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Windows 7: BSOD-Graphics card related, not certian.

27 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
BSOD-Graphics card related, not certian.

Whenever I play games such as Arma 2, Empire total war, or even minecraft I get a bluescreen. I'm not sure if it is related to my graphics drivers or is the hardware.

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27 Feb 2013   #2

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Please do the following:

Update your graphics card driver it is rather old

Code:
kd> lmvm atikmdag
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0480a000 fffff880`0522b000   atikmdag T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Jul 27 21:48:09 2012 (501344D9)
    CheckSum:         009DA146
    ImageSize:        00A21000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Test your ram with memest86+ for at least 8 passes RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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28 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I've updated the drivers and ran memtest for 8 passes. I did have errors.
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28 Feb 2013   #4

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OK so this is a good thing it means we have identified the problem, now its a matter of figuring out which memory slot(s) on the mother board or ram stick(s). part three of the tutorial has details about how to figure out which is causing the problem for your convenience here is the section of the tutorial you need to follow:
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The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.
If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.
If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard slots.

If Part 2 testing shows errors, and all tests in Part 3 show errors, you will need to test the RAM sticks in another computer and/or test other RAM in your computer to identify the problem.

In this way, you can identify whether it is a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard, or incompatibility between the sticks.
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02 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I had a bad stick of memory. Thank you very much for the help!
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04 Mar 2013   #6

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Glad we could help out.
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