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BSOD on Source engine games

By g3rsiu
Feb 26, 2011
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  1. all seems ok but when i launch games based on source engine the games sometimes closes or crashes the os with bsod bad pool caller

    any hints from the minidumps ?

    thnx,
     

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Are you getting BSODs at any other time? Three of your errors are 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware and are a good indicator of corrupted memory. And one specifically cited corrupted memory. So for diagnostic purposes...

    ...you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.


    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match? How about the timings?
     
  3. g3rsiu

    g3rsiu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    turns out it was the game as suspected - damn game updates they sure fixed me this time :))
     

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