I like to consider myself fairly computer literate but I am having lots of trouble playing this game without my computer BSOD. I recently recieved a birthday present of a Sapphire Vapor-X 4870 and also Windows 7 64-Bit and since then I have had no end of trouble playing DAO. I have uploaded 2 crash dumps with this post in the hope that someone who knows more about this sort of thing would be able to help me as I have come up with nothing so far.
Ran memtest for 6+ hours with no errors.
Used various different catalyst versions to no avail.
Updated onboard sound drivers
for my motherboard (Realtek HD Audio).
As far as reproducability goes, if i play DAO it will always BSOD eventually, sometimes it takes 30mins sometimes up to a 2-3 hours but its fairly consistent. The error code was always 0x0000003b until i worked out how to use windbg and found msnmsgr.exe (Windows Live Messenger) to be the 'likely problem driver
'. I then played DAO without windows live messenger running in the background and recieved my first 0x0000001e error code.
Anyone got any ideas?