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Windows 7: BSOD while gaming

08 Jun 2010   #1
rheemixed

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
BSOD while gaming

Hey all,

I just built my very first computer ever. Here are the components

Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-USB3
RAM: 4gb Corsair XMS3
Graphics Card: MSI R5750 MD1g
PSU: Corsair TX650
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640GB

I've been getting BSODs quite often, especially when gaming. Right after I finished my build, I had no problems at all splurging on a 1.5 day epic gaming session. I went to sleep afterwards, woke up, turned my computer on, tried to play a game, and then my comp would always go BSOD from that point on whenever playing a game or watching a movie.

I get the following error when it has BSOD:

STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xFFFFF80002c51E60)

I'll add the .dmp file zipped.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

***EDIT***

BTW the games I play shouldn't be that resource heavy, mostly just CS:S and occasionally TF2


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08 Jun 2010   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This Microsoft article seems to suggest a hardware issue: General causes of "STOP 0x0000007F" errors

Quote:
A double fault occurs when an exception occurs while trying to call the handler for a prior exception. Normally, the two exceptions can be handled serially, however there are several exceptions that cannot be handled serially and in this situation the processor signals a double fault. The two primary causes for this are hardware and kernel stack overflows. Hardware problems are usually related to CPU, RAM, or bus. Kernel stack overflows are almost always caused by faulty kernel-mode drivers.
Are you overclocking? Have you tried checking the RAM with an 8 hour run of memtest? Is your bios version up to date, or are you running what came shipped with the board?
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12 Jun 2010   #3
rheemixed

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey Fumz,

Thanks for the help, and sorry for taking so long to reply. I ran memtest86+ v4.10 for 15 hours lol and it found no problems. What are my next steps in determining the source of my problem? Sorry I'm so noob- this was my first computer build and I really didn't know much about computer hardware before plunging into the build...

Oh and btw I am not overclocking, and my bios is not up to date, but I hear flashing your bios could have serious problems if done wrong so I've stayed clear so far. If you think that may be the culprit, I'll try updating it...
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12 Jun 2010   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, if you screw up flashing your bios, you could kill your board; however, it's really not that difficult as long as you follow the directions. Further, a lot of boards come with update software so you don't have to bother with manually flashing. I'm not familiar with all of Gigabytes tools, but I'm sure they've got some sort of application that pretty much flashes the bios for you.

If the memory passed memtest, then I'd flash to the latest bios. Do a stress test within Windows, something heavy, like running two instances of Orthos (Orthos - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net), or Linpack Intelยฎ Math Kernel Library โ€“ LINPACK Download - Intel® Software Network
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16 Jun 2010   #5
rheemixed

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Okay I finished flashing my bios, and now I am running 1 instance of Orthos per core. How long should I let this run?

Also, now BSODs are happening randomly, even outside of games when I'm not doing anything particularly taxing on the system (watching a youtube video or opening MS Paint...)

Thanks in advance for your help!
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16 Jun 2010   #6
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

Hi,

From the minidump:
Code:

Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Tue Jun  8 16:02:07.889 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:29:23.935
BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 6f8, fffff800028d5af0}
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!CompareSecurityContexts+6a )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x7f_8
PROCESS_NAME:  System
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NETIO usually signifies a hardware fault, or more likely interference by a 3rd Party Antivirus.

I see you have AVG installed. I recommend that you remove it (and any other security applications) for now, until you can see if it is at fault or not.

Replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials

If you still get the BSODs, please upload all the minidumps that you have.

Regards,
Reventon
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17 Jun 2010   #7
rheemixed

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ran Orthos for 6 hours no problem. Apparently thats not long enough but w/e if I have more problems I will try it out again.

Got rid of AVG and everything seems to be running perfectly (for now at least). I'll have to keep trying for another few days to see if any problems come up later, but for now that seems to have fixed the problem...

Thanks for the help!
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05 Aug 2010   #8
Aian

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rheemixed View Post
Hey all,

I just built my very first computer ever. Here are the components

Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-USB3
RAM: 4gb Corsair XMS3
Graphics Card: MSI R5750 MD1g
PSU: Corsair TX650
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640GB

I've been getting BSODs quite often, especially when gaming. Right after I finished my build, I had no problems at all splurging on a 1.5 day epic gaming session. I went to sleep afterwards, woke up, turned my computer on, tried to play a game, and then my comp would always go BSOD from that point on whenever playing a game or watching a movie.

I get the following error when it has BSOD:

STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xFFFFF80002c51E60)

I'll add the .dmp file zipped.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

***EDIT***

BTW the games I play shouldn't be that resource heavy, mostly just CS:S and occasionally TF2
Hi Friend,

Have you tried adding the folder of the game you are playing to your anti-virus's exception? Mine was hanging because of my anti-virus all along. I thought it was my video card. Most games are treated as trojan or anti-virus by Anti-Viruses such as avast. So try adding it in the exception.
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06 Aug 2010   #9
rheemixed

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Meh... actually getting rid of avast! didn't solve my problem. However, when I uninstalled zone alarm, my computer worked fine. It's been working fine for the past 1.5 months, even after re-installing avast!, so I will assume that was the problem. I don't think making exceptions for games would have worked in my situation because, although I got BSODs mostly while gaming, it would happen occasionally when I was watching a movie or just surfing the web as well. Nevertheless, thanks for the help and advice!

edit
by avast! i meant AVG.
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