BSOD While Gaming 0xA0000001 Atikmdag.sys

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  1. Posts : 26,772
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       #31

    No, it's not normal. I believe you said you built it yourself, so you would be comfortable working inside a case. My first thing, other than memtest would be to open the side of the case and identify exactly where the 'whine' is coming from. Now, you first described it as a beep, then as a whine. That makes a big difference, which is it? also, How much time do you have to send components back to where you purchased them? You will fare much better, sending them back to the place of purchase than the manufacturers. Trust me, I have a lot of experience on that one.
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  2. Posts : 31
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       #32

    It has been just under 2 months, so I can no longer bring back the parts. But I pretty much can pinpoint this sound to the gpu itself, like site emitting the noise from somewhere inside it. And beep was sort the wrong word choice. What I should have said was the it sounds like coil whine, but it does it in a beep formation yet high pitched. I have heard of the beeping sound on pc startup that sort of tells you how your pc is doing, like when I turn on my PC I hear the one standard load beep. But the GPU noise upon getting to windows login will make noise that sounds like a mellow coil whine fading in and out and a moderately fast speed, that is probably the best description with slightly higher pitched sound. I have actually taken of the side panel, but I cannot pinpoint the sound, it just seems to be radiating from the GPU. I tried recording the sound with no luck a while back. I will say I didn't notice the sound until a week after it was built. I can confidently say though this noise is not coming from the PSU. Of course I still have the standard warranty from gigabyte but that would be a pain to bring back as you've said. But I won't actually take anything back without saying so first, but I will try to take off the cover again today and see if I can't get a better description of the sound.

    Also I guess it doesn't hurt to say that I have been playing LoL on the PC since it was built. Not once have a ever BSODed while playing. So it is more likely to BSOD the more demanding the game, which to my knowledge usually does point to a hardware issue? I will try and find this video of some guys GPU coil whining which sound exactly like mine did, but of course his was a constant whine, while mine is random and seems to diminish while under load. It's just quite a confusing thing and I feel bad because I am inexperienced with these sort of things so I cannot accurately describe scenarios like this. Thanks so far.
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  3. Arc
    Posts : 35,373
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       #33

    Chives said:
    I won't be getting home for a while here so I won't be able to test any other drivers, but I do think that my power supply could defiantly be an issue.

    Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB TOXIC Video Cards in CrossFire - Power Consumption Test

    This shows the power consumption and a it defiantly goes all the up to 500w. If that is the case, then this may be an easy fix. I just need to get a spare power supply. I will try other drivers though when I arrive home. Thank you for all the help so far.
    It did not appear to me that you use Crossfire .... I noticed only one GPU there. And in this case your 630 Watts GPU should be good.

    Have you tried any other version of the display driver? Driver 13.12 WHQL or higher will work for your GPU.

    And applying another version of the display driver is the thing that you need to do first. Because your issue, a stop 0xA0000001 BSOD points to the AMD display environment and nothing else. It is a bugcheck inherent with ADM display.
    _____________________________________________
    Code:
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    
    BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0}
    
    Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+28ece )
    
    Followup: MachineOwner
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  4. Posts : 26,772
    Windows 11 Pro
       #34

    Well, only you can determine if it is a coil noise and the fan spinning up. But, if it's not a fan, I would be calling Gigabyte. With it shutting down during high stress sounds more like a PSU issue to me, as long as the wires are fully seated on both ends. As you put it under more stress, it demands more power.
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  5. Posts : 31
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    Thread Starter
       #35

    Oh yeah, that was going to be the first thing I do when I get home, which should be in an hour. I will get back to you all once I try out the drivers.

    -Thanks

    And about the sounds, i don't think it is a coil whine, as it doesn't have any traits that exhibit it. It just sounds like it if that makes sense. I think I will call Gigabyte and ask about that one though... It is a very odd noise.
    Last edited by Chives; 23 Jun 2014 at 13:05. Reason: More Info
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  6. Arc
    Posts : 35,373
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       #36

    Chives said:
    Oh yeah, that was going to be the first thing I do when I get home, which should be in an hour. I will get back to you all once I try out the drivers.

    -Thanks
    Report back with any other issue after applying another version of the display driver.

    Until and unless there is a BSOD of a different line (not "probably caused by atikmpag.sys"), stay with display troubleshooting only.

    About the sound .... is it the sound of spinning of the HDDs?
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  7. Posts : 31
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       #37

    I had a friend come over once and did say that it might be that, I'm just going to take off the cover and listen once more. You may be right about that, I am paranoid about little things. But as you said I will just stick to trying out the other drivers and then running memtest tonight. I also know my case is sort of cramped so sound may be playing an illusion on my ears. I also cannot stress enough how grateful I am to have so many people helping me with this so far, thanks!
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  8. Arc
    Posts : 35,373
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
       #38

    In every winter, I experience the sound of disc spinning. It is loud just after startup, and after 5-6 minutes it becomes much less. But that is a seasonal effect only I am experiencing over years, irrespective of the computers make/model.

    If it is just the disc spinning, tighten the screws holding the HDDs with the stand.

    After applying another version of the display driver, better you let the computer crash. Do th most crash prone functions like playing games or watching online videos etc. I mean, activity is needed there to test the stability.

    Run memtest86+ in the night, when you will be sleeping.
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  9. Posts : 31
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    Thread Starter
       #39

    Here are my temps by the way, I have a live stream in the back ground and a few webpages open. This is what it sort of stays at, drops like 1C-2C when I close tabs. This is sort of what I consider my idle temps. I am about to install previous drivers and try FarCry3. Will get back to you all soon.
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  10. Posts : 31
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       #40

    The link that ICit2lol provided worked and I did not install CCC. Am going to test FC3.
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