audio drivers are up to date. I'm not sure what the problem is.

Here are some system specs:

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual core processor 3800+ @ 2015MHz
2GBs of RAM
ATI Radeon x850 XT
SB Audigy 2 ZS
Rosewill 500w PSU(forgot the exact details but i dont see the PSU as the problem)

please help :/

A:Computer crashes while playing high-end 3d games

The causes are sometimes hard to track down, because there are so many possibilities: Excessive heat at the processor from inadequate cooling; Inadequate memory; Value Ram or other slow ram instead of modules with rapid timings; overheated video card; video card with inadequate memory; slow hard drive; cpu heatsink is not firmly seated with thermal paste; too much thermal paste which acts as an insulator; cpu fan is wearing out; dust and hair in any cooling fan or heat sink; hard drive is going bad; too much heat inside or simply inadequate case cooling; power supply is not up to the task and provides less reliable output as it overheats; Sound card is overheating or other PCI card unrelated to what you are doing is bad... such as a modem.
Different techs have various solutions for tracking down the problem, but all of the above may need to be examined before you determine the cause.
Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.

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Hello all,

I'll try to make a somewhat long story short. A couple of days ago I found my computer running unusually slowly when gaming. My computer isn't a powerhouse, but it's run just fine with certain games like GTA5 and Civ 5 if the graphics options have been tweaked appropriately.

My sound started dropping out, sounding static-like. Tried checking the headphone jack and speakers, which turned out to be fine on their own. As I was playing, the framerate would drop out with the noise seemingly trying to catch up as well. After trying a number of regular things such as turning off programs that suck up CPU usage and memory, it still didn't help. Opened up my laptop and cleaned it out with an aircan, thinking it might be due to dust. Still, no dice.

I read somewhere that it could be due to high dpc latency, so I downloaded LatencyMon and a dpc latency checker. After letting them run for a number of times along with Windows xperf, it seems as though ndis.sys was the issue. I downloaded SlimDrivers to check on driver updates and it found that my network adapter (Qualcomm Atheros ar9485wb-eg) needed a new driver. Downloaded that, installed it, and still dpc latency was high. Tried disabling it via Device Manager and playing a game, still no dice. Found another possible driver causing the issue, hdaudbus.sys, causing high latency. Can't find a fix for this or ndis.sys through other posts and tutorials. Even tried going from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 to see if the drivers woul... Read more

A:High DPC Latency issues when playing games.

You have a pretty powerful computer. The biggest problems with games is that they are GPU intense and the GPU card needs the horsepower and a lot of RAM to handle them.

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I'm having a problem where whenever I play online games such as World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings Online, my entire computer will freeze after a few hours. I was able to deal with this, but recently a new patch was release for World of Warcraft and now my computer can only run the game for less than a minute after logging in before it freezes. The computer completely freezes but you can hear everything in the system still running (such as fans and lights). I have no idea what the problem is. I tried updating my BIOS drivers today (hopefully i did that correctly) as well as my video drivers. I also did a memory test and everything was fine.

These are my specs:
P5VDC-MX Asus motherboard
Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256mb (agp 8x)
1 gig of ddr2
Pentium D 820
Rosewill AP-500x 450W PSU
Stock cooling on everything

The only thing that I can think of is to replace the video card... which i can see being the problem because i took it from a previous system that had most of its components fried when the memory was placed in the wrong way. The computer runs perfect when its not running high-graphics games, never freezing and running much faster than my dell.

Is there anything else that could be the problem that i should check out before i invest in an 80$ XFX Geforce 7600 GS?

Thanks in advance,

A:Computer freezing when playing high-end games

Sounds like the video card is overheating.

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My son has just started playing a CD-ROM game. When he does, the temp on my PC goes up really fast I can have the PC on all day and the temp stays roughly the same, even while playing games on the net, but as soon as he starts playing this game the temp goes up. When he stops playing it, the temp slowly comes back down again. 2 night's ago it shut down my PC altogether Does anyone have any idea whats going on with this?I have no idea about computer "Jargon" so if you could try to explain it simply for me please lol ​

A:Solved: High Temp while playing CD-ROM games~HELP!

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I went to Microcenter almost exactly a year ago, and with their help bought an entire PC piece by piece. I can't remember exactly when it started happening (I think it was from the 2nd or 3rd day) but I started getting BSODs when playing Arma 3 (high end game). I figured it was some software or driver issue so I just ignored it. In the past few months I have been trying to fix the issue, I even formatted windows and installed every driver disk I have + downloaded updated drivers but I still got a BSOD within 3 days - so I am pretty sure this isn't a driver issue. When I play a lot (like on a Saturday) I will get two or three.

Most of the time it is while I am playing a high end game, or closing a high end game. I can leave my computer running at the desktop for days on end and 9 times out of 10 I don't have a problem. I just ran Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool and it found no problems. I have ran other 3rd party tools that test memory and didn't find any issues either. The minidumps I have so far are as follows:


All except for the blank minidump list ntoskrnl.exe as a Address In Stack.

Also, my GPU runs at about mid 70s Celsius when playing games..

Cany anyone please help me?? I am so frustrated...spent nearly 2k and the computer BSODs all the time! I appreciate ... Read more

A:Chronic BSODs when playing mid to high-end games

Your nVidia driver is causing issues in multiple instances.

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

BugCheck 119, {7000000, fffffa80098f0410, fffffa800aef6010, fffffa8006f84bc0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidSchiCheckConditionDeviceCommand+8c )
Download this earlier version from here and follow NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems for the cleanest possible install.

Intel Rapid Storage is also causing problems in multiple instances.

fffff800`00b9c2a8 fffff880`01345fdc*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStorA.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStorA.sys
If you are not running a RAID setup, uninstall Intel Rapid Storage. First uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Start Menu\Programs\Intel? Matrix Storage Manager
Then Uninstall the driver from device manager.
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