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Q: Best SSD for gaming vs Windows 7

Hello All I have just purchased myself a new rig Corsair T White Edition Case Corsair AX PSU Asus Maximus Vi Hero Z MB Intel Core i K CPU Corsair H Edition PNY Nvidia GTX XLR Corsair Dominator Platinum GB x GB MHz - - - CAS Asus Xonar D X Ultra Fidelity PCI-E Sound Card I then ran out of money and couldn t get a CD drive or hard drives so I for vs Best SSD 7 gaming Windows m using an old GB WD Black I m now gaining money again I already planned on getting the Best SSD for gaming vs Windows 7 GB OCZ Vector for Windows to sit on but now I ve decided I want a GB Best SSD for gaming vs Windows 7 SSD for games to be installed on I ve read reviews for the bigger GB Vector and because vector limits read requests to mb so that it multitasks like a beast but would games benefit from that Battlefield as an example would this awesome multiple high read speeds help or would a different SSD which just reads requests as fast as it can be a better option Anyone who can steer me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it nbsp

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A: Best SSD for gaming vs Windows 7

The Samsung 840 Pro gets my vote.

p.s. Nice build bit late and probably doesn't help much but I think you spent way, way too much on that RAM for not much tangible benefit.
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A:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

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Hi guys This is my first post while Gigabyte in Gaming GTX970 with SLI G1 gaming BSOD in this forum since I have not received any BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming help from elswhere BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming You guys are my only hope Okay so I recently bought two G Gaming GTX graphics cards The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from dguru scrubbed the drivers in safe mode After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers Now to the issue After gaming for some time graphically demanding games AC Unity FarCry the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games but I've managed to play Alien Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel nVidia supported either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming sometimes within minutes The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC just when gaming heavy does it occur I run the system SLI enabled I'm going to include two crash dumps below By the looks of it it seems to be a driver issue so what are my options here I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance Nahkman Code Debugging Details ------------------ BUGCHECK STR x C GenuineIntel CUSTOMER CRASH COUNT DEFAULT BUCKET ID WIN DRIVER FAULT PROCESS NAME ACU exe CURRENT IRQL f ANALYSIS VERSION debuggers dbg - amd fre LAST CONTROL TRANSFER from fffff to fffff c b STACK TEXT fffff f b fffff c fffff f b nt KeBugCheckEx fffff f b fffff f hal HalpMcaReportError x fffff f c fffff e db e hal HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous x f fffff f cc fffff bf c hal HalHandleMcheck x fffff f cf fffff bf d nt KxMcheckAbort x c fffff f e a nt KiMcheckAbort x d f x a STACK COMMAND kb FOLLOWUP IP nt KxMcheckAbort c fffff bf c d c lea rcx rsp h SYMBOL STACK INDEX SYMBOL NAME nt KxMcheckAbort c FOLLOWUP NAME MachineOwner MODULE NAME nt IMAGE NAME ntkrnlmp exe DEBUG FLR IMAGE TIMESTAMP fb cd IMAGE VERSION FAILURE BUCKET ID X x C GenuineIntel nt KxMcheckAbort c BUCKET ID X x C GenuineIntel nt KxMcheckAbort c ANALYSIS SOURCE KM FAILURE ID HASH STRING km x x c genuineintel nt kxmcheckabort c FAILURE ID HASH bfc df - f e- c- - c f Followup MachineOwner Code Debugging Details ------------------ BUGCHECK STR x GenuineIntel CUSTOMER CRASH COUNT DEFAULT BUCKET ID WIN DRIVER FAULT PROCESS NAME System CURRENT IRQL ANALYSIS VERSION debuggers dbg - amd fre STACK TEXT fffff e b fffff cdca fffffa d fffffa d nt WheapCreateLiveTriageDump x c fffff e ad fffff aee fffffa d fffff d fffffa d nt WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession x fffff e b fffff fffff b fffffa a a fffffa d nt WheapProcessWorkQueueItem x fffff e b fffff c fffff a e fffff fffffa d nt WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine x fffff e b fffff bae fffffa d fffffa cf nt ExpWorkerThread x fffff e c fffff c fffff fffffa d fffff ffc nt PspSystemThreadStartup x a fffff e c fffff e fffff db fffff e e nt KxStartSystemThread x STACK COMMAND kb FOLLOWUP NAME MachineOwner MODULE NAME GenuineIntel IMAGE NAME GenuineIntel DEBUG FLR IMAGE TIMESTAMP IMAGE VERSION FAILURE BUCKET ID X x GenuineIntel PROCESSOR MAE PRV BUCKET ID X x GenuineIntel PROCESSOR MAE PRV ANALYSIS SOURCE KM FAILURE ID HASH STRING km x x genuineintel processor mae prv FAILURE ID HASH e -e - e - -f d e Followup MachineOwner

A:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat
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A:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
Section @ fffffa800bc222c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 5 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000004f4fddc0
Misc. : 0x000000b040000086
So you could potentially be looking at a problem with your cpu or motherboard
Check temperatures and make sure chip is not overheating
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A:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another system and try another card in your problem system" lol. They must not read carefully as this was already covered....hahaha.

So... I need some suggestions besides those I tried and if anyone has a MSI Z170a Gaming 3 board can you please post your startup sequence and let me know if it lights the RED VGA led light on startup?
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A:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs
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A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you. That way, you can make sure it's done right the first time. You won't need to know how to do anything because you can lean on us.

I also recommend posting this thread over on, but make it clear that you're not overclocking. They are very good at building computers.
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A:windows and mac gaming together over lan

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We certainly appreciate your honesty and appreciate that you are considering purchasing Windows 7.

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Hi -

Windows 7 is leaner and faster than Vista; some say Windows 7 about even with XP or that XP is faster. Join the future - Windows 7; Windows 8 on the horizon. XP's time is counting down. The 2008 XP SP3 is the last service pack - no SP4.

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Windows 7 Compatibility Center for hardware and software -->

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But when I clicked on the .exe file my pc got infected

I restored my pc but its just not working

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A:Windows 7 BSOD While Gaming

Hi -

You have really covered many basis. Nice job!

The bugchecks on the 8 dumps were identical -

0x50 = page fault in nonpaged area = invalid memory referenced

Probable cause of all8 = Creative SB X-Fi; All failed under lotroclient.exe - Lord of the Rings

The SB X-Fi driver is listed first, but the second driver is without a doubt your worst enemy at this time - a 2005 Asus ATK0110 AI Suite utility mobo driver. Update it 1st -


ctoss2k.sys Wed Jun 03 13:57:43 2009 (4A26B997) - SB X-Fi XtremeGamer Card

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C) - Asus ATK0110 utility

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Asus driver updates -->

Creative SB Support -->


I also took note of BIOS date. You may want to look for BIOS update -

BIOS Version: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
ASUS P5N32-E SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 1503, 8/1/2008
Please let me know how things go.

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Tue Mar 23 20:07:30.921 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:14:05.950
BugCheck 50, {ffffffff84ad0000, 0, fffff80002aeee60, 5}
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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ctoss2k.sys
Probably caused by : ctoss2k.sys ( ctoss2k+5d92 )
PROCESS_NAME: lotroclient.ex
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Tue Mar 23 19:52:34.797 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:31:20.826
BugCheck 50, {ffffffff89460000, 0, fffff80002ae6e60, 5}
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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ctoss2k.sys
Probably caused by : ctoss2k.sys ( ctoss2k+5d92 )
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Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
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Please refer to the following and reply here accordingly afterwards:

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Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0304d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0328ae50
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Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {200000000, 2, 1, fffff800030fe0a2}

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Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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 a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arg1: 0000000200000000, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000001, bitfield :
bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: fffff800030fe0a2, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
WRITE_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800032f50e0


fffff800`030fe0a2 48890a mov qword ptr [rdx],rcx





TRAP_FRAME: fffff8800b580380 -- (.trap 0xfffff8800b580380)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=000000000be9d000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff8800b5805a8
rdx=0000000200000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff800030fe0a2 rsp=fffff8800b580510 rbp=fffff8800b580580
r8=fffff80003237e80 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffff800032f7840
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A:BSOD with Windows 7 -Gaming

Hello Gobby and welcome to the forum. I have been looking over your crash dumps and the other files collected by the SF tool it looks to me like the cause may have come from an old Razer keyboard driver which can be updated from here. I would leave the thread open and post back if you continue to get BSODs.
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Any idea to fix it ?

I use bluescreenviewer to save the dump file and attached with this post.

Thanks in advance


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A:Windows 7 crash on gaming

Definitely looks like an audio device issue. It says in your System Information that they're disabled? Verify this in the Device Manager (link in my signature should help if you need it) and if true then enable them.
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Can you state why you have to keep restarting Crysis & Silent Hill?

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A:Windows 7 crashes while gaming


The attached DMP file is of the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)bug check.

This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.

This error has been linked to excessive paged pool usage and may occur due to user-mode graphics drivers crossing over and passing bad data to the kernel code.


2: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`091f69a8 fffff800`03488169 nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`091f69b0 fffff800`03487abc nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`091f6af0 fffff800`034b375d nt!KiSystemServiceHandler+0x7c
fffff880`091f6b30 fffff800`034b2535 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`091f6b60 fffff800`034c34c1 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`091f7240 fffff800`03488242 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`091f78e0 fffff800`03486dba nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
fffff880`091f7ac0 fffff880`0792b3d8 nt!KiPageFault+0x23a
fffff880`091f7c50 00000000`00000000 RTKVHD64+0x24e3d8
RTKVHD64.sys is the Realtek High Definition Audio Function driver.

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Please provide this information (I realize that you haven't mentioned anything about BSOD's - but we can get the info that we need from these reports):
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References, links, benchmark results, please?

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I think this is your RAM. I need you to do a test...

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Here is a review on Newegg, about your motherboard ?
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A:Windows 7 x64 Random BSODs ONLY WHEN NOT GAMING - Please help!

Quote: Originally Posted by Shodan

Hi all,

for about a year I keep getting random BSODs, ever since I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have tried to diagnose them, but I'm really new to this and haven't managed to find out what's wrong.

Ever since I installed a new graphics card, I keep getting "black screens of death" (screen goes black then after about 10 seconds the system reboots; most of the time, a minidump is created) as well, so maybe there are several problems involved.

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Several problems

1-sptd.sys used in daemon tools and alcohol. Huge cause of BSODD's

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 when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview

2- About half of these were caused by your video driver
Re-install it using these
When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.

3-memory. several pointed at memory. Run memtest to check yours.

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.
Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot. Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

4-AVG sometimes causes BSOD's remove and replace with microsoft security essentials.

AVG - Download tools

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Quote: Originally Posted by Liquidice

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Hello B33thov3n,

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) probably a driver.
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* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have Raid update its Driver.


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Driver verifier

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A:BSOD While Gaming But not during stress tests! - Windows 7 64 Bit


Moved to the proper forum.

All of the DMP files are of the

A system thread generated an exception that the error handler did not catch.

Windows stopped for an unexpected error. In some cases a device driver may be identified, but the issue might be be related to this driver. Throughout the DMP's we have mentions of memory_corruption.

I am doubting device drivers right now just by looking through your loaded drivers list, so let's instead start off with a Memtest for NO less than ~8 passes (several hours):


Download Memtest86+ here:

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Which should I download?

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Thanks.  Now I can help you... Network Controller:  2nd driver on the left (64 bit). Bluetooth driver for that card... This package contains the driver installation package for the Intel Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. PCI Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Controller & ACPI\INT3400: This package contains the driver that enables the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework firmware. Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework provide system temperature and power utilization information for the system thermal protection to function properly. This package is provided for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. File name: sp72106.exe PCI Device: This package contains the driver that enables the Realtek Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones. File name: sp71365.exe PCI Simple Communications Controller: This package provides the Intel Management Engine Components Driver for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ACPI\HPQ6007: This package provides HP 3D DriveGuard Software (HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection) for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. HP 3D DriveGuard Software protects the hard drive by parking the heads if the notebook is accidentally dropped, or is abruptly impacted by another object. File name: sp71811.exe ACPI\MSFT0101:  Run the hotfix from the link below...
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Hello, I am posting here for help because I have been experiencing a number of blue screen crashes on my gaming desktop. It tends to happen when I run a game.
· Windows 7· x64· Original OS is Windows 7· OS is a full retail version· Age of system - 2014· Age of OS installation - 2014· CPU - AMD FX-8350 8-Core Black Edition· Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series· MotherBoard - ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6GB/S
· Power Supply - XFX PRO 750W Core Edition· Desktop
Thank you in advance for your time and help.

A:Blue Screen on Windows 7 Gaming Desktop

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A:Windows 7 x64 BSOD - Gaming and browsing the Internet

How is your system today with only one stick? Have you tried WoW with only this stick installed?

Very nice processor by the way.
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A:Windows 8.1 freezing while watching video or gaming

Hi Sunaj & Welcome to the forums ^_^,Kindly follow the below instructions and upload the ZIP file so that it could help us in diagnosing your problem faster -
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Your price range....

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Logitech X-140 Speakers -

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A:BSOD while gaming Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits

The BSOD you have indicates a page fault in a non paged area. The usual causes are defective hardware, normally RAM. Sometimes it is driver related however the driver responsible cannot be identified.

I would strongly recommend running memtest86 to scan for errors.
Follow these instructions on how to run memtest.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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A:Windows 8 Gaming Problems with Steam Games

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A:Windows XP locking up While gaming or watching video

Hi Rarnwi and welcome to TSF !

What's the exact model of the emachine and the complete system specs (video card, number and type of drives, additional pci cards, ...) ? What's the brand, model and wattage of the power supply (look on the sticker on the side of the power supply box) ?

Enter the BIOS at startup (look for some "press xx to enter setup" message) and see if there's some hardware monitor screen or pc health status screen. If so report your temps, fan speeds and voltages. Since it's an Emachine it's possible there's no such screen.

Make sure all the fans are spinning properly and aren't clogged by dust, check the CPU, video card and power supply.

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A:0x000000F4 BSOD's (daily) on gaming PC (Windows 7 64-bit)

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I'm running 2000 on a seperate partition with dual-boot capabilities between it and Win98. I wouldn't recommend replacing your Win98 with it, as there are still too many programs and devices out there that won't run in Win2K, yet. Check the <A href="">MS WIN2K Upgrade</a> site for more info, and a compatibility check that will tell you what you currently have that won't work with 2K.

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A:Windows 7 Kernel-Power id 41 task 63 during gaming!

Hello Bradner and welcome to SF .

That is not a BSOD and it is not during gaming rather when you forcefully shutdown your PC
after it has entered a hung state (or any other time the PC is not being shutdown cleanly).

Are you overclocking anything?
Are you monitoring the temperatures?

Test for thermals and stability:
Download HWinfo and post a Screenshot of the sensors window, one at idle and another while putting load on the PC using Prime95 for the CPU side and Furmark for the GPU.Before running Prime95 make sure to enable Round-off checking (see 1st post under the tutorial).

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