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Playing Games Crashes Computer BCCode 116... No idea what the problem is!

So I recently got myself a computer with the following: 600W PSU, Intel Core i5-4570, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)...

...and to my slight disappointment, playing the likes of Starcraft 2 and Bioshock Infinite result in crashes 10 minutes into the game, seemingly regardless of the graphics settings.
Sometimes, the game crashes and I'm left with the popup saying "Display Driver Nvidia windows kernel mode driver 335.23 stopped responding and was recovered successfully". MSI Afterburner shows a momentary huge (in the millions-ish) GPU power and usage spike when this happens.
At other times, the computer simply reboots, without a warning message or anything. Here's a BSOD analysis I ran at OSR Online: http://pastebin.com/xQcXQYWq

Temperatures of all components in the computer are good, with the GPU temp getting to 70 degrees C max. None of the numbers shown by HWMonitor or Afterburner seem out of the ordinary. Here's the HWMonitor data: http://pastebin.com/ajkEVa5R
I've tried reinstalling drivers and tried beta drivers. I have not been overclocking.

This is getting pretty frustrating. Any idea what the problem could be? How would I fix this?
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  1. I would also assume it was a heat issue. But since it is not i would think it is a faulty gfx of some sort. Do you have or can get hold of another gfx you can put in there to test it out?
  2. Hey,

    not sure if the voltage readings are correct but they are all over the place.

    Voltage 2 2.06 Volts [0xAC] (+3.3V)
    Voltage 3 2.80 Volts [0x8B] (+5V)
    Voltage 4 8.93 Volts [0xBA] (+12V)
    Voltage 5 -8.93 Volts [0xBA] (-12V)
    Voltage 6 -8.93 Volts [0xBA] (-5V)
    Voltage 7 2.88 Volts [0x8F] (+5V VCCH)

    If the readings are correct then you are probably looking at a faulty or really poor quality PSU.

    If you have a way test your system with a different PSU.
  3. ya I would think those readings look poor also- real poor
  4. Best answer
    Actually, have you tried a clean drivers installation? You could use a tool like http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_uninstaller_download.html to uninstall the old drivers and then download and install the latest drivers from nVidia's website.
  5. Mouldread said:
    Hey,

    not sure if the voltage readings are correct but they are all over the place.

    Voltage 2 2.06 Volts [0xAC] (+3.3V)
    Voltage 3 2.80 Volts [0x8B] (+5V)
    Voltage 4 8.93 Volts [0xBA] (+12V)
    Voltage 5 -8.93 Volts [0xBA] (-12V)
    Voltage 6 -8.93 Volts [0xBA] (-5V)
    Voltage 7 2.88 Volts [0x8F] (+5V VCCH)

    If the readings are correct then you are probably looking at a faulty or really poor quality PSU.

    If you have a way test your system with a different PSU.



    At this point, I'm thinking faulty PSU is the most likely cause, as I've tried a clean driver install.
    I don't really have another PSU to test it with, but could I know what a normal voltage reading would look like? Thanks :)
  6. Usually the voltage values in the brackets are indication for what the expected voltage should be.

    So if we look at "Voltage 4 8.93 Volts [0xBA] (+12V)" then you should have around +12V here and not the 8.93V you are getting. Small deviation is normal like 12.5V or similar but yours is way too low. Same for the rest of the voltages.

    Take a look at this as example to compare with your results.
  7. Mouldread said:
    Usually the voltage values in the brackets are indication for what the expected voltage should be.

    So if we look at "Voltage 4 8.93 Volts [0xBA] (+12V)" then you should have around +12V here and not the 8.93V you are getting. Small deviation is normal like 12.5V or similar but yours is way too low. Same for the rest of the voltages.

    Take a look at this as example to compare with your results.


    Hello
    I was getting those errors lately so I removed my graphics card. I am unable to play games now cos of my onboard graphics suck. This is the pic of how my hardware monitor looks. Can you please tell me if they are fine?

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