Greetings Windows 7 Forums,
I want to thank you in advance for the support. I'm about ready to melt my PC and sell it for scrap.
I've been running Windows 7 Pro x64 Final since early October (thanks MSDN). This BSOD has been very consistent. System_service_exception .... 0x3b
It only appears when starting certain (not all) games. They include Halo PC, Dead Space, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, to name a few. Other games, such as Spore, Gears of War, and The Sims 3 run flawlessly.
So I figured since I had a pre-release version I would wait it out to see if a possible driver update would amend this problem. Didn't happen.
I bought a new GFX card because my integrated was crap. Still got the error, so I ruled out it was a problem with the GFX. This is a clean install of Windows 7 on a brand new hard drive, so rule out any possibilities there. I'm not overclocking as the hardware I'm running now is a x100 upgrade from my previous, so rule that one out too.
I'm left thinking it's the RAM. I won't be sure until after I run memtestx64 overnight and troubleshoot each stick. Just thought maybe some of you seasoned troubleshooters could take a look at my dump file and maybe decipher a problem.
I think it should be noted these games run fine on my XP boot with the same hardware. Only difference is XP is installed on a separate HD. However it is x86 so only 3.5 of the 8GB of RAM are being used, respectively. That is simply not enough for these high-end games.
This is a huge headache for me. I've tried various things such as updating all drivers, setting the voltage in the BIOS to Corsairs recommended settings, and doing a fresh install, all to no avail.
Thanks again for all your help. This community is top notch and I plan on returning the favor by sharing my growing knowledge of troubleshooting this operating system with others who post problems within my realm.
Figured I'd save you some bandwith and upload the dump .zip to my site: http://pcharpoon.com/temp/112909-30466-01.zip