BSOD Crashes While Gaming

Hi all,

This is my first try at a build:
AMD FX6300 @3.5GHz
MSI 970a g43
Sapphire RX 480
2 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
EVGA 600W PSU

Everything is pretty much smooth until I start playing a game. I have been playing FIFA16 and The Witcher 2 and would crash out of game sometimes and other times cause a BSOD(mostly MEMORY_MANAGEMENT). After the BSOD, sometimes on restart, I will get another BSOD as soon as I log in.

I have tried updating Windows, using Snappy Driver Installer, sfc/scannow, memtest86(one stick at a time, 4 passes) with no errors.

I am pretty new to this and not really sure how to troubleshoot further. Any recommendations are welcomed.

A few Minidump files from yesterday:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ar80h4uwsr2xgysDV_JRBZDXrffP
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  1. Try running furmark to see if it crashes instantly.
  2. dragonoar said:
    Try running furmark to see if it crashes instantly.


    I've been running furmark stress test for about 15 mins now and no crashes so far. I figure I will let it run for an hour to see if anything happens.

    Update: Passed hour mark and nothing happened. Someone recommended I use Furmark CPU burner as well so I am running that now.
  3. did your sata mode in bios get changed from AHCI to IDE ?
    this old driver is loaded in your memory dump:

    \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\amdide64.sys Tue Dec 04 01:49:28 2012

    the bugcheck was in memory management but the error code was 41201 which is not documented.
    the stack has entries relating to virutual memory so I assume the problem is with storage and access to the pagefile.sys file.
    system was running 19 minutes

    I would go into bios and change the sata mode to AHCI and see if your system will boot.
    (you can change it back if the system does not boot but it might be better to fix the system by making a registry setting change.
    here are instructions http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/987378-how-to-switch-from-ide-to-ahci-without-repairingreinstalling-windows/ )

    you will also want to make sure your system has a pagefile.sys if you deleted it for some reason.

    also go here and install your LAN and audio updates to avoid certain problems:
    https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/970A-G43.html#down-driver&Win10 64

    machine info:
    BIOS Version V10.6
    BIOS Release Date 01/08/2016
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product Name MS-7693
    Version 3.0
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product 970A-G43 (MS-7693)
    Version 3.0
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product 970A-G43 (MS-7693)
    Version 3.0
    Processor Version AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
    Processor Voltage 8ch - 1.2V
    External Clock 200MHz
    Max Speed 3500MHz
    Current Speed 3500MHz
  4. johnbl said:
    did your sata mode in bios get changed from AHCI to IDE ?
    this old driver is loaded in your memory dump:

    \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\amdide64.sys Tue Dec 04 01:49:28 2012

    the bugcheck was in memory management but the error code was 41201 which is not documented.
    the stack has entries relating to virutual memory so I assume the problem is with storage and access to the pagefile.sys file.
    system was running 19 minutes

    I would go into bios and change the sata mode to AHCI and see if your system will boot.
    (you can change it back if the system does not boot but it might be better to fix the system by making a registry setting change.
    here are instructions http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/987378-how-to-switch-from-ide-to-ahci-without-repairingreinstalling-windows/ )

    you will also want to make sure your system has a pagefile.sys if you deleted it for some reason.

    also go here and install your LAN and audio updates to avoid certain problems:
    https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/970A-G43.html#down-driver&Win10 64

    machine info:
    BIOS Version V10.6
    BIOS Release Date 01/08/2016
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product Name MS-7693
    Version 3.0
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product 970A-G43 (MS-7693)
    Version 3.0
    Manufacturer MSI
    Product 970A-G43 (MS-7693)
    Version 3.0
    Processor Version AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
    Processor Voltage 8ch - 1.2V
    External Clock 200MHz
    Max Speed 3500MHz
    Current Speed 3500MHz







    Ok, I switched to AHCI mode. I forgot to mention I have Windows 10 so the process I found was slightly different but it worked. Going to run some games to see if I get anymore BSODs.

    Update: I got the same MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD when playing FIFA
  5. Update: I reinstalled Windows 10 in AHCI mode. I am still getting MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. I have restarted driver verifier but I do not know how to use it. Intel Burner Test Fails every time even when I lowered clock speed to 3GHz(idk if that does anything). Any further help would be greatly appreciated.

    Update 2: Can someone explain to me what OC Genie Lite is in my MSI BIOS? I turned it on and ran Intel Burner Test and no failures on standard and high. Played 2 games of FIFA with no problems. I saw on another thread that it is not safe to use so I turned off computer until I get some feedback.
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