Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BSOD playing Civ5 and opening SpeedFan

16 Jun 2013   #31
Macy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes. I am going to try and borrow a psu and see if there is a recurring problem. I also removed speed fan


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Jun 2013   #32
Macy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The other psu was too hard to remove. But I was confused earlier, I never checked the temp from he BIOS. I used the software I got from here. The BIOS reads the vcore at 1.020, DRAM at 1.524, the 12V at 11.992 and the 5V at 5.077. So from what you said essenbe, it would be the motherboard that is having a problem, correct?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2013   #33
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Those values seem to be good. I was under the assumption that the values you gave me were from the bios. I knew the values were wrong. That's why I placed the blame on the board/bios. If you recall I had asked for the values from the bios and thought that is what you had given. The ATX (your PSU style) satndards are +/- 5%, which puts all those values you just gave me within specs. So, I'm not sure it is the motherboard now.

BTW, the PSU is only connected to the case with 4 screws at the back of the case. There is usually a small piece of metal sticking out from the case that barely covers the top edge of the PSU to keep it from moving upward. The rest is just the wires from the PSU connected to everything in the case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Jun 2013   #34
Macy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, I am sorry I misunderstood. Should I check the BIOS a few times? Or would this put me back at square one?

Edit:
I can tell you that now I am not getting any .dmp files in the Minidump folder when it restarts during gameplay from Civ5/Rift.

Editx2:
I also reinstalled SpeedFan again after format, still induces BSOD but that might be due to the driver again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #35
Macy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I checked the voltage from the BIOS and it was constant and at the correct values for the Vcore, DRAM, 5V and 12V. So it does not seem the PSU is having problems. I was going to try the other PSU but the computer it is currently in has very little room and the PSU is encapsulated in the tower.

I did reformat the hard drive, reinstalled windows 7, and all the drivers. I still had the crash issue during gameplay, but now it was worse, when the game Civilization 5 would load a game it would be an instant restart.

But, I noticed that the wireless USB External adapter that were purchased from the same place as the computer was getting EXTREMELY hot, to the point where touching the USB tab would burn skin and the plastic portion would be almost too hot to hold. I though this may be due to having it plugged into the USB 4 port host adapter that was also purchased there. So I took out the Host Adapter, plugged everything that was in the Host Adapter and then I ran Civ 5 later on. It crashed, and for some reason Windows 7 did some sort of revert, and installed 26 new windows updates. Low and behold, Civ 5 seems to be working, for now.

The external wireless still gets EXTREMELY hot, so I am going to purchase a switch to route direct internet to in, to avoid risk of burning a port or the wireless out itself. But for now it is seemingly running okay. After a few hours of gameplay we will see!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #36
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Glad to hear things are working out, it may have just been a bad install for what ever reason that caused your issues. Keep us posted if anything else goes wrong.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2013   #37
Macy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Had another crash today during game play, I did have a system restore point because it did install a lot of windows updates. I am going to go back to a point before the updates. Here is the SF Diagnostics for after the crash.

Edit:
I noticed there were Windows Updates that failed so I am trying to resolve that, and I am using a new wireless USB adapter until the Ethernet cable comes in so I just updated that driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2013   #38
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

This crash is another video TDR failure:

Code:
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800a0054e0, fffff880050f3ed0, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+8e9ed0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
The same issue you were having before, which leads me to believe that this is a hard ware issue as it has persisted beyond a clean install with fresh drivers.you may want to look into getting your video card replaced. another option would be too use older drivers and see if it stabilizes the problem, I suggest the latter first before the former.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2013   #39
Macy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried to use older drivers, but no luck. I am going to contact the company and try to either get a return or replace the card last resort. This machine has just been a bad omen since day 1 unfortunately. Thank you all for your help, would you like me to mark it as solved on the basis that it was a corrupt GPU?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2013   #40
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

or you can wait until you get your new GPU just to make sure it doesn't give you any issues after install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BSOD playing Civ5 and opening SpeedFan




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD playing games, or opening high graphic related programs
Sometimes i get bsod while running games. i don't know whats causing this, i pretty much don't know about bsods. I just suspect the reason is there is secondary/primary graphic card on my computer, its called apu. Device manager shows two display adapters, one of them "AMD HD 7660G" (my...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD - Browsing on Firefox, Playing HoN, Civ5
My issue is more so with my computer just freezing up for 15-20 seconds at a time randomly when I'm doing anything. I do get a BSOD every 3 hours or so too. I'm fairly certain this is a result of some driver that was recently installed, but I have no idea which one.
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD often playing Games (Civ5, COD MW3) 0x0000003b
Hi, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION+ ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0 is the error displayed cannot seem to put the culprit to rest Had 4 of these over last two months each time playing games, each time memtested overnight- passed done various checks all seem to get nowhere these usually happen after about a...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD playing CIV5, now random freezes
I was playing Civ 5 when I got a BSOD for the first time. I've been playing Civ for a few months with no problems until now. After the BSOD I've been getting random freezes. It happens when web browsing, listening to itunes, playing civ etc.. I am using a few month old lenovo with Windows 7...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD occurs while opening browsers and playing games.
Hi, i hope someone could help about my problem. I'm using windows 7 32bit version and I've been having a lot of pc crashes lately and its getting a blue screen and an error related to irql_not_less_or_equal. i really dont know what it is but i manage to get a minidump file. i dont know how to read...
BSOD Help and Support
BlueScreen crash playing LoL and civ5, BCCode: 116
Hello, mm every time i play LoL or civ5 my computer crashes afer a few minutes, i get this error every single time Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1 Locale ID: 2057 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 116...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App