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Windows 7: BSOD/crashes during games

28 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSOD/crashes during games

I will either get a BSOD (every 30 min. or so) or a black screen crash with sound looping frequently while playing games.

I don't think my video card is overheating. I have a bunch of temperature monitors checking that. I do however think its unstable for some reason. I'm hoping this is the issue.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a0000001
BCP1: 0000000000000005
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

I did a clean driver install on my video card yesterday installing an older more stable one. I clean install my PC every couple of months. This has been happening regardless.

EDIT: It doesn't matter what driver I'm on this happens on any driver version, new or old.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2012   #2

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Hello Derek, I would suggest you to do the following:

► Update your ATI Video driver from AMD Support & Drivers. It is very old, of 2011.
kd> lmvm atikmdag
start             end                 module name
fffff880`048c4000 fffff880`051f8000   atikmdag T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed Apr 20 07:23:29 2011 (4DAE3C99)
    CheckSum:         008E91DD
    ImageSize:        00934000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
► Also, run chkdsk/F/R following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check, as the dumps indicates your NTFS system, too.

► Download speccy, monitor your system heat, specially the temperature just before any further crash.

► Clean the accumulated dust inside the computer.

Let us know how the results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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