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Windows 7: BSOD's while playing Battlefield 3 (Usually Driver IRQL Error code)

30 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
BSOD's while playing Battlefield 3 (Usually Driver IRQL Error code)

Hello, I have had this problem for around a month now and it's seriously way overdue of fixing. I tried another forum but noone gave me any real answers.

The main point is, I play Battlefield 3 and at some point it will just BSOD on me. Usually the driver IRQL less than equal. I have tried reinstalling drivers, not using overclocks and so forth.

There's a few parts to this which could be interesting. I used to get a lot more BSODs, I noticed my CPU temps were oddly out of line and installed a new cooler. The cpu still runs pretty damn hot under load even though my aftermarket cooler is massive. (Grand Kama Cross)
56-63c or so. Idle it's 36-42. The CPU is only mildly overclocked by 0.2 ghz and it's been stable for a long time, makes me feel a little iffy on the possibility of it crapping out on me now? I don't know.

The 2nd thing is that these started occuring after I got my 2nd monitor IIRC(I'm not sure, sorry). My original monitor was a normal 1920x1200 60hz one and then I got a 1920x1080 120hz next to it. I didn't notice at first that my card wasn't downclocking because of this and you could only override it by forcing the 120hz monitor to 60hz and then use nvidia inspector to use power saver. Needless to say this whole ordeal isn't always in my mind and I idle with full clocks. Whatever.

By the way when I used the SF Diagnostics tool, I noticed the even log kept saying "The NVIDIA OpenGL driver has encountered an out of memory error." A lot. What is up with that?

You can find my components in my profile I think.

Oh and I have not done any stress testing aside from memtest which gave no errors. Other games (90% of the time less intensive, and even Witcher 2) have not given me these BSOD's.

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30 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When was the last time you checked for updated device drivers? There seem to be quite a few older drivers on your system. Older drivers can sometimes cause some of the crashes I saw in your minidumps. Don't use a driver updater tool - just visit the manufacturer website and update your drivers.
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30 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well I really haven't. I have updated the nvidia drivers recently but that's about it. What drivers would you like me to update exactly?

Oh and why didn't the drivers start acting up earlier if those are at fault?
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30 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Just go to the mfg's website.
Fetch the latest drivers for your mobo.

We can not explain all of your problems, but we do know how to set up a computer for success.
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31 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I don't really get what I'm supposed to update. LAN and Audio drivers? That's all I see that's even worth installing.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M4A88T-V EVO/USB3
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05 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Bump. I've in the meantime switched my Videocard and the crashes have become less frequenct but I still occasionally get it. Again only in battlefield 3.

BSOD's have been as such

INTERRUPT-EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
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05 Sep 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

just update ALL of the drivers.

The driver install program is intelligent.
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05 Sep 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Follow this procedure again and this time include ALL of the files.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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20 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I know the thread is old as heck but I found out it was an overclock on the cpu voltage that made it happen. No bsod's in months. If someone else is having similar problems, you might wanna take a look at it.
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