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Gaming issues on Vista 64

Q: Gaming issues on Vista 64

Hi all I have recently acquired a PC running Vista Home Premium bit and I am having trouble with some games The situation on Vista 64 Gaming issues is as follows Desktop PC with Vista Home Premium Sp Intel Core Quad Q Ghz FSB Gaming issues on Vista 64 Mhz Gaming issues on Vista 64 Gb DDR ram Nvidia GS Mb Gb disk This machine will only run FarCry in the lowest settings where the water is just a white block anything higher like medium settings and the whole thing whites out you can play but playing in peasoup fog is not very interesting This machine also plays Civilisation IV like a dog even from the very start the map scrolls across the screen in monthly installments and the movement of units is not much better Only had the machine days have upgraded the Nvidia drivers to but no improvement on either game Plays Rome Total War just fine Laptop with Vista Home Premium Sp Intel Core Duo T Ghz FSB Mhz Gb DDR ram Nvidia M GT Mb Gb disk Runs FarCry and Rome Total War fine and runs Civ Iv an absolute dream throughout the game even on the largest worlds Desktop PC with XP Home Sp Intel P Prescot Ghz FSB Mhz Gb DDR ram ATI X Mb Gb disk Runs FarCry and Rome Total War fine and runs Civ Iv an absolute dream throughout the game even on the largest worlds Any suggestions on what the issues might be with the new machine would be much appreciated given its windows experience rating far out strips the laptop Meanwhile I will get some fishing done Thanks and Happy New Year to all

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A: Gaming issues on Vista 64

Have you patched the game? if so, was it with the autopatcher or stand alone installation?
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Have you tried setting it to run in compatibility mode? Try setting it to run in compatibility mode for XP SP2, and Run as Administrator. Just a guess, but worth a shot
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A:XP and Vista LAN issues for gaming - what's the source of the issue?


I guess I don't feel bad for not figuring it out - everyone I've talked to can only suggest the only standby "turn off your firewalls." Hmmmm.
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A:Gaming PC Low FPS issues

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model Toshiba Qosmio X870-11h
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What kind of mobo do you have? Fyi I doubt formatting will help this
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A:BSOD issues while gaming

Hi Heimdall,

This looks very similar to another thread in this forum that zigzag3143 has troubleshot. Check it out and see if that advice works for you. If it does, please post back in this thread.

Your mini-dump Debug Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Terry\Desktop\crashdump\032310-19812-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*Symbol information
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c61000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e9ee50
Debug session time: Tue Mar 23 18:05:36.789 2010 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 14:15:40.396
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 50, {fffff8a18afd1dc0, 1, fffff880043cf421, 5}

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_DEVICE::RemoveCommitment+31 )
Followup: MachineOwner
0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arg1: fffff8a18afd1dc0, memory referenced.
Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: fffff880043cf421, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
Arg4: 0000000000000005, (reserved)
Debugging Details:

Could not read faulting driver name
WRITE_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002f090e0
fffff880`043cf421 ff0b dec dword ptr [rbx]
TRAP_FRAME: fffff88005fff690 -- (.trap 0xfffff88005fff690)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000008000400 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff8a00b3d71d0
rdx=fffffa80078a8230 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff880043cf421 rsp=fffff88005fff828 rbp=0000000000000000
r8=fffffa80078a81e0 r9=fffff8a00b3d71d0 r10=fffff8a00a4f34a0
r11=fffff8a00b640010 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po nc
fffff880`043cf421 ff0b dec dword ptr [rbx] ds:00000000`00000000=????????
Resetting default scope
LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002d50b91 to fffff80002cd2f00
fffff880`05fff528 fffff800`02d50b91 : 00000000`00000050 fffff8a1`8afd1dc0 00000000`00000001 fffff880`05fff690 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`05fff530 fffff800`02cd0fee : 00000000`00000001 fffff8a1`8afd1dc0 fffff8a0`00000000 fffffa80`000000aa : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x40f5b
fffff880`05fff690 fffff880`043cf421 : fffff880`043c85c0 fffffa80`057f6000 fffff8a0`0a4f34a0 fffffa80`057f54b0 : nt!KiPageFault+0x16e
fffff880`05fff828 fffff880`043c85c0 : fffffa80`057f6000 fffff8a0`0a4f34a0 fffffa80`057f54b0 fffffa80`057f5630 ... Read more
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A:Gaming issues...This is a tough one

Win ME is the problem, it is not gamer friendly as 98 was, it should have never been released. save the nickles and get the OEM XP and perhaps another stick o the Rambus, b4 you can't find it any more.
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A:Processor issues when gaming, and Streaming?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Dex1

Since I updated to Windows7 x64 SP1 I am repeatedly getting BSODs only when playing games e.g.
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- I let memtest86 run for 2 passes and didn't find any errors. (I can probably let it run for a lot of passes some night while I'm sleeping)
- I changed the pagefile to different disks
- I moved the system disk (WD Caviar Black 1TB) from a SATA3 6GBps slot to another one in the belief it might be a controller issue.
- I did a Bootup CHKDSK (and the system did it by itself several times after BSODs and fixed some corrupt entries)
- I regurarly check the Harddrives Statuses with HDTune and they all seem fine/healthy.

Afterwards I've had a lot of "CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION" (0xf4 with Parameter1 as 03)
- I checked the temperature of both CPU/GPU and it seems to stay "normal".
- I updated the BIOS, chipset drivers, video drivers (also tried reverting video drivers)
- I checked my system with Avira and MSE and took a look at usual Run/RunOnce registry entries + HiJackThis logs
- I tried underclocking my graphics card
- I probably also did several other things I can basically not remember and I have totally run out of ideas...

CPU: Intel Core i7 950
MoBo: ASUS Sabertooth x58
RAM: 6GB (3x2GB of Corsair XMS3)
GPU: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX460 (1GB Model)
PSU: Enermax Liberty 500W

Minidumps included.

Two causes

1-Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp,sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.
2-csrss.exe. Csrss.exe can either be a system file or malware. If located in system 32 is probably a system file., IF not probably malware.

If in system 32 I would run a system file check

In any case I would download malwarebytes or super anti spyware and run it | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
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Welcome to the forums ptERR and thanks for the information you have provided, let's begin with the analysis:

BugCheck D1, {e0000000, 2, 1, fffff88002c54a5b}

Probably caused by : hardware ( afd!AfdBFillPendingIrps+1b )
Stop 0xD1 is usually caused by drivers referencing invalid memory addresses and causing interrupts at IRQL levels which are too high. However, from the excellent information you have already provided, and the information from the Minidump, the first parameter tells us the memory address being referenced, and it appears to be within one of the CPU caches.

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880043ef040 -- (.trap 0xfffff880043ef040)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=00000000e0000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa800fdc8530
rdx=fffffa800e59e520 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88002c54a5b rsp=fffff880043ef1d8 rbp=00000000000005a4
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fffff880`02c54a5b 0000 add byte ptr [rax],al ds:00000000`e0000000=??
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6: kd> lmvm Rt64win7
start end module name
fffff880`05335000 fffff880`053d5000 Rt64win7 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Rt64win7.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Tue Sep 27 15:50:33 2011 (4E81E2B9)
CheckSum: 0009FB77
ImageSize: 000A0000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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* sigh*

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A:Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

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SP1 installed

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A:Poor Gaming on Vista

I think you need to do some Game research and find out if the versions of these game are compatible with Vista. Most of the issues with games and Vista is with the games.

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A:Vista Sleeps While Gaming

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Sounds like a problem with the actual game you're using.
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A:Vista Gaming Problem

Consider yourself one lucky and special guy if your PC boots up in 40 secs or so in Vista... mine takes about 2 to 3 minutes on a good day and NO, I don't have may startup apps running on the background and YES, I already did the tweaks necessary.

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A:Vista 64 Bit Gaming Compatibility

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A:Vista Gaming Problems

Did you install the game correctly? (Install as administrator?)
Also it would be helpful if you posted any error messages you got from the game crash, that might help people narrow down the cause more effectively.