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Windows 7: Wolfenstein 2009: WHEA-Logger Event ID: 18 crash

20 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Wolfenstein 2009: WHEA-Logger Event ID: 18 crash

This is the first game I'm trying in Windows 7 (it's the RTM). The settings are maxed. After a while it crashes on a black screen, with "Out of range" message on the monitor sometimes.
The only way I got the game working was by installing the DirectX 9 that came on the DVD, otherwise the game kept on telling me it misses some D3D9 stuff. This worried me, but Dxdiag seems to report DirectX 11 fully functional.
Also, my videocard (it's speeds are stock) is heating very much with this game (88-90 Celsius), but this should be just fine with HD 4850. The fan also spins like crazy, in XP it never raised above 8700 rpm (which should be ok as far as I know), in this game + Win 7 it's going into 11000...
The CPU, a stock E7200 (2533 MHz) also heats up a lot - 55 Celsius (compared to other games in XP that I played), even if it never goes past 75% usage. Unreal (last ver.) engine games use it 100% and it stays on 50 Celsius. The CPU fan also spins like crazy for a game, 2200 rpm. In XP it never got past 1900 rpm in games, only in testing/benchmarking.
I tested the CPU (and memory) stability with Linpack (57-60 Celsius max), OCCT, and Everest too. The values I mention come from .csv files Everest is logging. The system is stable under the stress tests. As a matter of fact, the Wolfenstein gave my Win 7 the only BSODs and crashes.
Thank you for your help.

The actual event:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger
Date: 20.08.2009 18:13:24
Event ID: 18
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Computer: toyz
A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 0

The details view of this entry contains further information.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger" Guid="{C26C4F3C-3F66-4E99-8F8A-39405CFED220}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-08-20T15:13:24.455631500Z" />
<Correlation ActivityID="{EF43DFD1-3165-450E-BF69-4D1017AD5B54}" />
<Execution ProcessID="1424" ThreadID="2272" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
<Data Name="ErrorSource">3</Data>
<Data Name="ApicId">0</Data>
<Data Name="MCABank">5</Data>
<Data Name="MciStat">0xf200001034000e0f</Data>
<Data Name="MciAddr">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="MciMisc">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="ErrorType">10</Data>
<Data Name="TransactionType">256</Data>
<Data Name="Participation">3</Data>
<Data Name="RequestType">0</Data>
<Data Name="MemorIO">3</Data>
<Data Name="MemHierarchyLvl">3</Data>
<Data Name="Timeout">0</Data>
<Data Name="OperationType">256</Data>
<Data Name="Channel">256</Data>
<Data Name="Length">928</Data>
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20 Aug 2009   #2

Windows XP SP3

The same thing happens to me quite oftenly, and only when I play Wolfenstein 09. It really heats up my GPU and most of the time my PC ends crashing in a BSOD. I don't know what this game does to stress the computer that hard, no other game does it. I do hope they release a patch for it, to make it playable. It's a pity really. I even bought an additional case cooler, but not even that helped in the end
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20 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hmmmm....that doesn't sound good. I just picked up the game tonight and was debating between the PC version and the 360 and I went with the PC version. Hopefully I won't experience all of these problems.
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20 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7

I do not have any problems with this game so far.
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20 Aug 2009   #5


I must admit I don't have any problems either and despite it being a heavily GPU dependant game, it actually runs a lot cooler those some games
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20 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I've been playing it for about an hour on my PC and haven't noticed any issues. Think my video card was around 60 Celsius and it had the fan running at 60%...but box seemed stable. I noticed my Q9550 core temps were only showing mid 30's when I exited out of the game. I'm idling now between 24 and 29 Celcius on my 4 cores. My GPU hovers right around 42 Celcius.
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20 Aug 2009   #7


These are some screenshots of my Everest logs after running Wolfenstein for a few hours-

Single Card:
Wolfenstein 2009: WHEA-Logger Event ID: 18 crash-wolf-single.png

Dual Card:
Wolfenstein 2009: WHEA-Logger Event ID: 18 crash-wolf-s-double.png

As you can see, the GPU does most of the work, but the temps are still relatively cool (both GPUS are overclocked as well)

It's not a particularly demanding game.

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21 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Thank you all for your replies!


1. The game played ok on lower resolution (1680x1050) for a few hours. It is starting to seem like a temperature issue.
2. With FurMark at 1080p, 8xAA, my system ran for hours in the hottest part of the day (35 Celsius), max temp is like 96-98 Celsius.
3. What seems to bring down my GPU is the lights on a scene. Whenever BJ looks ar one or moves around it, GPU fan start spinning like crazy.
4. It's damn unusual that the error reported by the OS is a CPU one, although it seems that the GPU is having problems.
5. It seems that Win 7, Catalyst 9.8 or who knows what is having problems monitoring/adjusting temps.
6. If I have time I'll try posting a csv graph of the temps during a 1080p session and a 1680x1050 one.
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22 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Still crashes, even at 1680x1050

I promised I'll post some palpable data, so here I am with 2 Everest monitoring logs that should say a lot about what is happening in my system.
The game crashed at 1680x1050 too after a few hours, but the temps were reasonable and in no way high for a E7200 or a HD 4850, you can take a look for yourselves. This crash happened once on the ATI driver and once on the exe file, both problems were recovered by Windows (no rebooting necessary like the 1080p processor issue described in the first post).
I am playing now the game in Administrator mode and with Vista (no SP selected) compatibility, and I managed to achieve two clean runs of 2-4 hours each. I certainly hope this is a Wolfenstein issue, and Windows 7 is 100% ready for gaming

Attached Thumbnails
Wolfenstein 2009: WHEA-Logger Event ID: 18 crash-crash-log-1080p.png   Wolfenstein 2009: WHEA-Logger Event ID: 18 crash-crash-log-1650x1050.png  
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22 Aug 2009   #10


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toyo View Post

5. It seems that Win 7, Catalyst 9.8 or who knows what is having problems monitoring/adjusting temps.
After looking at those temps, the card is running warm - within specs -but still warm.

It may be worthwhile creating a profile and manually increasing your cards fan speed, however that's probably not be the issue.

The game shouldn't need to run in compatibility or admin though. I haven't had any problems with this game (so far)

Have you installed your motherboards chipset drivers?

Are you overclocking?
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