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Windows 7: BSOD whilst playing games

02 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BSOD whilst playing games

Hi,

This is my first post here and after looking around for a while I'm still having problems.

I have read the Posting Instructions and used the SF Diagnostic Tool, results included.
I'm not sure if that includes all my system information, but if anything is missing I'll post as soon as I can.

To clarify further the BSOD has happened on a variety of games, sometimes it can happen with in 5mins of loading one other times I am good for a couple of hours or I can play till I've quit the game with no crashing.

I have done scans with MSE, Spybot and Malware Bytes with no issues found.
From looking at other threads, one recommended using a driver scanner to check for updates (SlimDrives), again no updates found.

That's all I can think of for now, also to be honest I am a bit reluctant in having to do a full re-install and would very much like to avoid that if possible.

Thanks in advance,
Mick

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02 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Looks like hardware can you follow this tutorial: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Post back the results

Thanks
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03 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I started the Memtest yesterday afternoon and left it to run through the night.
When I checked this morning it had done 25 Passes and found no errors.

Thanks
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03 Sep 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

There is a new bios update for your motherboard, you might want to update that: ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3

*WARNING* Make sure that it is the right bios for your motherboard before you Flash the bios!!

Please read the notes on the bios Version 1704

Any Problems report back, thanks.
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03 Sep 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Updated the bios with no problems, but just had a BSOD while playing.

Thanks
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03 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

do you monitor your GPU and CPU temps while playing? I have a GTX460 and it will get to 100C real fast.
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03 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I haven't done, what program should I use to monitor this? And is something that would keep a log of the temp up until crashing, or would I have to alt-tab and keep an eye on it?

Thanks
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03 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mickstache View Post
I haven't done, what program should I use to monitor this? And is something that would keep a log of the temp up until crashing, or would I have to alt-tab and keep an eye on it?

Thanks
SIW monitor or Speed fan.
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03 Sep 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Rylan.

Using SIW, right now the CPU is at 54C and the GPU is at 73C, been playing for half hour or so and they have not risen any higher.

I had one BSOD before that too and the temps were about that again.


Editing to say I just had another BSOD and the temps had not risen.
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03 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mickstache View Post
Thanks Rylan.

Using SIW, right now the CPU is at 54C and the GPU is at 73C, been playing for half hour or so and they have not risen any higher.

I had one BSOD before that too and the temps were about that again.


Editing to say I just had another BSOD and the temps had not risen.
Doesn't seem to be heating problems then.
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