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Windows 7: BSOD playing games in general

27 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSOD playing games in general

My first post so forgive me for any mistakes and please let me know how to correct them.
BSOD occurs whenever I play any games on my PC. Mostly I play the Age of Mythology but I've checked and BSOD occurs even when I play any other game. Please help me with what to do.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2014   #2


BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80056808f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware

This bugcheck indicates a fatal hardware error has occurred, the first parameter indicates that the CPU has found a fault with a hardware component and has bugchecked the system also known as a Machine Check Exception.

Let's take a look and see if we can delve into this a little bit more to give us an idea of the problem.

1: kd> !errrec fffffa80056808f8
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa80056808f8
Record Id     : 01cf79a6a925f9a3
Severity      : Fatal (1)
Length        : 928
Creator       : Microsoft
Notify Type   : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp     : 5/27/2014 12:25:00
Flags         : 0x00000002 PreviousError

Section 0     : Processor Generic
Descriptor    @ fffffa8005680978
Section       @ fffffa8005680a50
Offset        : 344
Length        : 192
Flags         : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity      : Fatal

Proc. Type    : x86/x64
Instr. Set    : x64
Error Type    : BUS error
Operation     : Generic
Flags         : 0x00
Level         : 3
CPU Version   : 0x0000000000100f43
Processor ID  : 0x0000000000000000

Section 1     : x86/x64 Processor Specific
Descriptor    @ fffffa80056809c0
Section       @ fffffa8005680b10
Offset        : 536
Length        : 128
Flags         : 0x00000000
Severity      : Fatal

Local APIC Id : 0x0000000000000000
CPU Id        : 43 0f 10 00 00 08 02 00 - 09 20 80 00 ff fb 8b 17
                00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
                00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Proc. Info 0  @ fffffa8005680b10

Section 2     : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor    @ fffffa8005680a08
Section       @ fffffa8005680b90
Offset        : 664
Length        : 264
Flags         : 0x00000000
Severity      : Fatal

Error         : BUSLG_GENERIC_ERR_*_TIMEOUT_ERR (Proc 0 Bank 4)
  Status      : 0xfa00000000070f0f
As you can see there appears to be a BUS error reported, most likely form your GPU.

Stress test your graphics card with Furmark

I recommend running it for around 30 minutes

warning   Warning

Furmark will increase the temperature of your GPU rapidly so keep and eye on your temperatures

Looking at your display driver I can see it's out of date.

Driver Date/Size: 4/8/2011
It looks like you are using a desktop, correct?

If so then update your driver here.

warning   Warning

This driver version is based on the information included with the D log collector,
it's for the Nvidia Geforce 210 for Windows 7 64 bit, don't download this driver if you have changed your hardware since then.

I also noticed you don't have Service Pack 1 installed.

Version	6.1.7600 Build 7600
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

If you don't install SP1 your computer will remain vulnerable to threats.

Post back the results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Updating the GPU driver seems to have worked. Only tested it once and was able to run games for an hour flat while earlier it used to crash within 15 minutes. Thank you TheDoctor44.
I did not try the Furmark test because I have heard that it isn't safe. Is it so??
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 May 2014   #4


It's only unsafe if you leave it unattended for long periods of time when the temperature gets high.
If it was really unsafe we wouldn't recommend it, I've used it many of times.

It looks like it was driver related all along.

Once you feel the issue has been resolved then mark the thread as solved.
Any more issues let me know :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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