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Windows 7: Frequent BSoD for ntoskrnl.exe, dxgmms1.sys when watching yt, twitch

09 May 2013   #11
enzym

OEM Mircosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601)
 
 

I actually bought an MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr II (a year ago?) because the two crossfire Radeon HD 5770s I had before were too loud, even with upgraded fans (and crossfire sucks and gave me problems with dual monitors).

Ran the Burn-in test at the max resolution for my screens, which is 1680x1050 as well as 8xMSAA. Temperature started at 59C, maxed out at 80C, then steady at 79C at 3840-3850 fan RPM after 15 minutes.

Using the other program to test dedicated memory now.
It tells me to go to the readme to disable memory limitation, since the card has 2048MB.
Running the test without changing anything, just accepting the dialogues that come up and it seems to take a long time for just one pass. It's at 40/254 after 21 minutes so far, no errors.


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09 May 2013   #12
Dsprague

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I look forward to your results.
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09 May 2013   #13
enzym

OEM Mircosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601)
 
 

Pass count: 1
Test time: 1:11:18
Errors found: 0


Running it a few additional times now.
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09 May 2013   #14
Dsprague

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It may take more than one pass to detect errors.
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09 May 2013   #15
enzym

OEM Mircosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601)
 
 

I ran it for 8 additional passes.
Pass count: 8
Test time: 09:34:16
Errors found: 0


I apologize for wasting time by spreading the results out over 3 posts instead out collecting the information first and posting only afterwards.

Also, to make sure that I'm not misrepresenting it, here's the Chkdsk event log from 6.5.2013. It said 62 non used index entries for $SII for file 0x9 (index $SDH) have been tidied up, 0 KB in erroneous sectors, and "no problems were detected".
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10 May 2013   #16
Dsprague

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Ok all looks good there, lets try resetting your pagefile:

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Use this technique to "reset" your pagefile:
a ) Go to Start...Run...and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
-Then click on the Advanced tab,
-then on the Performance Settings Button,
-then on the next Advanced tab,
-then on the Virtual Memory Change button.
b ) In this window, note down the current settings for your pagefile (so you can restore them later on).
-Then click on the "No paging file" radio button, and
- then on the "Set" button. Be sure, if you have multiple hard drives, that you ensure that the paging file is set to 0 on all of them.
-Click OK to exit the dialogs.
c ) Reboot (this will remove the pagefile from your system)
d ) Then go back in following the directions in step a ) and re-enter the settings that you wrote down in step b ). Follow the steps all the way through (and including) the reboot.
e ) Once you've rebooted this second time, go back in and check to make sure that the settings are as they're supposed to be.
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10 May 2013   #17
enzym

OEM Mircosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601)
 
 

One partition and one hard drive had no page file.
The system partition was set to "size is managed by the system" (recommended: 24571 MB, allocated: 16381 MB).
I checked the "no page file" line, clicked set, rebooted the system and saw the allocated number go to 0.
I then reinstated the previously recorded settings and rebooted the system again.
The instructions spoke of setting the size of the file to 0 for all hard drives. Is setting them to "no page file" (results in page file size 0) sufficient, or should I have used the "custom size" line? That was a bit confusing.
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10 May 2013   #18
Dsprague

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If the hard drive didn't have a page file to begin with I wouldn't worry about it, now test and see if you receive a bluescreen.
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10 May 2013   #19
enzym

OEM Mircosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601)
 
 

I have two hard drives: an internal and an external one. The internal one has two partitions: one for the system and one for everything else. Only the system partition had a page file. What I meant was that I "set" the size to 0 by checking "no page file", which isn't really setting the file size as much as it is disabling it or having it vanish, I think? Either way the displayed size ended up being 0 after a reboot and went back to 16381 MB after reinstating the settings of step b).

It may take a while for a BSoD to occur (or hopefully not appear at all). Best I can do is open a few live streams and wait - on it right now.

Thanks for sticking with me.
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10 May 2013   #20
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I am always glad to help, and as long as the page file is deleted, as it should be (upon the first reboot), then rebuilt (on the second reboot) the outcome is the same, and the only partition/drive that should have a page file is a system drive. If you have not seen another BSOD with in a week please mark the thread as solve.
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