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GeForce 6800GT: Blue Screen of Death ( 1000008 )

By Xylander
May 13, 2007
  1. This has been going on with me for about a year now. I've narrowed the BSoD down to the vid card's driver file. I've used nearly every driver Nvidia has released to include the newest beta version to try and remedy the random BSoD issue. It happens only in games, and then, only in a select few. In those few games, the BSoD cooks off basically every 10-12 minutes or when the game is left idle for a couple minutes. To follow is the error report.

    Any help would be peachy.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 5/13/2007
    Time: 1:47:28 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: PrettyHateMachine
    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bfaf0cc9, parameter3 b05e0aa8, parameter4 00000000.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    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 38 1000008
    0020: 65 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d e Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 63 30 eters c0
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
    0038: 62 66 61 66 30 63 63 39 bfaf0cc9
    0040: 2c 20 62 30 35 65 30 61 , b05e0a
    0048: 61 38 2c 20 30 30 30 30 a8, 0000
    0050: 30 30 30 30 0000
  2. Xylander

    Xylander TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Just got off the phone with a helpful guy at BFGtech Tech support. We got on Everest (handy little Mobo/Chip/GPU all-in-one temperature monitor) and did some load testing. According to them, the GPU I had (the 6800GT OC made by BFG -Tech) should only be showing a temp about 10-15 degrees above the ambient temperature in a room-temperature enviornment when the system is idle. My GPU was sitting on 62 degrees C at an ambient temp of 46 degrees C.

    They said this in and of itself didn't look good, but we still put it through some load testing. We used Command and Conquer 3 since it was what I had in the drive. Only 5 minutes into the game, the GPU temp went from 62C to 79. Once it passed 80 at the 6 minute mark, it shot to over 120 before the 6min30sec mark. At around 130 the system locked up, and gave me the above error.

    With a little more testing, we found that the GPU's cooling fans are not operating properly. Also, since this has been going on for a while, the excessive heat has also shorted out one of the RAMDACs. Longer story short, BFG is sending me a new card.

    Gotta love lifetime warranties.
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    So, if your vid card heatsink fan got that dirty it failed the card and fan, when do you anticipate the cpu crapping out?

  4. Xylander

    Xylander TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I keep it pretty clean. But I am a dirty american so I'm sure that was the root cause to begin with. hehe.
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