BSOD 10 minutes into play a game

By sjsnook
Apr 19, 2009
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  1. Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.0GHZ
    RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
    Video Card: Nvidia 8600GT Overclocked 512MB
    Hard Drive: 250GB Western Digital
    MoBo: MSI K9NBPM2-FID

    This is the error message i'm getting:

    Code:
    Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name:	BlueScreen
      OS Version:	6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
      Locale ID:	1033
    
    Additional information about the problem:
      BCCode:	a
      BCP1:	E6EEEEEE
      BCP2:	00000002
      BCP3:	00000001
      BCP4:	81B85172
      OS Version:	6_0_6000
      Service Pack:	0_0
      Product:	768_1
    
    Files that help describe the problem:
      C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini041809-01.dmp
      C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-43399-0.sysdata.xml
      C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\WERBB91.tmp.version.txt
    It's been crashing like this for the past 2-3 months I've had this computer for about a year and a half and it's custom built. I tried buying new ram but absolutely nothing changed.

    Thanks a Lot!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Your first error is 0xA and these are caused by either hardware issues or drivers attempting an IRQ Level they have no business doing so. Unfortunately the dump only cited a Windows OS driver as the cause and it is too general to be of any help.

    Your second error is 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

    This dump specifically cited memory corruption as the cause of your problems. You say you got new memory. Did you replace the old or only add to what you already had?

    Did you run memtest on your RAM to see if it was good? See this link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html
  3. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I ran memtest and errors came up, so i RMA'd the ram. I just put the new pair in today and the same exact thing is happening. I'm just not sure if the issue is my motherboard or my psu.

    Thanks
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Check your memory's recommended voltage and then check it against what yiour motherboard has it set at in your BIOS. Are there descrepencies?

    Also, what OS are you running?
  5. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    The voltages matched up and I'm running Vista 32-bit Home Premium
  6. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    If you don't mind my interjecting...
    1. Did you Memtest the new RAM?
    2. Have you considered the possibility of malware? Reason I ask is here...
    If you think this is worth exploring... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
  7. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I'm actually fairly sure I don't have an infection. I've reformatted my computer several times and the issue still occurs.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You may need to run Memtest on your new Ram, just to be sure ;)
    Oh and you only need to format once.
  9. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    The new ram i bought was to replace a pair of gskill ram i've had for about a year and a half. A couple months ago I started getting a lot of blue screens on my gskill so i decided that it was time to buy another pair. This new pair caused the same blue screens, so i RMA'd it and got this pair which still causes the same issue. I'll make sure to run memtest overnight to double check this pair.
  10. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Sorry, I've been really busy and haven't had a chance to work on this computer much. I did run memtest on the new ram and nothing came up. I'm fairly sure its going to end up being a hardware problem of some sort.
  11. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 698

    Do you have a graphics card or are you using integrated graphics?
     
  12. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I'm using a Nvidia 8600GT Overclocked 512MB
  13. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 698

    Have you tested the Video RAM itself?

    Might pay to run this tool which tests the cards dedicated memory
  14. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    On pattern 2 of the video memory test I'm getting a TON of errors that all say "must be 0000 but found FFFF". Not exactly sure what that means
  15. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Wow! The issue here is how many video memory errors you are getting and not so much the error code per se. However, I would certainly contact your video card manufacturer and report how many error codes you received and give then the error code you have posted here.

    By the way, snowchick, I never knew of that tool before. Thanks for linking to it.
  16. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 698

    No problem Route44,

    I actually found it a little while ago and was rather impressed. Now we have a tool to check video memory too :)

    I was also wondering whether maybe the driver itself is incorrectly referencing memory, could pay to reinstall the driver?

    May be a long shot
  17. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks a lot snow, but how long do video card warranties usually last?
  18. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 698

    If you bought the card separately then it depends on the supplier's warranty. Some of them last for 1 year, others for 3 years. They should state it on their website.

    If you bought a branded PC, then that depends if you got an extended warranty or not.

    I would check with the manufacturer or supplier you got it from. In my knowledge, most warranties are at least 1 year if not longer
     
  19. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Ok, before I sent my video card back, I wanted to throw this out there. After i've been on my computer checking email, and all kinds of stuff that doesn't use the video card my computer gets the bsod 0xA error. I'm worried that it may be my psu or my motherboard rather than the video card.

    Thanks
  20. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Well in fact your PC is using your video card. It just isn't for gaming. 0xA errors are due to either hardware issues or drivers attempting to access an IRQ Level that they shouldn't. Your video card is certainly hardware that has several drivers installed.
  21. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Yeah thanks, I ended up taking the video card out and now I'm running on onboard graphics. Now I can play a game for about 20 minutes but instead of a blue screen the screen just goes black and the computer restarts. I'm thinking I might also need a new power supply or my motherboard is bugging out.

    Thanks
  22. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What is the make, model, and the amount of watts it claims to supply?
  23. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Brand: @-Power
    Model: ADW-50063
    500W
  24. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Did this come with the case?
  25. sjsnook

    sjsnook Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Oh god... I think I bought it for like 20$ separately but I can't be sure for sure. It was just a cheap little thing.
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