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Computer crashing whilst playing games

Q: Computer crashing whilst playing games

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

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

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

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Hey,

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

Thanks alot for your help,
JollySam
 

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

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

Any idea's how to fix this?

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Thanks for your time

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

Welcome to the Forum.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi there,

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

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

A:Computer Crashing When Playing Games

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

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

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

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

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

Help please? :/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

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

The details view of this entry contains further information.

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

A:Computer Crashing while playing Games

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Boyd23


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

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

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

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

The details view of this entry contains further information.

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


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

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

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

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

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bump - can anyone help me?

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

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

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

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

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

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

So my RAM is safe.

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance,
Mick

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

Post back the results

Thanks

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

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

System Specs - Desktop

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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Hi,

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)

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


Code:

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

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

2. Uninstall whichever of these you have:

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

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

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Hello,

I am new to these forums and really just trying to find help with what might be wrong with my new computer. I'm sure that questions like this have been asked before and I tried searching before posting but didn't come up with much, so my apologies if I'm rehashing old problems. I'm hoping if I'm specific enough someone might have something to advise...

My new computer build is causing me problems while playing games. Here are the system specs - I am new to this so if you need anything else just ask.

Windows XP Home Edition SP2
AMD AthlonXP 3200+
AOpen AK77-600 Max Mobo
512MB RAM
Samsung 120GB HD
NVidia GeForce 6600 256MB

My husband and I just bought and built the computer about 3 weeks ago. Here's the problem: while playing games the games either crash to desktop with no error, crash to desktop with an error, or the computer reboots. Here is the list of particular games I have installed and tried playing so far along with the particular problem I've experience with each:

- The Sims 2 (plays fine for hours at a time sometimes, then sometimes it crashes to desktop with no error message, sometimes the computer reboots; it did this once just as I was starting the game)
- Zoo Tycoon (again, plays fine for hours sometimes, but sometimes it crashes to desktop with an error message after playing for some time)
- Neverwinter Nights (game crashes to desktop with an error message every time I play; sometimes I get an hour o... Read more

A:New computer restarting or crashing while playing games

ok so i think you either have a nasty virus or a directx problem...try unistalling your video drivers and let windows install them for you(they should come with service pack 2) or you can try finding a program called directx eradicator and using it and reinstallind the most current version of directx from the windows website(dx9.0c) or off of your sims 2 install disk(it has a copy of dx9.0b on it)
 

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I'm new here don't know if this is the right forum to post in. I recently installed Windows 8 64 bit from Windows 7 32 bit. I never had any problems really with the windows 7 32 bit but since upgrading to Windows 8 64 bit I am having this odd problem. I am a gamer, I have Steam with lots of games and so I play one then play another and another then I go to start a game (It isn't the same game) and the computer resets and does its thing. I have made sure all my drivers are up to date as I have heard that that can be the problem. Does anyone now of a fix or has this happened to you? Thanks

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I'm new here don't know if this is the right forum to post in. I recently installed Windows 8 64 bit from Windows 7 32 bit. I never had any problems really with the windows 7 32 bit but since upgrading to Windows 8 64 bit I am having this odd problem. I am a gamer, I have Steam with lots of games and so I play one then play another and another then I go to start a game (It isn't the same game) and the computer resets and does its thing. I have made sure all my drivers are up to date as I have heard that that can be the problem. Does anyone now of a fix or has this happened to you? Thanks



Perhaps your architecture didn't modify during the upgrade. Games designed for 64bit architecture won't run on 32bit architecture.

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When i play videos through windows media playe 11 or play online games like Vanguard at various times my sound appears to stutter then the screen freezes for a second then i get the blue screen saying an unrecoverable hardware error has happend and my comp reboots. Ive been emailing dell every day for 3 weeks now and they still have no answer for me. if i disable my sound device i can play video and play vanguard with no problem but as soon as i use sound i get the blue screen. My hunch is a compatibility issue with windows vista. Dell has replaced my video card and i still get it and ive downloaded current drivers for my vid card and sound card and used the windows update for any critical and security updates out there. Ive restored my comp to factory settings 5 times as per request of dell tech guys, and ive uninstalled the sound device then reinstalled it.
But im sites like Youtube i have no problem running there media player.
My system specs are as follows

dell dimension E520
intel core duo processors 2.13ghz, 2.13 ghz
2 gigs of ram
windows vista 64
ATI radeon 1300 pro 256 mb video card
sigmatel high definition audio CODEC

This comp is brand new fresh out of the box and my old system plays video and games just fine with windows XP
 

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

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

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

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

A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

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

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

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

Thanks guys!

A:GSOD crashes only whilst playing games

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ragefree


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

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

Thanks guys!


Hello Welcome to SF,

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






Quote:
Run the Memory Diagnostic & HD Diagnostic

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


Validate whether the Windows is Genuine or Not: http://www.microsoft.com/g... Read more

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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Any help would be greately appreciated.

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

EDIT: Here is my system info:

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

A:BSOD whilst playing various video games

Here is the BlueScreenView output.

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

A:Comp keeps freezing whilst playing games

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I don't know what's wrong. One day I was playing fable and then I exited. I was going to take out my wc3 CD out of the CD drive because I was going to play it on my other comp, but it wouldn't open. So I resetted the comp and then the CD drive opened. Next thing I know playing fable again, the computer all of a sudden resetted by itself. Now when playing any games, the computer would crash. Sometimes just clicking links and such would make my computer crash.

An error message sometimes pops up at the start of windows. The message s STOP 0x000000EATHREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER. It says that it's a graphics issue, but I installed the most recent drivers and it still doesn't work. The last resort says to replace my video card, but I'd like to hope that there's another way. When it crashes the screen turns black for a few seconds, then resets or instead of turning black, the colors and pictures of what's on my screen would just get all messed up. After turning off the autoreboot under system failure, all the screen does is stay black now. My video card is an ATI RADEON 9600

Note: I've had this video card for 2 years already.

I don't know why this is happening =\, but here's my minidumps if it helps.
 

A:Computer suddenly crashing/resetting when playing games.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

All your minidumps crash at your video card drivers. They all have a bugcheck of EA.

0x000000EA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER

A device driver problem has caused the system to pause indefinitely (hang). Typically, this is caused by a display driver waiting for the video hardware to enter an idle state. This might indicate a hardware problem with the video adapter, or a faulty video driver.

As you can see. This is either a problem with your video card drivers, or with the card itself.

If your card is overclocked, reset it to the defaults.

Try uninstalling, and reinstalling the drivers. Maybe try a different version of the drivers.

Check your card for overheating. Make sure any fan on the card is running properly, and that the heatsink isn`t full of dust.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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This has been a problem of mine since 2 years ago. At first, I didn't want to "try" to fix it because I thought it was just the load of spyware + regular computer usage. Then about a month ago, I attempted to fix it by just reformatting my computer and reinstalling everything. At first I thought this would work, but I notice it didn't. My computer specs are:

P4 2.2 GHz
GF4 Ti4600 128MB
1024 MB (2 x 512) PC2100 DDR RAM
Windows XP Pro w/ SP2

I know my computer is old and sucks. It's about 3.5 yrs old (at that time, it was top of the line!) and I don't plan to upgrade anytime soon... but maybe in the next 1-2 years. My problem is that whenever I play ANY video game (mostly 3D or graphics-intensive games), my computer will randomly restart SOMETIMES (not all of the time, but it happens frequently than coincidentally just a regular crash). It will usually do one of the following:

- Crash to desktop without notice
- Crash to desktop WITH notice (It is always a "memory corruption" type error)
- Computer restarts randomly in the middle of the game (I'll be playing and soon I will be saying wtf?)

After reformatting, the problem still exists. This restarting/crashing seems to happen more often with different games, too. The solutions I've tried include installing DIFFERENT graphics drivers to see if it's a driver problem, using a memory testing program to determine if my memory/RAM is failing, and last reinstalling the differen... Read more

A:Computer randomly crashing/restarting when playing games

Sounds like you have bad memory. Download memtest and run it.
 

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

A:Games randomly minimising to desktop whilst playing

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Any help is greatly appreciated.
HJT LOG

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

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

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

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Hello there, I've got a problem with my computer that's been bothering me for a long time now.
If possible, I'd like any of you to help me identify the problem, and find a solution.

I've never been able to fix this problem, on what should be a perfectly fine computer, bought new in march 2008. Full spec list in the end of the post. OS is Windows XP Pro.

The problem is that the computer is either crashing completely, or forcing games to shut down when I'm playing games. What I've come to think is that my power supply can't handle the hardware that's in the computer, when all the parts are being used maximally. Here's what I'm thinking: When a game that demands the whole computer to work at maximum capacity is running, the power supply will attempt to deliver the power all the hardware parts need to function properly at full speed. 'Say the computer actually need a 550w power supply to function properly, but the power supply i have only works at 500w, it will actually try to deliver 550w, ultimately causing it to "overheat", and force itself to reboot as a means of getting cooled down or simply slowing down to work at normal capacity - instead of keeping on working at more than 100% capacity over a longer period of time, which would end up destroying the power supply altogether. The crashes rarely occur when I do anything other than playing demanding games, basically any game that's got high hardwar... Read more

A:Need help identifying computer problem. Computer keeps crashing when playing games

New Computer

Yeah, build a new computer and put the drive in the new computer.
 

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Hey I've got a problem with my computer and i cant figure out what it is exactly so i dont know where to start on fixing this.
Basicly when im playing a high powered game i.e World of Warcraft its crashing quite often turning the window into a black screen and then crashing my computer, as if its something to do with my graphics or spec not able to run it.
I cracked my computer screen a few months ago and lately got it fixed and since then this problem started to apear, i've never had a problem with this before then, I thought it may possibly be from getting a new screen i might need to reinstall my graphics drivers which i moved onto doing and it still didnt help my problem
I've got 3.00 GB of RAM
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz
My 2 graphics cards are ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870

So its more then enough for world of warcraft or most other high spec games
It would be greatly Appriciated for your help.
 

A:Need help identifying computer problem. Computer keeps crashing when playing games

Usual cause of this problem is overheating and/or weak power supply.
 

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Hello everyone. It has to have been over a year since I came here looking for help because I rarely have problems that are like this. My computer is freezing while playing games (low-end ones at that!). And sorry in advance for killing dial up users with my huge post!

Ok so here's the simple form of it:
1. I've checked for Malware of any kind first: none. Spybot search and destroy, ad-aware, and I use ccleaner(I recomend this program as an experienced PC user) for general stuff.
2. I disabled all uneeded applications(shouldn't have mattered, but still...) before running any games. Left only my wireless software and sound driver program.
3. I downloaded a temperature monitor for my hardware that acessed the built in stuff: all seems good as far as I can find the info for. My main concern was the CPU, that's clear for sure at 50dC.
4. I updated Windows with everything they had; minus the useless stuff, eg: sim card reader and Windows media player(<3 Winamp Pro.)
5. I updated my video card driver and installed Catylyst, which was my main reason for updating Windows(for .net framework updates).

Stuff I already tried to do:
1. Reinstall the below listed games that I've been using and/or testing my fixes with.
2. Notice a degredation issue with continued gameplay: nope. The amount of time before freezing seems to be random as it has been after 2 seconds once, and other times after a half hour or more(or sometime to my pleasure, not at all .)
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A:Solved: My computer started randomly crashing while playing games... >.<

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Since I purchased my computer two years ago, I've been having problems with the occasional crash when playing games. Over the past couple of months, the problem has been getting a lot worse, and my computer will crash/hang constantly when playing anything, including WOW, Rome: Total War, and Civilization IV. In addition to that, watching videos online, as well as on Windows Media Player also can result in crashes. I've even experienced full hangs when opening Microsoft Word or burning a DVD.

I've done a full MEMTEST and it found no errors. In addition to that, I believe my video and sound drivers are fully updated, and I've even tried plugging in a new graphic's card with no success. I have also cleaned out the dust from the inside of my computer. When I first experienced this problem, I formatted my computer and reinstalled everything, which also did not help solve my problem.

I have a
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
[email protected]
2GB of Ram
Video Card: Radeon X800 XT
Sound: SoundMAX Intergrated Digital HD Audio

Thanks for any help that you can give me.
 

A:Computer crashing/hanging when playing games and watching videos.

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Hello!

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sumatran


Hello!

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for the help!

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

From your post. Please explain with more detail.






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


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

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

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

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

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Hello

I loved playing Solitaire in Win 7 but having an unusual problem playing the Solitaire app in Win 10.
After about 15 minutes, the computer just shuts down. No warning, no error messages, no BSOD, nothing.
I can guarantee you it is not just a coincidence. My computer could be running for days without any problem but as soon as I start playing Solitaire this happens.

I would really appreciate some advice. My computer is an Acer Laptop with i3 CPU, 8GB RAM and Intel HD graphics and using a 24" Acer monitor.

Many Thanks..

A:Computer shuts down whilst playing Solitaire

Make sure all of your graphics drivers are up to date. It may be that this game works the system too hard. Try monitoring your system temperatures a while and see if we can at least rule that out.

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I was playing Burnout when the computer crashed and the blue screen error came up. Since then when I turn the computer on all the fans turn on, HDD activity light flashes but nothing appears on the monitor.I can't boot in to safe-mode or enter the bios settings. I've tried using the 8800gt and the onboard gfx (950 gma) but nothing appears. I read that taking the ram out and then turning it on the mobo should beep..but it didn't however it did beep when I didn't plug the cable in to the 8800gt.

I have a Asrock 1333-D667 mobo
Windows 7 RC
2gb Ram
8800gt 512mb
E2180 @2.00GHz
 

A:Computer had a bsod whilst playing a game..now computer won't boot.

No beep without ram installed does not look good. Here is some basic troubleshooting you can do.

1 Open the case and pull the pw connectors from ALL drives; both hd and optical.
2 Remove all add-in cards except the video card
3 Disconnect any usb type device; ie hub, printer, scanner, etc.
4 Clear cmos with the clear jumper for a min of 20~30seconds. Replace jumper to keep position.
5 Now attempt a pw ON of the system and see if it will post.

If it does post in the above config, then shutdown and add devices one at a time until you find the problem. If it does not post, then start replacing parts with known good units.

FWIW I would start with the pw supply as the first part replaced.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:PC crashing when playing games

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Pc still crashing while playing games

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

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

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

A:New PC, crashing while playing games

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help gratefully received

A:Crashing when playing games

Hi,

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

Regards,

Patrick

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

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

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

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

Here is the dump file:

A:Crashing only when playing certain games.

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

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

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

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

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