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Computer restarting during gaming, getting following error message...

By Abyssion · 6 replies
Jan 29, 2005
  1. It seems pretty random, but it's usually does it after I've been playing for a few hours. When my computer comes back on it says "windows has recovered from a serious error", then I send an error report and their webpage says - "Error Caused by Graphics Device Driver"

    Then I checked my system logs and I found this error report:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 1/29/2005
    Time: 8:33:59 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: HANS
    Error code 100000ea, parameter1 85a4ada8, parameter2 863fc648, parameter3 f7a1bcb4, parameter4 00000001.

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 65 100000e
    0020: 61 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d a Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 38 35 eters 85
    0030: 61 34 61 64 61 38 2c 20 a4ada8,
    0038: 38 36 33 66 63 36 34 38 863fc648
    0040: 2c 20 66 37 61 31 62 63 , f7a1bc
    0048: 62 34 2c 20 30 30 30 30 b4, 0000
    0050: 30 30 30 31 0001

    If anyone could help me I'd greatly appreciate it, thanks.
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,054

    it sounds to me sorta like your viedo card could be over heating, what kind of viedo card do u have and what are your system specs?
  3. WildTurkey101

    WildTurkey101 TS Rookie

    Using an ati based card I bet...
  4. Abyssion

    Abyssion TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh yeah sorry I forgot Comp specs..

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM PC3200
    Gigabyte Technology something mobo..
    nVIDIA GeForce 6800

    Sorry if i forgot something (again)..
  5. Ayasha

    Ayasha TS Rookie Posts: 37


    Yeap, with those spec's your overheating the video card if your case isn't properly ventilated. Try running the computer for a gaming session with the side of the case off and see if you encounter the error. If all is well then you know for sure that it is overheating. Solution: add a case fan.

    If you run into the same problem after a few hours of gaming with the case off then I'd look to the heatsink/fan on the geforce 6800. If the fan isn't working just right or the heatsink isn't set just so on modern components overheating will happen. In which case I'd take the card back to where you got it an claim a defective cooling solution as removing the heatsink/fan from your video card will most certainly void your warrenty in most cases. Hope that helps you out.

  6. Abyssion

    Abyssion TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It actually hasn't restarted in a few days now. I did two things which I'm not sure really helped because it did restart randomly once after these changes, but it has been much better. The first thing I did was put the video card on its own power line instead of at the end of one that had a few other things plugged in on it. I also set the drivers back to 61.77 because they seem a little more stable.. but I'm not sure.

    As for my cooling, I'm using the Antec Sonata case-


    * 3.0 GHz Compatible
    * TruePower 380Watt ATX12V power supply with single fan design for enhanced quietness
    * Front mounted USB & IEEE 1394 (FireWire®, i.Link®) ports
    * Washable Air Filter
    * Front Audio ports
    * 9 Drive Bays:
    - 3 x 5.25" external drive bays
    - 2 x 3.5" external drive bays
    - 4 x 3.5" internal drive bays in individual trays with rubber grommets to absorb hard drive vibrations
    * Cooling: Up to 2 120mm Fans
    - 1 rear (standard) 25mm thick - (ONLY HAVE THIS ONE)
    - 1 front (optional) 25mm thick
    * Fan Specs:
    - RPM 2000
    - CFM 79.06
    - dB(A) 29.8. With Fan Only connectors 20.4

    * Motherboards up to Standard ATX
    * Made with 0.8mm SECC Steel

    Thanks for helping, any more insight is appreciated.
  7. WildTurkey101

    WildTurkey101 TS Rookie

    I think I have my psu plugged into the vid card at the end of a string as well...maybe I will try that. Thanks for the idea.
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