Windows XP reboots when playing 3d games (minidumps included)

By grant
May 29, 2006
  1. Good afternoon all,

    My computer crashes irregularly when playing 3d games. It could happen after 15 minutes, or after 90 minutes, or never after 3 hours.

    My computer is:
    • AMD Sempron 2800+
    • Biostar 6100-M7 mobo
    • 2gb ram (1gb x 2)
    • Nvidia 6800gs video card
    The computer will reboot itself while playing 3d games, specifically:
    • BF 2
    • Homeworld 2
    • Civilization 4
    Video card & mobo drivers/bios are the latest.
    I used ramtest 1.86 and was 0 errors over 10 passes (12 hours)
    Also I've run a lot of anti-virus/anti-spyware and found nothing.
    I replaced the video card (used to be 6600gt) and added the 2nd gig of memory, with no change.

    Can someone help me locate the problem? thanks! :D
  2. grant

    grant TS Rookie Topic Starter

  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    All of your minidumps are crashed with bugcheck 9c with bus connection time out. The culprit maybe AMD CPU, motherboard or RAM.

    BugCheck 9C, {4, 80545ff0, b2000000, 70f0f}
    Owning Process 88ec13f0 Image: BF2-1.exe
  4. grant

    grant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much for the reply! It's sad to hear it's a hardware problem.

    Are there any utils available to help isolate the component? I guess since memtest came up clean that should put ram at the bottom of the suspects list.

    Since that error code sometimes shows with overheating processors I will also try to find a temperature monitor.
  5. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Go to the download section and search for Sensors View. It is a temperature monitor.
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