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Getting BSOD as well as complete PC freezes while gaming

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July 13, 2014 1:13:17 AM

Hello everyone.

I've had my PC for about 7 months and gaming has been fine until about 2 weeks ago, where I've had complete PC freezes with stuttering audio and BSODs. They only happen while gaming (e.g. bf4), but also on less intensive games like chivalry medieval warfare and cs:go.

At first I thought the CPU was overheating because coretemp showed temps from 80-100 degrees celcius when running bf4. So I cleaned and reapplied thermal paste (using the stock cooler). Today while running bf4 the cpu reached around the 70s (when i tried to exit the game the PC completely froze and had to cut off power). My idle temps range from mid 20s-mid 30s.


These BSOD logs are from whocrashed:

On Sun 7/13/2014 6:31:33 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\071314-23556-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: Unknown (0x00000000)
Bugcheck code: 0x9C (0x0, 0xFFFFF80000BA8BB0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal machine check exception has occurred.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error.
Google query: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
This BSOD Happened after running intel burn test (stress test) on standard test for a few seconds.


On Fri 7/11/2014 3:03:21 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: Unknown (0x00000000)
Bugcheck code: 0x7E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF880045AC010, 0xFFFFF880009D78A8, 0xFFFFF880009D7100)
Error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a system thread generated an exception that the error handler did not catch.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error.
Google query: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Thursday/Friday
Bug Check Code: 0x00000101
Clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated interval (didnt have whocrashed at that time so I took down the details)



Here are my specs:

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: G Skill RipJaws F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL 16384MB RAM (2x 8gb)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon R9-280X Windforce
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
MOBO: AS Rock H87 Performance
PSU: Antec True Power 650 watt


Any help would be appreciated, Thanks! :D 


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a c 655 4 Gaming
July 13, 2014 6:23:13 PM

Start with the normal things, make sure you have the latest BIOS and mobo drivers, run both a Malware and Virus check and see if it continues, might also run a disk check and memory diagnostics
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July 14, 2014 6:18:51 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Start with the normal things, make sure you have the latest BIOS and mobo drivers, run both a Malware and Virus check and see if it continues, might also run a disk check and memory diagnostics


Hi Tradesman1, I've done the things you've suggested(updates+antivirus/malware) and memory diagnostics reported no issues (ran it about 5 passes). and also acquired an SSD for the OS (booting and loading anything was taking ages on the HDD). So win 7 was clean installed on the SSD and the HDD was formatted. I don't have the time to test games and such yet but I'll report back when i get the chance, and if any freezes/BSOD happen again
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a c 655 4 Gaming
July 14, 2014 8:05:09 AM

Will keep an eye out for you ;) 
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July 19, 2014 1:03:09 AM

After reinstalling windows, wiping the hdd and getting a better cpu cooler (coolermaster 212 evo), everything seems to be going smoothly!
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