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Windows 7: BSOD using any 3D Intensive Games. Generic crashes nvd3dum.dll

23 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
BSOD using any 3D Intensive Games. Generic crashes nvd3dum.dll

Afternoon Sevenforums, fairly recently (3 months ago), I began crashing and experiencing several errors in the game Everquest 2. The crashes were generally from nvd3dum.dll. This past week I picked up Guild Wars 2 and experience the crashes every 5-10 minutes making the game unplayable. The errors are generally Memory cannot be read at 29eqw234 etc... and memory cannot be written.

The dll included in the crash reports was nvd3dum.dll pointing me towards the graphics drivers which I reinstalled several times including wiping everything with driver sweeper and so on. No fix, began to switch RAM and busted out $110 for 2 sticks of 2GB PNY which still.. did not fix the errors. I've even gone to the extent of wiping the HDD clean, reinstalling Windows, then reinstalling the 20 GB game Guild Wars 2. I will include everything I know so far as to include, If you need anything more please let me know and give me an idea on how to access it. Thank you!

Things attempted ;
swapping ram
fresh format+install
reinstalling drivers (used driversweeper and such)
running games in admin mode
underclocking GPU

This really has me stumped!!

EDIT ; Added Windows 7 Diagnostics File..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2012   #2

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Welcome aboard.

Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
  1. Click on the start button
  2. Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
  3. File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
  4. Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
  5. Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-Bit

Here is my MSINFO32.. Just set Verifier on and will upload the dumps once I get the crashes going. Shouldn't take too long.. heh.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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