Hello forum, I am having computer crashes when I am playing games like Battlefield Bad Company 2, Warcraft III, and so on
My specs are:
I7 930 @ stock settings
Gigabyte ud3r x58a
Two Seagate Black Caviar 500TB in RAID0 -> Total of 1TB
G.Skills Ripjaw 3x2GB Triple Channel @ 1600mhz 8-8-8-24
Corsair Ax750 PSU
EVGA Geforce 570 SC edition
Airflow condition = Excellent [Coolermaster 932hf case with Noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler]
Recently give me crash during game sessions at random intervals.
Computer freezes on the last frame, while the sound is being looped.. then blue screen occurs
I've tried to fix the damn thing for a while now, I reinstalled windows 7 and it still give me this error, meaning its hardware related.
Bios is in stock settings.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
Any Idea what might be causing the problem ? If so which hardware(s) ?
This is usually a heat GPU problem. If it happens only when the GPU is under load, it is most likely.
I would recommend taking off the GPU cooler, cleaning the GPU chip, removing any dust from the graphics RAM. Reapply thermal compound (Arctic MX-3 is good I have found). Reinstall the cooler, plug cooler fan in and pop back in the base unit.
Run Memtest. (www.memtest.org). Most serious problems show up in seconds but it's good to run overnight at some point. Boot order for CD/DVD drive (or USB drive) must be before your hard drive (BIOS setting).
My problem was the same; it turned out I need to update my BIOS firmware because it was not giving my RAM the correct settings.
Things to do:
1) check for newer BIOS and update if necessary
2) run Memtest
3) test RAM in groups of two (only if Memtest shows a problem). *Must use ONLY specific slots when using only two RAM sticks. See motherboard manual.
Actually the problem was related to the sound driver. The problem only occurred when I was playing battlefield bad company 2, so it had to be software related. Later I figured it is the Realtek sound driver format that is causing the trouble.
The sound format has to be 24bits 192000hz (studio quality) somehow for the computer to not crash, otherwise I will get the same error. What is weird is that I never got this problem before.. oh well
p.s. Didnt mention that I ran all the tests for checking each hardware, all my hardware seems to be fine.