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Q: Laptop BSOD during gaming

Everytime I play a game, I get random bsod whether it's 30 minutes into the game or a few hours.

Attached file is the .dmp file from BlueScreenView. It's caused dxgkrnl.sys

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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A: Laptop BSOD during gaming


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The computer will BSOD randomly while playing world of warcraft and also starcraft 2. Something curious about loading wow too, everytime it disconnect from the internet when first loading WoW.

? OS -Windows 7
? x64
? Windows 7.
? Is the OS an OEM version: Yes
? Age of system (hardware) Laptop was ordered 5/12/11
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? I have not reintalled it.

? CPU - Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz)
? Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
? MotherBoard -
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

Not sure about the mobo / power supply, it's a laptop

? System Manufacturer - Asus
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - G53JW-XN1

For good measure, a link to the laptop on newegg. - ASUS G Series G53JW-XN1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M

A:Repeat BSOD's on new laptop, mostly during gaming.

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Please reset the system to stock (non-overclocked) values and test for further BSOD's


CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz"
MaxSpeed: 1730
CurrentSpeed: 1845

A while back there were issues with the Curse client and Garena. I'd suggest visiting their website and downloading the most current Win7 compatible versions

systeminfo.txt reports both your wireless and wired network connection are active. I suggest disconnecting one of them. And, as long as you're at it, update the drivers for both from the Asus website.

MSINFO32 reports 4 STOP 0x124 errors. Here's a link on troubleshooting these errors:

I ran 13 memory dumps from Oct/Nov 2011
All were STOP 0x124
and all had 4 as the first parameter (it blames the PCIExpress bus)
This was a common error in the past, but we haven't seen that many of them over the past year or two. In the past we'd suspect either the video card or the motherboard. And, most probably, this is a hardware problem (something's broken).

Try these free diagnostics/stress tests. Pay particular attention to FurMark and Prime95:



H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:


FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
NOTE: Set the alarm to go off at 90?C. Then watch the system from that point on. If the system doesn't display a temperature, watch it constantly and turn it off at the first sign of video problems. DO NOT leave it it unmonitored, it can DAMAGE your video card!!!
If the temperature gets above 100?C, quit the test - the video card is overheating.
- Click "Quit" to exit


Prime95 download site: Free Software - GIMPS
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight please run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long it takes to error out with each)
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
Monitor the CPU temperature and DON'T let it exceed 85?C. If it does, then you probably have a CPU cooling problem.
This won't necessarily crash the system - but check the output in the test window for errors.
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Hi guys and staff of tech support I was having some errors while gaming the whole system stop suddenly then freezzes and reboot itself sometimes I had to cut the power in order to reboot then a screen apears saying that was a critical error and windows close to protect your data select safe mode or normal mode after rebooting it appears another message saying that the system its recovering from a critical error Ill follow the steps of gt gt gt gt gt gt gt BSOD Posting Instructions and this is my system info I really apreciate your help cuz I really dont know what to do OS - Windows home premium x What was original installed OS on system -Windows home premium the OS is an OEM version Age of system while laptop on Asus [SOLVED] BSOD gaming September Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS yes I re-installed the original OS a few days ago CPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX M GB GDDR VRAM -Intel HM -Power Source AC Voltage volts ASUS G JW-A Republic of Gamers

A:[SOLVED] BSOD on Asus laptop while gaming

Recommendations:I notice two things right off the bat. You do not have Service Pack 1 installed, and you may have an overclock on your processor. If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop!
Update to Service Pack 1 (SP1)Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [August 2011]

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [August 2011]

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

Service Pack 1 Download site

Outdated and Problematic Drivers:You should update/replace/remove the following drivers. Any drivers that are known to cause BSODs, please remove the software or remove the drivers and then remove the device; steps to do so are given after the list of outdated drivers. If you have ASACPI.sys installed, make sure it is updated and not pre-2009; pre-2009 versions are known to cause BSODs:
ATK64AMD.sys Tue May 12 19:04:54 2009 (4A0A1CB6)
ATK Hotkey ATK0101 ACPI UTILITY Driver

amdxata.sys Tue May 19 11:56:59 2009 (4A12F2EB)
AMD storage controller driver - usually from the Windows 7 DVD

kbfiltr.sys Mon Jul 20 03:21:42 2009 (4A643726)
Dritek Keyboard Filter Driver

To update drivers, make sure to download the drivers from the manufacturer and not using 3rd party programs. Your drivers should be found from your motherboard support site (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, etc.) or your vendor support site (Dell, HP, Toshiba, Sony, etc.) first. If you have devices you bought yourself, the drivers for those devices need to be downloaded from the manufacturer support site for those devices. If you need help, let us know.

To remove drivers, do so by uninstalling the device or software associated with the driver. Devices can be uninstalled through device manager, and then the device itself should be physically removed from the system if possible.Uninstall or change a program

Open Device Manager
3rd Party Drivers: The following is for information purposes only. My recommendations were given above. The drivers that follow belong to software or devices that were not developed by Microsoft. Any drivers in red should be updated/replaced/removed. You can find links to the driver information and where to update the drivers in the section after the code box:

**************************Sun Feb 10 22:08:51.329 2013 (UTC - 7:00)**************************
ATK64AMD.sys Tue May 12 19:04:54 2009 (4A0A1CB6)
amdxata.sys Tue May 19 11:56:59 2009 (4A12F2EB)
ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 2 03:13:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)
intelppm.sys Mon Jul 13 17:19:25 2009 (4A5BC0FD)
kbfiltr.sys Mon Jul 20 03:21:42 2009 (4A643726)
MBfilt64.sys Thu Jul 30 21:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
TurboB.sys Thu Aug 6 15:17:31 2009 (4A7B486B)
HECIx64.sys Thu Sep 17 13:54:16 2009 (4AB293E8)
PxHlpa64.sys Tue Oct 20 12:08:42 2009 (4ADDFCAA)
S6000KNT.sys Sun Dec 27 18:43:23 2009 (4B380D3B)
btwrchid.sys Tue Jan 12 14:44:35 2010 (4B4CED43)
SynTP.sys Fri Mar 5 11:22:43 2010 (4B914BF3)
FLxHCIc.sys Fri May 28 02:50:38 2010 (4BFF83DE)
Rt64win7.sys Sun May 30 21:46:43 2010 (4C033123)
iaStor.sys Tue Jun 8 11:33:03 2010 (4C0E7ECF)
RtsPStor.sys Sun Jul 25 21:27:20 2010 (4C4D0098)
nvBridge.kmd Fri Aug 6 12:08:53 2010 (4C5C4FB5)
RTKVHD64.sys Tue Aug 17 03:05:43 2010 (4C6A50E7)
athrx.sys Tue Jun 21 02:03:39 2011 (4E00505B)
nvhda64v.sys Tue Jul 3 09:25:04 2012 (4FF30ED0)
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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.
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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:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

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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.

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Please fill out your System Specs

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Hello and welcome to TSF and thanks for the compliment.

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

Please download It's saved as an iso so you need to burn it to a cd and boot with it(yes it's legal). Make sure you run it for each stick, as in taking every stick but one then switching. I would recommend running them overnight(each).
You may want to dust your ram carefully!
Make sure you get no finger prints on the RAM as it may damage it.
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Yeah, you are having problems with the Nvidia driver.

Your msinfo.32 shows that as disabled though, that could just be at the time the report was created.

Where did you get that driver, it appears to be a beta driver from Nvidia.

Have you tried just using the driver from the manufacturer? They usually modify drivers for their hardware.

I can see it is an older driver but that may be your best option,

MSI Global GT70 0NC 64

How is your laptop cooling? Have you made sure the cooling vents are clean?

All that being said, here is a useful guide for Nvidia drivers,

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Try cleaning your laptop vents and doing a clean install of the driver from MSI to see if it makes a difference.

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Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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A:Random BSOD's while gaming and surfing web(BSOD Codes vary each time)

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: TK Mohammed
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Original Install Date: 4/17/2015, 1:19:57 AM
System Boot Time: 4/20/2015, 12:59:14 PM
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: P5Q SE
Counterfeit installations such as yours contains heavily modified code that causes the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSOD's and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is very unreliable.

My recommendation is to start with a clean slate, and install a genuine version of Windows. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing, and make subsequent diagnosis of BSOD's far more reliable.
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A:Daily BSOD's, some random, some during gaming (Prime95 Insta-BSOD)

Here are the missing JCGriff2 and perfmon files. Again, any help in regards to this problem I am having are tremendously appreciated. I can fix near anything with a computer, debugging this deep however escapes my knowledge and I don't know who else to turn to.

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Hi udin901.

The latest dump gives a notion that BitDefender caused the BSOD.

fffff880`0b267968 fffff880`0162d904Unable to load image avc3.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avc3.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avc3.sys
Description here: Driver Reference Table - avc3.sys

The previous one states it clearly.

BugCheck C5, {8, 2, 0, fffff80003011127}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfndisf6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfndisf6.sys
Probably caused by : bdfndisf6.sys ( bdfndisf6+1445 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Description here: Driver Reference Table - BdfNdisf6.sys

Uninstall BitDefender. How to uninstall Bitdefender

Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
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Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
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A:BSOD During Gaming - BSOD's include dxgmms.sys, win32k.sys

Welcome aboard, EvilPengy.

Let us start from applying a known good stable driver version.
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A:BSOD while gaming & corrupted sound before BSOD


The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Yours is 2005.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

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A:looking to buy a gaming laptop

I got my gaming laptop a few years ago and haven't had any problems running Saints Row 4 on max..
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A:Gaming Laptop

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A:Looking to buy a gaming laptop

Hello Fjork and welcome to the forums

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A:Laptop Gaming

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A:Laptop for Gaming

Welcome to seven Forums Deborah.

Based on these reviews, I'd definitely go with the Lenovo, much less money and and the only con is short battery life, while the MSI they say gets very hot.

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A:Looking to buy gaming laptop

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Jack Woodwild

A:What do you think about this gaming laptop

Welcome to Techist

Did you read the review you linked? I think it answers your question already.


- Dreadful screen
- Inconsistent game performance

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Option 1:

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A:Looking for a gaming laptop under $700

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Are you completely sure you want a laptop rather then a desktop? They're hot, have a relatively short lifespan, lack upgradability and will be considerably less powerful then a desktop of equivelant price.

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Ok, so here is my problem:

I am an active video gamer but I play on a lap top due to college. (If it helps I play WoW.) The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1150 and about 2-4 years old (I forget). I was wondering if there is a way to increase my Frams per second in game possibly and out of game. In game I have everything set to the lowest settings and yet I still have only 3fps when raiding with 24 other people.

Is there a way to possibly add some hardware to my laptop if nothing else is possible?

A:Problem with Gaming FPS on a Laptop

well, first we sort of need to know what's in it. have you ever added anything to it previously?

how much memory came stock with it? i know if i went to a site it would probably tell me, but sometimes when you buy you can specify how much you want. so it'd be easier if you could tell me directly.

but after we get that out of the way, the answer is fairly plain and expected.

add more memory. more than likely, you have a RAM slot open. and that means you can stick a 1 gigabyte stick in there. and that helps improve frames drastically, and will make everything out of game smoother too.

aside from that, with a laptop, i'm afraid your options are rather limited. once you've upgraded the RAM as much as possible, there's really only a few software programs you can add that might help, or you could fiddle with a few of your hard drive settings.

i assume you don't know much about tweaking your system?
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OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

HD DISPLAY15.6? High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife? and Camera

MEMORY4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz

HARD DRIVE500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

GRAPHICS CARDATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5470, 1GB
OPTICAL DRIVE8X CD/DVD Burner + Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning - Enhanced Burn/Authoring

BATTERY OPTIONS85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)

WIRELESS CARDIntel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6200

BLUETOOTHDell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)

SOUND OPTIONSSoundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
Just wondering if this would be good for an ok-ish gaming laptop.

A:Specs for Gaming Laptop

This looks like a nice laptop. Whats the model?
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A:$400 Budget for a laptop fit for gaming

Fit for what games?

At what settings?

What are your hopes? What are your expectations? I'm wondering about the difference between the two.
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I just bought an Asus K Series laptop, processor being Intel Core i7-4500U, base speed 1.80 Ghz with turbo boost up to 3.0 Ghz. Its GPU is Geforce GT 740M. The RAM is 4gb.

So is this laptop suitable for gaming with smooth gameplay and performance, at least medium to high settings with nice FPS?

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A:Is my laptop good for gaming?


Hardware mentioned seems to be impressive. Still if you want you can go to Can You RUN It | Can I run that game | Game system requirements and check if your system will be able to run the game smoothly or not. This site will run a small scan on your hardware and lets you know if the system is capable to run that specific game or not.
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anyone have a certain one that you've gotten recently or know of one that would be good?

main thing is that i dont really know what spec's are good and not good

the game i'm trying to play is WoW

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A:Getting gaming laptop, opinions?

I've always used desktops for my gaming rigs, but this laptop looks promising for an amazing experience: The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler

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A:Suggestions for Gaming Laptop

SAGER are the best, but expensive... People I know have them enjoy them. I've tested them out bigger and heavy with logs of devices memory, video an etc.

Panasonic makes some really good ones more to road warror, army and corp stuff. Not cheap... So SAGER would be the way to go, don't forget to get extra batteries, power ac suppies an etc..

Holding out for new tech, will be hard to do as so much new stuff will aways come out even if you got the lastest and greatest system out there, you'll never play catch up.