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Windows 7: BSOD When Only Playing World Of Warcraft

14 Mar 2011   #1
Marquise Green

Windows 7 Professional X64
BSOD When Only Playing World Of Warcraft

My computer keeps crashing when playing WoW. It will flicker for about 1-2 minutes before it finally BSoD's. I have tried reinstalling OS and still same problem. My Drivers are also up to date according to Windows 7 Driver Update. The system is about 2 years old. The problem began when I upgraded to Cataclysm. I have also tried a fresh install with WoW and no dice. Specs are as follows:

System Manufacturer/Model Number
Dell Inspiron 530

Windows 7 Professional X64

Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz

Dell Inc. ORY007 AO1

6GB DDR2 (PC2-6400) 400MHZ

Graphics Card(s)
Intel(R) GMA (3100)

Sound Card
High Definition Audio Device

Monitor(s) Displays
Dell SE198WFP

Screen Resolution
1440 - 900

Hard Drives
Seagate ST3750630AS
750.1 GB

HID Keyboard Device

HID Compliant Mouse

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14 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

My guess would be the problem is the gma 3100 video device. It's basically 2004 technology, the cataclysm update to world of warcraft includes quite a few graphics updates as well. The only thing I can think of is to disable every extra graphics feature you possibly can. Especially those related to shaders and lod.
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14 Mar 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

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