Hey. I have this (now oldish) PC that I play a games on from time to time. The rig is following:
- AMD FX4100
- Radeon 6850HD
- 2x4GB RAM
- Corsair 500W PSU
- Some old 320gb HDD because the previous one failed (doesn't want to spin up, maybe can someone can link me some guide if it's possible to make the dish spin up at least once so I can copy stuff)
- some miniATX Asus mobo, don't remember the exact name now.
- 64bit Win 8.1 Pro
The issue is following:
I play a couple of games, I'll use League of Legends and Cities Skylines as example:
When I Cities: Skylines the game will run fine up until a moment the game decides to freeze and after a while I get a blue screen without any information, MINIDUMP IS NOT SAVED, the config for dumps is working because it does save a dump for a manually intiated crash. When I play LoL the game just works fine and I can play all day without a BSoD.
There was one BSOD where it showed "page fault in nonpaged area" but there was no dump anyway. I thought about the following issues:
- Just because Cities is a game which gradually increases the amount of RAM load and League loads all assets and it doesn't increase over time that much I thought it might be a HDD or RAM issues (thus the page fault). I ran chkdsk at boot and memtest86 but the computer passed both tests. (the disk has a couple of badsectors but it has been like this since always).
- Overheating GPU - the PC doesn't crash on League, gotta run benchmarks or OCCT to check that one again
- GPU driver issue - reinstalled the drivers but it did nothing
- PSU failure - ran OCCT PSU test for 2 hours but nothing happened, dunno if there is other way to test this
- General GPU failure - don't know how to test this, I don't have a different GPU to check nor a different PC
- CPU overclock issue - had those overclock settings for ages and nothing happened before, might consider resetting bios settings
- I'm considering reinstalling OS to check if it gives different results because the issues appeared after last reformat.
I searched online if it's possible to restore the "retro" style BSOD but the tutorial that told me to insert a DWORD into currentcontrolset/crashcontrol didn't work.
After last BSOD I checked the Event Log and right before the crash it threw a fair amount of "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0." - can I throw my HDD away or it can be a software issue as well?
EDIT: Searched the board a bit, running sfc
EDIT2: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but is unable to fix them. Eeeew
EDIT3: Latest BSOD gave me a Kernel Data Inpage Error.
Edited by forgotmyname00, 25 January 2016 - 07:12 AM.