computer crashes when playing games

By nick_simpson17
Nov 4, 2005
  1. Around 12 months ago I had a problem with my computer, it was freezing up whilst gameing, games such as Fifa 2005 and Soldier Of Fortune.

    ANyway a friend of mine asked me if he could borrow my ram so I lent him my ram he put it in his machine and playing soldier of fortune it crashed on his machine he removed the ram and this worked fine.

    I followed suite and put 512mb of ram. So today I go to try it out put fifa 2005 on go to play it and after about 5 minutes the computer reboots!


    CPU Type- AMD Athlon XP, 2100 MHz (12.5 x 168) 2600+

    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VT600(-L)

    Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 256mb DDR

    HDD - Maxtor 6Y080L0 (74 GB)

    Occasionly I get an error message and code which I aint got a clue about so wondering if you could help me it is as follows.


    Source- (102)
    Event ID- 1003

    Error code 00000050, parameter1 f7ffffff, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 f7ffffff, parameter4 00000000.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at

    I really need help because i am out of ideas!!!!!!!

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Please see the reply to your pm I sent you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. nick_simpson17

    nick_simpson17 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran the ram test and all passed with flying coulours!

    I am only running on a 350w power supply and my cpu temprature seems to be at around 65c but a friend running another system his seems to run at same temprature and he has no problems.

    I have included the minidump files in attachment!

    Cheers this is much appreciated!

    Attached Files:

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    According to your minidumps, you have some kind of hardware problem.

    This could be ram/video ram/L2 cache ram of cpu/psu/mobo

    You will need to diagnose which hardware is faulty.

    The fact that you computer has been freezing when playing games, might mean that your psu isn`t providing enough power for your system.

    Start by trying a different psu.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. nick_simpson17

    nick_simpson17 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    What would you say to upgradeing bios? I believe there is such thing as a bios for your graphics card?

    I am going to go out and buy a 500w power supply now!

    Then if it still does it i think its a new MOBO! :( could the graphics card be to powerful for the bored as it says on the box

    "this mobo supports agp8x/agp 4x (1.5v) graphics card only!"

    Thanks Alot just hope i can sort it!

    It is a brand new PSU buts its only 350w!
  6. nick_simpson17

    nick_simpson17 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Put the new POWER SUPPLY in whent all out and got myself 600watt

    Ran a game and it ran like a dream!

    This is very much appreciated! Thanks alot!

    Going to run some more checks!
  7. nick_simpson17

    nick_simpson17 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Computer is running fine just watched whole entire film on it played loads of high spec games not a problem!

    I am over the moon at last i can see what my system can really do! Always had this problem with new system!
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad to hear your problem is sorted.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  9. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi Howard,

    This problem is resolved. I would like to put an comment to help people to resolve the similar problem. One of the minidumps has the symptom of CPU_CALL_ERROR and it is relaed to hardware problem. For this case you find out PSU is the culprit. Now my record, CPU_CALL_ERROR can be caused by faulty mother board, video card and PSU.

    BugCheck 50, {ffff7f7f, 0, ffff7f7f, 0}
    Could not read faulting driver name
    Probably caused by : hardware

    Followup: MachineOwner
    *** Possible invalid call from bff806a5 ( dxg!DxD3dDrawPrimitives2+0xb5 )
    *** Expected target bff82a6e ( dxg!DdHmgAcquireHmgrSemaphore+0x0 )

    kd> !analyze -v
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *
    Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
    it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
    is pointing at freed memory.
    Arg1: ffff7f7f, memory referenced.
    Arg2: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
    Arg3: ffff7f7f, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
    Arg4: 00000000, (reserved)

    Debugging Details:
    Could not read faulting driver name
    READ_ADDRESS: ffff7f7f

    ffff7f7f ?? ???

    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50

    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from bff806aa to ffff7f7f

    TRAP_FRAME: b9d3dbfc -- (.trap ffffffffb9d3dbfc)
    .trap ffffffffb9d3dbfc
    ErrCode = 00000000
    eax=e15bc008 ebx=00000000 ecx=860c8980 edx=85d1c34c esi=00153a80 edi=00000140
    eip=ffff7f7f esp=b9d3dc70 ebp=b9d3dd40 iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
    cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00010202
    ffff7f7f ?? ???
    Resetting default scope

    WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
    b9d3dc6c bff806aa b9d3dd64 0012fa84 bf8e505f 0xffff7f7f
    b9d3dd40 804d4e91 06400006 00000000 00156f1c dxg!DxD3dDrawPrimitives2+0xba
    b9d3dd40 7ffe0304 06400006 00000000 00156f1c nt!KiSystemService+0xc4
    0012fa94 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 SharedUserData!SystemCallStub+0x4

    ffff7f7f ?? ???

    POSSIBLE_INVALID_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from bff806a5 to bff82a6e

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
    MODULE_NAME: hardware
    IMAGE_NAME: hardware
    STACK_COMMAND: .trap ffffffffb9d3dbfc ; kb

    Followup: MachineOwner
    *** Possible invalid call from bff806a5 ( dxg!DxD3dDrawPrimitives2+0xb5 )
    *** Expected target bff82a6e ( dxg!DdHmgAcquireHmgrSemaphore+0x0 )
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As always, thanks for the info cpc2004.

    Regards Howard :)
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