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August 31, 2013 10:08:01 AM

Ever since I built my computer about 2 months ago, whenever I attempt to play a game it BSODs or crashes within 5-20 minutes.

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-I have asked this on many forums and here is what I have heard
-Not enough airflow (Ran a test, not it)
-Memory is screwed up (Again, not it)
-Make sure drivers are up to date (they are)
-Everything is messed up

Parts:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BSODs: http://i.imgur.com/yfmcNm0.jpg

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August 31, 2013 10:13:02 AM

Have you tried to re-install windows?
Try doing that, and see if the problem still persists.
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August 31, 2013 10:24:10 AM

fjaesbog said:
Have you tried to re-install windows?
Try doing that, and see if the problem still persists.

I don't at all mean this all in a rude way, but how would that fix it. Wouldn't it be a performance issue?
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August 31, 2013 10:26:47 AM

It's the basics my friend. Troubleshooting can be annoying, but if i were you, i'd start with wiping the entire PC, and see from there. It may, or may not be your hardware, it could also be the software itself.
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August 31, 2013 10:27:11 AM

http://www.memtest86.com

First I would check RAM, 3 times I had BSODs were my RAM. Use this program I think is the best. If your RAM passes it let's search it more.
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August 31, 2013 10:32:10 AM

BigBoss91 said:
http://www.memtest86.com

First I would check RAM, 3 times I had BSODs were my RAM. Use this program I think is the best. If your RAM passes it let's search it more.


I had previously ran the test, there were no issues.
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August 31, 2013 10:35:49 AM

Have you tried running the test with just one of your 2 ram chips and then with just the other one?
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August 31, 2013 11:04:30 AM

BigBoss91 said:
Have you tried running the test with just one of your 2 ram chips and then with just the other one?


This is probably a dumb question, but if only one of them is corrupt, then wouldn't it still work fine if the other one works?
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August 31, 2013 11:10:57 AM

WormyShermy said:
BigBoss91 said:
Have you tried running the test with just one of your 2 ram chips and then with just the other one?


This is probably a dumb question, but if only one of them is corrupt, then wouldn't it still work fine if the other one works?


Dumb or not ask whatever it is you will learn more things that way :)  . From what I've read on internet and other people suggested to me, you should remove all but one of ram chips and scan em. Explaining why I don't really know, people just told me that it should be that way.

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August 31, 2013 11:20:25 AM

BigBoss91 said:
WormyShermy said:
BigBoss91 said:
Have you tried running the test with just one of your 2 ram chips and then with just the other one?


This is probably a dumb question, but if only one of them is corrupt, then wouldn't it still work fine if the other one works?


Dumb or not ask whatever it is you will learn more things that way :)  . From what I've read on internet and other people suggested to me, you should remove all but one of ram chips and scan em. Explaining why I don't really know, people just told me that it should be that way.



Fair enough. I'll run the test tonight and get back to you with the results.
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August 31, 2013 12:52:56 PM

spec wise your hardware requirements look good, errors are reporting problems while underload. which leads me to wonder what your cpu cooler is and if it's seated and pasted properly but hardware wise i'd say everything is good.

memory would be alot more IRQ and Memory dumps, not that but the variety makes me suspect OS corruption or incompatability judging from all the kernel errors.

no idea what OS you're using assuming windows, and looks like some sort of CPU to Memory ramping up issue.

try disabling all the CPU throttling features in the m/b bios and play if it BSOD's very quickly or immediately then it's mostly likely your CPU has a thermal issue.

also could be something wrong on the M/B something was damaged physically or statically if you have worked on your p/c's internals and something caused physical damage or a minor electrostatic discharge to one or some of the chips around the top half of the board?

baring you did nothing to your pc's internals a month( at most, theoretically possible) or less prior to this did you suffer any brown outs surges or lighting storms right before this started happening? kind of looks like an old memory controller issue but those are all on die in this CPU nowdays and have yet to experience one going bad on them.

new nvidia driver 320.49 is worth a shot ( i always go with the simple fixes before delving into the deeper possible issue because it can't hurt right!)
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August 31, 2013 1:03:42 PM

WormyShermy said:
BigBoss91 said:
Have you tried running the test with just one of your 2 ram chips and then with just the other one?


This is probably a dumb question, but if only one of them is corrupt, then wouldn't it still work fine if the other one works?


i let one of my pc's sit from jan - april with out using it fired it up and was having BSOD's and erroring out kind of similar to this but with mostly memory dumps and corruption errors took a few hours worth of testing but one of the memory sticks went bad in the #4 slot and some how a month later the stick in the #3 slot also went bad (i'm guessing some kind of static discharge for sitting so long on the carpet {ya ya ya i know bad for pc's wasn't supposed to be for more than a week} despite 3" high light up plastic feet)

i thought perhaps the slots went bad or the memory controller took a slight or bad hit (c2quad machine) tested the slots out after isolating and removing the bad sticks and testing for a week+ the slots the bad sticks came out of with the 2 remaining good sticks in single & dual channel.

you'd see alot more VRM & VXD errors like i did tho.
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August 31, 2013 1:30:22 PM

f-14 said:
spec wise your hardware requirements look good, errors are reporting problems while underload. which leads me to wonder what your cpu cooler is and if it's seated and pasted properly but hardware wise i'd say everything is good.

memory would be alot more IRQ and Memory dumps, not that but the variety makes me suspect OS corruption or incompatability judging from all the kernel errors.

no idea what OS you're using assuming windows, and looks like some sort of CPU to Memory ramping up issue.

try disabling all the CPU throttling features in the m/b bios and play if it BSOD's very quickly or immediately then it's mostly likely your CPU has a thermal issue.

also could be something wrong on the M/B something was damaged physically or statically if you have worked on your p/c's internals and something caused physical damage or a minor electrostatic discharge to one or some of the chips around the top half of the board?

baring you did nothing to your pc's internals a month( at most, theoretically possible) or less prior to this did you suffer any brown outs surges or lighting storms right before this started happening? kind of looks like an old memory controller issue but those are all on die in this CPU nowdays and have yet to experience one going bad on them.

new nvidia driver 320.49 is worth a shot ( i always go with the simple fixes before delving into the deeper possible issue because it can't hurt right!)


Couple of notes:
-I'm using Windows 7 home premium
-This problem has always persisted, nothing just suddenly happened
-I keep drivers up to date, so that wouldn't be it
-I'm using the CPU fan that came with it
-No brown outs or lightning storms
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