Certain games crashing on custom PC build (BSOD)

By Chris404
Aug 22, 2012
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Is this a new problem or has it been going on since you got the computer?
    I'm an Intel guy so I can only suggest that you check the bios settings for CPU timing, memory timings and GPU settings. Make sure that your PCIe video card is set to be first in the bios
  2. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Well I've had problems from the beginning but they've seemed to exacerbated recently with the newer such as the new CS.
    How do I check if "timing" for any of those things is good?
    I have no clue on how to go about changing those settings.
    I know where they are in the bios, they are all on "Auto".
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Can you take a picture of the screen showing the auto settings? we may need to disable some of the "auto" settings
  4. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Is this the info you want?

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  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Do you have only 1 memory module installed (4GB)?
  6. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    No, I have 4x4GB. total of 16 GB. it has multiple tabs but they all are on the same settings.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    I actually wanted to see the bios settings directly so that I could figure the differences between the AMD and Intel bios settings for the timings, video settings and CPU throttling. Do you have a cell phone camera?
  8. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Yah, I'll get those pictures up later tonight. (got college classes)
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay thanks...
  10. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I think this is everything.

    Also, I keep needing to recover and patch one of my games, I dont know if it's related to the problem, but could there be something with my Harddrive that is dropping data? I mean, I have a 1TB drive and I'm only 500GB in.

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  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Sweet thanks...
    First, set "Initial Display First" to PEG (PCIe)
    Play with the AMD C1E and C6 settings (Enable/Disable) check game play
    Disable AMD8 Cool & Quiet Control
    Hardware Thermal Control (disable) check game play
    On-Chip SATA Type (Be careful here) is set as Native IDE. What are the other options? IDE, AHCI and RAID? AHCI would be the ideal setting but if you attempt to change this setting now, you would loose the ability to boot into Windows. You would have to re-format the hard drive with AHCI set first. This setting directly affects the hard drive's optimum performance for the good

    Let us know if this helps things, and good job on the pics!
     
  12. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Ok. I did everything except for the on-chip STA type.
    Curious. What did the AMD c1e and c6 settings change?
    and thanks, I didnt realize PEG stood for PCIe. if they had used PCIe I would have seen that a while ago =P
    So I would need to reinstall everything including windows if I were to change the STA type?
    AHCI and RAID are the other options. What exactly do they do?

    Thanks. =)
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    If you change the "on-chip SATA type now, with Windows loaded, the computer will not "find" the C drive. Yes, you have to re-install Windows with AHCI enabled first. AHCI= Advanced Host Controller Interface. Enabling it gives you better hard drive performance. A good thing to do for gaming and other tasks. C1e and C6 have to do with controlling the CPU's power states. You don't want the CPU to slow down while gaming do you? The AMD8 cool & Quiet utility could affect game play... or not. And yes PEG= PCIe. When I say check for game play, I mean disable and try the games, enable and try the games. Good luck :)
  14. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Ok, I'm in college and dont have my widows disks with me so I'm getting them sent.
    I'll post when I finally re-install everything >.> (500GB of games pretty much)
    Maybe now would be the time to pick up a SSD..... hmmm... tempting...
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay, SSD's should always be installed as AHCI or RAID and set on a SATA3 port... FYI :cool:
    Chris404 likes this.
  16. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Ok, I havn't gotten to do the HD reformat yet, however I've been playing games that crash if I crank the graphic settings up. only on that game seeing as I can still play skyrim without any problems on ultra...

    Any ideas?
  17. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Ok, tried to reformat the HD. Windows 7 home premium would NOT install under any other format than Native IDE or w/e the thing is.
    Also, the random crashes after being idle for a few min have not stopped. Already crashed so the fresh install did nothing.
    Reinstalling basic drivers again....

    What is the deal? =C
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    I think it's time to replace the motherboard
  19. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    But I just got the thing!
    =C
    is here any way to test to be sure it's the motherboard?
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Is it under warranty?
  21. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I'll have to check, I didnt get any extended warranty, so I figure it had/has a standard 30 day warranty that has expired.
  22. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Gigabyte boards should have a 3-year warranty. Did someone other than you build this PC?
  23. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    No, I built it. I did my review in newegg and they sent me a customer support number and I sent them the email yesterday.
    Hopefully they will identify the issue as a motherboard issue aswell.
    Side note: A few people on newegg who also ordered this board have started posting in the last month that they are having similar issues so hopefully I can get my hands on a new one soon enough.
  24. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay, good. I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. Intel, I don't do AMD :)
  25. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    They are offering to RMA.
    I really do hope this will work.
    Though I will be over a week without a motherboard =P


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