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The Graphics in games go haywire then I get BSOD


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Ok so we're still at two possible problems...PSU and Graphics Card.
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Going by the listed specs, the PSU should be okay, but it's not exactly high quality.

To test the stability of your system, download and install OCCT. Then run its Power Supply test for a full hour (it should be set to run for an hour by default). Make sure the fullscreen checkbox is checked. Let us know if the test is able to successfully complete.
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Thank you Stettybet0
Looking through the topic can you see anything I may have missed?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by rshaffer61, 20 January 2010 - 05:22 PM.

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ok ill try that later but i got some more information for you
played a new game called 2moons (or dekaron or sumtin)
after a couple of days of playing it, i played music at the same time and the graphics went crazy then BSOD, rebooted and did it again, then on the third time i didnt open my music and it worked fine. The next day i played the game with a movie playing and it BSOD.
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If it is BSODing then there should be new entries in the blue Screen Viewer log. Can you attach a new log in your next reply?
Also why would you play a movie while playing a game? The video itself would probably BSOD because of the overload trying to process the game and the movie at the same time.
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coz i like playing movies and watching games

it seems that whocrashed takes several days before the crash shows up in there
and nothing new in blue screenviewer

On Mon 4/01/2010 6:55:59 AM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: nv4_disp.dll
Bugcheck code: 0xEA (0x89804020, 0x895E1EB8, 0x89CF0FA8, 0x1)
Error: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
Dump file: E:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini010410-01.dmp
file path: E:\WINDOWS\system32\nv4_disp.dll
product: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 182.50
company: NVIDIA Corporation
description: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 182.50
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Ok well I have tried everything there is to try including completely wiping the drivers and installing the newest versions. The problem still happens so the only conclusion I can see id that the video card memory is faulty. As rare as it is on these new cards it is the only explanation I can see.
Have you tried to lower the settings on the game and see if it works?
Reseating the card
Do you have onboard video or is the card the only video you have?
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Sorry I haven't been here in a while.
I downloaded OCCT and am just wondering how safe it is. I really don't want to fry my PSU or lose all my data. What are the potential problems that can occur from doing this test? and when i run it should i close everything and then not touch my computer at all?
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OCCT is that the program that tests ram and cpu?
I'm not sure why you want to test that since we already checked the memory.
Try this.
Go to Start and then to Run and Type in dxdiag and then click Enter
At the bottom of the System page click on Save All Information
Save As a Text file and save to Desktop.Include this file with your next reply.
On the DirectX Files tab, check at the bottom of the window for any problem notes.
On the Display Tab click the
Test DirectDraw button and wait for the results.
Then click the Test Direct3D button and wait for the results.

In your next reply include results of each of the above steps.
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To test the stability of your system, download and install OCCT. Then run its Power Supply test for a full hour (it should be set to run for an hour by default). Make sure the fullscreen checkbox is checked. Let us know if the test is able to successfully complete.



that guy above said i should test the PSU on OCCT
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Attached File  DxDiag.txt   41.26KB   118 downloads
it says no problems found in directx

Display 1
No problems found.
DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.

Display 2
No problems found.
DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.
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Ahh ok sorry I didn't look back far enough. Stettybey0 is a very well respected member of the Tech Staff and he would never ask you to do anything that would cause harm to your system on purpose. If he suggest it then I'm sure he has tried it himself and has no problems with it.
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Ok well i ran the test for an hour and the cpu overheated after 5 minutes

heres the results:
2010_02_01_20h27_CPU1.png
2010_02_01_20h27_CPU2.png
2010_02_01_20h27_CPU3.png
2010_02_01_20h27_CPU4.png
2010_02_01_20h27_GPU1.png
2010_02_01_20h27_VCore.png
2010_02_01_20h27_Volt3.png
2010_02_01_20h27_Volt12.png

wow 90c gpu and 80c cpu kinda hot i think and i dont really understand the voltage results
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The test to me shows the possible cause as being a drop in voltage from the PSU. This could be causing the fans on both the CPU and Video to be slowing down and not cooling like they should.
Since Stettybet0 is more familiar with this program he should really be the one to advise on this.
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i sent him a message so hopefully he will reply soon.

How do you stop a voltage drop? (and the 12v one is the one for games right?)
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