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February 21, 2013 6:40:03 PM

I just build a new rig and I'm completely stuck on what to do next. I've reinstalled windows 7 twice now and continue to get BSOD's or just crashes when playing games. The only games I have to test right now are Diablo 3 & Crysis 3. Both will crash saying "crysis3.exe" or "diablo3.exe" has stopped working. Or it results in a blue screen.

So far I've uninstalled the games and reinstalled them all with all Firewalls settings off, always running as admin. I've gone through BIOS multiple times re-checking. Most things are set to auto, but I manually set the RAM timings and voltage and disabled any overclocking function. I also heard it could also be a hard drive problem. So I went to Western Digital and downloaded their "Data Lifeguard for Windows" program and ran an extended diagnostic that took about 2 hours. That yielded no results. Everything seems to be running fine, idk what is going wrong here. I'll list any possible information that I think will be useful below. Any response would be of great help!

Just for reference, when installing Windows 7 64bit, I installed it, installed all drivers, then ran all updates. This was all on a 64Gb SSD and there is 22% space left over on it. After that I installed all programs and games on a WD 500GB hard drive.

Here is my build,

AMD FX-8320
Crosshair V Formula-Z mobo
16GB Patriot Viper Extreme @ 2400MHz RAM,
EVGA GTX 680
Seasonic 860w Platinum PSU
64GB SSD
500GB WD Velociraptor 10,000 RPM Hard Drive

Also when attempting to play games, I ran Precision X, GPU-Z, and AI Suite II. All temps looked good, GPU was hitting boost clock and voltages just find while staying under 80C. CPU stayed around 70C as well (waiting to upgrade the stock cooler :( ) Voltages were fine on CPU as well. BIOS emergency temps set to 100C.

Here the beggining of my Dxdiag if it helps.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/21/2013, 13:32:24
Machine name: OWENS-GAMINGPC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.
System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/14/12 15:46:12 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16284MB RAM
Page File: 2226MB used, 30340MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

If the whole dxdiag would help let me know, I didn't want to post it all if it wasn't needed. And lastly here is what the Event Viewer is coming up with.

Faulting application name: Diablo III.exe, version: 1.0.7.14633, time stamp: 0x51106b95
Faulting module name: Diablo III.exe, version: 1.0.7.14633, time stamp: 0x51106b95
Exception code: 0xc00000fd
Fault offset: 0x00857297
Faulting process id: 0xc7c
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce10702b03c6f9
Faulting application path: D:\Games\Diablo 3\Diablo III\Diablo III.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Games\Diablo 3\Diablo III\Diablo III.exe
Report Id: 85304a3b-7c63-11e2-9736-9c5e5113b916

Faulting application name: crysis3.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x02f4d040
Faulting module name: crysis3.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x02f4d040
Exception code: 0xc0000096
Fault offset: 0x00385ebc
Faulting process id: 0x13a8
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce0ff69b841624
Faulting application path: D:\Games\Origin\Games\Crysis 3\Bin32\crysis3.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Games\Origin\Games\Crysis 3\Bin32\crysis3.exe
Report Id: 39ff536b-7bea-11e2-81f9-f270fd3f1b1d

And there are many items in my event viewer. Although, these seem to be the ones that show up the most when it crashes. Agian, anything would be helpful and let me know if there is anything useful that that I left out. Thank you!

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February 21, 2013 7:22:52 PM
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I would run memtest to rule out RAM.
I would install speedfan to monitor your temps and voltage.
February 21, 2013 7:23:03 PM

I would run memtest to rule out RAM.
I would install speedfan to monitor your temps and voltage.
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February 21, 2013 8:54:31 PM

anonymous1 said:
I would run memtest to rule out RAM.
I would install speedfan to monitor your temps and voltage.


Okay. I currently just installed Memtest86+. Probably let it run all night tonight after reading the manual. I'll keep you posted on how that works out. At this point I'm actually praying it'll be RAM lol! Be such an easy fix...
February 22, 2013 2:58:10 PM

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February 22, 2013 3:01:32 PM

Thank you anonymous1, I ran memtest86+. Lol and it actually didn't solve my problems really. Although, it canceled all hardware possibilities. After I ran memtest86+ I had an odd idea though, I changed all my RAM settings back to auto and all the sudden my games are working just find and no crashes so far. I'm real happy to say my computer is function great, but I'm not to excited that my RAM speeds are running at less than half the stock speeds.

Anyone know possibilities for this happening?
February 22, 2013 4:08:49 PM

make sure to double check the ram's OCing capabilities including max voltage, might be just a hair out of spec, then try OCing again steps at a time until you're happy with it and it's still stable
February 23, 2013 3:05:29 PM

Lynxvi said:
make sure to double check the ram's OCing capabilities including max voltage, might be just a hair out of spec, then try OCing again steps at a time until you're happy with it and it's still stable


So far I ran it at 1.65v as it's rated. Then I heard when having multiple DIMM's it's good to up the voltage by 0.01v. So I ran it at 1.66v and it caused crashes on both. Even though my board considers 2400MHz an OC, if the RAM is rated at 2400MHz, 1.65v and correct timings shouldn't it run just fine?
March 25, 2013 2:40:28 PM

OwensJ480 said:
anonymous1 said:
I would run memtest to rule out RAM.
I would install speedfan to monitor your temps and voltage.


Okay. I currently just installed Memtest86+. Probably let it run all night tonight after reading the manual. I'll keep you posted on how that works out. At this point I'm actually praying it'll be RAM lol! Be such an easy fix...

Had the same problmes with Crysis3, same as thousand others has.after 5h gaming freezing constant. solution, to uninst antiv/firewall, reinstall and run it, found very hidden spyware, killed that, got 40 more gigs on the ssd.. game worked til 12 houers, then some freezes..got latest nv drive, worked 30 min each time,got to 17 houers now, then bsod..when it comes to Crysis3, most problems is software,drivers, and winsettings, not hardware..also do i use reimage..and a lot of files get damaged each time freeze or bsod and need repair.
Have now tried disable netbios. lets see how that works, ill notifie u.
March 29, 2013 3:22:49 AM

Nothing so far works, got newest version of nvidia drivers. dont work, seem like its only they who have nvidia that get these crashes, tried a funny thing now, changed memcache from pre to programs, to system, and optimized the cache. new crash but different code this time , 05..instead of 07 . this higly indicate there is a serious bug in Nvidias drivers. Last ting to try is to go back to 2.95 vers of the driver.
An update, problem is solved it was the Trend internet security that was the culprit, no updates to the version i have, had to uninstall it and go for a other.
Now a everything works.
PS, iobit adv sys care is a freeware thats very good for solving problems, give it a try.
March 29, 2013 10:50:31 PM

Ok. more testing, it seems like certain progs like damon tools do something wrong.. got to play better now sinc i deleted everythign in the reg thats got to do with them.
But Crysis has its own thing, cr3..its not the same as the 3 ones before this game. this isnt allowing u to play as u want, its rigid, like a usa grunt camp..hrrhh..ullggh.. do if u dont paly linear..u cant reach next level..hhhrhh.. not recomended game, this is as certain films 4 ones always crap..typicl usa( in this case Sony is the owner, avoid)...remeber the customer is always the fool..
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