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BSOD playing battlefield 3, Fault bucket , type 0

Q: BSOD playing battlefield 3, Fault bucket , type 0

When playing battlefield and sometimes in other games like SC and MW it will either crash the computer crash to desktop or BSOD This is the data pulled from BSOD playing Fault 3, bucket battlefield type , 0 the event viewer Fault bucket type Event Name BlueScreen Response Not BSOD playing battlefield 3, Fault bucket , type 0 available Cab Id Problem signature P P P P P P P P P P Attached files C Windows Minidump - - dmp C Users Hugh AppData Local Temp WER- - sysdata xml These files may be available here C BSOD playing battlefield 3, Fault bucket , type 0 Users Hugh AppData Local Microsoft Windows WER ReportArchive Kernel cab d c Analysis symbol Rechecking for solution Report Id - - Report Status I have just upgraded my computer to with Asrock Fatal ty Z professional gen G skill ripjaws X F gig X ASUS Radeon HD DirectCU II GB in crossfire i k w antec pro psu Windows home premium bit OEM Purchased the mobo cpu and RAM about weeks ago and the two gpu's days ago with the psu I think the crashes BSOD started when i installed the cpu mobo and ram but where less frequent than they are now with my new gpus I bought a new HDD and installed windows from scratch days ago when i put in the GPUs Any help would be much appreciated

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Preferred Solution: BSOD playing battlefield 3, Fault bucket , type 0

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A: BSOD playing battlefield 3, Fault bucket , type 0

crashed with a different faulting module. Faulting module name: atidxx32.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x4ea768a3. Does it mean its related to my graphics maybe?
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A:What would you buy for playing games?

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A:Laptop keeps turning off when playing video's or games

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A:Laptop keys stopped working and some type the wrong thing...

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Alright, what's the process taking up 100% CPU?
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Did this laptop come with Windows 7 Ultimate or did you purchase the OS and thus installed it?
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A:Computer reboots while playing Guild Wars 2

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A:Battlefield 3 multi-monitor on 2x GTX 570 SLI

1.25GB of VRAM is not going to be enough over 3 monitors, especially with a demanding game like BF3. Remember when you add another card in SLI you don't get double the VRAM, the useable VRAM will still be 1.25GB.

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Is Windows fully updated including all the optional updates? Windows 7?
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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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was this a steam purchase?
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Don't try to replace laptop processors.
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Totally wrong power supply for the equipment listed...
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The newer wireless ones are lasting more than a year.
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I'd say it's your graphics card failing or possibly the power supply getting weak.
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Set DRAM Frequency to DDR3-1066 (if not already set)
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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..
DRAM Voltage ....type in 1.60
Hit F10 to save and exit
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A:Help computer shows blue screen and reboots after playing any video?

please do a mem test on the ram
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A:New PC crashes when playing games

What are the idle temps on your system?

I assume you have all the latest drivers installed for the GTS 250. It does look like a heat issue. Have you actually seen the PC working properly at your builder's? Also, since you've had the machine for 2 months, did the issues occur earlier or just recently?
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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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Hey I really have no hear such problem before. It a really very serious problem. I think the activation code which you are going to enter is incorrect. Not only 'z' key is working what about another keys. I think it will be your installing or CD from which you are installing problem. You have to try it from another CD.
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A:Computer shuts down when playing games, please help.

It probably is your psu. It likely doesn't have enough 12v amperage, as many of the thermaltake 480w versions only have 18a, and for sli, you should have at least 26a.
A nice ocz, seasonic, enermax or antec 500w psu(sli ready) should be a good fix.
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I have an eveshamvale computer - I have run CPU-Z - and it lists the motherboard as eveshamvale - however 'eveshamvale' have gone bust, however I was considering upgrading this to windows 7 - but just wonder about the drivers ?

Anybody any views if this is feasible ?
Edit Seems the Motherboard is MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R - anybody any ideas if this will work with windows 7 - or where I might get drivers ?

A:EveshamVale - Motherboard Type

Windows 7 works well with a lot more hardware than any Windows OS before. There is a Windows Upgrade Advisor program out there. Google for it
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my screen goes blank when i start playing rigs of rods (not when its loading) and i cant figure out what the problem is, overheating, hardware malfunction. it dos'nt have a fan the video card is a nVidia gforce fx 5200 the computer works fine unless i'm trying to play games. I did install a chassis fan to prevent overheating
-Intel Celeron CPU 2.60GHz
- 265 MB of ram
Windows Xp Home edition S.P 3 version 2002
Quote"Killing someone is murder after that it's just stastics" joseph stalin

A:Video card "quits" when playing a game (Rigs of rods)

Get more ram and upgrade your graphics card.
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is the p5k premium/wifi-af compatable which Intel Core2 Quad processor can i upgrade to from the one i have

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You already asked this here:, try to keep it to one thread.
Anyway, yes it is and I personally don't think its worth upgrading your processor, nor buying a gtx 480. Probably be cpu choked either way.
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Hey there everyone! I'm pretty new to this forum but i really need your help.

Earlier today i experience 2 different BSOD erros at different times, and for no apparent reason.

I'm not sure what the reason is for either of them since i just reformatted earlier today. I have the dump file for each of the BSODs. It is attached.

Could anyone possibly tell me what the problem could be? Thanks in advance

A:BSODs - (driver is mismanaging system PTEs, page fault in non-paged area)

nothing attached.