Bsods while playing games (minidumps included)

By Arobein
Feb 16, 2007
  1. I really need help.
    I have been having BSODs while playing computer games (any) for over 5 months now. During that period I've replaced my old RAM for a brand new one from Crucial. So it couldn't be RAM problem. All drivers (and BIOS) are up-to-date. It's a custom-built PC:

    Intel Bay Field D865GBF
    Intel Pentium 4, 3200MHz (16 x 200)
    NVidia Club 3D GeForce 6600 256Mb
    Maxtor 6L200P0 200Gb 7200rpm Ultra-ATA/133
    SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-240B (40x/12x/40x CD-RW)
    SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
    (let me know if you need more info on my system)

    These crashes occur randomly. Sometimes they don't happen at all, sometimes 20 times in 1 hour. It doesn't always save minidumps - restarting without the BSOD itself. Or giving that BSOD with only 3-4 lines. Please help me solve this problem.
  2. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 186

    Do you have onboard sound? Or a PCI Sound card?

    021507 fails at agp440.sys and nv4_mini.sys
    -that's video driver issue, try updating your Nvidia drivers.

    021407 fails at portcls.sys
    -that's sound driver issue

    021607 fails at nv4_disp.dll
    -that's video driver issue, try updating your Nvidia drivers.

    Since it's more than one thing and that fact that it's a custom build, you might also have trouble with overheating. Are you doing nay overclocking?
  3. Arobein

    Arobein TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got the latest NVidia drivers. I'm not overclocking and the temperature is fine. I'm using two USB sound devices - 5.1 External Surround Sound Card SC-5500p and Headset HS-4100 (640U Silverline USB Headset) with the latest drivers for both devices. I have no idea about mine on-board sound. Don't think I have any.
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