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baskar p Oct 06, 2008, 12:31pm EDT Report Abuse
when i play game (Dota , Warcraft) my comp restarts and when i disabled automatic restart , blue screen appears whenever i play the game for 5 minutes or so..

the following appears in blue screen..
stating that beginning dump of physical memory ..so and so..

STOP:0X0000008E (0XC0000005 0X00000002 0XB9D43B0C 0X00000000)

very rarely the following message appears even when not playing any game

STOP:0X0000008E (0XC000001D 0X80542610 0XBABEFCF0 0X00000000)

..
the following are my config

intel dual core processor 2.67 Ghz
Nvidia GeForce 6200 LE graphics card (256 MB)
1 GB DDR RAM (Transcend)
80 GB SATA hard disk (seagate)
intel D102GGC2 motherboard..

Can anyone help me..?


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Oct 08, 2008, 01:41am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming

You will have to do some diagnostics and try to find the exact cause of the problem. I had the same problem with a computer when I played Far Cry; it was the memory. However, you have to do some testing:

- Get memtest86 and do at least two passes: http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

- Go to the manufacturer's site of your hard drive and download a diagnostic utility.

- Check your voltages and temperatures and make sure they are all within range

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Bert Peeters Nov 25, 2008, 05:58pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
I have had the same problem for over a year now.
I changed the cpu, added extra ram got a better ventilated case and so on and nothing seems to work.

I ran all kind of test and they all come up clean.

My pc reboots while playing COD4 and now COD5, age of conan, assassins creed all make my pc reboot.
Sometimes after 5 minutes, sometimes after 20 mins or even 1 hour or more but the reboot comes for sure...

A 15 minute everest stresstest didn't cause any problems, so I am stuck :(

CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, 2733 MHz (8 x 342)
Moederbordnaam Abit AB9 / AB9 Wi-Fi
Video kaart nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX (p355) Video Adapter

I turned on the blue screen but that doesn't even come up when the pc decides to reboot so I can't even look for an error code...

anyway, clueless here.

cheers

Tikkas >:o

Bungle Nov 25, 2008, 06:29pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
have you updated your BIOS lately?

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Nick Maskrey Nov 25, 2008, 06:35pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
I had the same problem

About 3 years ago my computer rebooted like every 30 min if i was on the net and 5 min when gaming.

I also did all tests and it was everything OK.
Then i found out that when i scanned with my antivirus i found out i had a virus that i coulden't delete it or put it in quarantene.

After like 1 month after these problems my computer basiclly stopped working.

You should check if its a virus :O

Vancooler2 Nov 25, 2008, 08:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
do a slow format on hdd and reinstall the os.(this will KILL all your stuff) so BACK IT UP FIRST. I beleave you have a bad secter on the hdd. now thats not bad 'cause most hdd have bad secters and when you do a "low level" format, it kills the alocation table then finds all bad secters on the drive and "marks" them as bad. then the os knows not to use them.

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Joshua Marius, LeThe Nov 25, 2008, 09:45pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
Vancooler2 said:
do a slow format on hdd and reinstall the os.(this will KILL all your stuff) so BACK IT UP FIRST. I beleave you have a bad secter on the hdd. now thats not bad 'cause most hdd have bad secters and when you do a "low level" format, it kills the alocation table then finds all bad secters on the drive and "marks" them as bad. then the os knows not to use them.

Huh? Where did you get this from. This is incorrect. A bad sector is a bad sector. Sometimes it can be repaired by a low level format, sometimes not. If you do encounter one then why risk it? Aim for the warranty or just get a new drive.

Have you guys been checking your voltages and temperatures, and tried swapping out the power supply? Even buggy drivers can cause this. Its alwats good to have the latest chipset and graphics drivers. You have to make youselves a list and go through every single possible device that you can troubleshoot. I've seen a lot of gamers build expensive computers use cheap power supplies and experience random reboots and blue screens.

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Sam Jackson Nov 26, 2008, 02:52am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
Looks like you guys need a new powersupply.



Tennessee Nov 26, 2008, 08:38am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
Does your stop error reference a specific file? What does the rest of it say?

Dublin_Gunner Nov 26, 2008, 09:29am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
Gerald Pereira said:
Looks like you guys need a new powersupply.



thats what I was going to post. In 90% of situations where you experience random shutdowns/reboots with no error, a faulty PSU is the cause.

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Vancooler2 Nov 26, 2008, 05:13pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
TO JOSHUA: show me a hdd thats free of bad sectors (can't be done) ALL hdd platters have secters that are bad ("death" star ring any bells) thats why two hdd of the same make and mod will have a few bits less or more between them. It's good to format slow on a new hdd to find any bad sectors (a must for a stripe raid) then scan every few months for new bad sectors. and also most hdd warrantys don't cover bad sectors.

the "0x0000008e" is a memory block/sector that can't read OR write to. Nine times out of ten its the hdd. cables, cables, cables and then try rseating the RAM (it could be that too) scan the hdd (if it's the c: the puter will have to restart and just let windows scan the hdd) but it still could be other stuff like the mobo,PSU, or even a cd-rom/dvd-rom(ram) drive

"so many cats, so few recipes"
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Joshua Marius, LeThe Nov 26, 2008, 05:31pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming

For a while there you had me confused. I think by slow format you mean FULL format vs a quick format.

I've never heard of every hard drive having a bad sector. I've done a lot of research on drives and thoroughly tested some "specimens" with about 10 utilities and have found them to be flawless. I will have to read up more on this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eMWG3fwiEU

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
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ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Vancooler2 Nov 26, 2008, 07:14pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
cool vid ...so how long did the hdd last after you took the cover off. I've tryed to make a dust free box out of plexieglass and two dish washing gloves, but the drives have crashed after a few days. think its h2o in the air.WD has a hdd with a window on it, the rapter.(10,000 RPM) I have 2 of the same but did not spend the cash for the window....can I do that with my cat?

"so many cats, so few recipes"
m2n32-SLI Deluxe-wireless
BFG 8800gt OC X2 SLI
AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz
TWIN2X4096-PC2-8500 (8Gigs total)
2 WD Raptures RAID 0
300gig Seagate
Liteon DL DVD Burnner
Creative X-FI ExtreameMusic
Antec NEO 550
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Restring Nov 26, 2008, 07:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
I've seen cows with windows so you could see their stomachs work.

Vancooler2 Nov 26, 2008, 07:59pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
low level fomat vs "quick" format....the first kills the allocation table then scans all sectors for bad and marks them. a quick format just kills the allocation table. the manufactor of the hdd has done the first low level format but spins the platers up to do it faster. and may not find all of them. you can write 0's to all sectors to a hdd but it takes a day for 100GB drive. I had a 500GB drive that took just under 72 hours (US Earth hours) to do. this will stress a hdd and is not a good thing to do and is only good for data kill. for the format, I'd just do the "quick" type(unless)you have the blue screen of death (0X00000008e,(ect))

"so many cats, so few recipes"
m2n32-SLI Deluxe-wireless
BFG 8800gt OC X2 SLI
AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz
TWIN2X4096-PC2-8500 (8Gigs total)
2 WD Raptures RAID 0
300gig Seagate
Liteon DL DVD Burnner
Creative X-FI ExtreameMusic
Antec NEO 550
An
Vancooler2 Nov 26, 2008, 08:01pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
Now I got to get a cow

"so many cats, so few recipes"
m2n32-SLI Deluxe-wireless
BFG 8800gt OC X2 SLI
AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz
TWIN2X4096-PC2-8500 (8Gigs total)
2 WD Raptures RAID 0
300gig Seagate
Liteon DL DVD Burnner
Creative X-FI ExtreameMusic
Antec NEO 550
An
Joshua Marius, LeThe Nov 26, 2008, 10:07pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
-----------------------------
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Vancooler2 Nov 26, 2008, 10:54pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming
oh so sweet vid. is that the 74.3GB or the 300GB. also I never saw the read/write heads pass to the center.. that means only half the platters are used ....and are there just two platters I have two of the 300GB "WD Raptors" in a raid 0(stripe) and they make a racket in my box with hdd bushings and they get hot with out good air flow. love to go h2o but ...no $$$ I had "said" box up to 2.94Ghz and still had bandwith left with the two hdd in raid 0...all on air cooling and what are the jumpers set to on that hdd in the vid? (opt1 and/or opt2)....(only the 300GB drives offers the window right? ) I got both drives set on op1 and opt2 to let the spin up go one by one and the opt1 is for 150GB transfer

"so many cats, so few recipes"
m2n32-SLI Deluxe-wireless
BFG 8800gt OC X2 SLI
AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz
TWIN2X4096-PC2-8500 (8Gigs total)
2 WD Raptures RAID 0
300gig Seagate
Liteon DL DVD Burnner
Creative X-FI ExtreameMusic
Antec NEO 550
An
Joshua Marius, LeThe Nov 27, 2008, 01:37am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Computer reboots while gaming

The WD1500AHFD is the 150 GB version. It's pretty fast, I love it.

Oh and to answer your 1st question regarding how long the drive lasted after I opened it, about 3 months.

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
-----------------------------
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS


 

    
 
 

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