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BSOD - Seems to only happen during a League of Legends game

Q: BSOD - Seems to only happen during a League of Legends game

Hi All,
Thank you for taking the time to help me out.
I seem to be getting BSOD's shortly after starting a LoL game, they are very sporadic and do not happen often but I would like to find out what the problem is.

This BSOD has been occurring for a couple of months now I'm fairly sure it started occurring shortly after obtaining my Razer Ouroboros mouse and installing the Razer Synapse software.

Playing any other game for hours doesn't seem to cause any BSOD's so I'm struggling to figure out what it is.

Cheers,
Simon

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A: BSOD - Seems to only happen during a League of Legends game

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Usually all that will happen is the system will not boot or cause blue screens. It is very unlikely the incompatibility will cause additional damage.
 

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A:Windows ducking game volumes

I'm assuming that you are on Windows 7? Go to the sound icon on the bottom-right of the desktop, right click and select playback devices. Right click on your default device (Either speakers or an integrated chip set normally) and select properties. Go to the advanced tab and make sure that the Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device box is un-ticked.. and make sure that the give exclusive mode applications prioirty is un-ticked, then report back to see if it has worked (Don't forgot to apply and OK the changes).
 

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A:So you only have PCI slots and want to game?

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^^

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A:Game freezes, the screen goes black

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A:Game FPS slows down over time

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A:Every game I play crashes for no reason

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A:Game freezes on brand new computer regardless of OS

There are many things that can be the cause of this. I first thought it was the GPU, but as I read on, I think it could be either a RAM, temperature, or HDD issue. It is most likely a RAM issue.

Another issue could be overheating, but since the games crash basically instantly, it doesnt seem to be an issue. Just to make sure, can you download RealTemp and tell me temperatures on the CPU? Also, download GPU-Z, and tell me the GPU temperatures (sensor tab of GPU-Z, under "GPU Temperature").

Most likely cause: It could also be bad RAM (this is the most likely reason). Download Memtest86, put it on a flash drive, and boot into it. Run Memtest about 5-10 times and tell me the results.
 

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A:Corrupted desktop display, game crashing

1st 3 lines lead me to believe currupt grapics card might be wrong but desc top games etc all use graphics..
I do think its got something to do with graphics I could be totally wrong but seams very strange how mainly problem is when starting games. or maybe psu could be faulty and now supllying enough power lets see what the real tech guys say
 

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Hey guys I have seen a few post about stuff like this but they didn t have what I have going on So a few weeks ago I m playing World of Tanks and it was working fine for hours then I go to play Counter strike for a few hours nothing happen everything worked fine Well when I got around to Dragon age I always fun in windows mode I clicked the internet to look something up but then when I clicked back into Dragon age it gave me a black screen and a screen saver came up saying Not Opitimum Mode- Recommended Mode x Hz I never seen this ever So I took my friends monitor and hooked it up to mine and everything came up the game and all But when I hook mine back up it goes back to this screen People told me it s my video card but how could it be that if switching screens worked Now I didn t use the screen long just a few minutes but I m going crazy with playing when screen game. a Black out my GAMES nbsp

A:Black screen when playing a game.

What are your system specs?
 

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Ive tried virtually everything I can think of:my pc isnt running hot/overheating,have updated everything(including going from XP to win7)..this is something that has got progressively worse since before Xmas...dunno what next..ANY help needed!
PC spec
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core
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A:Monitor switches off mid-game??

Hmmm, the first thing I think of in these situations is an overheating problem (BTW I assume that you mean your computer stops displaying picture, rather than your actual monitor turning off). Have you checked your temps whilst at full load? If not, get FurMark to test your GPU and Prime95 to test your CPU. If your computer crashes during these tests then that is also a problem.

The fact that this is getting progressively worse leads me to think that your GPU may be dying.
 

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I bought it yeasterday.
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PRO:core i5 3470 or core i3 3220
Ram:8GB ram ddr3 1600mhz/1333
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A guy tell me it is not possible if I had not 21 inch monitor.so what is the difference between in 21 and 18 inch monitor.what I know that screen is bigger.pls tell me more about their difference.That's it
Negetive reply will
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A:Is it possible to run game at 1920*1080 resolution in 18.5-inch LED monitor

Mate, the difference between a 18 inch monitor and a 21 inch monitor, is quite literally, 3 inches. What resolution a monitor will support is not the same as how big it is.

You cannot run 1920x1080 on that monitor, because your monitor only supports 1366x768, it has nothing to do with your pc configuration.
 

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A:Graphics card for Planet Side 2 and League of Legends

What Settings do you have these games to? League of legends can be run without a graphics card. Also post your specs. (and by no graphics card I mean intergrated)
 

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1 18 ms 93 ms 98 ms dsldevice.lan [192.168.***.****]
2 43 ms 27 ms 42 ms 192.168.181.227
3 79 ms 37 ms 36 ms 217.22.189.189

4 55 ms 54 ms 40 ms adsluser98_178.datastream.com.mt [217.15.98.178]

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10 * * * Request timed out.
 

A:Lagging in League of Legends despite 60-80 ping

Are you sure it's not your PC lagging? As in, your graphics card and CPU.
 

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Yesterday I tried L.A. Noire, which is a pretty new game and it didnt take more than 5 minutes for the CPU to reach 70C, which gave me haunting memories of the Acer Aspire.
Is this normal/safe? Should I lower the settings?

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A:Reaching 70°C when playing a game like L.A. Noire normal?

70c is not to bad try keep the laptop cool as possible. just keep the heat vent clear and you should be fine.
some model of HP do have overheating issues.
 

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A:4 FPS in online game

You could be running out of memory, depending on what you have going on.

What resolution are you playing at on this laptop? Also how high are your graphical settings.
 

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A:Will this laptop play this game at high fps?

This link may help. - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Review
 

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I just don't know what do to

Some people saying that I need to replace new power supply and later on new graphic card
 

A:After starting game my monitor goes black

What is the make of your power supply? A bad power supply will cause all kinds of issues and if you are not careful will damage other hardware components. Remove said power supply.
 

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here is the image http://imgur.com/m7gU7
 

A:Game visuals broken and I don't know what to do

It sounds like its either a display or GPU problem, but I'm struggling to see what the issue is looking at that picture.

You can find out which by using a different display with the computer. If this resolves it, it's the display that's the problem. If it remains with another display, it suggests the GPU is a problem.
 

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A:Please insert game into F drive?

It's either the disk itself for the game or the external cd drive may be going bad. try testing with different kinds of disks: audio cd, video dvd, data cd, data dvd, etc. see what the external drive reads and does not read. if it works with all types of disks without flaw, then I'm going to say that the media disk itself for your game is bad. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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A:FPS problem on 2D game

If your new PC is better than your old PC by all means, first check if anything else is running in the background, and consuming a lot of CPU cycles, i.e., having a lot of CPU usage. Most common culprits are Photoshop, rundll32.exe, malware, etc. You haven't stated which game particularly you want to (or used to) play.
Plus, the settings at which you run the game also matter. Some more details would be helpful.
Regards, Marnomancer.
 

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A:Laptop unable to connect to online game servers

hi bunny 15405 welcome to TS
just quick idea here yhu dont have a firewall blocking the connections to their servers to yhu?

James
 

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A:Monitor goes out of sync (shows the analog, digital thing) when in game

Ok, i opened up the heatsink, it was pretty dirty, so i cleaned everything up.
I reinstalled the GPU on its usual port, and it wouldn't give me an image. So i set it on another port, and voila, image. i doubt it fixed my problem though.

I'm gonna report later if it goes out of sync again
 

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A:Surprisingly low in-game performance

To me, other than your computers power supply being a tad bit on the low side for my tastes, I really don't see anything that would be holding your system back, from being a decent little gamer. All the hardware is there, and it all looks like it should be up to par in regards to gaming.

Now of course the obvious questions...do you know if your computers video card drivers are up to date? Are your computers sound card drivers up to date? And or course, is your computers operating system totally up to date? If yes, yes & yes, I normally then venture forth into temperature related issues. When was the last time you took your computers case side panel off and took a can of compressed air and really gave it all a good cleaning? Sometimes dirt and dust and dander build up on key area's inside a computer, normally video cards and areas of the motherboards can make for unstable temperatures on those parts. Hence reducing that devices full potential when normally in a cool state.

When was the last time you tested all your devices through your operating system? Are there any parts in there that are leaning towards being on the old side, if so, are those parts now starting to fail therefore starting to hold back your system from being all it can be?

Well that's about all from me, I'll wait to see what you have to say, plus that laundry list of questions could be looked at as a "to do list" and should keep you busy for a little while. But don't give up hope, I'm sure with my help and the help of more competent people here on the forums your going to be just fine!

So get back to us..........
 

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A:Building PC for game-server hosting

If you really want to set up a server i wold advise maybe buying a server motherboard with 2 cpu's running Intel xeon processors
 

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Here is my DxDiag if needed:
View attachment DxDiag.txt



Please and Thank You!
 

A:'Could not load direct3d' error for League of Legends

What kind of GPU do you have? Because you're running DirectX 11 and judging by how old all you're other components are I doubt you're GPU supports DX11. Look up the specifications of w/e card it is you have, and it should say what DX it supports.
 

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A:Game suddenly freezes with weird colors!

It might be overheating. Does the graphics card fan work and come up to full speed?
 

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A:Can't launch any game, error Direct3D

It seems that the laptop did not detect your graphic card. Check if the drivers are well installed and if you can try reinstalling them. As in the display devices it shows like nothing connected or driver missing.
 

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A:How can I full screen a game on VGA -> Can I full screen it with settings?

Resolution/aspect ratio

Sounds to me that ether you need to change the resolution in the game or your aspect ratio to match your monitors.
 

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A:Sony Vaio VGN-FS515b doesn't start after BSOD

The motherboards bios is corrupt. You may be able to correct this if you can pull the CMOS battery and reconnect it. Otherwise the motherboard will have to be replaced
 

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Regards, Benjamin
 

A:Any idea on when price drops may happen for the 5870?

Short answer is they wont drop in price- at least not significantly or widespread.
Dropping the prices on 5870 and 5850 cards cannibalizes the potential sales of 6870 and 6850 cards. You will probably see spot specials from selected retail and etail stores but they will be of limited stock and for a limited time period (from a few days to a week duration) unless the manufacturer or vendor has excess stock to get rid of -such as MSI's undercutting of other board manufacturers recently.
For your $175 budget I would suggest you look at the Asus DCII 5850. A stock 5850 is around 12-17% slower than a 5870 - not a huge real world difference. The DCII also has very good overclocking potential, and should reach (or surpass) 5870 levels of performance without any difficulty. I would not expect 5850 prices to drop much below this price, and I doubt you will see sub-$200 prices for 5870's -a least not widespread, before both disappear from store shelves.

My advice, if you are looking for the best bang-per-buck is to keep checking back with the big etailers for these special deals, or to look at the secondhand market (if a 5870 is a must have) -make sure the seller has good sales feedback, and preferably that the card is still covered by warranty. Local pickup or buyers insurance (using PayPal or similar) would be in your best interest also. Steer clear of volt-modded cards- they tend to have had hard lives.
 

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A:Monitor screen goes black when playing any game

i have spent $200+ trying to fix this and nothing works.Click to expand...

What have you spent so much on? In all probability it's the GPU or the PSU causing the issue.
 

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A:My game is being blamed for taking up bandwidth

LOL - bit obvious whats to blame here

Gaming uses up VERY little bandwidth - it sends very small packets of info back and forth so its defo not the cause of her bandwith issues.
 

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A:Steelseries Siberia V2 headphone mic not working in game

don't know if applies, but see if this helps. ctlpnl->Sound, Recording->Mic->Properties

make sure Allow exclusive use is unchecked


 

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A:Game freeze

Have you tried to download and install all the latest drivers?
 

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A:My laptop lags when playing an online game!

Do you have antivirus software installed? Try disabling that during gameplay, or at the very least disable auto-updates as a test. Same goes for windows updates. Also, close any other windows and programs you aren't using before playing, it might make a difference.
 

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A:How to increase my in-game FPS?

How far low are you talking? 60 FPS is fine for anyone and unless it's lowering itself well into the low 20s it should be completely playable.

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Have you checked for crud in your keyboard... any cause for a sticking key, sticking space bar, etc.

Don't see how the hard drive could cause the problem.

Have you looked at all the Dell Beep Codes... They are posted elsewhere on this TechSpot forum... that could give you a starting point.
 

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A:Game lags/screen tears

Heres my logs

Here is attachted logs I didnt the first time, I'm sorry about. Also from the looks of it you guys moved my thread? Thank you for your time for looking into this.
 

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Eh...why don't you check your temperatures?
 

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A:Recently upgraded computer but a game still runs on low FPS

What was your previous graphics card?

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A:BSOD video card 8800gtx error: nvlddmkm.sys

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A:Does a high quality game (Crysis) shorten the life of a GPU?

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A:Compatible RAM for Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard (BSOD)

Your RAM isn't on Asus' memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)-but that isn't to say that it's not supported.
Having your power supply checked might be an option if your graphics card seems to run slow or you are getting fluctuating performance.
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Download Memtest86+ from here http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
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Set DRAM Command rate to 2T (if not already set)
Set DRAM Timing Control to Manual
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Set RAS# to CAS# Delay to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# Precharge to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# Active time to 21 DRAM Clocks
leave the rest of the timings on Auto for now and move down the page until you get to..
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If the test throws up errors then note the Number of the test and the error code- the test will continue if the errors are not to great. If the testing serquence stops then stop the test, reboot, change boot order, remove cd and F10.
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A:Computer freezes in certain areas of a game

Did you put in first tier RAM or Value Select or other low cost RAM... are all memory modules matched?
 

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A:PC keeps restarting when playing game?

Hi bramie,

No need to apologize for your English - it is better than some of the native speakers! lol

I think that you need to work through a process of elimination with this. What was different when the PC was at the store?

ie. When your PC is at home, what items do you have plugged in that you did not take to the store?

This would be my first thought. Also, if the PC is restarting, Windows is probably creating a mini-dump file for debugging (C:\Windows\minidump\) . This may help to find the problem, so if you have any, please post them.
 

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All HD 5850 cards support Eyefinity. The only proviso's being that one of the (if using) three monitors need's to be connected via Display Port, and as you have alluded to, the Eyefinity support for the card (without Crossfire) is going to be fairly limited at 5040x1050 or higher- it is game dependant of course, but a lot of games are going to be reduced to lower detail and quality settings.
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What?

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kimsland said:





I've had a read up on your "new" system
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Note: The eBay ad stated: "GAMING PC" It is far from that Click to expand...


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-- Andy
 

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It does sound very like a driver issue to me.

Ensure your windows is up to date and you have .net framework 3.
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I solved (most of) my Oblivion lockups by editing Oblivion.ini, lowering iThreads and iNumHavokThreads values. Apparently the engine not that well multithreaded.

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my system:

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my problem:

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yesterday i have changed my cpu to qx9650 with the intel stock cpu fan. when i play games after 20 minutes i get bsod and the system reboot even in regular use on desktop.

the cpu temp in idele is about 27 deg. (not seems beacuse overhit)

on bios everythind on standart/auto (no o.c).

i upgrade my bios revision.

the bsod is "not less or equel" something:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1037

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000010000002
BCP2: 000000000000000C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF800020BCAC1
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


thanx 4 any help.
 

A:Bsod after replacing cpu

look on the box the CPU came in, or run CPU-z and see what the revision is. If it is an E0 you need BIOS F8D beta to run that CPU. At least that is what Gigabyte is showing for that CPU on the GA-X48-DQ6 mobo. I couldn't find a GA-X48-TDQ6 mobo listed on their site. Typo or wrong region possibly? Also check windows updates. There may be something for that CPU, or maybe you need more than SP1 on your OS? Your BSOD screen by the way is referencing a failure to read paged memory.
 

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