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Hi Overclockers.net,
I'm in need of your assistance yet again. Over the month upon months I have been trying to figure out the cause of my constant BSOD when playing Battlefield 3 Beta, Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty 4. However although I'm not positive but I think it might be the audio.

The other week I was playing Battlefield 3 Beta and it was fine. However when the update was released only 2 days ago, I am starting to get BSOD. But it's not your ordinary BSOD. The whole system locks up and I'm force to restart my PC manually, but when I login it said BlueScreen had occurred.

Anyway, This is what my PC gave me on the issue. I can't make any sense of it but hopefully you guys might be able to. Before you guys look at my problem, Please note that I am overclocking both GPU, CPU & RAM. However I have reason to believe that this is not the problem, due to the fact that I have tried playing the games on stock clocks and it still causes BSOD.

I have also tested my system with Prime95 & MemTest and it in 100% completely stable. As you can see below from my rig info, I am doing a heavy clock. However my temps are ranging from 39 - 72 degrees.
Edited by deception345 - 10/10/11 at 2:44am
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If the cause is my onboard sound card. I have been looking at separate sound cards. I am using Logitech X-530. I want to have decent sound quality, without having to spend more then $50. After looking around, I found these 2 cards.

Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...9.html?sort=3a

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Card PCI
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...3.html?sort=3a

I was thinking of buying the Asus sound card due to the fact that I have an Asus motherboard and maybe it might be better capable then the Creative Sound Card.
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Not sure about your bsod issue , but if you are going to pick up one of those sound cards, the Asus DG is better , The Creative is just a re-badged SE .
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Have you tried removing your Videocard and use onboard, to see if the same thing happen?
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