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Tried to start up games on PC leads to BSOD

post #1 of 9
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Just yesterday I noticed out of nowhere (when trying to play game) my monitor was losing signal off and on. Did this around three times. Then checker board white boxes came out. Where there was no white space i could still see my desktop then it got really blurry and BSOD. Then I restarted the comp and after a few minutes it did the same thing. Today I tried it thinking it might be something graphics related I tried to run a game and bam did the same thing. If anyone can help check what these Errors mean and know how to read these dump files and help me out that would be great thanks.

system specs

CPU phenom II x 4 955

Motherboard MSI 870A-G46

Graphics EVGA GTX 480

RAM G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 gb

Hard Drive 320gb Optical

OS Windows 7 Pro 64bit

PSU Corsair 650 TX

Error

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c4
BCP1: 0000000000000091
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: FFFFF80004018CC0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Also uploaded the files that the BSOD error says Files that help describe the problem:

Dump files.zip 38k .zip file
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phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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post #2 of 9
Have you changed anything recently that might have caused this to happen? Sometimes drivers or changes to hardware can cause these kinds of things, or it's corruption somewhere. That c4 code usually is a driver problem so perhaps something has been corrupted with your GPU drivers?
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Actually I had just installed a F2P game called Artic combat on steam. I am actually uninstalling my drivers at this moment and going to install the lasted driver see if the same thing happens.
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phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
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Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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Originally Posted by mike1622 View Post

Actually I had just installed a F2P game called Artic combat on steam. I am actually uninstalling my drivers at this moment and going to install the lasted driver see if the same thing happens.

Steam games have a way to verify the data integrity to make sure it's not something software related. Careful cleaning your drivers, CC clean is okay but driver sweeper I've seen way too many problems. Reinstalling the drivers even if the version hasn't changed may fix the problem otherwise you have something else going on here.
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Just uninstalled all drivers and used ccleaner. Installing right now and will see if the same thing happens.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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post #6 of 9
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Yep tried to run a game once again and shortly after does the same thing and the computer restarts. So this is clearly not driver related.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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post #7 of 9
When you say run a game, is it any game or a specific one? I'm just wondering if there's a certain demand on your system causing these BSODs.
post #8 of 9
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Twice it was when I tried running that Artic Combat game then twice again when I tried to run Far cry 3.

Edit. Just tried a non intensive graphic game called street racers. And it didnt do it. Seems that games that require more grahics power are leading to the crash which can only mean two things. Either the psu is not able to supply enough power for higher end games thus leading to BSOD or the graphics card is overheating and something is messed up in it.
Edited by mike1622 - 12/10/12 at 2:38pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
  hide details  
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II x 4 955 Asus M4A78 Plus GTX 480 6 gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320gb dvd/cd burner Windows 7 Pro 64bit 20 inch Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 TX Generic case 
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post #9 of 9
Have you done any scans for malware or any random processes that could be running while you're trying to run steam games? Usually a driver cleaning and reinstalling the latest can fix most of these problems. If it's not a driver problem it could be a hardware problem. How old is your PSU and is the voltage still good on it in your BIOS?
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