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Q: Stuttering/chugging lag while playing online games

Been researching this problem (stuttering or chugging lag) for last few days. Unfortuneately I can find nothing conclusive solution wise and am a complete newb when it comes to PC tech stuff. I know enough to get around on my PCs (have 2) and install and play games etc. But when it comes to techincal stuff I am lost. So I finally broke down and decided to try some posting....

Have 2 PCs, older one runs my usual games fine, no apparent lag or problems. Newer one (bit over a year old) seems to have had lag problems ever since I bought it. At first I just assumed the lag was zone lag on the game I was playing (Everquest - online mmorgp) possibly because I was running three instances of the game (multiboxing) and perhaps just didnt have enough ram, but as time went by I noticed that:
1) the lag stutters and chugs
2) is somewhat intermittant - appears and vanishes at seemingly random times for no apparent reason/s (usually the lag issue isn't as bad at night - or if I stay in a certain zone for long periods of time, frequent zoning seems to make it worse - neither of these appear to be very consistant)
3) seems to affect any online games I use on 2nd PC (and thus far that is all I use it for)
4) is present even while one instance of a game is running

While it doesn't actually stop me from what i'm doing it is very annoying, and i'm very tired of having to deal with it.

General PC specs:
OS: WinXP HE version 2002 with SP3
PC: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
3.11 GHz, 2.00GB of RAM

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Powersource: Optimax Titan powersource ATX-550P5

Just finished a complete refomat and reinstalled all games/drivers/programs 2 days ago. Didn't affect the lag issue at all. After reinstall I fired up one instance of Everquest and it did the exact same thing. PC itself seems to run fine with no visible lag problems in normal (non game) mode.

Currently installed programs:
AVG Free9.0
Dual-Core Optimizer (AMD ver
EVGA Display Driver ver 1.00.000
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB888111
Mircosoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
NVIDIA Display Control Panel
NVIDIA Drivers
NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager
PC Wiziard 2010.1.93
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
System Requirements Lab
Windows Driver package - Advanced Micro Devices (AmdK8) Processor
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Windows XP Service Pack 3

Possibly noteworthy:
There is an older post on this forum dealing with similar lag and suggesting that the problem was the powersource not being powerful enough to run the guys PC, thus I included mine under general specs, is it possible this PS isn't good enough to run my 2nd PC properly?

More posts I found on the net detailing a similar stuttering/chugging problem with numerous different online games stated that the cause of their problem was something to do with WinXP and Vista constantly polling for wireless networks every x number of seconds. The effect i'm seeing on my PC seems to be the same, altho I use an ethernet connection.... There were also numerous other posts from people using broadband/ethernet having the same issue I am. Haven't found any conclusive solutions in that info yet.

Also, I have experimented a bit with not using the dual core optimizer, and I find that it seems to have less stuttering lag, but more general lag, when the dual core optimizer is not installed.

The PC clock on newer PC seems to run about 30 seconds slower then the clock on the older one even after they are syncronized to the net.

This 2nd PC that is having the issues is both newer and more powerful then my older PC which doesn't have the stuttering at all, and they both run through the same modem. /boggle

Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Stuttering/chugging lag while playing online games

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Need Help
My old laptop has been having a stuttering problem with games for a couple of years now. It?ll stutter for around five seconds, run smooth for around ten seconds, stutter again for five, run smooth for ten. It?ll keep doing that until I stop playing and close the game. It doesn?t start doing the stutter the second I start the game, it?ll start maybe around five minutes into the game and not quit its pattern. It doesn?t matter what game, how old it is, it does this to all.

It also does this while watching online videos. I can?t watch anything on, for example, Hulu, or Gametrailers, without it doing the same stutter pattern.

I didn?t always have this annoyance. It started little over a year after I bought my laptop. During all this time, while putting up with the problem, I?ve done several clean installs. I?ve tried to solve this myself, but never could find anyone with the same exact problem.

I?ve uploaded several videos that show the stutter problem:
MrTatakichi's Channel - YouTube

Also, here's my hardware & processes:

Any help will definitely be appreciated, thank you.

A:Stuttering Problem in All Games & Online Videos

Well, 761 MHz processor speed is way too slow for any modern games. You can check go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The command prompt box appears, press Y and reboot the computer. The Check Disk Utility will check the integrity of the drive. You can also click on the PC Running Slow? link in my signature and try those things. Other then that, you need a faster computer.

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Hi there, I am new here, I have searched the net for an answer to my problem but have been unsuccessful so have decided to post here...

My computer starts stuttering (audio and video) for about 20 seconds every 2-3minutes when I play microsoft flight simulator 2004 which is highly frustrating. It runs fine on 24frames/sec (which I have locked it at) then it goes to 1-3frames for about 20seconds then returns and is fine for 2-3mins. This is a recent problem, I run it on a reasonably capable laptop, it worked perfectly fine for 9months, and it has been like this for the past few weeks.

I've opened the task manager during the stuttering fit and the CPU was running at 98%-100% then after dropped to around 30%.

Specs: Laptop, AMD Turion x2 2.2Ghz, ATI Radeon HD3200, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

Hope that is comprehensive enough info, I'm not great with computers, but I can't think it is a hardware problem as it worked fine for a good 9months.

Thank you all in advance

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Hi guys,

First of all merry christmas

I have a weird issue where when I play games my computer, including audio and video, sometimes hangs for 1 second and then resumes again. This seems to happen in every game I play and it's very frustrating.

I checked my processes and I do have a 'System interrupts' process that sometimes pops up. I run Windows 8.1 , have 8GB ram, and use a GTX680 with the latest nvidia drivers.

Attached you can find my DXDIAG report.

I ran CCleaner and also did some virus scans, but no luck.

Any thoughts guys?

A:Stuttering while playing games

well be a scientist and start experimenting!! come on man..

1. turn off all sound in game.. run game. does it stutter?

2. disable sound in your actual windows 8.1 - go into device manager etc.. then run game.. stutter????!!

3. when running a game, (if it doesn't crash it) press shift,ctrl, and ESC. Look for whats using hard drive and look through performance for any % like disk usage..

4. what games are stuttering?

i mean your problem is so in-general (lag in games) its so hard to determine where to start.. but yeah, drivers are a must..

video drivers, hard drive updates, windows updates, sound driver update a huge one....

but if your sound and video hangs.. its hard drive or memory trying to sort it out..

you usually should run games in a clean environment meaning you disabled all services and background apps you aren't using because you are playing a game.. and when you restart your computer all your services will come back anyway..

if you dont know how to do this post here again..

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I'm having some problems for about 3-4 weeks now.

Up until the first BSoD I could load two games at the same time and feel like nothing was wrong or slow. Now when I try to do this (for w/e reason), the 2nd game I start either freeze or loads but when I'm moving the mouse it stutters to 1fps movement, sound too. This happens in both games, exactly the same.

If I don't do anything, main menu animation, music runs just fine...

When I try running a game, for example CS:GO. It works fine a bit, then randomly freeze + loop sound and can't tab out. Only after I End Task the program it goes to normal, or so it seems. Then after I try to reenter the game, it freezes again and I get BSoD.

Another thing I found is, while a game is open and I'm tab out in firefox for example; scrolling, general movement of the browser is not fluid and has some stutter. It lags even when I try to drag something on desktop.

Ran multiple malware scans, even in parted magic (virus scaner) on flash drive boot, nothing of note was found.

Thought the problem was because of some part of the video driver, so I uninstalled it. Rebooted in Safe Mode and ran Display Driver Uninstaller to be sure nothing was left from the previous one, reinstalled the latest one and the problem still persisted. Reinstalled Windows with fresh drivers, same problem.
Unistalled .Net Framework rebooted, then unistalled ATI VDriver, rebooted. Did a windows update and it installed a fresh .Net, restarted and after that I in... Read more

A:BSoD while playing Games and stuttering


You're missing a couple of drivers.

SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_1E221849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB The drivers for this device are not installed.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_1E311849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&A0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Go ahead and download and install the below drivers from the links provided

Intel USB 3.0 Driver:

Intel Chipset Driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775


Once you have done that, continue reading below:

Your BSOD suggests a problem with the ATi graphics card driver: atikmpag.sys

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys
You may be having some conflicts regarding the onboard Intel graphics display and the ATi Radeon graphics card you have. There are a lot of errors relating the onboard graphics process so let's temporarily disable it while we continue to troubleshoot.

Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service igfxCUIService1.0.0.0 Running Auto Own Process c:\windows\system32\igfxcuiservice.exe Normal LocalSystem 0

6468 4/17/2015 7:09:34 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_igfxCUIService.e_a7c7c9e8a7a1f457a98e109d32b247d585dbdaf5_040c2f78\Report.wer"
6468 4/19/2015 12:28:10 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microso... Read more

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I've been scouring the web for a while now and haven't found the answer yet.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VPCEB laptop. I used this for gaming a year ago, and have started using it again. Now though, every few seconds while playing a game, the game will stutter or freeze for a couple seconds, then resume. It's made gaming impossible on the machine.

Using PC Wizard, it tells me my graphics hardware is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. This is no problem since all the games I play are old or emulated. I can't seem to find a driver for it either.

OS is Win7 x64. Any help you can offer would be great!

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i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

A:stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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Hi there this isn't really for me - I Ient my girlfriend's old computer to a friend and he's been experiencing problems with sound.

When using winamp sometimes after a while the sound stops working. But winamp appears to not actually be playing songs. Like you'll click a song and equaliser bars go flat and don't measure sound like when a song is playing with the bass/treble or whatever going up an down with regards to what's happening in the song.

So it's not like the song is playing and no sound is coming out - the song is refusing to play. This problem is worse when playing pro evolution soccer on mute with winamp in the background.

He says when he's playing COD2 that the sound stutters and does it with increasing frequency and then eventually stops. This mostly happens when there's a lot happening on screen.

Restarting the whole machine seems to sort it out with regards to winamp but sometimes just restarting call of duty fixes the sound issues.

I remember having similar problems with operation flashpoint about 7 years ago but can't remember how I sorted it.

He has:

windows xp home SP2
p4 3.0ghz
onboard graphics
onboard sound

I told him it might be an overheating issue and to take the case off the computer and clean the dust out, could it be slightly more serious like the northbridge cooler gone bad?

Or is it a windows/driver problem?

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A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

Well the onboard sound is actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date. Winamp is usually super-reliable so I would check which version he is running and maybe give that an update, which is free. Also, make sure DirectX is up to date and have him run dxdiag to run the sound tests. START > Run > type dxdiag in the bar...

Personally, I would just invest in a dedicated sound adapter. You can get a decent Creative card for around $30 now and the sound quality would be much better anyways.

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.


A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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Wasn't sure what this could be related to. If this is in the wrong section just let me know.

Well, this started about a week ago. I thought nothing about it. I thought it may have been a bad driver. So I updated my graphics driver, stuttering is still there. So next I tried to update my hard drive firmware, but the stuttering is still there. Next I tried, to update my bios, that didn't help it. Any ideas?

I have an asus g73jw laptop with the specs:

8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

If there is anything else you need just let me know.


A:[SOLVED] Weird video/audio stuttering when playing games

Turns out I just needed to update my drivers then run the games as an admin and it fixed itself.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?


A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?

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My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general.

Core i7 2600k
Asus p8p67 deluxe
Asus Engtx 570
Corsair 8 gb 1600 mhz ram

A:Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games


I would suggest you to check the performance in “Safe mode with networking”.

Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

Hope this helps.

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I get random buzzing noise with micro freezing when im playing videos or playing games if the charger is plugged in.I did run diagnostics from SupportAssist but found no problem? I've only experienced buzzing noise whenever i suddenly connect my charger when im playing videos or gaming but now i think it gone worse.. I have all the latest drivers from dell and also updated the bios but still suddenly this problem appeared out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!specs:windows 10 creators updatei5 cpu8gb ramgtx 10501tb hdd

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Ok the prob ive got is that im getn low fps (frames per sec) wen im playin an online game of counterstrike.

I previously had XP running and it worked fine then switched back to win 2000 and now this problem occurs. Im not sure if it is a drivers problem but i have installed latest graphics drivers from intel website.

I dont know much else to do... ive got a ****** HP Pavilion 510a computer with integrated blah blah.

Sum help would be appreciated!!!

A:low fps while playing online games

check the halflife tweak guide, same for counterstrike, may help you out

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Sorry, not sure if this is the right topic to post under, but anyways here I go.

Whenever I play a PC game online the game will freeze up for approximately 2 seconds. This always happens about every 2 minutes or so and makes it extremely frustrating to play online. It does this for every game I own. It is not normal lag. I think it may have to do with my computer being wirelessly connected to the one downstairs, as in the network I connect to is on the router on my downstairs computer. Sorry if that is not the correct terminology, I know very little about computers, especially networking stuff.

If you need any additional info about my computer let me know.

Thank you

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I have problems when playing online games it crashes.

Laptop: ASUS G51JX-A1 Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Core i7 720M, Nvidia GT 360M,.

here is the zip file

A:BSOD while playing Online games



BugCheck 124, {4, fffffa8005967038, 0, 0}
BugCheck 124, {4, fffffa800596a038, 0, 0}

Both had the code 0x124 - which means a hardware problem. Additionally they both had a Parameter 1 value of 4 - meaning:


An uncorrectable PCI Express error occurred.

So, you are looking at a graphics problem.

As you have a laptop I can't just recommend that you swap the graphics card out and see what happens.

Instead, check your temps in speedfan.

Then update the following drivers:


ASMMAP64 ASMMAP64.sys Mon Feb 05 08:52:56 2007 - I am guessing this is part of some ASUS software?

lmimirr lmimirr.sys Wed Apr 11 10:32:45 2007 - LogMeIn RemotelyAnywhere
LMIRfsDriver LMIRfsDriver.sys Tue Jul 15 04:26:56 2008 - LogMeIn RemotelyAnywhere
radpms radpms.sys Wed Apr 11 13:21:23 2007 - LogMeIn RemotelyAnywhere
RaInfo RaInfo.sys Sat Jan 05 07:57:14 2008 - LogMeIn RemotelyAnywhere

sncduvc sncduvc.SYS Mon Dec 29 22:14:26 2008 - Webcam Driver

speedfan speedfan.sys Mon Sep 25 02:26:48 2006 - Speedfan

WinRing0x64 WinRing0x64.sys Sun Jul 27 01:29:37 2008 - There are a lot of programs that use this one, so we will leave it to later

LogMeIn RemotelyAnywhere: http://remotelyanywhere.com/template.asp?page=home

ASUS and Webcam drivers from: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx

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Alright so whenever I play an online game, or just use the internet, I end us with a BSoD.
Some days it will take hours for it to happen, others it will take minutes.

So here are my computer specs:
(Copying from the side sticker)

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

AMD Phenom II 840T Quad-Core Processor

6GB DDR3 -System memory

Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n (Not sure what this is)

ATI Radeon HD 4200 -Graphics card

A:BSoD Playing Online Games.

Can't seem to add the Dmp. "Invalid file"

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I get lag spikes every 2-3 mins that last about a minute. It's as if the computer is constantly trying to scan for a wireless connection, but I do not use a wireless connection. I was wandering how I can turn off the thing that does the scan for the wireless connection. I think that's the problem. If anyone could help?


A:Lag spikes when playing games online

Just a wild guess but is your isp VirginMedia by any chance?

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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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Alright this is wat happen to me..

Whenever i play online game like maple or dota, i have this problem of it disconnecting half way.. (this disconnecting is nt disconnected from internet, juz the game itself.. the connection to net is still there..) For example, i login to maple, play for like 10 - 15mins it will disconnect and return me to the login page.. other games will like just show me a msg saying tat i am disconnected..

I called my ISP to check if is their problem and found out to be it is nt.. i tried to removed my rounter and using direct connection, it does not work either.. I reformatted my computer so there sld not be anything wrong..

so i am suspecting i might have some hardware parts that might turn faulty, but i nt sure if this is true, so if anyone have any idea, pls give me a helping hand... thanks alot..

Ps: i can surf net, download stuff as per usual.. Did a memory test run, there is no error too..

Edit: Please use proper threads titles from now on. Thanks.

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Hey I tryed fixing it myself for 2-3 month now but i give up now. I get Random Kernal 41 shutdowns when playing games i have a Laptop. Not sure if i have done everything right with the forum post here but iam very desperate.What i have done so far was New Os changed Psu and some how it killed my SSD so i had to reinstall my OS its not an overheating problem iam running hwinfo no overheating that i could see. Would love some help from the Community here for a very hopeless person

Sincere regards, Enuqt

A:Kernel 41 when playing online games


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I used to have bad DPC issues when playing videos  but I solved that. But when I play games Ie. overwatch get random massive framdrops and audio stuttering. frame drops are to be expected when playing and we get into a massive fight . but what is not acceptable is frames dropping from 60-1 fps with audio stuttering.

 dpc laatency checker.png   16.08KB
this is what itlooks like when Im just watching a video

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this is the screenshot from latencymon after a big dpc issue
my specs are 
Core i7 4702mq
8gb ram
GTX750m 4gb
1tb HDD

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I got this error message whenever I try to play an online game.

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage you your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stoip message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changin video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to Select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

Tecchnical information:

*** STOP: 0X0000008E (0XC0000005, 0X00000000, 0XB8A05B88, 0X00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical mory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.Click to expand...

It's a blue screen that appears and I really need help on what to do with this problem. All other things work except the online games I try to play.


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while trying to play games (cascade) at playsite--I get a warning that some items on this page might not be displayed properly--I click details and it has error on line 32--etc--it also says because of my privacy settings yet I have done everything I know to enable this---some of the ads on the side of the page are grey and not animated--also while playing euchre in pogo all the people icons at the tables are a dark grey and the cards are grey-- I am running windows xp--anyone have any suggestions?

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Hi, I'm having difficulty in playing multiplayer games with my mates over the net.

I'm at university in non-uni controlled student accomodation and my PC is connected to the net via an Ethernet cable. To use the net I have to open one of my browsers and log in before I can view any websites.

I am unable to play any games at all over the internet. Other applications that I use, such as Gamespy and Messenger, work perfectly fine but non eof my games work properly. Here's a breakdown:

Age of Empires III (and expansions): cannot even login to Ensemble Online
Dawn of War (and expansions): can login to dawn of war online but I cannot join games and my friends cannot join any I create.
Call of Juarez: can login to online system and can join games created by other players but other users cannot join games that I create (they don't even show up in the list)
Civilisation IV (and expansions): can login to online system but I cannot join games nor can anyone join any I create.
Worms World Party: can login to Wormnet but cannot join games and no-one can join any I create.

I have contacted MCW, the company that provides my internet access, but they have told me that no-one else has reported any problems with online games and I have heard from my room mates that they don't have this problem, so I am guessing it is something to do with my PC's settings, but I am at a loss as to what to do. MCW DOES allow people to play games over the net.

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A:Trouble Playing Games Online!

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Hello, I have an HP - Pavilion dv4-1548dx that I have had for around 2 years. about two months ago I tried to play one of my games online and all of the sudden my computer got a blue screen and restarted. I was shocked and didn't know what to do so I tried to play it again and the same thing happened. I completely stopped playing all of my games as all of them were online based and would cause my computer to crash. Once restarting it would say something about a 104 error. I have tried clearing my computer and re-installing windows to no avail. I was wondering if anyone could help.
If there is any other information needed just reply. Thanks for helping

A:Issues playing games online

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I have been having recent Bsod. I was having troubles with this a couple months ago and i had seemed to fix it, but then yesterday they started happening over and over again while playing a game called league of legends.

Pc specs + minidump files;

Help would be appreciated

A:BSOD while playing online games

Device Concerns:Unknown.
Software Concerns:Primarily Unknown.

Security Software: ??? Make sure to install security software. I recommend either of these:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials coupled with Malwarebytes. Do not start the free trial of Malwarebytes. Just use the standalone version, update it, and scan your computer once a week with Malwarebytes and with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Good and Free system security combination.

After installing your security software, update it, and then run full scans today with each program. Report back the results of the scans.

Analysis:Network and USB 3.0 related issues... To resolve it: check for driver updates from http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod...d=3973&dl=1#dl or re-install the drivers that are available.

To fully re-install a driver, use the following steps.First, download the latest driver. Then do the next steps.
Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Find the device you are trying to uninstall by expanding the appropriate set of devices
Right click the device
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
Restart your computer only if Windows asks you to.
Install the latest driver for the device.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1978 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223879 MB, Free - 174781 MB; D: Total - 14290 MB, Free - 2363 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 95 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1484
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Not Updated

Hi everyone, I'm having a problem when playing online games on this laptop. The laptop does run well using other applications such as MS Word etc.

When I start playing any online game, it runs brilliantly without any stopping etc. After about 10 minutes, it starts jumping and not responding etc to my commands. Why is this happening? Can I prevent it?

Many thanks.

A:Problem playing online games

Your laptop isn't designed for gaming. Do you experience overheating issues a few minutes after running a certain game/application? If yes, you can use a can containing compressed air to clean the fans and see if that helps.

And also, which games are you playing on that laptop?

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i hope guys you can help me about my problem, thats why i join in this. this are the errors,, when im playing this game call ran online ph 3mins. or 4 it automaticaly restar. and im wondering why .. plss help me tech guys w/ this problem

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I keep having a BSOD when playing an online games but I dont exactly know what kind of error Im having, so please see the dump file I attached.

W7 ultimate 64bit is my OS

A:BSOD while playing online games

Update the software\driver for your Digital Camera.

Finish with this step and post back with any results.

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im a admin for a counterstrike comunity called Ooorgle and my mouse started laggin out when google updated my comp like 3 weeks ago. i was woundering if the update that google installed could in sumway be what caused my laser mouse to lag. I though my old mouse was bad so i went and bout a 1600 dpi mouse to replace the old 400 dpi mouse i had i got a gamers mouse. And yet again it fixed it for like 5 days but now its laggin again when i play it wont allow me to fire and turn at the same time. Could this problem be a result of my vidcard going bad its about 2 or 3 years old now and ive even replaced my mouse pad 2 times now. but it only lags when im in steam games like natural selection and counterstrike if u could please help me figure out what is going on with it ill be greatly appreachated.......

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I don't know where to start. Because I can't literally describe the exact problem.

When I play video games, whether it be on Playstation Network, a Computer, a Laptop, or anything connecting to my internet modem/router....... I play behind the game by a small fraction of a second. And NO ONE sees it but me!

Now naturally people always say "lag works both ways". But in this case it does NOT do this for me.

I can nail people dead on in a video game, and even if lag exists through latency, that hit would eventually register. However it does nothing of the sort for me. While I can continue to be hit by what looks like thin air, because I am hit before enemies even attack on my screen.

In a First Person Shooter, I will always die before a person fires. Which gives me absolutely 0 time to even react. However, I can shoot a moving person directly head on and miss. I can literally light a person up point-blank and miss most of my shots.
Even when a person stands still, if I fire at them and then they turn and fire at me. They will kill me while taking no effect to my shot. And then they will tell me that I never fired on their screen.
People will claim that they do not see me lag. However, every single person lags to me by a small fraction of a second. (How?!)

Example #2:
In a Third Person Shooter, while in a melee only match, I can dodge an enemy and always get nailed dead on if I do not dodge a second ... Read more

A:Playing Behind In Online Games - Urgent, Help Please

Really hoping someone here can help me solve this problem. The biggest question I do not understand is that this lag is not natural. If there is a latency issue between me and the internet, why does no one see this from me on their screen? Why do I not lag to them but they lag to me? Why do I seem to play behind the game's real-time by what feels like 300ms.

Is my Download throughput doing something wrong that forces me to play behind a bit while my Upload throughput works fine so that no one sees a problem from me? I don't get it.

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I WILL GET THE ATTACHED DUMP FILE WHILE PLAYING ONLINE GAME. I have attached the owner zip file. Please show me what to do, Thanks,

On Fri 8/14/2015 11:10:19 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\081415_77aefcd3-943a-4b04-ae78-a1ac5554d6aa.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12A3B)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA800D8F8028, 0xBF800000, 0x124)
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.

A:BSOD while playing online games

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel



fffff800`047d5a98 fffff800`03017a3b : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0d8f8028 00000000`bf800000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`047d5aa0 fffff800`031dbe63 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`0d4cb940 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0d4cb990 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff800`047d5ae0 fffff800`03017700 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`0d4cb940 fffff800`047d5e70 fffff800`047d5e00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff800`047d5b40 fffff800`03017052 : fffffa80`0d4cb940 fffff800`047d5e70 fffffa80`0d4cb940 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff800`047d5c90 fffff800`03016f0d : 00000000`00000008 00000000`00000001 fffff800`047d5ef0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff800`047d5cd0 fffff800`0300ae88 : 00000000`00000010 00000000`00000008 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff800`047d5d00 fffff800`030bfeac : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff800`047d5d30 fffff800`030bfd13 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff800`047d5e70 00000000`0167b356 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
00000000`003df6b4 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x167b356

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i recently got a new pc. played many new non online games and it works fine. but if i try playing online games my pc turns off. could any1 help me plz?

A:PC turn off when playing online games

What are your new PC's specs? In other words, what is its make and model?

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I'm guessing its packet lose, As my ping is fine when i first get into any online game then goes upto 100+ and I check my internet speeds and they are fine only when playing online games. (I feel like my internet cant hand it for some reason) I have 14 Ping 100 Download 6 upload. Anyone have any ideas thanks and Im using a wireless adapter TP LINK upto 300Mbs

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Windows 7 Home
6g ram
Amd Phenom 2 x4 965 Prodessor 3.40 GHz
Ati HD Radeon 6850
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF88005337E7C
BCP3: FFFFF88006BC9868
BCP4: FFFFF88006BC90C0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
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A:Blue Screen when playing online games

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Hi, Blue screen only been happening 3 days randomly while playing online games. I've noticed its been happening mostly when play a game called silkroad online.

The first few blue screens came up with the bccode 124. I then installed updated graphics drivers and bccode b3 came up.

As far as i know i have everything updated and was working fine 1 week ago no problems.


Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7 pro x64
- an OEM or full retail version? Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 4 months to 30 months (upgraded along the way)
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 18 months

A:BSOD - Playing online games, bccode 124 and b3

I've run prime95 small fft for 3 hours now... no crashes, cpu doesn't go above 42deg. Mobo and hard drives also don't go above 40deg. Going to try memtest86+ now. will post in a few hours

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As the Title Says I Get BSOD even while browsing some stuff on facebook,forum,blogs and even in online games like warcraft 3 i don't know what's wrong please help xD

A:BSOD While Browsing or Playing Online Games!


MpKslba392ff6 ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSLBA392FF6\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
This shows a bad install of MSE. I recommend uninstalling and re-install a fresh version: Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Also since you use uTorrent, I would recommend a scan:

Do a full scan of your system using: Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Afterwards: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

If nothing pops up for both of those,

try: Windows Defender Offline

Also possible memory errors. After this please run a RAM - Test with Memtest86+ .

After all these steps are followed, please post back results.


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this happens most of the time when i'm online aol games, however, it also happens when i'm just online, using windows 2000 pro, can this be resolved without having to reinstall the os because there's alot of work involved with installer drivers that were not included in the cd - purchased 2nd hand so different things were added after..thanks- it also has different msgs when it decides to dump whether this makes any difference as to why i guess you'll be able to determine that if someone else has had the same experience or if you just know because you know this can happen.

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Hello, I buy a new PC and giving itself bsod.
Everything is new less: gpu, power suplies(Nox Urano TX 850W)

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
i5 4670K
asus z87
G.skill ripjawks 2066mhz

I dont know
Which can be the solution?
The cpu ram and motherboard is not possible that they are, because they are 1 month old they are new

I think.. thje problem is the power suplies

I attach the files of test

A:BSOD Playing Online games (Smite)

Hello i have had a look at your attached files. It would really help if they were in English so i can read them.
If you re-post some English ones, i would be more then happy to have a look for you.

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I purchased a computer that had been rebuilt from a local company. Withing the first couple of hours of playing a game online it bluescreened on me. They came out and added some memory and told me it had now got 3 gig instead of 2. My computer doesnt recognise this and tells me there are just 2 gig installed. One of the latest bluescreens told me that it was NV4_disp.dll so i then updated the nvidia driver to the current one. It worked ok for a while then started going crazy on me again. I dont know what to do. My pc is Windows XP Professionalk version 2002, service pack 3. pentium 4CPU 3.40GHz 2.00GB of RAM (even though they added 1 more). Please help!

A:Blue screen when playing games online

To be honest what you should do is take the PC back to the local company. They should not rebuild PCs and add more RAM while you pay them just to cause blue screens. Just make sure the games you are playing aren't too high spec for your Graphics card, should tell you on the back of the game case what Graphics requirements it must have.

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hey guys. I'm new here. i would like to ask about my PC problem.. it happens every time i play game like DOTA or any other online games.

Here the message Ive got:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 00000023
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

I never experience it before just recently. I hope you can help me about my problem guys. thanks a lot...

A:BSOD playing DOTA or any other online games.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hello there.

Basically i've been troubled with BSODs since month, pretty much since i've got this PC i haven't experianced any problems, however, after month and a bit i've started getting bluescreens pretty much too offten.
Today i got it 3 times in a row when i tried to watch single episode of naruto :P - equals 3 BSOD in 20 mins, so there we go im posting here hoping for a bit of help.

I'm running
Win 7 ultimate x64, box version. Reinstalled it like 3 times by now on this machine, 1st installation was pretty much out of BSODs at all, however i got some problems after clearing the other pc off this one so i basically reinstalled it around month and a half ago, quite a bit after i've started getting BSODs so i just reinstalled it again, results are pretty much the same.

Over the time, i've been using tools like daemon tools for virtual drives, few antivirs, including Kaspersky trial one. Point is - i've been reading throught tons of forums so far and first thing i've started checking after i got those BSODs were drivers.

I've got rid of DT since windows driver compability verify counted this one as incompatibie.

I've also uninstalled kaspersky once to try out new ver [got like 2 BSODs of kaspersky itself aswell].

I've been running memtest for round 3 hours, got no memory errors,
occt test caused bluescreen error today after like 15 mins, however i've got no idea wth is log of this program, i've just run stress test for RAM/CPU up there.

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A:BSOD playing online videos/games.

I've menaged to get attachement up here, posting it down.

One more thing - so far i've been running second OCCT test and it seems it also crashed around 15 minute of test, althought there was no bluescreen, just test error. Thing is most common BSOD is system_service_exception one, i could assume it's driver thing however win driv ver. seems to don't see any of this problems + im running verifier right now the built-in. Seems ok so far.

I have also mentioned that i've reinstalled win like 3rd time now since i got this pc so i can assume it's quite fresh install, however filled with MOBO drivers and Clone for alternative to DT.

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I dial into AOL when I play my online games, but i get dissconnected in the middle of them after several hours. The games run in full screen mode and I am unale to see any idle messages while i am logged on. Is there either a trick to getting around AOL's pesky auto disconnect, or is there some kind of program that can kep the line open. I would think that my connection is sending data as i play, but AOL doesn't recognize it and still boots me. Very annoying, please help.

A:Want to stay connected to AOL while playing online games

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Alright so my third attempt at this. Hopefully it's perfect this time.

Attached the files..


I resetted my computer to factory settings and I'm still getting BSoD's.

I have a Windows 7 Premium Home 64bit computer.

It only about a year and a half old, I started encountering these BSoD's when I moved from my old home into a new one, and started using a wireless card.


Computer Specs:
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

AMD Phenom II 840T Quad-Core Processor

6GB DDR3 -System memory

Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n (Not sure what this is)

ATI Radeon HD 4200 -Graphics card

A:BSOD while playing online games/browsing the net

Quote: Originally Posted by Madrave

Alright so my third attempt at this. Hopefully it's perfect this time.

Attached the files..


I resetted my computer to factory settings and I'm still getting BSoD's.

I have a Windows 7 Premium Home 64bit computer.

It only about a year and a half old, I started encountering these BSoD's when I moved from my old home into a new one, and started using a wireless card.


Computer Specs:
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

AMD Phenom II 840T Quad-Core Processor

6GB DDR3 -System memory

Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n (Not sure what this is)

ATI Radeon HD 4200 -Graphics card

These crashes were caused by memory corruption. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!


*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

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I upgraded from Windows98 SE to WindowsXP Home Edition two days ago. I have been using Comcast High Speed Internet for two months. I have played online games for years. Since upgrading to WindowsXP, I can no longer play online games. I get the game loading screen but the game never loads.

I have contacted Comcast, they said download the newest Java version. Did that. Still having same problem. Contacted Microsoft, they said they don't support Java any longer, tried dowloading some dll files, checked firewall, etc. Still having same problem. Microsoft said to contact Java (Sun) for answer to problem. They have not responded.

I am truly confused as to why I upgraded a Windows program and now I can no longer access online games. What am I doing wrong or is this a Windows problem and how can I fix it?

A:Problem playing online games with WindowsXP

Howdy Monica4Cats...

Try going here Sun Java and download/install Sun's Java VM...

Also have you installed SP 1 for XP home ( I believe it has the MS version of VM )...

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