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Windows 7: BSOD with Max Payne 3 - tried everything currently known

13 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSOD with Max Payne 3 - tried everything currently known

Hi, I have been getting BSOD with Max Payne 3 purchased through Steam and have pretty much come to a dead end as to what I can try next.

I have read pretty much everything on the NVidia site, the Rockstar site, and these forums. I have an outstanding system which is only about 3 months old and nothing else has ever caused me problems like MP3.

I have a good knowledge of systems, drivers versions, tweaks, conflicting services, settings and optimal settings for my hardware and current driver versions.

I have a few services which if they are likely to cause issues, are either stopped or removed (logmein for example). I am confident that every configuration I have tried is free of the typical services that can causes issues.

One thing that is reported in the system health check is the lack of a virus checker through Microsoft system Center. I do have MSE and the Firewall is running ok. I have tried both on and off for everything that I can think off.

I also tried on and off for punkbuster and also pretty much every possible combination of nvidia settings both through the control panel and within the game,

Please can anyone recommend what my next steps should be. I have included the most recent minidump file which was a memory management BSOD. Previously I have had BSOD dumps for Timing but did not keep these.

I suspect there is a setup for GTX 580 SLI or Non SLI and somehow the Muli-Core CPU limited to <4? but its only a guess.

Wasn't sure about where to post system specs so I updated both in my profile and included in this post.

Many thanks for any advice or help.

best regards


System Specification:
CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Gaming Case
SILENT: Cyberpower Sound Absorbing Foam
Cyberpower Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts
Cyberpower Power Supply Gasket
COOLING: Cyberpower Advanced WaterCooling Large Kit
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Six Core 3.20 GHz 12MB
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus P9X79 Pro Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX
MEMORY: 32GB (8x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory
VIDEO CARD: Liquid Cooling Nvidia GTX 580 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM x2
POWER SUPPLY: CoolerMaster 1000watt Silent ProModular Gaming Power Supply
HARD DRIVE: 240 GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk x2
DATA HARD DRIVE: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM
SOUND: Creative Labs SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-BIT PCI-E Sound Card
MONITOR: Asus 27" VG278H, 3D LED Monitor with 3D Glasses, Full HD, 2MS, 120Hz, HDMI DVI

3D Mark 11: P12174
3DVantage: P44642
Windows 7 Experience: 7.8
Decibels: Average 50dB (A Whisper is 30dB and a normal conversation is 60-70dB)

Internet Speed - 37462 kbps Down / 8297 kbps Up

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You have a lot of disabled devices:
VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1	ROOT\VMWARE\0000	This device is disabled.
VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8	ROOT\VMWARE\0001	This device is disabled.
Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC	PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8178&SUBSYS_818610EC&REV_01\4&34983700&0&00E4	This device is disabled.
VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter	ROOT\NET\0000	This device is disabled.
ASUS Bluetooth	USB\VID_0B05&PID_179C\6&2DB00838&0&8	This device is disabled.
Why are these disabled? You should enable all devices and update their drivers. Disabled devices can still cause driver conflicts on the system.

For your SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
  • SSD firmware
  • BIOS Version (yours is not up to date)
  • Chipset Drivers
  • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
  • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device and/or Intel ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site:
RAID: Marvell* SATA Driver

Intel® RSTe AHCI & SCU Software RAID driver for Windows*
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64

Simply download and install windows seven sp 1. I also facing the same problem (BSOD on Max Payne 3) and then I got this suggestion, its really works.
here is the link for SP1 for windows 7 64bits
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