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BSOD crash opening games, New graphics card

Q: BSOD crash opening games, New graphics card


i just plugged in my new GTX 780 graphics card,
and when i open diablo 3 or starcraft 2 my computer crashes and my graphics card blows really hard.

i got 2 files that i hope will help :

Please help me

It's a brand new computer.

Preferred Solution: BSOD crash opening games, New graphics card

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.)

A: BSOD crash opening games, New graphics card

I have/had (re)installed the latest graphics drivers.

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Ok, I wanted to play a few games online

One of em being holic and the other being gunbound

I was playing for a little while and for no reason my graphics card crashes and I have to restart my com, it even blue screens my computer sometimes

the error code for holic I got was:

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

And for gunbound was
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 85A93510
BCP2: 8E8F26C0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
At first I thought it was just holic, but gunbound did it too, and Im starting to worry my card is failing

I have a NVidia GForce 8800 GTX 756MB and I am running Windows vista.

It cant be a virus since I re formatted my computer yesterday, cause I thought maybe a re format would fix this problem

A:A few games crash my graphics card...

Sounds like you need to get a new driver. The problem has been known to occur ( i had it for a while) but changed the driver and all was ok. It may require going for an OLDER driver, not necessarily a newer one, but try the newer first. They do work properly, promise <gg>

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I recently replaced my old Radeon 9200SE with an Nvidia GeForce 6200. Since i installed the new driver i have been having problems playing any game. The games start up, but while playing the actual game it crashes and a windows error reporting message comes up. Some times it will crash straight away and some times after some time of playing. I have uninstalled the old drivers and have downloaded the updates for my new one but the problem still persists.
here is my system info and display devices. if you need aything else plz ask

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MEDIONPC
System Model: MS-7042
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
Page File: 376MB used, 1500MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0221&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7801 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/2/2005 16:35:00, 3908864 b... Read more

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I recently replaced my old Radeon 9200SE for a Nvidia GeForce 6200 to allow me to play higher spec games. However any game i play after a bit crashes and a windows error report message comes up.
I have windows XP SP2, 768 RAM, Intel Celeron 2.80Ghz, 350W power supply. Need anything else plz ask

A:games crash since got new graphics card. plz help!!

First, if you haven't done so yet, uninstall any ATi drivers that may exist. After that is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Do that. Next, go to the Nvidia website (www.nvidia.com) and search under download drivers and locate the right driver for your device. Since you may have troubles doing this, the link for your specific video card is below.


If you have any other questions, as in if this potential solution doesn't work and you are stuck, reply and I will check back as soon as possible.

Cheers, Homer99

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I have an Alienware m17x R5, and recently (for about 6 months) I have had ever increasing issues with my games crashing. 1 of 2 errors occur. I either get a popup  saying that my rendering device has been lost and forced the game to crash, or the video freezes up but the game continues to play in the background (i can perform all actions in game still). I have done a factory reset on my laptop so i dont believe it is an issue with any malware or programs running in the background. i have tried reinstalling older graphics drivers, removing all graphics drivers from my laptop and reinstalling from nvidia nothing has worked. Even lowering my settings in game to the lowest possible only gets me a few extra minutes of play time before the game crashes, ive also tried over/underclocking my GPU. One of my friends suggested that it was becuase my battery doesnt charge yet i have tried running the games without the battery in and the issues still persist. I have also used the Dell techsupoprt program and it all comes up in working order, even though my batter doesnt charge about 40%
My specs
i7 4910MQ @ 2.9GHz quad core
Nvidia Gtx 880M (version

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I'm not a gamer, so the only programs I use that require my nvidia geforce gt550M graphics card are Google Earth and Google Sketchup.  I get the BSOD everytime within seconds after opening either program.   I also tried a graphics card benchmark tool, which caused the same thing. My Asus laptop is from 2011, so maybe my graphics card is dying?

A:BSOD on Windows7 when opening programs that use nvidia graphics card

Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
While waiting for a reply, you can start on this troubleshooting page.  It's not necessarily your problem, but it will get you a good start on video troubleshooting:
Please follow these troubleshooting suggestions:  http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/35-video-tdr-timeout-0x116-0x117.html#post29532
Also, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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So while I'm in the middle of enjoying my library of games, like TF2, WoW, and TES 5: Skyrim, my screen flickers and an error notification pops up, saying my graphics card recovered from an error, several times and then my computer bluescreens and does a physical memory dump cycle before restarting

There's also an array of artifacts (or "ghosts", as my circle of friends have started calling them) that keep flickering all around the screen, which has been going on for awhile, but i've just been ignoring it as a mild inconvenience up until now.

Do I need to get a new graphics card before this is fixed, or is something else the problem?

A:BSOD while playing games, possible graphics card fault?

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
This BSOD is pointing Towards your GFX Drivers, try updating them and removing catalyst control center.

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I have been getting bsods all the time when i try to run games that require video cards, it usually bsods at a point where it trys to render 3d objects. Even though my computer specs are good enough to play them, it still occurs. only games which do not require directx(only requires generic pnp monitor), will not bsod my computer.

A:Bsod when trying to play games that require a graphics card

Security App
Crashes indicate Avira being a possible cause. Remove Avira and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows
MalwareBytes Free

Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.

Update and make full scans with both separately.

Also remove Ad-aware antivirus. You shouldn't be running two real time antivirus software.

Start Menu\Programs\Ad-Aware Antivirus Public:Start Menu\Programs\Ad-Aware Antivirus Public

Revo Uninstaller
Download and install Revo Uninstaller free from here: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

Opt for "Advanced Mode" and uninstall the software (also delete the leftover registry entries).

Update the Intel Graphics driver to its latest version available: Driver Reference Table - igdkmd64.sys

Start up
Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.

Performing a Clean Startup
Startup Programs - Change

Run Memtest86+ for at least 8-10 passes. It may take up to 20 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it... Read more

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Hi all first post here so please correct me if I some how mess something up.

Been getting BSOD at random intervals and need to fix it ASAP.

Things to note:

-No BSOD in safe mode
-CPU is running at 90% at idle in normal mode (around 5% in safe mode)
-Defragged the computer for close to 16 hours without a single BSOD, however BSOD are far more frequent since then.
-Graphics card fan is extremely loud in safe mode

STOP: 0x000000D1

Graphics card is a ATI Radeon 6770
CPU is an AMD phenom II quad-core

Crash dump zip should be attached, but please let me know if you need additional information.

Thanks, Finn

A:BSOD Possible Graphics card driver issue? crash dump attatched

Try to update athrx.sys (Atheros network adapter driver) to the last version. This driver figures as reason of BSOD in all dump files.

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I'm new to this forums and this is my first post.
I upgraded my graphics card driver 2-3 days ago with no problems until today when
my laptop crashed couple of times when I was playing LeagueOfLegends, and again when playing a video (using VLC). When I disable my graphics card driver all is fine, but when I play a game with the graphics card enabled I get a blue screen.

A:BSOD playing games or watching videos (graphics card probably)

Welcome to the forum.

I did not yet to analyze your dumps, before I do that please uninstall Daemon Tools/Alcohol 120%. They use a file sptd.sys which is notorious for BSOD.

Do you use bit defender antivirus? Please uninstall and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

You have a bunch of programs at start up, keep the ones you actually need and disable the rest following method 3 from the tutorial below.
Startup Programs - Change

Post back once you've done these.

I will analyze your dumps once I'm home.

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Just over 2 years ago I built my son a gaming machine (complete specs below). For about 2 years it ran perfectly. It never crashed and it did everything he wanted it to. The video card I put in it when I built it was a Radeon HD 6870. A few months ago I upgraded my own video card and sent him my old card, a Radeon HD 7870, to install as an upgrade. After he installed the 7870, it would run games fine for a while but after 0 to 60 minutes of heavy gaming on the new card, the game would crash and the computer would blue screen shortly thereafter. A sample blue screen image attached.

At that point I had him update his video drivers, try beta drivers, roll back to some older drivers, but nothing worked. So admitting defeat and thinking either there was an incompatibility between the 7870 and his machine or the 7870 somehow got damaged while shipping it to him, I had him put the old 6870 back in. He did that, and the crashing problem persisted ? even with the previously rock solid 6870.

So at this point we were thinking it was a driver problem or some software incompatibility. Since the OS install (Win 7) was over 2 years old and he was having problems anyway, I walked him through reformatting and reinstalling Win 7. I thought for sure that would fix the problem, especially with the old 6870 which had been so stable, but it hasn?t. The machine still blue screens after 20-60 minutes of heavy gaming.

The really weird thing here is that the problem started when ... Read more

A:Games/machine repeatedly crashing/BSOD with new (and now old) graphics card

Check temperatures and voltages in the BIOS.
Heat sounds like the culprit but low voltages can cause similar issues.

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? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Windows 10
? x86 (32-bit) or x64? 64 bit
? What was the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Approximate age of system (hardware) ~3-4 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) Upgraded to windows 10 ~4 months ago
? Have you re-installed the OS? Yes, both clean installs and keeping settings

? CPU i3-2100 3.1 Ghz
? Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670. Previously had a sapphire HD which had similar BSOD problems
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop)ASUS P7H55D-M EVO
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power 500 Power Supply Unit

? System Manufacturer Novatech
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) There doesn't seem to be one, sorry

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

The computer came with a very basic ?15 graphics card which I have upgraded twice. Both upgrades worked okay for a while and then eventually turned into constant BSOD when trying to play games/stream multiple videos at once. Both graphics cards were second hand but both were said to be working fine.

I am essentially trying to find out if it is the graphics card(s), in which case I will buy a brand new replacement as long as my system can support it; or whether the graphics card is fine in which case I will buy a whole new system and swap... Read more

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For the past 3 weeks, my computer has been crashing with two stop codes, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Most noticeably the latter. I reinstalled windows 10 and it seemed to fix the issue with my pc crashing but my games would still crash. Most games open and about 30 seconds to a minute and crash. My computer would usually crash after the game crashed with a stop code, but I have since then reinstalled windows and now only games crash. I can be on chrome or online watching videos for hours with no issue, along with small games(such as Toribash or forts if that means anything), but most games crash shortly after opening(siege, for honor, pubg, csgo, etc). They seem to run fine and perfectly smooth, and just freeze for a second and crash.

What I've done so far is I first checked inside to see if my ram, CPU, or GPU were dirty or loose for some reason. I checked every driver for updates, a random one or two had updates but most noticeably my Realtech PCIe network adapter had an update, but whenever updated I wouldn't be able to connect to the internet, but once rolled back I could connect just fine. I then reinstalled windows 10 after wiping my boot drive.

My pc is custom built:
CPU: I5-3570
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1060 3gb
Mobo: Asus Z-77A
PSU: Thermaltake 750 watt non-modular 80+ bronze certified
Ram: 2x4 DDR3 G Skill Ripjaw X 1300MH
Boot Drive: Kingston 120 GB sata SSD
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A:Games crash shortly after opening, occasional stopcode

Which Anti virus is being used please

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Hey all,
I'm having an issue with my ASUS F5GL laptop. If I try to launch a game like Counter-Strike: Source, Garry's Mod or Just Cause 2, not long after actually leaving the menu and beginning to play (anywhere between 2-5min), the whole laptop just silently crashes. I checked ALL the logs, and there is nothing in there, except something recorded at boot, saying the computer was not cleanly shutdown. When it does crash, a second before it crashes, a weird thin horizontal line appears in a random location on the screen, going all the way across the screen. This was happening under Windows Vista, but I just bought and did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, and it's still happening. I have updated my drivers and it still happens. Laptop info is below (caution, large block of text)

System Information report written at: 04/21/11 15:41:47
[System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model F5GL
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, 2167 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 214, 16/03/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C... Read more

A:Complete system crash (no BSOD or crash dump) when trying to launch most games.


You can try these to see what is going on with the overheating.

Core Temp

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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How to reproduce (occassionally): 1. Have a Lenovo P70 w/ latest Lenovo drivers installed + all Windows updates in place.1.a. have Hybrid Graphics set in BIOS.2. Play some Counter-Strike (or most any game that goes full-screen that relies on the graphics card).3. exit the game.4. be forced to hard-shut down the system because all you get is a black screen (keyboard buttons work but no response from OS). How to not have the problem:Same steps above except for1.a. set graphics mode to use Discrete graphics exclusively.  Are others experiencing this issue? Is this a known issue? 

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Im getting bad performance in couple of games since my laptops seems to be fond of running games on the integrated (intel Hd Graphics 630) graphic card instead of using the dedicated graphic card (GTX 1050) I'm wondering whether or not it is possible to disable integrated (intel hd) graphics completely and only use the dedicated graphcis card for gaming Using rivatuner I monitored couple of games, and noticed that my laptop is not using the full potential of my dedicated graphics card. Picture related I have tried : a) Setting the preferred graphic processor to "high performance NVIDIA processor" in Nvidia controll panel, (I also set the power management mode to  "Prefer maxmimum performance") b) disabling intel Hd Graphics 630 from Device Manager. Unfortunately that seems to disable GTX 1050 too, since im unable to open the  Nvidia control panel, an error message saying "NVIDIA Display settings are not available. you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia gpu". So im forced to keep hd graphics enabled. Also the games won't run at all.   

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

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Evidently there are some really awesome games in the metro store, but I wouldn't really know because they all either fail to load or BSOD. Notable exceptions: Pirates Love Daisies, which is great and doesn't crash my system, and Cut The Rope, ditto. Mah Jong runs and is an ok game.

Some games (Trump, and Carmen Sandiego) loaded before I figured out how to install my manufacturer's graphics driver, with Win8 running the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. MBDA failed to recognize my screen's native res of 1366/768, and set the res to 1024/768 (stretched). After updating the driver to Intel GMA 500 both games will launch, but then stall out on the loading screen, eventually reverting back to metro/start but still trying to load in the background.

Other games (Hive Mind) launch and load, but then BSOD when you try to play.
Cut the rope runs but gave me a low memory warning then ran perfectly without any lag.

All in all, this is really a lot of app failures considering that these games are supposed to be optimized for tablets.

A:So many metro games crash, screen res or graphics driver issue?


You've said the magic term: BSOD

We will fix your machine easily for you. Please see the Crash And Debugging subforum. The top thread details what you have to do so we can fix it.

You can attach the zip requested to this thread here.

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I have an Alienware m14x laptop with a GeForce GT 650M graphics card, but lately my games have been recognizing the "Intel HD graphics 4000" as my graphics card.

Anyway to disable the intel card without messing anything else up?

A:Games only recognizing Intel graphics card, but using a real card

I don't know to much about Alienware computers. But the first place I would look is in the BIOS. My old T400 had an option in there to disable the integrated or discrete graphics cards.

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So heres my problem For as long as i can remember my computer has had some kind of obnuxoius problem. Every game i try to run seams to crash when ever i open a door or what have you. And What Happens Is the game stop running and windows 7 miniamizes it and says Shits not workin anymore. So i go to close it and when i close it continually plays the last audio file that was open in the game and plays it like a sub-machine gun. First it was only EA games so i figured that o ok. so i reinstalled all my EA games and it still happened and when i went to play a Valve game the game thing happened

Ive just replaced the fan on the video card due to the fact that the fan was going (Fan Sits at 40Cel While gaming)
Ive also recently bought an OCZ SSD that i installed windows on, But this problem was happening before that.

Id Take out the sound card but then id have no sound cuz the sound inputs on the motherboard dont work (Yes their enabled in the bios)
All my drivers were updated yesterday in hopes that this would fix it but clearly it didnt.
Is it time to Buy a new board and a Chip or is there a workaround which i highly doubt.

My sound card is not shown in the setting here but it is a Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Card

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
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A:Games Crash and Cause my Sound Card to go into a fit

I went through alot of trial and error in trying to fix my problem. What i suggested in my post was that overclocking your processor "could" fix your problem. Not "would".
I read alot on many forums of other ways people fixed their freezing issue. Overcloxking worked for me. Your problem xould lie in something else. Are your temps ok? Have you tested your ram? Video drivers? Disabeling sound devices? Sound drivers? It could also be your powersupply. Many many many things it could be. I thought id never fix mine. Good luck in your troubleshooting. Hope you get back up and running soon.

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Hello All!!! I'm new to overclocking and decided to try overclocking using ATI overide the problem is even the smallest overclock causes it to crash... My question is... Is it just ATI Overide sucks? My card sucks? Or am I completly doing something wrong as I stated even the smallest Overclock causes it to crash. The temps at load are around 65c which isnt that much for a card...

DIAMOND Viper 3870PE4512SB Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16

A:Graphics card crash with OC

Temps aren't the problem here.

I own an X1950Pro, and if its overclocking potential is anything like mine, you're outta luck, especially where the GDDR RAM speeds are concerned. Right now, I'm just happy with how quiet it is after blowing good money on awesome cooling hoping I'd overclock it.....

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Hello, i recently built myself a gaming computer, and bought Half-life 2. the game opens and loads fine, but then as i am playing it will freeze for a few seconds then my monitor will say "no input from rgb", this is a regular thing but it does not happen at any specific point in the game, sometimes i can play up to about 20 mins and sometimes i can take 1 step forward in game. i have never had any issues with any other games. i have all the settings in game on the lowest possible. I have no ideas what the problem might be, i have tried all the standard things such as updating graphics drivers.

my pc spec:
Amd Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2gb of ram
Ati radeon hd 3600 512mb
and i'm running windows xp home SP3
650watt psu

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Hi, i have had many problems with games on Windows 8 and posted many threads about it. I have researched that NVidia cards and Windows 8 don't mix very well. My games allways lag and crash and this is on newer games as well. Could my NVidia card be the issue? If i tried another card E.g. ATI would it fix my problem.


A:Is my NVidia Card Making my games crash?

Hard to say.

NVidia's drivers have made lots of crashes in the past, including under Windows 7. Some of us think that their drivers are better than AMDs, even so.

Have you installed the latest drivers for your card?

Drivers | GeForce

There are also new beta drivers for the card, if you wish to experiment:

Drivers | GeForce

The GT440 isn't a high end card, so I'm not sure what best you may hope for.

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Can a bad graphics card cause, say, a video game to crash (with audio glitches) followed by numerous graphical glitches? This happened to me last night when playing StarCraft II. It was followed by video glitches and multiple programs crashing. I am running Prime 95 right now to do a stress test on my system to rule out my CPU, ram, and mobo.

Attached is a screenshot of the glitches I was getting. If a glitch was rendered in a window, it would stay with the window if I dragged it around, etc.

A:Can a bad graphics card cause programs to crash?

Yes it can. But a driver error can cause it also.

Shut off the computer, wait 30 seconds, restart. Do the problems go away, or persist?

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I've never had any problems with my computer but today I went I to the amd catalyst control center and used the overdrive feature to slightly turn up the graphics card's max clock speed and max memory. Not sure why I did this but now it crashes under the slightest strain. It boots up fine but opening any programs other then maybe the file explorer causes a shutdown. So I can't go into the control center to turn it down. Kinda stumped.

A:Slightest graphics card causes crash.

Tap F8 throughout the start-up procedure (from when you turn it on until you get a menu) and boot into Safemode, change the settings from here

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Hello! So i built my new PC about 1.5 weeks ago and I wanted to start overclocking.
First I Overclocked my amd fx 6300 to 3.8ghz (3.5ghz stock).

My GPU is a Gigabyte GTX 650 TI 2GB OC edition.

This sucker has 2 huge fans on it and a big A$$ heatsink, So i figure this this can really be juiced for some power . I first turned my fans up on it to 60% - I now run 25 degrees Celsius on idle And 30 C on load. As you know that is ridiculously good.

So i go to raise my memory clock and core clock up by only 100 each, And i get crashes. Sometimes itll crash and say nvidia driver has crashed and recovered blah blah blah, And sometimes, it'll crash And my monitor will say no signal, i must reboot my pc for everything to work again, (AKA the driver doesn't recover lol)

I have no idea why this is happening, I should also mention that i turned up the pci e bus on my motherboard to 150 and that didn't help. Ive tried Rolling back the driver and still its happening. I might need to go back past 3XX.XX Because ive heard its helped some people. I just dont understand why its crashing like this

Someone help!

~Matt S

A:Graphics Card crash ONLY after overclocking...

Crashing means OC is too high you might want to tone it down to +50 on core and +75 on mem
Can't be pushing those little cards too much

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I currently have a EVGA GTX 1070 FTW graphics card and it keeps crashing occasionally on applications and games. I've already tried all the fundamentals things that I've been told from companies such as DDU uninstall old drivers and try installing the newest and some older drivers, power cycling, seating the graphics card on a different slot and memtesting my rams. I still can't quite pin-point the issue!

The main errors I get in my Event Viewer for when my apps/games crash are "MISSING_MACRO_DATA and Const out of Bound".

Has anyone experienced this issue before?

A:NVIDIA Graphics Card Crash

OK, you are posting in a hardware forum and no one other than you has any idea what hardware you are running [excepting video card] In order to help you, post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact pw supply, exact motherboard, etc, etc. Do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for ALL of your parts.
If by chance this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact brand, model# and service tag#

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Hi all, I just recently purchased a new computer a couple days ago and just yesterday had a crash. Today it happened again in the same scenario, had a music player open and World of Warcraft. IDK if it's the graphics card, motherboard, or Vista. Help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs
-Motherboard EVGA 750 SLI NVIDIA 750i SLI Chipset LGA775
-OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium
-Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
-System Type X86-based PC
-Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz, 3166 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
-Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
-Graphics card EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
-Powersupply 750 watt ultra lifetime pro series

If there's anything else that you need to know then let me know.

Here is a picture of the screen


In addition I found these when the crash happened, IDK if it's related to it or not

Task Compatibility module failed to update task "User_Feed_Synchronization-{22750808-F92C-4190-89BE-9BD895A9211C}.job" . Additional Data: Error Value: 2147943732.

And this was after I rebooted

Diagnostic module {c8544339-5be9-4f25-862e-485f1b1a6935} (%SystemRoot%\system32\diagperf.dll) detected a problem for scenario {86432a0b-3c7d-4ddf-a89c-172faa90485d}, instance {f5bed592-8739-482d-bbc1-678d0dd47752}, original activity ID {86432a0b-3c7d-4ddf-a89c-172faa90485d}.

A:Vista Crash or Graphics card?

Sorry to tell you this, but it's pretty hard to figure out what the problem is based on both the error and the specs. The only thing I find odd is how your computer is 32-bit with 4GB of RAM. Maybe that's the problem.

BTW, really...interesting error screen.

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Whenever I am normally using my computer for web browsing or if I am trying to load up a game my graphics card will randomly crash and its fan speed will go up to 100%.
This issue only started about 2 or 3 days ago and I haven't changed anything that could make this happen. I have tried re installing all graphics drivers but that did not work. I have also made sure that it is not over heating by checking its temp which rarely goes over about 50C when it crashes. I re seated the graphics card as well but that still didn't fix it but I can go into to safe mode without the graphics card crashing.

Computer specs
MB: Sabortooth x58
CPU: Intel i7 960
WIndows 7 64
Ram: 16G
PSU: 620W
Disk: SSD 120G

A:Graphics card crash with HD 6970

Quote: Originally Posted by SilverNinja

Whenever I am normally using my computer for web browsing or if I am trying to load up a game my graphics card will randomly crash and its fan speed will go up to 100%.
This issue only started about 2 or 3 days ago and I haven't changed anything that could make this happen. I have tried re installing all graphics drivers but that did not work. I have also made sure that it is not over heating by checking its temp which rarely goes over about 50C when it crashes. I re seated the graphics card as well but that still didn't fix it but I can go into to safe mode without the graphics card crashing.

Computer specs
MB: Sabortooth x58
CPU: Intel i7 960
WIndows 7 64
Ram: 16G
PSU: 620W
Disk: SSD 120G

how did you measure the GPU Temp?
Try installing HW Monitor:
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
after installing HW Monitor run it and see what sort of temps you are getting with normal usage.
Also were you by any chance overclocking the GPU?

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Hey. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but I NEED HELP!

I recently installed 8800 GTS and the comp is crashing when i play a 3d game. Always about 20 mins in stranglehold and a little longer for Far Cry forcing manual reboot (no alt ctrl del stuff). Rivatuner says the card is well within temp ranges (71 degrees during stranglehold). I installed the newest drivers, ive fiddled with the virtual mem but to no help. Any ideas guys??

CPU - Athlon64 X2 3800+
MthBoard - ECS C51G-M
Ram - 2gb DDR2
Gfx - Nvidia 8800GTS (320mb)
Sound - M-Audio Delta 1010LT
PSU - Xilence Power 600w
Hdd - 500gb Seagate SATA


A:Game Crash New Graphics card

Did you remove the driver and software for your old card before installing your new one?

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Hi guys,
I recently downloaded the CPUID HWMonitor software to see how hot my CPU and GPU get during idle and use, and discovered that during a game of team fortress 2 my graphics card was getting up to 74 degrees C.

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to cool it better? Pereferably nothing too noisy either as enough gets generated by my case.

A:Graphics card getting too hot during games

Make sure you have adequate air moving through the case.

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I get a BSOD at random times. It can occurs anywhere from installing programs to opening windows from programs. I have already formatted my harddrive and reinstalled windows 7 aswell.

System Specs:
Windows 7 64 bit
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

Picture of my crash from BlueScreenView:

A:BSOD Crash when opening certain pages

You do two things .....
1. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

2. RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least 8 passes. Preferably overnight.

let us see the results.

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Hello all,

First post so please be gentle. I've been using my PC fine for the last 3 years. A month or so ago I updated to Windows 7 Ultimate x64. That too has been running fine, then today, after about 3-4 hours of use, in the middle of a game, my PC screen suddenly got weird wavy lines and colours all over it and crashed. Long story short this has now happened about 10 times. Interestingly, I thought it was a graphics card problem, so I tried it on my HD TV (both TV and monitor connected via HDMI) and it did it on the TV too. I then uninstalled the nvidia (8800gt) drivers and restarted my PC. It works fine in safe mode, and in normal mode, but I can't change my resolution to 1680x1050, (it's native resolution) without installing the nvidia drivers. I don't know if the problem is the drivers, (but never had an issue before?) or with resolution, (monitor problem?)

Everytime I do install the nvidia drivers the PC restarts normally, screen looks fine, and the PC seems to run, until I click on anything with the mouse and then the wavy lines and weird colours appear again and I can't CTL-ALT-DEL, I have to hard reset it everytime. Once I left it for 5 mins. and moved the mouse a little every min. or so and that was OK, but as soon as I click on anything, it freezes and artefacts again.

Also, my antivirus flashed red a few times and so did the windows clock in the bottom right corner of the screen, (very odd!) when the PC first starts windows. That made me think it could be a v... Read more

A:Win 7 Crash on Startup (Graphics card problem?)

One thing to check. Boot up with the driver installed then right click/screen resolution. Check your settings in there. Are both monitors assigned properly?

That drove me mad till I figured it out. It was with amd though.

EDIT: quote, "but since it's a few years old there is no official Win 7 support and all I have is an inf. file I can't install on Win 7."

Just notice that. You might be able to install it through the device manager. Update driver.

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I was playing Crysis a little bit ago, like I've done for a long time so the game isnt the problem, and it froze up and I had to restart. After that the computer started freezing up a LOT more like 3 times in an hour. The last time it froze, I restarted and there was no signal going to the monitor. The graphics card is an nvidia 8800 gt. After a while I plugged the moniter into the onboard graphics card which is an nvidia 8200 and it booted fine. I've used this card for about a year and havent had one problem with it at all. I think it may be a driver because I had recently used a program to backup my drivers and Im thinking that might have done something. If it is just a driver problem, then how do I re-install the driver when I can't even see anything when Im plugged into the card. Can I update the driver to the other while Im on this one? Because it doesn't show the other graphics card in the devices panel.
Also, I just noticed, that when I clicked my computer properties its showing I have 1.75 gb of ram when until now it has always showed 3. Could it be a ram problem?

A:Graphics card crash, driver problem?

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Hi Guys,

I wonder if anyone could help me. Recently I've been having issues with my computer randomly crashing or restarting. There's no blue screen as such it just seems to restart.

The Action Centre claims there's a problem with my Graphics card but can't seem to find solutions.

I've attached a folder with the crash logs etc.

Any help would be great thanks,


Dell XPS 630i
Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Processor Q9450 (2.66Ghz, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB cache)

4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]

Video Card
1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card

Hard Drive
Hard Drive 750 GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

A:Crash/Restart, Possible Graphics Card Issue?


It does appear to be a graphics issue. Check out this article on bugcheck 116: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Install these nVidia drivers: NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL

I see your very old (2004) Broadcom wireless drivers are blamed. Please update them to the latest version.

Install these chipset drivers: NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.51 WHQL

Remove Semantic 2009 (known to cause BSODs on Vista and 7 machines): ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

Replace it with MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

If you get more BSODs, please follow our BSOD Posting Instructions sticky: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

...Summary of the Dumps:

Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sat Sep 4 06:55:42.204 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:09.388
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Fri Jul 9 12:13:32.012 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:36.197
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bcmwl5.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed b... Read more

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OS version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6
Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor count: 8
Ram: 6091 MB
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel (R) HD Graphics, 6 Mb
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1657
So ive been getting random crashes involving my graphic driver (or maybe something else, but i always get this message "your amd card has stopped working and recovered" so im guessing its the gpu, also, for some reason my pc would crash 90% of the times when i oppened any office program, word, excel, etc), i always get a suggestion to update them but when i try installing either the intel one or the amd one (from the HP drivers website) i get an error message (attaching pictures). I just tried installing the driver from amd, no luck either.

Also, right now my pc has probably crashed like 5 times, i am on safe mode, tried installing the drivers again, nothing. (cant log in to normal mode, only safe mode now)

This happened first a month ago when i installed a windows update, (cant remember which) but then i restored before i installed it and didnt try doing that again. I cant really check the update code/number or see if it automatically installed itself or something, windows update wont open. I dont know if this is relevant but mentioning it just in case.

Anorher bit of information, i use a custom windows theme, i had to replace the explorerframe.dll file. When I crash the theme... Read more

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I got this problem with my grafic card that it, crashes when my grafic card reach about 61c degrees, and that aint much, pretty weird. Sometimes its a black screen/color screen. And i want to know if you got any idea what the problem could be.


A:Radeon 5890 1gb graphics card crash

Maybe it's because there's no such thing as a Radeon 5890 Unless you mean a 4890 or 5870, in which case I would check that all your connections and that your power supply is up to the job.

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Hello i have posted this for help in the hardware forum  but perhaps it may be more appropriate to here  so  here goes 
I had left the pc on for a few hours , and when I returned the screed was blue (no wording just blue?? ) so I rebooted got a windows failed  to load ,screen aske dme to ty to repair , this I did , the repair started and then it got a blue screen of death with a error which i regret i did not note down , so after several reboots with the results and the same error i eventually ended up with "no signal" on my monitor , I tried the monitor with another pc   , monitor fine as are the cables , I then tried a different (working ) video card in the pc  still no joy . I tried the video card from the failed pc in a working pc , no joy that way either , I am now stumped ??
my spec as follows , the pc was built by myself in 2011 , I have had no hardware problems before 
windows 7 ultimate 64
Asus P8 P67 Pro rev 3.1  mother board
MSI N580 GTX Twin frozer 11  Graphics card   Intel Core i7 2600K processor Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit ram 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX500GB SEAGATE 72RPM 32MB SATA-
I hope that you can give me some idea of what to try  next ?
thanking you in advance 

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Whenever I run a Game, I get regular freezing followed by a black screen or a screen that says "Frequency Out of Range. Try Other Resolutions." Since I can still hear the audio from the game I assume this is a graphics card issue. I updated the drivers for both the graphics card and the motherboard with no result. I'm running on Windows XP Home. The Graphics card is an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro.

A:Graphics Card failing during Games.

You could have a bad video card. Also possible that it is overheating. Is it clean and the fan working well? Try reseating it also. Do you have a good PS?

What kind of monitor do you have?

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Alright, I am looking for a new graphics card for my crappy pc that I have had for a number of years. I am a casual gamer that usually plays non demanding games such as Minecraft or TF2, so I am looking for a medium graphics card. my concern is if my computer will be able to handle such a graphics card.

comp specs:
2gb memory (dont laugh)
processer: Intel core 2 CPU
32 bit
current graphics card: Radeon x1600

Pls tell me what kind of graphics it could handle

A:New graphics card for non demanding games

I'd say any of the current $100 graphics card would work. But then I don't know what size power supply you have.

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so I have this computer which has DX 12 on the graphics card, but every time I try to run a game it says to have a graphics card which supports DX10 or higher, which makes no sense because my card should easily do that.
Any help would be great.

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I got a ATI Radeon HD2400 Pro, while previously I had a Nvida onboard graphics chip. I installed the card and installed the newest catalyst drivers, but when I try to play a Game it freezes and it crashes or the VPU Recovery Message appears. I tried the Omega drivers and older drivers too, they didn't help. I checked the temperature with Riva Tuner and it shows around 50 C°, so heat cant be the problem. Dxdiag says no problems found.
The slot is a PCI Express x16.
I have a 400 watt power supply while the cards box says 300 or better.
I have a Nvidia chipset, and the newest drivers I could find for them
I have XP, 1GB RAM and an AMD 3000+

And I got the card from a friend, so I dont think its broken.

I hope someone can help me with this.

A:New graphics card, Games don't work

What brand and model is your "400W power supply"? How old is it? Did you uninstall the nVidia graphics drivers and clean up with driver remover-type of utility before inserting the Radeon and installing its drivers?

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first off...computer specs..

i bought a laptop from dell. its an inspiron 6000, with mobile intel 915gm card, 512 ram, 1.5 celeron m

well, i needed a cheap laptop, ...im planning on building a PC this summer, so this comp was meant to get me through this semester of college.


when i go into a game, in this case... World of Warcraft, i get a massive fps drop when i look into the distance...aka looking straight ahead. When i look straight down its fine...40 fps, when i look into a wall, same deal. when im indoors i get fine FPS too.

The same thing goes for Half life 2. The FPS is fine when im indoors, but when i go outside, and see lots of ..."scenery" it will slow down ALOT, and speed right back up when i look down or at the wall.

Okkk, so anyway, i understand that the comp isnt the greatest machine to run games on, but id really like to know ANYTHING i could do to get things to run better...right now its just unplayable, it drops as low as .9 fps(ive seen)<-that is when i had graphics on med-high. When graphics are low it still happens but its not that bad

any suggestions?

A:Problem in games with Graphics Card?

All you can really do is get the latest drivers for the integrated video, and use as little background programs as possible. Laptops weren't meant for games, especially those with Intel video controllers. Either the video is simply not powerful enough to display all the beatiful scenery of new games, which is most likely the problem, or the graphics controller has to do so much work that it creates too much heat, and since laptops usually have poor ventilation, the CPU also gets hot, and when the CPU gets hot, the motherboard slows it down to keep it cool. Most likely though, the video controller simply can't handle the graphics of new games.

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About 7 months ago, i had to RMA a graphics card cause it kept causing BSOD's. The graphics card I had received from EVGA seemed to be dead on arrival so I RMA'd that one as well. The next one(my current graphics card) worked for about 6 months. About a couple days ago it started to get intense artifacting then the display driver will crash receiving the typical message of "display driver crashed due to taking to long to respond"- but it mostly crashes playing mildly graphic intensive games, sometimes i get crashes just being on the desktop, but it's rare
So far i have tried

Installed new drivers
Reinstalled windows
Reseated GPU's the ram as well
updated bios

My system

Asus p8z68v/gen3

i7 CPU 2600k

Corsair 8GB RAM

Hard Drive:
500 Seagate

Video Card:
Evga 660

corsair cx750m

Operating System:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

A:GFX card drivers crash when playing graphic intensive games

wltr, welcome to 7 forums. What are your temps?

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I bought a custom built computer about a year ago. Ive had frequent BSOD's while playing games, they seem to occur pretty randomly.This is the error report I recieve.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800503F038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Ive tried changing operating system from Vista to Windows 7, updating my Nvidida drivers and reducing background processes, nothing has worked .
I really just need someone to diagnose what component of my system is crashing, so i can upgrade or replace it. Plzzz Help

A:BSOD crash during games

Hi Jonathan

If you are receiving blue screens, then please follow this guide http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

Upload the .dmp here

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Hi I try here post every problem got 1.My pc crashing a lot , its everytime when i playing games or just when i just turn on some program
2.Sometimes games like garrys mod,league of legends dont get bsod just crash
3.My pc is buy about year 2008 so its not so old
4.first i have xp,after that i try vista and Windows 7 but still bsod nothing chance
6.ye now i have 2 g Ram i just try 1 ram but still i get bsod
7.My configuration system is now here,yes i have now xp but i plant buy windows 7 after i try destroy bsods: i post here dxdiag
And ye i post here my minidump i try reinstall xp but still bsod so i dont have not lots of but still about 5-7 minidump
8.ITs lot of Page vault in non memory area

Thx for any help that work
Edit:I think it cant be RAMS i try new rams and still bsod.

A:Bsod,games crash

Update ASUS ATK0110 ACPI Utility - ASUS support:

ASACPI.sys Thu Aug 12 22:52:52 2004

Update Atheros AR8121/AR8113 PCI-E Ethernet Controller:

l1e51x86.sys Wed Aug 05 01:49:35 2009

There's something I ask you to clarify, how come you have both via audio and creative labs? Perhaps removed your creative card but still having its drivers left? If so uninstall all Creative software and drivers and sweep its remnants with the Driver Sweeper:

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

-> viahduaa.sys Tue Jun 02 04:52:36 2009 (VIA)
-> monfilt.sys Wed Jan 04 02:41:48 2006 (Creative)

Your report shows your audio is VIA, so update VIA Audio audio card driver:

viahduaa.sys Tue Jun 02 04:52:36 2009


If new crashes crashes reoccur, submit the new crash dumps for further analysis. But first be sure to follow the steps suggested above.

Crash Dumps:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [F:\a\Minidump\D M P\Mini121210-06.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp.080413-2111
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList... Read more

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