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Windows 7: crashing while playing games

04 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
crashing while playing games

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora


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

Please run these hardware tests: (run the Blend test as well as the SmallFFTs test)

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

HD Diagnostic

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

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

Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 22:04:13 2009 (49A65B0D) -

Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May  4 18:36:26.519 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:14:50.674
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!FindTimer+59 )
PROCESS_NAME:  iexplore.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x50_win32k!FindTimer+59
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments ffffffff`ffffffbe 00000000`00000000 fffff960`00177cf1 00000000`00000000
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May  4 18:19:38.810 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:55.700
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+117c3 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_8886
PROCESS_NAME:  WerFault.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x1a_8886_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+117c3
Bugcheck code 0000001A
Arguments 00000000`00008886 fffffa80`024112b0 fffffa80`02424420 00000000`00000100
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May  4 18:14:45.982 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:09:26.804
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForPreparation+22 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x7E_dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForPreparation+22
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`03f5fcee fffff880`021fe6a8 fffff880`021fdf00
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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