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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD While Playing Starcraft 2

08 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit (Service Pack 1)
Frequent BSOD While Playing Starcraft 2


Some background first. For a over a year I've been having issues with my computer, without being able to successfully isolate the problem. Typically the issue would arise as a 40-50 second freeze of the game playing, with audio from other programs enduring, and then a continuation of normal function. Since then its become full blown system crashes. In that time I've upgraded certain parts of my system, and the problem has persisted. I have upgraded my motherboard, hard-drive, and processor. For now however, let us try to analyze at the problem at its current state. Here is a list of my current hardware and the age of the components.

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit (Service Pack 1)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual-Core Processor (3.2 GHz) [in use since 9-8-2010]

Motherboard: ASUS M4A785-M [in use since 7-30-2010]

Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Reaper 240-Pin DDR2 (Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK) [in use since 4-2-2010]

Graphics Card: GeForce 9800 GT [in use since 7-21-2009]

Sound Card: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS [in use since 6-23-2006]

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA [in use since 3-24-2010]

PSU: Rosewill RP500-2 500W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply [in use since 6-23-2006]

I recently removed 2 GB (2 x 1GB) of OCZ RAM (model OCZ2VU8002GK) to check if this would affect the state of the earlier problems. I was unable to get dmp files or neat blue screens during these earlier problems, but the system would just black screen, and sometimes would take upwards of 10 minutes to boot back into windows. The RAM I removed was 1.8v, and the RAM currently in the system, mentioned above, runs at 2.1v. I'm not sure this makes a difference but after some reading that stated it might, I gave it a shot. I also found that this older RAM was not on the QVL for my motherboard. For that matter... neither is the RAM currently in the system, although it has similar voltage and timing to models from the same company which were tested for the QVL.

So now the system is crashing with BSODs, and upon startup actually having an error report and dmp files. The crashes always occur when I am playing Starcraft 2. Attached is a zip file with a few recent dumps and performance monitor html file. Any advice on what could be causing these crashes would be greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit (Service Pack 1)

some more info on the most recent BSOD that I should have included in the previous post, although the dmp file is attached.

BCCode: fe
BCP 1: 0000000000000006
BCP 2: FFFFFA8004DA3800
BCP 3: 0000000043787254
BCP 4: 0000000000000000

OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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