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Windows 7: BSOD playing games full screen 0x000000F4

30 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
BSOD playing games full screen 0x000000F4

Hi I recently put together a new computer and i have been getting blue screens with the following STOP Code:

0x000000F4 (0x000000000000003 fffffa80`06e12b30 fffffa80`06e12e10 fffff800`02fda510)

This has happened mostly when playing Diablo 3 in full screen. I have also had it happen while playing starcraft 2. I haven't tried any other games yet. I have been able to play the games for longer periods of time when playing in windowed mode but i have had it blue screen still when windowed. It has also given BSOD once when just trying to open the game after a previous crash.

I have read about this hardware issue on this board and people were hinting at it being the ram and or the SSD firmware.
I have checked the SSd firmware and it is up to date. I have also updated the BIOS

The board seems to have an issue when i have ram in the four blue slots. it used to give me a b7 error code on the display on the board and get stuck in POST. This is a common problem with this board but i don't know if its causing the BSOD. to fix this i took the stick out of the A0 Slot. This still leaves 6GB of ram and i've never seen the computer use more then 2.5GB while i was gaming.

I have also been checking the CPU and GPU temperatures via win 7 gadgets and they haven't been about 47degrees C while gaming. There has been no spikes in any of the CPU's before the crash either.

I have attached the .dmp files and the performance monitor results. Can anybody help me.

My specs are:
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
Intel i7-3960X
Intel DX79SI
G-Skill Ripjaw 4X2GB 2133 (Running at 1600 currently)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD
WDC Black Caviar 1TB
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
Intel CPU Fan BXRTS2011LC Liquid Cooling

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Your crashes primarily indicate hard disk problems. This could mean hard disk corruption, bad sectors, a failing hard disk, Windows files or registry corruption, viruses, or memory problems.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log (you may need to search for wininit instead of chkdsk).
    For any drives that do not give the message:
    Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
    run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
    Windows has made corrections to the file system
    after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

  • Run all Basic tests with SeaTools: S.M.A.R.T. Check, Short Drive Self Test, Drive Information, Short Generic, and Long Generic. Run the tests for all HDDs.
    SeaTools for Windows

    SeaTools for DOS
  • If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
    • SSD firmware
    • BIOS Version
    • Chipset Drivers
    • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
    • If you have a Marvell IDE 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.

  • Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.

  • Download and install Malwarebytes, update it, do not start the free trial, and then run a full scan. Also run a full scan with your antivirus software installed on your system. If you do not have antivirus software installed, see the Good and Free system security combination. for better security steps and scanning tools. Make sure to update the security software before running the full scan.

  • Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).
    warning   Warning
    Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

    For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.
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