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Windows 7: BSOD memory corruption while playing come games

02 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
BSOD memory corruption while playing come games

I have been having a bunch of crashes while playing games like Battlefield 3 and Wow. When I've played Skyrim and other games there have been zero crashes. Using WhoCrashed tell me about memory corruption, and doing Windows Memory check comes up with no problems detected. How should I go about figuring out what is the cause?

GA-990XA-UD3
AX6950 1bg
AMD Phenom II x 4 965
G.Skil 6b (3x2bg) RAM

I think all drivers are up to date, but obviously one is causing a problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, I am pretty new to debugging so try not to use too much jargon.

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02 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blakerade View Post
I have been having a bunch of crashes while playing games like Battlefield 3 and Wow. When I've played Skyrim and other games there have been zero crashes. Using WhoCrashed tell me about memory corruption, and doing Windows Memory check comes up with no problems detected. How should I go about figuring out what is the cause?

GA-990XA-UD3
AX6950 1bg
AMD Phenom II x 4 965
G.Skil 6b (3x2bg) RAM

I think all drivers are up to date, but obviously one is causing a problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, I am pretty new to debugging so try not to use too much jargon.

We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

It is almost impossible to spot trends from a single DMP file so if you have more than one please upload them. If you only have one please wait until the computer crashes again then upload both.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.



The procedure:
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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:
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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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06 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Okay well it took a lot longer then I thought it would for another crash to happen, this time it happened while I was alt-tabbing out of WoW. Alt-tabbing worked before that and since afterwards. Here are the two crash dumps.

Edit: wait nevermind, the dump reports are an invalid format. how do you change them?
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14 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well I feel stupid, didn't even read the procedures on how to properly attach the files. Since the original post date, I've had many more crashes (8 I think in total). WhoCrashed suggests looking at ati drivers, which I've read are not that great. I have their latest 11.11 drivers installed and have tried others. Anyways, here are the dump files from minidump.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
BSOD while playing some games, whocrased suggests ati

Since building a new computer a few months back, I have been having issues with BSOD's while playing certain games like Battlefield 3 or Wow. But Skyrim and others are fine. I've tried many different drivers for ati and am currently using 11.12, but crashes still happen. I don't believe its a overheating problem as the temps are all low. WhoCrashed suggests a driver issue and twice singled out ati as the possible issue.

GA-990XA-UD3
AX6950 1bg
AMD Phenom II x 4 965
G.Skil 6b (3x2bg) RAM


Do these crash dumps show any type of noticeable pattern for the crashes?
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