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BSOD playing games - desperate!

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Rachelhayes1992, Jun 24, 2018.

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  1. Rachelhayes1992

    Rachelhayes1992 Thread Starter

    Jun 24, 2018
    Good afternoon.

    I have no idea what else I can do!! I have an Acer aspire, GeForce 840m dedicated graphics, newly fitted SSD hardrive.

    I can play every single game I have tried to play, including Sims 4 which runs flawlessly, but Sims 3 always causes either, watchdog violation or video scheduler internal error within 5-10 minutes of playing. Now I have done almost everything imaginable to this laptop-

    Clean driver uninstall and re installs (various times)
    Clean re-install of windows 10 (worked for 30 minutes then BSOD)
    Changed settings on GeForce control panel
    Reverted driver to previous version
    Installed chipset intel
    Spoken with Nvidia customer service agents
    Driver updates upon driver updates

    I literally have no other things to try. I am so desperate and confused and frustrated.

    If someone could help I would be internally grateful
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