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Windows 7: BSOD playing Dota 2

18 Dec 2012   #1
VOID730

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BSOD playing Dota 2

Hello, can i get some help please? I get different (i think) BSODs after a while of playing or just watching Dota 2. Had no problems with other games though.. I uploaded the minidump files but if i did something wrong please inform mee asap. I don't know why but i have a feeling that drivers might be involved, but i checked them and they are up to date etc..

ps: i don't overclock my pc.


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18 Dec 2012   #2
Arc

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Hello VOID730.

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.

information   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

warning   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

Tip   Tip

With DV enabled, use the computer normally, and try to do the most crash prone actions as play DOTA2 and other online games.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight, per RAM module per slot.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.
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18 Dec 2012   #3
VOID730

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I ran Driver Verifier, started Dota2 and after 20 minutes or so the pc just froze, no BSOD or any other error message showing after i restarted the pc. I checked the memorydump folder and there isn't a new one. Should i format C and reinstall windows or go straight to RAM check.. ?

Thank you.
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18 Dec 2012   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Let the DV run for at least 24 hours.
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18 Dec 2012   #5
VOID730

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, thanks for the fast response. I will give you the feedback tomorrow.
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19 Dec 2012   #6
VOID730

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I ran Memtest last night and it found errors on rams and froze even before finishing the first pass, don't know why. I doesn't matter anyway, going to change one or both ram sticks. Thanks for the help.
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20 Dec 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Good to know that you pointed the issue out :)
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