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Windows 7: Multiple BSOD's playing CS:GO, each one shows a different cause.

12 Jun 2015   #1
Lakupiippu

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Multiple BSOD's playing CS:GO, each one shows a different cause.

Firstly, thanks for your time and colaboration.

I bought a new PC at the end of the last year, so I have had it for 6 months now, but seems like I am having a lot of problems specially when I'm playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Sniper Elite v2. Most of the time, the problem is that when I'm playing CS:GO, it suddenly "crashes" to desktop (the game simply closes) without giving any crash error or report, which makes extremely difficult the task of finding the reason of it. But sometimes, when I open the game again and I play for minute or two, it freezes and my computer just shows a random BSOD screen (and by random I mean that every time is a different message from the BSOD, a different reason). The BSOD issue happens less often than those crashes, but I have special interest in them because I think is the only way of determine which the problem is. The crashes that I have described usually happens 5 or 6 times in a 30~40 minute game.

I've also had some other problems while gaming, specially Sniper Elite v2. I can't manage to end the first mission of this game (it takes only 10 minutes or so), because I always get an error or a problem:
  • Sometimes the game just stops working (with the "SniperElite.exe stopped working" window afterwards).
  • Sometimes it freezes (sound loops and image freezes) for 10 seconds, and then the game minimizes, but I can still listen to the game but I can't maximize it (the 50% of times that this happens, there's usually a message in the bottom-left part of the screen that states that my nVidia graphic driver stopped working, but that's happens only in the 1% of the crashes I have described up to now)
  • Sometimes the sound just vanishes after a slight "psst" sound (I don't know how to describe it, sorry), and I can't listen to the game sound anymore until I restart the game (windows sounds still work perfectly)
  • Sometimes, it just throws a BSOD, in this case:
    • Sometimes without previosly freezing or anything
    • After a 5~10 seconds freeze




Things I've tried so far:
  • I have run memtest (45 tests in 4 passes, 0 errors)
  • I have reinstalled graphics drivers cleanly (uninstalled the "old" ones before)
    • I have tried up-to-date drivers
    • I have also tried older versions
  • I have disabled visual themes, desktop composition (areo) for the apps in which I'm having problems, i.e. Steam, CS:GO and Sniper Elite v2
  • I have turned off Steam Overlay
  • I reinstalled CS:GO and/or verified game cache
  • I moved CS:GO from SSD to HDD (where Steam is) because I thought it could have been because that Steam and CS:GO were in different drives (still happened after I moved it)


BSODs are showing different kind of errors:
  • IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
  • dxgmms1.sys
  • PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA
  • "An attempt was made to execute to non-executable memory" (written as that)
Full crashlogs can be found in the attachment





I am not very fond of reading crashlogs and stuff, so I'm an inexperienced guy, but I think that the problem resides in the memory (DRAM). I have been reading a lot before posting here, and I have tried a lot of things, but I can't manage to fix the problem. I have read a lot of people suggesting little tweaks in the memory voltage, but I'm afraid that depends on the memory frequency, and I don't know what values of voltage I can try and which ones should be better, I have absolutely no idea about that.
Anyway, this is only, as I said, the thought of an inexperienced guy. I'm very likely to think that you will have better ideas than me and maybe will drive me to the fix of this insanely disturbing problem.



DRAM full Info:







Both sticks have the same exact properties, in CPUZ shows that Slot#2 is empty, and the seconds stick is in the Slot#3. Could that be the problem?


If there's more info you need from the voltages that can only be accessed from the BIOS or by another software, please tell me.




TL;DR. CS:GO crashes a lot, the game just closes and sometimes, when I open it again to keep playing, it just throws a different BSOD. I have some other issues with Sniper Elite v2, crashes, BSODS, sound stops working, etc. I think that the problem is in the DRAM, but I've run memtest and it showed 0 errors in 45 tests (4 passes), it could maybe be the voltages?


Thanks again for reading and helping.


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13 Jun 2015   #2
essenbe

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

Hello, Lakupiippu and welcome to the Forum. I will try to help you with this. As far as the slots for the memory, your Motherboard manual will tell you which slots they should be in. I looked at your last 4 dump files. After reading your description of the problem, my initial thoughts were memory. What is typical of bad memory is that the error codes are usually different and the blame is usually put on something different. These are the results of your last 4 dump files.

Code:
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)
Invalid system memory was referenced.  This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe.  Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arguments:
Arg1: ffffffffffffff83, memory referenced.
Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: fffff88004239e26, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
 address.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved)
Later in the dump, your graphics card was blamed

Code:
fffff880`037884f0  fffff880`049bf4b6Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
 nvlddmkm+0x1194b6
This is your current driver

Code:
nvlddmkm
start             end                 module name
fffff880`048a6000 fffff880`05369000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
    Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed May 27 21:49:51 2015 (5566824F)
    CheckSum:         00A7E4BD
    ImageSize:        00AC3000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Code:
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck FC, {fffff8a005079000, 9020000217c69963, fffff8800aaa5e50, 2}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidMmBeginCPUAccess+28 )
Followup: MachineOwner
Code:
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck A, {fffffa8c012bd878, 2, 1, fffff80002ecef5e}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+36e )
Followup: MachineOwner

Code:
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
    # Any other values for parameter 1 must be individually examined.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000003452, The subtype of the bugcheck.
Arg2: 0000000000131000
Arg3: fffff70001084f28
Arg4: 15400001b6d9d424
If you are overclocking anything, please set everything to default levels.

Please Run Memtest86+





information   Information
Please download from this site only http://www.memtest.org/ in the middle of the page are the Download links, you can download the ISO.zip or the Auto USB Flash Drive installer.zip


Extract the Zip file. If you chose the ISO image, burn it to a CD using Windows Disk Image Burner or any Image burner you may have. If you downloaded the Auto USB installer, extract it, insert your USB 2.0 Flash Drive and take note of the drive letter. Run the installer, select the Flash Drive Letter, check the format box and press next. It will install memtest86+ to a flash drive. You can use either V4.20 or V5.01. Boot from your selected media. If you use V5.01 it will tell you to press certain buttons at the start, please press no buttons. The test will begin on it's own and continue to run until you stop it. It needs to run for 8 complete passes in the same session or until you receive an error. If you receive an error, stop the test. Even 1 error is a fail. Each pass tests a different part of the ram and each of the 10 tests in each pass tests something different. It takes a minimum of 8 passes run in the same session to completely test the ram, more passes are better. It is quite a long test and will take several hours depending on how much ram you have. Due to the time length it is best to run overnight. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
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13 Jun 2015   #3
Lakupiippu

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello essenbe. First of all thanks for replying, I really appreciate the help.

As you can see in my PC specs, my CPU is not overclockeable, so no, it's not overclocked

The memtest, well, I'll try to run it again and see if there's any problem regarding to the memory, but I will do overnight, if you don't mind, because 8 passes are going to take several hours.

I will let you know tomorrow.
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13 Jun 2015   #4
essenbe

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

OK, just let me know whenever you get time.
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14 Jun 2015   #5
Lakupiippu

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, so memtest86+ 5.01 has been running during all night, and now shows this:




Should I stop it already or should I wait for it to do more passes?


Edit: I stopped it. It's been running for eleven and a half hours with no errors. I guess that's enough, since you said that 8 passes are the minimum needed to see if the RAM has errors. If you think i should run it again but with more passes, just tell me, but I don't think it's going to find any error if it has not encountered them already.
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14 Jun 2015   #6
essenbe

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

No, What you did should be sufficient. How many passes did you do? The image you posted didn't show.
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14 Jun 2015   #7
Lakupiippu

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
No, What you did should be sufficient. How many passes did you do? The image you posted didn't show.
I stopped it at the 80% of the 10th pass. I thought it would show a summany when I pressed Esc, but it just rebooted.
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14 Jun 2015   #8
essenbe

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

Yea, that's what it does. No problem as long as it showed no errors.
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14 Jun 2015   #9
essenbe

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

Try reinstalling your graphics drivers, but do it this way. NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems. See if this makes any improvement. Install only the Graphics drivers and PhysX.
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14 Jun 2015   #10
Lakupiippu

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright, I'll try to do that, thanks for the link!

Please note that just because these errors/crashes aren't trivially reproducible (they happen quite often, yet randomly), it may take some time for me to determine if it has been fixed, so I'll probably answer tomorrow, I hope you don't mind
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