I recently have received a BSOD while playing Black Ops 2 (information in the picture below), and I'm not sure why. It's not an actual BSOD, but more of a system hang with a white, or a black screen. This has happened to me a few times. When I restart I get a windows error message indicating that the system has just recovered from a BSOD and the dump file information is as depicted below.
My first assumption is that this is a driver issue. I can play GW2, WoW, Crysis, Far Cry 3, and other GPU intensive games in Ultra settings without getting a BSOD or a hangup. During one play session of Black Ops, I had a system hang and the sound began to loop/play continuously. I thought I was going to have to restart, but the system came back, and Black Ops was not responding. When the system hangs, it has either a white screen, or a black screen, and the music I'm listening to plays as if it is never going to stop. (I have no better way of describing that ;p). I can't do anything during this hang and every time, except once, I've had to restart it.
In order to aid you guys in helping me, I did a few diagnostics beforehand to try to figure out what is causing this BSOD. I ran Furmark bench software to see if my GPU wasn't getting sufficient power, or maybe it was causing the system to BSOD because of heat or instability issues. I ran that for about 5 - 10 minutes, and the GPU stayed at 75 degrees celsius under max load, and the system didn't crash. Also, I have recently run Prime95 to test my overclock on my CPU. I ran the overclock while I was at work, and for 8 hours the CPU was under max load, and it stayed at a cool 60 degrees celsius.
As a gift, I received the Sandisk 32GB readycache, and this is where things get interesting. When I have to restart, the systems starts up tremendously slow, and the ready cache is not enabled. I hear a few "da dings" (the noise that plays when new hardware is detected) and then the ready cache software begins to load. It's entirely possible that playing video games while having this ready cache software enabled is causing the system to BSOD, but I would now know. It's just me guessing.
I'm thinking it's a driver issue with Black Ops 2. The reason why I think this is because of that one time when the system recovered, but Black Ops wasn't responding.
I am desperately hoping I don't have a bad GPU. I just bought this GPU, and I don't want to have to deal with an RMA. The stress test has indicated to me that it's highly unlikely that the GPU is faulty, but you guys would know much better than I would.
I appreciate the help, and if there is anything I can do to aid you in helping me, let me know. I can get anything you need.
AMD Phenom 965 Deneb Black Edition Overclocked to 4.0 GHZ
Undervolted to 1.48
Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram
32GB Sandisk Ready Cache SSD
Very Old 250GB Hitachi Drive (7200 rpm)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB Drive (7200 rpm)
Coolermaster Hyper 212 PLUS
Asus M5A99X EVO Motherboard