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Hey guys,
I just purchased and built my own rig for the first time, and after solving a few driver related issues, I still have a problem while playing games.

Here's a quick overview of my spec:
OS: Win8 Pro (6.2) x64
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 @3.3Ghz, 3303 Mhz
MB: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
RAM: 16GB
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 770 TwinFrozr
PS: 750W Fatality

Whenever I play (DotA2, Witcher2, Borderlands2, etc) , the game crashes and I'm instantly on my desktop, as if I am closing it with Alt+f4 or something. No error messages, no stuttering or any other indicator beforehand. I also kept MSI Afterburner running, but it didn't show any abnormalities.
I had some issues with my GTX before including black screens, but with the recent drivers (326.80 beta) at least it doesn't crash while browsing/desktop anymore.

Since I get no errors whatsoever, I don't have the necesseray know-how to solve this anymore. I really hope someone can help me out. If you need any more data from my side, I will answer as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance
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  1. I dont see many gaming issue posts with Xeon processors....

    What does event viewer say happened ?
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    I dont see many gaming issue posts with Xeon processors....

    What does event viewer say happened ?


    Thank you for your quick response!
    Checked it last night, but there wasn't any data during the time of the crash. But I noticed that I can check a box in the Nvidia GeForce Experience to enable windows event logging. Also I tried it with the "optimal" game setting from the cloud (for Dota2 it was only borderless window -> windowed).
    It crashed again about after an hour of Dota2, the first time with an error message "program stopped working".
    The event viewer showed this error:

    Faulting application name: dota.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x521684ff
    Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0xffd0263a
    Faulting process id: 0x1584
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cea4a914e3c21d
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota.exe
    Faulting module path: unknown
    Report Id: 0ef3453f-10a6-11e3-bea2-94de80690e1e
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Do you need to see the Information Level at that time, too?
    Don't know if it's relevant, but my Teamspeak crashed during the games a few times, with similar error as far as I can tell.
  3. Best answer
    That error is DOTA specific, I'd suggest you take it up with them.
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    That error is DOTA specific, I'd suggest you take it up with them.

    Thank you, will do that. However as I said, it was the first time it threw an error. During the crashes yesterday there weren't any in the Event Viewer.
    Just played Trackmania2, and after about 1,5h there was a crash w/o error again, also nothing in the Event Viewer.

    EDIT: Just had 2 more crashes during DotA2, again with no error an without any logs in the Event Viewer. The only thing ist one Information log at about the time of the first crash (not the 2nd tho):

    msiexec (7136) Instance: The database engine detached a database (1, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\PackageRepository.edb). (Time=0 seconds)

    Internal Timing Sequence: [1] 0.000, [2] 0.000, [3] 0.000, [4] 0.000, [5] 0.000, [6] 0.000, [7] 0.000, [8] 0.000, [9] 0.000, [10] 0.000, [11] 0.015, [12] 0.000.
    Revived Cache: 0

    msiexec (7136) Instance: The database engine stopped the instance (0).

    Dirty Shutdown: 0

    Internal Timing Sequence: [1] 0.000, [2] 0.000, [3] 0.000, [4] 0.000, [5] 0.000, [6] 0.000, [7] 0.000, [8] 0.000, [9] 0.000, [10] 0.000, [11] 0.000, [12] 0.000, [13] 0.000, [14] 0.000, [15] 0.000.
  5. take the dmp file and upload it to sevenforums

    Old but still relevant article
    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/041105-windows-crash.html
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