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BSOD Mostly when playing a game

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lepz, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. lepz

    lepz Thread Starter

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    First off, I also posted this on the Windows 7 forum as I'm not really sure which category it fits more. It is probably a hardware issue but the bsod's could be read from someone who is familiar with diagnosing them.

    I recently built my system, and it's been pretty rough ever since. Often, when I start up a game, it decides to crash my whole system resulting in a blue screen. Do note, however, that it has also crashed when not in a game, but only once or twice.

    My first thought was the ram, as it was and is giving a lot of memory errors, so I ran memtest for over 10 hours with no failures. My next thought was the CPU, so I ran prime 95 on blend and small ftt tests for over 8 hours which also proved to be stable. Next was the HDD, and I did everything from examining the SMART info to a long generic test. GPU was my last hope, but Furmark doesn't phase the card, and I even ran MemtestG80 which supposedly tests the GPUs memory as well. I do realize these tests are not the end all, and there could be a problem with any one of them that the tests didn't find. I have also reinstalled Windows.

    Something curious happened when I ran memtest the other day. I had one stick in and left the room for a few minutes, only to come back to 7k+ errors. This was it I thought, I finally found out what was causing it. I wanted to test it again to make sure it wasn't a bug in the software, but it ran for 8 hours with no errors. So I'm lead to believe it's the ram, motherboard, memory cache, or psu. I am leaning away from the psu based on the fact that I get lucky and am able to play Skyrim on Ultra with no issue.

    I have attached several recent minidumps for anyone who is able to understand such things.

    If there is anything I can clarify or test, just let me know. I will be forever gracious if someone could help me with this, because it's not fun building a nice system only to have it work half the time.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: My computer specs are in my profile.
     

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  2. Tanis

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    What are your temperatures like?

    What is the exact make, model and wattage of your PSU?
     
  3. lepz

    lepz Thread Starter

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    My GPU under full stress never rises above 70c, and is usually around 60c when actually gaming. The CPU will only get to 70c as well when stressed, the max I've seen it under regular load is around 50c.

    It's a PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II, 750W. Model PPCMK2S750
     
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