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Windows 7: BSOD occasionally when playing games

23 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
BSOD occasionally when playing games

Hey guys

Ive had this problem a lot with my old radeon hd 4870 1GB gfx card when playing high spec games like SC2 and Mafia 2. Sometimes my pc would just crash and BSOD. I thought it was the gfx card gone dud so i bought a new nvidia GTX460 768MB last week, but last night while playing WC3 (not graphically demanding), it decided to BSOD again with the same error.

Ive attached the files required.

64 bit Windows 7
Original OS
Problem noticeable started occuring approximately 3-4 weeks ago whilst playing SC2.
I have not reinstalled the OS.

I thought it might be to do with ATI catalyst drivers cos the newest ati driver was causing problems with video content as well as games, even causing crashes while watching youtube videos, but since ive now got an nvidia card and driver, that cant be it cos the problem still occurs.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3)
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Silent SLI Ready

Thanks for any help!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


STOP 0x116: BSOD Index
Troubleshooting steps: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

There's also an issue with some of the WoW stuff (safedrv.sys is associated with the Garena Update). Please uninstall all of the WoW stuff to see if that helps.


Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Wed Sep 22 19:42:19.329 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 12:10:50.124
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for safedrv.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for safedrv.sys
Probably caused by : safedrv.sys ( safedrv+140d )
PROCESS_NAME:  war3.exe
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffffa80`0af74000 00000000`00000000 fffff800`0331203e 00000000`00000000
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Sep 20 09:10:35.975 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:21:06.692
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+12d9c )
Bugcheck code 00000116
Arguments fffffa80`03dd32f0 fffff880`0405ed9c 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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