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post #1 of 17
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what can be causing this??
today i was playing CoD 4 and i got this bsod out of the blue.
system has been rock stable for weeks.
bad drivers?
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Did you happen to write down the exact error code? It sounds like a driver issue or mem, but the exact error code would help to try and pinpoint the problem.
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Usually a driver issue or not a stable overclock
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i'm downloading latest geforce drivers now.
it happened after i networked my rig with my lappy via an ethernet cable.
i was playing CoD 4 with a friend and after a couple hours it bsod,it restarted then as soon as i logged in my friend joined a server and i BSOD'd again.
i decreased the clocks a little now(100Mhz).
IT HAS BEEN ROCK STABLE,it happened just after i networked the pcs,if it happens again i will write down the exact code.
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You may need to update youre lan or wlan drivers, depends on the method you are networked.
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Check Vista for Error Reports and all (Control Panel>Problem Reports and Solutions) and check for solutions. It usually helps me.

If that doesn't work perhaps you have some overheating probs cause you have the stock Intel cooler. If my definition of ROCK STABLE it means that every single overclocked component has been tested.

Perhaps your computer has a compatibility issue with the other computers you connect to?

Since this just happened after being rock stable for weeks, have you changed anything recently (hardware and software) that might affect your game?

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Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Check Vista for Error Reports and all (Control Panel>Problem Reports and Solutions) and check for solutions. It usually helps me.

If that doesn't work perhaps you have some overheating probs cause you have the stock Intel cooler. If my definition of ROCK STABLE it means that every single overclocked component has been tested.

Perhaps your computer has a compatibility issue with the other computers you connect to?

Since this just happened after being rock stable for weeks, have you changed anything recently (hardware and software) that might affect your game?

Hope I helped
it happened after i installed a new pci ethernet card and i hooked it to my lappy,i noticed that the windows generic drivers were used and i just updated them,if i get any further errors i will post.
i'm 100% sure it's the ethernet drivers.
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
it happened after i installed a new pci ethernet card and i hooked it to my lappy,i noticed that the windows generic drivers were used and i just updated them,if i get any further errors i will post.
i'm 100% sure it's the ethernet drivers.
Is the ethernet card a big brand name product? If so, the manufacturers usually have better drivers/software for the card. DO you use hamatchi/wireless/other network connections? They might conflict with the ethernet card, try disabling them and see if that works?

Did you connect the card properly? That happened to me once, my wireless card had a similar problem and I checked the pci card and the card wasn't in properly (yes i was that stupid).

If that doesnt't work perhaps try the motherboard onboard ethernet card.

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Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Is the ethernet card a big brand name product? If so, the manufacturers usually have better drivers/software for the card. DO you use hamatchi/wireless/other network connections? They might conflict with the ethernet card, try disabling them and see if that works?

Did you connect the card properly? That happened to me once, my wireless card had a similar problem and I checked the pci card and the card wasn't in properly (yes i was that stupid).

If that doesnt't work perhaps try the motherboard onboard ethernet card.

I hope I help.
i removed the pci ethernet card(physically)and still got the BSOD after a couple hours,i have installed the windows hotfix and it didn't fix it so the card is not the problem.
i'm going to run memtest now and post back results.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
i removed the pci ethernet card(physically)and still got the BSOD after a couple hours,i have installed the windows hotfix and it didn't fix it so the card is not the problem.
i'm going to run memtest now and post back results.
Ok that narrows it down a bit;
1. Memory is incompatible with motherboard (highly unlikely)
or
Memory is stuffed up some way
2. Windows Vista took a beating along the way and decided to fall apart (50-50)
3. If you overclocked your Memory, perhaps thats unstable (unlikely from your description of your PC)
4. I'm not too sure myself but does x86 mean 32bit or 64bit, If it means 64bit and the computers you network with are 32bit, maybe that is the problem. I heard quite a few programs/hardware is incompatible with 64bit

I hope I help
Edited by Danylu - 6/1/08 at 3:31am
    
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