Random BSODs when playing a game

By Ponder
Jul 10, 2012
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  1. I've been getting tons and tons of BSODs while playing Battlefield 3 lately. The pattern that follows is that I manage to perhaps play 1 full match but at the 2nd match it just goes to bluescreen at a random point. I reinstalled drivers and all that but the problem still persists. Otherwise the machine is as stable as it could be.

    I haven't checked what my temps rise on the CPU but GPU stays within reason

    Memtest showed no errors

    CPU: AMD Phenom II 965BE @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-EVO
    Ram Speed, size and #sticks: 4x 2gb DDR3 1600mhz
    GPU: GTX570
    PSU (do not leave this out): Corsair HX650W
    OS: W7 64bit

    Minidumps uploaded..

    Attached Files:

  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    You need to re post your dump file . It is empty
  3. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I downloaded it, they are there just in a few subfolders for some reason. If it says there is nothing, change the file extension to .rar, it wouldn't allow me to upload that so I just renamed it .zip.

    Actually I tested my CPU yesterday and the temps got awfully high, I hadn't counted on summer heats. Luckily I had a better aftermarket cooler which I just now installed and I'm gonna test that now.
  4. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Well the frequency of the bluescreens went down but I just had one again.

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 1035

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: fe
    BCP1: 0000000000000006
    BCP2: FFFFFA8007BA10D0
    BCP3: 000000006F6D7455
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7600
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 256_1
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Go to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension... Select all the files with a .dmp and right-click on them. Choose send to a compressed(zipped)folder and upload that folder to here
  6. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Hopefully this one works..

    Attached Files:

  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    All kinds of issues:
    Nvidia drivers
    Any yellow exclamation points in the device manager? Are you over-clocking? Is Windows fully updated including all optional updates?
  8. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I only have mild 0.2ghz overclock on the CPU and occasionally I OC my card.

    I had Atitool exclamation and removed that but there is also Universal Serial Bus Controller with exclamation mark. I have nothing extra plugged in either.

    Edit: I tried to uninstall the USB device but on reboot it's back

    It says Location PCI bus 3, device 0, function 0 and gives error code 28 - The Drivers for this device are not installed.
  9. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Again after a short break I get driver irql less than equal BSOD
  10. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Now my GPU is occasionally just crashing battlefield 3 with even stock clocks by freezing the image for a few seconds and the fan goes to minimum and comes back in a while. I see no artifacting though.

    Is my GPU dying here or what?
  11. Ponder

    Ponder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    system service exception BSOD now

    Please can anyone help me? This is driving me nuts and I can't really play BF3 much at all.

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