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Windows 7: Random BSODs giving different codes, games freezing

04 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Random BSODs giving different codes, games freezing

I just built a new gaming HTPC two months ago and I really want to love it, but I've had some issues with it that have made me feel sour. One, I keep getting random BSODs and the error codes aren't consistent. Two, games freeze and cause my entire computer to reboot.

I put this computer together as an HTPC primarily; maybe I just need to give up on the gaming part of it and stick with my Xbox for gaming. I don't know. My GPU is a Galaxy GeForce 560 Ti, which should be a great card but I can't get it to play for more than half an hour of any game without it freezing up, which forces my whole PC to reboot. I think it might be overheating, which is really unfortunate but it would make sense considering the diminutive size of the Silverstone GD05 case that it's in, which wouldn't allow the best airflow.

I'm hoping someone will take a look at the attached report and share thoughts on what the problems could be. I'm assuming that the BSOD and GPU problems aren't related, but they could be for all I know. Thanks in advance.

OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 2600 Motherboard Intel DH67GDB3 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 2x4GB DDR3-1333 Graphics Card(s) Galaxy GeForce 560 Ti 1GB Monitor(s) Displays LG 47LG70 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 120Hz Screen Resolution 1080p, 1366x768 Hard Drives OCZ Solid 3 60GB SSD [boot drive], Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 5400RPM HDD, Verbatim 2TB USB 2.0 External HDD PSU Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V Case Silverstone GD05B MicroATX HTPCOther Info LG BH10LS30 Blu-ray Writer, AZiO BTD-V201 Micro Bluetooth Adapter USB 2.0, Koutech IO-RC523 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader, KWorld UB435-Q USB TV Tuner x2

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04 Nov 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deanhatescoffee View Post
I just built a new gaming HTPC two months ago and I really want to love it, but I've had some issues with it that have made me feel sour. One, I keep getting random BSODs and the error codes aren't consistent. Two, games freeze and cause my entire computer to reboot.

I put this computer together as an HTPC primarily; maybe I just need to give up on the gaming part of it and stick with my Xbox for gaming. I don't know. My GPU is a Galaxy GeForce 560 Ti, which should be a great card but I can't get it to play for more than half an hour of any game without it freezing up, which forces my whole PC to reboot. I think it might be overheating, which is really unfortunate but it would make sense considering the diminutive size of the Silverstone GD05 case that it's in, which wouldn't allow the best airflow.

I'm hoping someone will take a look at the attached report and share thoughts on what the problems could be. I'm assuming that the BSOD and GPU problems aren't related, but they could be for all I know. Thanks in advance.

OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 2600 Motherboard Intel DH67GDB3 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 2x4GB DDR3-1333 Graphics Card(s) Galaxy GeForce 560 Ti 1GB Monitor(s) Displays LG 47LG70 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 120Hz Screen Resolution 1080p, 1366x768 Hard Drives OCZ Solid 3 60GB SSD [boot drive], Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 5400RPM HDD, Verbatim 2TB USB 2.0 External HDD PSU Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V Case Silverstone GD05B MicroATX HTPCOther Info LG BH10LS30 Blu-ray Writer, AZiO BTD-V201 Micro Bluetooth Adapter USB 2.0, Koutech IO-RC523 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader, KWorld UB435-Q USB TV Tuner x2



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps Let us know if you need help STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
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