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post #51 of 155
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So even if I wasn't using my computer at all?
post #52 of 155
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Originally Posted by Cyanide89 View Post

So even if I wasn't using my computer at all?

Well, no, you'd actually have to be using the computer to stress the drivers tongue.gif

Unless the culprit driver (if any) is on start up, you will need to use the system to stress the drivers. It also depends on what the driver is too if there is a culprit driver.
post #53 of 155
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So, I made it crash while playing the Sims 3. Where are the log files stored?

Here is my latest Minidump.zip 45k .zip file .
Edited by Cyanide89 - 4/18/12 at 8:51pm
post #54 of 155
Still a *116 TDR pointing to nvlddmkm.sys. I'm starting to think this is either your PSU or your GPU. As I said earlier, it can be GPU drivers as well, have you tried an earlier version than the latest to be sure?

Also, update this driver:

wdcsam64.sys - Wed Apr 16 04:39:08 2008 (Western Digital External Drive RAID Manager). Update here.
post #55 of 155
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I noticed that the Minidump I sent was actually old, last updated 2 days ago.

I didn't actually get a blue screen, the fans just stared blaring and screen went black, then sounded like it was mid reboot but just hung there. After 15 minutes I just turned it off and restarted the computer.

Here are the Event viewer events:
EventViewer.jpg

My PSU is brand new and this happened with my old one too. Could it be my motherboard? I'm thinking it's probably my GPU then. I'll try to roll back to a legacy driver or a beta and try the game again.

Noticed that the Sims 3 only ran for a couple minutes and crashed with Verifier on, but usually it runs for 30-45 minutes.

Another thing... is the WD driver necessary? If it's just for my external hard drive, it's working perfectly at the moment.

Also... I just reinstalled Windows... is this normal to see in Event Viewer?

SinceReinstall.jpg
Edited by Cyanide89 - 4/18/12 at 9:35pm
post #56 of 155
Gah... I can't believe I missed that, I see it right there in the Event Viewer, it's Avira that is being reported as the issue. Please fully uninstall Avira, it has been known to cause issues on specific systems, especially on Win7. After you've removed it, you can install Microsoft Security Essentials if you'd like to NOT go without an anti virus.

Keep me updated after that.
post #57 of 155
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Really? I will definitely uninstall.

How is Nod32 or Kaspersky?
post #58 of 155
Well, that may not be the 100% definitive cause of your crashes, but Event Viewer is have a poop fit right there with Avira tongue.gif

Nod32 is great, but before you go installing any other AVs, I'd recommend just uninstalling Avira currently and going with MSE TEMPORARILY (that is.. if you don't want to keep it). MSE has always been the go-to AV if a user's current AV is causing trouble in the troubleshooting field, so that's what I recommend for right now smile.gif
post #59 of 155
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Alright, I've uninstalled. I'll run some tests tomorrow and see if it crashes. Thanks again for your help.
post #60 of 155
No problem, keep me updated.
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