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Windows 7: BSOD playing Far Cry 3, error 0x000000f4

21 Dec 2012   #1
Gernby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD playing Far Cry 3, error 0x000000f4

Okay this is a persisting problem I have been getting Blue screens for a while now and they seem off and on sometimes predictable and others completely random. I have tried almost everything and reformatted numerous times already, I have replaced my Mobo and gpu, memtest ran without flaws and tried with one or the other stick(s) of ram. Updated Bios, and reverted it to its original settings. This is my final attempt at fixing this before my complete and utter meltdown.

System Specs:
GPU: Nividia Gefore Gtx 570
CPU: Intel i5-2500k 3.3ghz
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 8g 2x
PSU: Coonix 800w Pretty sure this is the source of the problem.

Crash dump's below


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22 Dec 2012   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Gernby and welcome mate I think maybe you have answered your own query - PSU as you have replaced just about everything else.

Now do you know how to test up a PSU in situ? If you do DO NOT under any circumstances try to test the device with it apart - EVER!!

But assuming you have never done this before look at this PSU - Jump Start after you have started the PSU just test the voltage in the differing leads especially the GPU six pack or whatever leads you have for that GPU.

Now just because the volts are up to scratch does not mean the rails can supply the current this is just a rough guide.

Just as matter of interest how old is the PSU? Plus to be honest I have never heard of this brand before and if in doubt I would fir a new PSU and I always use Corsair now depending on your usage a TX 750 V2 would be a decent device.

But please do take extreme care when doing anything with a PSU.
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22 Dec 2012   #3
Gernby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your quick reply pardon any terrible grammar for I need to write this quickly, as soon as I get the time I will get to that and I forgot to mention previously (and I probably should have) that my father tested my PSU for me as the hardware newbie I am couldn't and he said it was fine, the company who I ordered from feels they had a bad batch of video cards when I called them again today as I have RMA'ed 3 times for my GPU alone they said they will ship me a new and upgraded card for my troubles so far what I have seen of them I find it hard to believe but I will post again once the card gets here and I have it installed.
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22 Dec 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just as a matter of curiosity G what brand is the GPU you are using - plus some system specs are always welcome as it lest us know re chipset etc etc
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17 Mar 2013   #5
Gernby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry for the VEERY long time to reply I have some updates... I am still stuck it seems like BSOD's are only caused by downloading certain games. Farcry 3 suddenly started working perfectly and I was able to play it fine. Arma 2 has no problems either but I just downloaded Arma 3 and I get major problems causes bsod from any game I play until I uninstall Arma 3 fixing the problem (Same effect with The Witcher). I think this may be a compatibility problem? I am honestly not sure, The PSU was tested 4 time and is fine as well as me trying some other things but to no avail. As of now I can play Arma 2 fine as well as all games on my computer now. But it seems like downloading anything else causes BSOD sometimes during start up, that is until I do a system restore. I even took it to my local computer shop they said it was bad SATA ports and cables although I have already replaced the cables, so they were replaced but no change although they said it was fixed, I'm at the point where I may just sell this computer and build a completely new one because I fear this may be a lemon.


Extra Specs
ChipSet: Intel 6 Series/C200
GPU: As far as I can tell a regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
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17 Mar 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No worries re the late reply Gernby to find outthe exact GPU try this Speccy - Download < from piriform mate and it will tell you just about all you need to know about the machine and it's parts.

If indeed it is the GTX 570 this will be the driver site. http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Sorry for the previous post you may have got.
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17 Mar 2013   #7
Gernby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay so I found the exact type of video card.

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 DS HD

PS I am downloading the latest drivers from the EVGA site now will reply result.
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17 Mar 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gernby View Post
Okay so I found the exact type of video card.

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 DS HD

PS I am downloading the latest drivers from the EVGA site now will reply result.
Good stuff Gernby that app I sent you is handy for a host of stuff plus I always use manufacturers sites whenever possible - far more reliable


Hum plus perhaps you could let me kow what you thinkof EVGA devices too as I have never used them and am curious. I actually moved to NVidia after a rather unfortunate experience with the Ati stuff.
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17 Mar 2013   #9
Gernby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah it seems nothing has changed attaching a dump.Attachment 259835

PS I really do like Nvidia cards and so far they have been great as I know this EVGA is not the problem (I'm pretty sure :/) I just find Nvidia cards are more consistent but I would buy a standard Nvidia GeForce card to replace this one in a second if I could vanilla hardware is always best hardware.


Edit: It seems every time I swap out my SATA cables that go to my HDD it temporarily fixes the problem before BSODing later randomly.
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