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BSOD when playing ANY 3D game

By trancecan
Nov 8, 2005
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  1. furax

    furax TS Rookie

    BSOD!! HELp!!!

    Hey people.. i also have the same problem since a year or two.. whenever i play wow i get this bsod within 1 or 2 minutes of logging in.. ive done everything in my power to stop it.. windows upgrades.. ati catalyst upgrades.. also the oldest driver i could find (i have an ati radeon x1650 pro 512mb).. i even changed my agp card (before this i had ati radeon 9600xt 256mb).. motherboard.. memory sticks.. and power supply.. but i still seem to get no results... i am attaching a couple of my last minidumps in a zip file along with screenshots of my dxdiag.. if anyone could help me out on this one.. it would be really appreciated..
    thnx!

    P.S. I have changed the screenshot format to monochrome.. to reduce its size.. so it can fit into the 100kb limit....

    Attached Files:

  2. Any BSoD issue can be caused by both hardware and software. In fact poorly written drivers are often the biggest culprits. If you're swapping graphics cards in and out and/or upgrading/downgrading drivers and invaluable tool is driver cleaner pro. You should get this and run it after you have uninstalled the drivers from the windows add/remove programs applet. DCP will clean up the "leftovers".

    Try removing as much peripheral hardware as possible and then test again on the basics barebones. If it still crashes suspect overheating problems or faulty memory.

    Also as a rule never install hardware that is damaged or is missing components.
  3. furax

    furax TS Rookie

    ...

    actually.. i always use driver cleaner pro to remove my drivers.. and i chngd the last agp card to stop the bsods but it didnt wurk...
  4. nobardin

    nobardin TS Rookie Posts: 260

    Omega drivers

    Have any of you tried running driver cleaner in safe mode then installing the omega drivers?

    Omega drivers for Nvidia cards
    http://www.omegadrivers.net/nvidia.php

    Omega drivers for ATI
    http://www.omegadrivers.net/ati.php

    Post I found helpful.
    http://www.driverheaven.net/windows-xp-2k-radeon-display-drivers/107447-uninstalling-installing-ati-drivers-properly.html

    After you run driver cleaner in safe mode to clean the drivers..click tools then click cab cleaner. Clean the Driver.cab and teh SP2.cab files as well. If you have old drivers stored in there windows may load them before you install the newer ones therefore recreating the problem.

    I have installed the omega drivers for my ATI card and they work much better than ATI's drivers in my opinion. No problems at all since and games run better than ever.

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=612524#post612524 Post #15 is the explanation of what I did.
  5. Noah

    Noah TS Rookie

    Same problem

    Asus A7N8X-LA mobo
    768 MB DDR RAM
    AMD Athlon XP 2800+
    nForce2 chipset

    x1650 Pro 512 MB AGP version

    BSODs in ANY 3D game. Always:

    STOP 0x0000008E, crash dump points to ati3duag.dll

    Always. Oblivion used to run when I had a Radeon 9550 256 MB AGP card, now I don't last 2 minutes outdoors without this crash. I've tried it all...

    It appears the card is probably worth more than the mobo/CPU together, so I guess I am upgrading them both.
  6. Noah

    Noah TS Rookie

    Check out this thread -

    Almost every BSOD problem mentioned here solved 100%.

    w_w_w.vgaforum.com/showthread.php?t=21035[/url]


    Hope it helps.
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