A week or so ago I've started experiencing infrequent BSODs while playing DOTA 2 (haven't played much else, so I wouldn't know if they occur in different games). I've also watched a bunch of TV shows and movies. It seems that they only occur while gaming. I'm not sure if they happened enough times (7-8) to be absolutely certain it's due to playing a game but as far as i know, it never happened outside of it. The first time it happened I had plenty of time (they tend to do a long memory dump, around 10 seconds) to read atidiag.sys or something similar.
I figured it must be my GPU drivers causing it (AMD Radeon 6950) so I went to check for drivers (it took me 5-6 days to finally commit to doing this, since I just shrugged off the BSODs at first) and sure enough, there were brand new ones, which I installed yesterday (I think, maybe the day before yesterday). Everything was running "hiccupless" until it crashed again half an hour ago, however, the culprit this time was tcpip.sys, which to me indicates some network hardware error unrelated to my GPU.
Though I have decent knowledge of computers, things like these vary a lot and don't have any general solutions I could look up. So I figured instead of searching the internet and trying to apply other people's solutions, I'd just humbly ask the help of experts.
Anyway, to provide some more detail:
The game just freezes up instantly, and the screen gets sheared with multicolored noise lines, then a second or two later, I'm taken to the BSOD screen, where it hangs for 8-12 seconds and finally restarts.
My PC is otherwise running perfectly, no malware, spyware or anything of the sort (this is well inside my comfort zone, unlike reading BSOD dumps, so you can take my word for it).
CPU, GPU, motherboard temperatures are around 40-50 degrees, with CPU peaking at 80 and the GPU at 85 (with the fan never over 80%), despite the fact that it's gotten really hot here.
Finally, I only have a single crash dump (the latest, tcpip one), since I thought I'd solve my problems with updating the GPU's drivers, and because those stupid things are so sensitive, I prefer to use CCleaner as an extra precation after using driver sweeper and AMD's own removal software, so I've deleted the old dumps in the process.
I've compressed the file to a rar, not sure if that's a necessity.
Looking forward to any replies, thanks a lot in advance!
EDIT 1: Just had another one, this one had no .sys file written. I'll upload the log in a reply as soon as someone posts a reply (so as not to bump this).
Edited by teokk, 16 June 2013 - 05:57 AM.