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#1 apwb081289

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

hi, i have a new build and occasionally when in game (skyrim) i will get blue screen and the comp will restart after dumping files.
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CPU - fx-8150@stock
RAM - corsair vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz
Gpu - msi 6970 @ stock
cpu cooler - antec kuhler 920
1 x 120gb SSD corsair force 3 (OS boot)
1 x 1tb HDD seagate barracuda (storage)
psu - ocz zx850w

i dont know how to get the dump files btw. i assume there needed for a diagnosis and fix

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

usually when i get blue screens (very rare these days) it's because of a memory setting or an overclock. since everything is stock check to make sure your ram is stable with memtest86

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

usually when i get blue screens (very rare these days) it's because of a memory setting or an overclock. since everything is stock check to make sure your ram is stable with memtest86


the mem sticks im using i purchased the 1600mhz set but when in the modbo and up and running they were set to 1333mhz, so i changed them in the bios to the figher freq they are now. im not sure if this would count as an overclock?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

You should check core dump files.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:30 AM

You should check core dump files.


i would love to but i dont really know how to

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:49 AM

afaik they're in; C:Windows/Minidump folder

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

And use th software named whocrushed to see the reason.

But if no dump file is there then the PSU you are using is the reason for the problem.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

It is likely a driver associated with that game but to pinpoint the exact cause, we need to look at the crash dump files.

Well, to resolve the bsods being caused by your drivers, you can either try updating them or simply disabling the device. Try updating first, if that doesnt help, try disabling.
  • Click Start , and type "device manager" (without quotes) into the search field.
  • Click Device Manager from the results list.
  • In the Device Manager window that opens, double-click IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers .
  • Select the 1394 Controller.
  • Right click on it and select Update Driver software.
  • Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
If windows is not able to update automatically, download the updated drivers yourself and instead of letting windows search automatically, point it to the location of your downloaded drivers by selecting Browse my computer for driver software.
If you want to disable the device, then instead of selecting update driver software in step 5, choose disable.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

this appears to have sorted its self, thx for all the input guys.

Edited by apwb081289, 26 March 2012 - 02:58 PM.