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Windows 7: BSOD While Gaming, High temps on idle, error dxgmms1.sys :(

29 Nov 2011   #1

64bit W7 Ultimate
BSOD While Gaming, High temps on idle, error dxgmms1.sys :(

Hey guys i recently started to get this DXGMMS1.SYS error an i tried almost everything to get past it but failed, so i decided to make a thread here.

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
Motherboard Biostar
Geforce 460 1G GTX Fermi
AMD Phenom II X4 955

Had the video card probably around 7 months now ( had it replaced by EVGA, had another 460)

i dont have much games on the PC but when i try to play cod4 and APB:Reloaded the game would freeze for some time then i would get the BSOD.

I have uploaded the files for more info

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1


In this order,

you had made any changes\overclocking set back everything back to default settings.

Remove RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known issues w/Win7) from your system.


Download and install Driver Sweeper

Download the most recent software\driver for your

Uninstall nvidia software\driver,restart in safe mode,run driver sweeper,choose only NVIDIA-Display and clean,restart in normal mode.

Install the new ati software\driver,restart.


Read carefully this tutorial and run NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT post here the results.

Run RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Leave it to run overnight if possible.

Finish and post back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2011   #3

64bit W7 Ultimate

I did everything except for that RAM test and till this point everything is fine, I opened cod4 an played it for an hour and APB:reloaded an everything is fine so far, If a problem arises i will report back but for now ill post the OCCT charts

Also is there any safe GPU monitor i can use while in fullscreen games
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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