BSOD during Starcraft 2 game

Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for a great forum. When searching for a way to figure out BSOD problems, I came across this forum. People like me are very grateful that there are those of you willing to help out.

I have recently built a new computer, and have been getting BSOD - so far it has happened twice in two days, both times while playing a computer game - Starcraft 2.

My system is as follows:

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K
Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 570 OC
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (x2)
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 240GB 2.5IN

I have attached the two minidump files. Thank you very much for any advice you may extend.


Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
Hello there,

Seems like few things are going on. Let's start with basics. Run a complete Hardware Diagnostic (RAM and HDD) Hardware Diagnostic | Captain Debugger

Run SFC /SCANNOW to Repair Windows 7 Files | Captain Debugger

This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
 or data. See
2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
 debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
 "bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
 breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
Arg1: a3a039d8a3c9fb92, Reserved
Arg2: b3b7465ef646cae8, Reserved
Arg3: fffff80002ee5f49, Failure type dependent information
Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be
    0 : A generic data region
    1 : Modification of a function or .pdata
    2 : A processor IDT
    3 : A processor GDT
    4 : Type 1 process list corruption
    5 : Type 2 process list corruption
    6 : Debug routine modification
    7 : Critical MSR modification

Debugging Details:






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from 0000000000000000 to fffff80002ec9d00

fffff880`03969498 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000109 a3a039d8`a3c9fb92 b3b7465e`f646cae8 fffff800`02ee5f49 : nt!KeBugCheckEx


CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -d !nt
    fffff80002ee5f62 - nt!KeReleaseSemaphore+2b2
    [ 08:18 ]
1 error : !nt (fffff80002ee5f62)

MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption

IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  memory_corruption





Followup: memory_corruption
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Hi Captain Jack,

Thank you for taking the time to look over my minidump files.

I ran memtest - no ram errors.
I ran the windows file repair utility (sfc) and it came back with no errors/corrupt or missing files.
I ran chkdsk on all drives (/v and /r) - they came back with no errors.
I ran the Hitachi drive fitness test utility on my 2 Hitachi HDD - no errors.

Other information:
I have a 750W power supply (i used a power supply calculator website eXtreme Power Supply Calculator and it calculated that i use 500W)

I am not currently overclocking - since it's a new system i want to stabalize it first.

When I run multiple downloads at the same time such as torrents while browsing multiple webpages and downloading files, the computer freezes sometimes as though the internet connection has stopped working, i.e. web pages stop loading or files/torrents stop downloading. Sometimes after about 1 minute the browser crashes (once it was outlook while checking for new mail). It led me to believe i may have some kind of driver conflict to do with my lan controller or something. I have no exclamation points in device manager though (except i have disabled something called PCI simple communications controller). I only get BSOD while playing starcraft 2 so far. I have played Mass Effect 2 for several hours with no problems (Mass Effect 2 is not an online game).

Thank you for posting the code from the minidump files - i don't really understand it very well. I installed most/all drivers from the manufacturers website rather than using windows update. I wonder if I should have left windows to install my lan controllers? (I had to install one of them to get online).

Sorry for my ramblings.

i have a hunch that it's the ssd drive. i'm going to reinstall windows on a HDD, and just use the SSD for video editing footage. i will report back with results. if you have any more advice for me please let me know.

thanks a lot

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