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

By grant ยท 4 replies
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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