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Bsod's Irql

By tailzfru
May 7, 2009
  1. Hey ive recently got a new pc a

    MObo Gigabyte S-series m61pme-s2
    Amd 64 x2 4400+
    Xpert vision Geforce 8600 gt 1gb
    2 gb of ram
    2 hds (one sata one IDE)
    Cd Drive

    and whenever i try to play games or watch movies (especailly HD ones) after about 10 or so minutes i get a Bsod Quoting

    IRQL DRIVER NOT LESS OR EQUAL

    Setting the affinity on the game or video player tends to extend my time abit by another 10 or so minutes

    anyone got any ideas?

    Minidumps attached as a Zip but is actually a Rar file (Windows wouldnt compress it as a Zip)
     
  2. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    Hi tailzfru

    UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M (1000007f)

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a)

    SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007e)

    nv4_disp.dll - nvidia display driver errors while playing FarCry especially. FarCry was cited as the faulting program in almost all the dumps.

    I would suggest you update your graphics drivers from the manufacturer website. In your case, this should be www.nvidia.com ....

    Another problem I notice is that you're still running XP Service Pack 2 .... I would recommend you upgrade to SP 3 as soon as possible.

    Also, you might want to test your RAM with Memtest from www.memtest.org if the BSODs still occur as one dump indicated hardware as the module faulting.

    Keep us informed.

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  3. tailzfru

    tailzfru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just updated my Nvidia Drivers which caused my system to crash twice, faster than ever (new dumps attached as zips but Rars again..)

    ill update windows now and try do this memtest i also have an extra stick of ram ill swap out my existing ram for that too
     
  4. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    Are you sure you've installed the correct drivers (i.e. the ones for YOUR model graphics card) and for your operating system?? Do you have your Motherboard CD so you can roll back the drivers from there?

    Both dumps indicate Azureus to be the problem. Uninstall this program - firstly because it might be the cause of the BSODs and secondly because it's a file sharing P2P come torrent capable program that really compromises the security of your system (makes it susceptible to viruses/malware etc. as the virus software is bypassed).

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  5. tailzfru

    tailzfru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Deleted Vuze

    a Motherboard Cd for my Graphics card drivers?
    If you mean the cd that came with my graphic cards i had the same problem with those drivers too and as far as i can tell they are the correct drivers Nvida Packages the whole 8 series in one downloadable exe
     
  6. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    Hi again

    Yes, I meant roll back to the original drivers so that you stop the BSODs that are occurring immediately and not during gameplay or watching video.

    Did these "faster than ever" crashes stop once you removed the P2P software? Please post a HiJackThis log so I can have a look at the processes that are running on your system.

    If this "faster than ever" BSOD has stopped, can you play a FarCry without a BSOD?

    When you play a game or watch a video, you're calling for something extra from the graphics card. Keep track of the temperature settings on the card as well during these activites. Overheating can be a cause of BSODs as well but I highly doubt it in your case. All dumps indicate either a driver problem or a compatibility issue of some sort.

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  7. tailzfru

    tailzfru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Installed service pack 3
    swapped my ram only running 1 extra 1gb stick that i had
    delete Vuze

    played farcry for about 3 hours straight perfect
    looks like it was the windows update imo

    thanks for the help spider
     
  8. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    My pleasure! Enjoy :) ...

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
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