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Q: New laptop crashing while playing games

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2 week old laptop crashing
Help would be much appreciated.

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A: New laptop crashing while playing games

Please continue in your old thread: Constant BSOD's Playing Games such as League of Legends
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Noticed a trend that my computer will bsod while almost every time I play StarCraft II, and also if I'm watching any streams. After the first error, bsods will cascade or windows will sometimes not boot. Errors include irql not less than or equal, bad pool header, memory management, driver irql not less than or equal, system service exception.

I reformatted and reinstalled windows today. Still getting bsods. This version of windows is...
the original installed os on the system

The age of the hardware is about 9 months.
The operating system installation is about 6 hours, just reformatted and reinstalled today.

Any help is appreciated!

A:crashing while playing games


BSODs remaining after reinstall suggest there is a hardware fault of some description.

Please run these hardware tests: (run the Blend test as well as the SmallFFTs test)

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

HD Diagnostic

Some of your BSODs mention graphics drivers, be sure to run the Furmark stress test a couple of times (give the graphics card time to cool down in between runs).

Also, if you can find an update for your networking driver update it:


Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 22:04:13 2009 (49A65B0D) -



Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May 4 18:36:26.519 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:14:50.674
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!FindTimer+59 )
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_win32k!FindTimer+59
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments ffffffff`ffffffbe 00000000`00000000 fffff960`00177cf1 00000000`00000000
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May 4 18:19:38.810 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:55.700
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+117c3 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_8886
PROCESS_NAME: WerFault.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_8886_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+117c3
Bugcheck code 0000001A
Arguments 00000000`00008886 fffffa80`024112b0 fffffa80`02424420 00000000`00000100
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May 4 18:14:45.982 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:09:26.804
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForPreparation+22 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForPreparation+22
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`03f5fcee fffff880`021fe6a8 fffff880`021fdf00
SystemProductName = GA-870A-UD3
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system manufacturer : packard bell
system model : ixtreme m5722
processor : intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 @2.50GHz (4cpus)
memory : 6244mb ram
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video card : Nvdia geforce gt220

Hope i have enough info for some help in this matter. Use to play games like a dream come true no issiues ever. stopped playing pc for like 6 months now i come back to this crashing problem. Really do not want to restore. Hopefully you guys can help so i can get back to pc gaming

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This started like 2 months ago ( only found this forum today , thanks for that) , before that the screen would just flash and I'd get the "display driver stopped responding and recovered".

Yesterday ( 02/16/2016) I got 5 crashes and I got 1 today.

What I already tried:
A lot of different versions of AMD drivers ( using DDU to install the new ones)
Reset windows 10 on a lot of occasions
Removed Windows 10 auto updater.
Tried the amd support forums ( it only made matters worse)
Tried the World of warcraft support forums ( also only made matters worse)

Here is the dump file:

A:Crashing only when playing certain games.

Suggestions while you wait on a proper BSOD analyzer to read your DMP file. Check for heat related or voltage issues, monitor temps for GPU, CPU and fan speeds with HWInfo choose correct 32bit or 64bit

Would be best if you can monitor them within game and can be done with combinations of 2 software, HWInfo listed above and MSI Afterburner or Riva Tuner and MSI Afterburner.

Riva Tuner
MSI Afterburner

When you first received flash in screen and "display driver stopped responding and recovered", did it list any particular file like here ?
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A:Pc still crashing while playing games

Can you run a DXdiag, save the results file as a .txt file then copy and paste it into a reply.
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I thought it would be a driver issiue so updated my drivers with no succes. Done a full system scan for viruses pcs clean. Tried disc defrag. Cleared some more space but nothing i have tried helps.

operating system: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
system manufacturer : packard bell
system model : ixtreme m5722
processor : intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 @2.50GHz (4cpus)
memory : 6244mb ram
running direct x 11
video card : Nvdia geforce gt220

Hope i have enough info for some help in this matter. Use to play games like a dream come true no issiues ever. stopped playing pc for like 6 months now i come back to this crashing problem. Really do not want to restore. Hopefully you guys can help so i can get back to pc gaming

A:PC crashing when playing games

What kind of games do you play btw? I'll leave the solution of this problem to other experienced members..
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A:Crashing when playing games


Since the PC is brand new, rather than going back & fourth with troubleshooting, contact where you bought it from and get a replacement as it's brand new and still falls under warranty, and a brand new system should never freeze during games.


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I recently built a new PC.

Here is my dxdiag:

This was my build:

Whenever I launch a game it will either crash to desktop or give me a blue screen. This only happens when I am using my R9 280X graphics card. As a test, I disconnected the R9 280X and used the on-board graphics and this works fine, though obviously not at the greatest quality.

Curiously, I can play TF2 at the lowest possible resolution, but it crashes as soon as I switch it to 1680x1050 (my native res).

All fans are connected and spinning. All drivers have been updated.

Any help very much appreciated! Thank you.

A:R9 280X crashing playing games

Quote: Originally Posted by YouAndI


I recently built a new PC.

Here is my dxdiag:

This was my build:

Whenever I launch a game it will either crash to desktop or give me a blue screen. This only happens when I am using my R9 280X graphics card. As a test, I disconnected the R9 280X and used the on-board graphics and this works fine, though obviously not at the greatest quality.

Curiously, I can play TF2 at the lowest possible resolution, but it crashes as soon as I switch it to 1680x1050 (my native res).

All fans are connected and spinning. All drivers have been updated.

Any help very much appreciated! Thank you.

First of all the Crash log shows no DX installed it's just blank

Note if you kept getting a TDR Time Detection Recovery then i would be inclined to say that card is starting to take a dump but nothing mentions that make sure your virus protection isn't blocking the game either that happens too!

Since you already did the drivers and that didn't try system restore to when it was

Personally if it was me i would test the card on a different unit or a friends and see what it does if you can do that

if it continues though i would run it in for a RMA could be it's starting to go bad that does happen as well
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A:BSOD and crashing when playing games

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A:Computer crashing a while after playing games

Your cores shouldn't be 58C just at idle. Aswell your gpu is too high for idle.

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It'll stress just you video card. If it crashs up, or gets to 105C You have heat issues with the gpu.

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It'll stres just your cpu. If you get over 75C or crash, you have heat issues.

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A:Windows 7 Keeps crashing when playing games

Hello Defector.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8005d068f8, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel





fffff880`0335b6f0 fffff800`02cdad29 : fffffa80`05d068d0 fffffa80`0556eb60 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
fffff880`0335bc10 fffff800`02bba217 : fffffa80`05d068d0 fffff800`02c34658 fffffa80`0556eb60 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
fffff880`0335bc40 fffff800`02b21865 : fffff800`02c963a0 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0556eb60 : nt!WheapProcessWorkQueueItem+0x57
fffff880`0335bc80 fffff800`02aa1a21 : fffff880`01232f00 fffff800`02b21840 fffffa80`0556eb00 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine+0x25
fffff880`0335bcb0 fffff800`02d34cce : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0556eb60 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`05488990 : nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
fffff880`0335bd40 fffff800`02a88fe6 : fffff880`03186180 fffffa80`0556eb60 fffff880`031910c0 00000000`00000000 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`0335bd80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`0335c000 fffff880`03356000 fffff880`0335b6a0 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiStartSystemThread+0x16


MODULE_NAME: GenuineIntel

IMAGE_NAME: GenuineIntel




Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !errrec fffffa8005d068f8
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa8005d068f8
Record Id : 01cdf691cf93d3f9
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 1/19/2013 22:10:41 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000002 PreviousError

Section 0 : Processor Generic
Descriptor @ fffffa8005d06978
Section @ fffffa8005d06a50
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Type : x86/x64
Instr. Set : x64
Error Type : Micro-Architectural Error
Flags : 0x00
CPU Version : 0x00000000000106a5
Processor ID : 0x0000000000000000

Section 1 : x86/x64 Processor Specific
Descriptor @ fffffa8005d069c0
Section @ fffffa8005d06b10
Offset : 536
Length : 128
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Local APIC Id : 0x0000000000000000
CPU Id : a5 06 01 00 00 08 10 00 - bd e3 98 00 ff fb eb bf
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 0... Read more
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A:Comp keeps crashing when playing games?

When's the last time you cleaned out your case? CPU and video fans and PSU fans get glogged with dust and your system overheats.
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A:Computer crashing while playing games

What game does it crash? Does it give you any error message?
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I think it has something to do with the hardware since i have the WHEA Error:

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 2

The details view of this entry contains further information.

I would really appreciate some help on this problem as it has been bothering me for awhile now. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer Crashing while playing Games

Quote: Originally Posted by Boyd23

Hi, i have been having problems that when i play games my computer will crash after a few minutes. This problem has been happening for a while now and i decided to finally use the 7 forums.

I think it has something to do with the hardware since i have the WHEA Error:

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 2

The details view of this entry contains further information.

I would really appreciate some help on this problem as it has been bothering me for awhile now. Thanks in advance.

Well looking at where it says the component reported is the processor core; it sounds like it could be the processor itself that is partially on its way out; or it could be the driver(s) for the cpu processor possibly need updating and or reinstalling. I would try first to see you can update the drivers via the motherboard manufacturers site or the system makers site depending on whether or not it is a custom build.
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I have tried reinstalling the graphics drivers, using the latest drivers from the nVidia website. This started to happen after reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

A:Computer Crashing When Playing Games

You have not stated anything related to your computer like memory, CPU, available disk space. Whether you have current drivers for your components, etc. Looks like NVidia driver issues.
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A:[SOLVED] PC crashing when playing games

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Tech Support Forum
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A:Screen Freezing/Crashing while playing games

Even though you do not suspect and over heating issue. Clean out all air vents with a can of air. Also go to the manufacture of the laptop Dell go to Support/Drivers locate the model number studio 1558 Make sure you select Windows 7 64bit. Download any updated video drivers available, install them then reboot. Also try temporarly disabling your anti virus while playing games also end tasking any unneeded tasks or programs while playing. These can use up RAM which can also slow down your game and Windows.
Also go to Start type in Msconfig click the Startup tap and uncheck non essential Microsoft items also do not uncheck any anti virus items. Click ok, then reboot.

A lot of startup and running programs in the back ground can slow down your system. Do a disk cleanup. Also try defraging your hard drive.

Try these let us know.
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A:PC crashing while playing games but not during other heavy load

Intermittent glitches can be very hard to track down. One thing it seems you haven't investigated is audio, but it could still be graphics drivers and almost anything unknown that might cause a conflict. Games are the most demanding so they find the weak links in the chain.

You might try using an optimized account just for gaming where everything else that normally runs in the background is suspended or not allowed to run and see if that makes a difference.
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A:Crashing or BSODing randomly when playing games

Strange, ive fixed it.
It seem's a week of crap finally paid off.
I (pointlessly now that this breakthrough occured) uninstalled, clean sweeped in safe mode, and re installed from Omega to latest Catalyst (this didnt fix the problem sadly) then I went into Bios and noticed my memory was forced to DDR400, which is fine...or so I thought, I decided to set it to Auto and set AC97 to FORCE audio for me, i'm not sure which one fixed the problem, but I did notice it scaled my memory down to DDR333, although I must confess I dont notice any difference in loading or anything, in fact everything seem's perfect, only without crashes to ruin my fun
Re did my 3D mark 2003 and got more Marks than I did originally with my Omega Drivers, so i'll just stop messing about incase it all goes wrong again lol, was tempted to re install Omega's but nah, i'll just forget that one, yeah.

3D Mark 2003 = 11805 Marks or something to that degree

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A:Win 10 Pro (PC): Explorer.exe keeps crashing / freezing while playing games.

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A:Computer crashing after playing a few games and then start

Originally Posted by Puffader

I'm new here don't know if this is the right forum to post in. I recently installed Windows 8 64 bit from Windows 7 32 bit. I never had any problems really with the windows 7 32 bit but since upgrading to Windows 8 64 bit I am having this odd problem. I am a gamer, I have Steam with lots of games and so I play one then play another and another then I go to start a game (It isn't the same game) and the computer resets and does its thing. I have made sure all my drivers are up to date as I have heard that that can be the problem. Does anyone now of a fix or has this happened to you? Thanks

Perhaps your architecture didn't modify during the upgrade. Games designed for 64bit architecture won't run on 32bit architecture.
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How is your video card for playing these games, drivers up to date ? Does it meet the specs of the games and PSU ?
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A:New computer restarting or crashing while playing games

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A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

Hi, You should find out what Graphic card you have, and download the correct driver for it.
A clue is that you say it crashes when playing games, but does it crash if you open 'Computer' screen, or say 'Notepad'?
If you just booted the pc and did nothing, just left it on the Desktop screen, would it crash then? ( No, I am guessing.)
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Click on the tiny arrow to the left of the word 'Display adapters'.
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A:Computer randomly crashing/restarting when playing games

Sounds like you have bad memory. Download memtest and run it.
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A:BSODS and crashing when playing games+another weird thing.


The issue you are experiencing seems to be caused by the combination of more than one reasons.

Please follow the below steps.

1. Reset system BIOS.

We need to make sure the system is running on default values. To do that, clear the CMOS and then load optimal default values.

How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

2. Uninstall MotioninJoy.

At least one crash dump blames this poorly coded third party driver which is a well known BSOD causer.


BugCheck D1, {fffff800031c8638, 2, 8, fffff800031c8638}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MijXfilt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MijXfilt.sys
Probably caused by : MijXfilt.sys ( MijXfilt+1b638 )

You need to completely get rid of this driver from the system.

How to Uninstall Motioninjoy | MotioninJoy

3.Clean install AMD video driver.

BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+277ce )

First uninstall the current driver properly from the system following instructions from How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst Drivers From A Windows Based System

Then download this particular version

While installing, choose Custom and deselect everything except the AMD display driver. (Deselect "Catalyst Control" Center etc).

Attachment 33940

4. Uninstall all MSI Bundled softwares.

The following softwares should be complletely uninstalled from the system.

MSI Afterburner

MSI Super charger

MSI Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

MSI Super Charger

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A:Computer suddenly crashing/resetting when playing games.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

All your minidumps crash at your video card drivers. They all have a bugcheck of EA.


A device driver problem has caused the system to pause indefinitely (hang). Typically, this is caused by a display driver waiting for the video hardware to enter an idle state. This might indicate a hardware problem with the video adapter, or a faulty video driver.

As you can see. This is either a problem with your video card drivers, or with the card itself.

If your card is overclocked, reset it to the defaults.

Try uninstalling, and reinstalling the drivers. Maybe try a different version of the drivers.

Check your card for overheating. Make sure any fan on the card is running properly, and that the heatsink isn`t full of dust.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:major crashing problem when playing power demanding games

Your psu is the weak link in your system.

Go HERE and use this handy psu wattage calculator.

Also take a look HERE for info on which psu to buy and not buy.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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A:Crashing while playing games, Kernel Event ID 41 Task Category 63

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A:Routine crashing with buzzing sound when playing video games.

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If you wish, you can run some hardware tests as followed in the order given:

RAM: Memtest86+ - 7+ passes
CPU: Prime95 - Torture Test; Blend; overnight (9+ hours)
GPU: MemtestCL - Run twice (if any of the tests work on your GPU; ATI cards will need to install the ATI APP SDK as it requires OpenCL)

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A:Laptop crashing in games

Quote: Originally Posted by Zomda


I recently bought an ASUS G73SW laptop.
Everything was working great untill I started playing games on it.
Whenever I play, it would just randomly freeze (music and sounds still playing though). I have to manually turn the machine off using the power button. When trying to start it back up, the screen sometimes won't respond. After several tries I finally get the ASUS logo on screen and it will continue to boot. Sometimes it will instantly boot after a crash.

When I checked the DMP file I found this:

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800786d4e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88010642f10, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
fffff880`10642f10 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h






fffff880`040a5b48 fffff880`10b51000 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`0786d4e0 fffff880`10642f10 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`040a5b50 fffff880`10b24867 : fffff880`10642f10 fffffa80`0a8f3000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`c000009a : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`040a5b90 fffff880`10b50e0f : fffffa80`ffffd84d ffffffff`fffe7960 fffffa80`0786d4e0 00000000`00000000 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
fffff880`040a5c40 fffff880`06cc1ec1 : fffffa80`0749d520 00000000`00000080 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0a8c0410 : dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
fffff880`040a5cc0 fffff800`0336d7c6 : 00000000`012fca09 fffffa80`0a5e98c0 fffffa80`066eeb30 fffffa80`0a5e98c0 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
fffff880`040a5d00 fffff800`030a8c26 : fffff880`030a4180 fffffa80`0a5e98c0 fffff880`030af0c0 fffff880`0124f2b4 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`040a5d40 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16
STACK_COMMAND: .bugcheck ; kb

fffff880`10642f10 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h

SYMBOL_NAME: nvlddmkm+801f10


MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm

IMAGE_NAME: nvlddmkm.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

My system speccs are the following:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
CPU: Intel i7 2630 QM
GPU: Geforce GTX 460M
HDD: 2x Seagate Momentus XT 500GB

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception.

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

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A:Laptop crashes when playing games.

Update your Intel graphics driver.
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A:Laptop keeps freezing when playing games/videos

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A:My new laptop suddenly starts lagging when playing games.

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A:Gaming laptop BSOD when playing video games.

Your Windows installation is counterfeit. You have an ASUS PID on an MSI motherboard.

Host Name: MDA-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: MDA
Registered Organization:
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Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
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Counterfeit installations such as yours can contain heavily modified code that can cause the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSODs and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is completely unreliable, and for this reason most analysts won't attempt it.

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A:Asus Laptop BSOD When Playing Video Games

Reports aren't complete. You're missing the Systeminfo.txt file.
Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Please use Option 1 as it provides Event Viewer logs.

Let it run for at least 15 minutes - or until the app itself says that it's done. Then zip it up and upload it with your next post.
While waiting, ensure that you have ALL Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all.

I noticed that you don't have Secure Boot enabled. If you were having problems with it and changed it, please let us know.

It's not necessary to enable it now. But, should you reinstall Windows at some point in the future, please enable it first.

I mention this because it may happen that (one day) the system won't boot. This can be caused by a program changing your UEFI settings, or an update of the UEFI resetting it to default values.

To test and see if this is the cause, boot into the UEFI and see if the settings have been changed. If uncertain, try with Secure Boot both on and off (and the UEFI on UEFI or Legacy (CSM))

If it still doesn't boot after trying this, then move on to other troubleshooting tools as it's not likely to be due to this.

You have HWMonitor installed - what are the GPU temps running when under stress (such as running a video game)?

You have Furmark installed - what were the results of testing with that?

Your graphics drivers date from before Win8.1 came out. Where are you getting the updates from? If possible, please provide a link. I recall problems with the Intel graphics drivers when 8.1 first came out - so I have to wonder if this is the problem here.

Your BIOS dates from 2012. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. Use the tool to do it from within Windows (if possible) that'll reduce the risks associated with flashing the BIOS.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. Please do not uninstall the programs for these drivers as they are needed for the system to function properly. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 2 05:13:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)
LENOVO ATK Hotkey ATK0101 ACPI UTILITY (also found in Asus systems)

atkwmiacpi64.sys Tue Sep 6 21:44:52 2011 (4E66CC94)

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Thu Apr 17 16:20:08.896 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\041714-35171-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.17041.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140305-1710
System Uptime:0 days 0:07:21.659
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd64.sys
Probably caused by :igdkmd64.sys ( igdkmd64+62c47 )
BugCheck D1, {28, 2, 0, fffff80144f1ac47}
Arg1: 0000000000000028, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff80144f1ac47, address which referenced memory
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_igdkmd64+62c47
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2500
CurrentSpeed: 2494
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A:laptop freezes while playing youtube videos/flash games?


We would need to see some information about your setup in order for us to be able to attempt diagnosis.
Please download Speccy System Information Tool and save it to somewhere convenient such as your desktop.
Close any programs that may be running including your browser and double click Speccy.exe to run the tool.
Watch out for any offers to install other programs such as google chrome and untick the box(es) if you don't want them.
Speccy will very quickly scan your pc and create a report.
Top left of screen click file and select Publish Snapshot...
Click Yes to proceed.
Copy the URL to your clipboard and paste it into your next reply.
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A:Laptop BSOD While Playing Modern Games, Error x116

Hello The12thMan, welcome to the Forums. I will try to help you with this if I can. Am I correct in this Laptop has Optimus technology? What you seem to be getting is video TDR errors, which is very difficult to resolve. A TDR error (Time Delay and Recovery) basically means your drivers crashed and did not recover in the allotted time. This is what I found in your dumps

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa8015b474e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88006287f38, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: , Optional internal context dependent data.

start end module name
fffff880`05ae4000 fffff880`064f6000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Feb 05 12:01:37 2015 (54D3B001)
CheckSum: 009D4DDE
ImageSize: 00A12000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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Have you tried blowing out the vents with canned air?
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A:Laptop reducing FPS when playing games after cleaning Sirefef trojans

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I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

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A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Use Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make a full scan separately:
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
Malwarebytes Free
Do not start the free trial, un-tick that option.

Make scans with:
Kaspersky TDSSKiller - TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US
ESET online scanner - Online Virus Scanner Eset

Test RAM with memtest86+:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"


Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Sat Jul 13 05:52:07.477 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:01:59.710
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_SEGMENT::SafeUnlockPages+31 )
PROCESS_NAME: dxhr.exe
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Sat Jul 13 04:49:27.394 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:45:15.627
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSignalSynchronizationObject+4e )
PROCESS_NAME: ZeroConfigServ
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Sat Jul 13 03:59:20.770 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:01:07.613
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObDereferenceSecurityDescriptor+20 )
PROCESS_NAME: ZeroConfigServ
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
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System Uptime: 0 days 0:33:15.002
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiTryUnwaitThread+28 )
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
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BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETwNs64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETwNs64.sys
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A:laptop with good config lags when playing some "better" games

Welcome to TSG!

It could be how the machine is built. I can't say for sure on this brand/model, but months ago I was researching another issue, and came across some things.
Seems some laptops had been built in such a way that on battery they used "full power" as it were, like full voltage to CPU and video ect. however when plugged in something in the charging system hardware or software, can't remember exactly, they would drop voltage. Almost like it would divide up the AC power, send some to charge and not quite enough to the system.
It was weird and confused many people as to why it would do this.

Someone much better at diagnostic software could have you check your voltages while on battery and on AC. See if there is a reported drop.

Hmm, seems your video card is not really built for games. It's more geared to work related. C.A.D. ect.
Tests pretty low for some games.
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A:BSOD while playing videos or playing games (LoL) Error STOP : 0x00007A

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
BugCheck D1, {44, 2, 0, fffff8800406a8c1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+5c8c1 )
Do you have the Atheros Network Adapter installed on your PC? If so, please update it and let us know.
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Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 25 18:40:06.502 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.767
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007fe08f8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Sun Jun 22 03:33:23.804 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:06.240
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007be55d8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 18 15:45:19.162 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.333
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007b727c8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try: Stop 124 - What it means and what to try