BSOD While Gaming

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by Allen0611, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Allen0611

    Allen0611 New Member

    Apr 7, 2012
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    Hello Everyone,

    I've been getting BSOD everytime I run a game which is graphic intense(like skyrim).
    I am using Alienware M17x with dual SLI with dual NVIDIA GTX 280m.

    I used to have a broken adaptor so I've been using a lower voltage adaptor that did not charge the laptop and used the Geforce 9800. This problem has been occuring ever since I got my new adaptor and has been using the 280m.

    Attached is my minidump files and thank you so much in advance

    Attached Files:

  2. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

    Mar 5, 2010
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    Hi Allen0611 and Welcome to The Forum.

    STOP 0x00000116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
    Usual causes:
    Video driver, overheating, bad video card, ?BIOS, ?Power to card (see Significant Posts section below)

    You're getting a Stop Error Code 116 (every dump file uploaded)
    Ensure that none of the hardware is being over-clocked.
    Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled. Chase out those dust bunnies!

    See link to begin troubleshooting:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR Troubleshooting.

    Old and incompatible drivers can and do cause issues with Windows 7, often giving false error codes.
    Random stop codes can often indicate hardware issues.

    Let us know how it goes. If you get further problems with blue screens, attach your new dump files and details and we'll move on from there.


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