hi i recently brought sf4 on pc and i randomly get blue screens of death while im playing. this is what happens, im playing then the screen freezes den bsod after like an hour of play.
i never get bsod so it has to be sf4. happened like 5 times already while playing. does anyone know how i can fix this problem or whats causing it?


it would help with placing the actual error you’re getting… is it an IRQ error?

You might want to update to the latest drivers, re-install SFIV if you have to, but putting the error (exact to the letter) will help try and trouble shoot


overheating, memory error etc

look up the stop code that it gives you and you’ll be able to figure it out i think.


where do i go to find the error?
the bsod stays for a few seconds for me to see what it says
i already have the latest drivers for my ati 3870x2


Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery -> Uncheck Automatically Restart. Then the next time it happens, you can stare at the magical blue screen for a lot longer.


isnt there another way to check the log. i dont really want to play the game wanting it to crash


start > run > eventvwr.msc

Check for the error under system logs.


Give us the error code. There’s a very good chance you have bad RAM, motherboard, unsafe voltages, etc.

  • System

    • Provider

    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WMI
    [ Guid] {1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}
    [ EventSourceName] WinMgmt

    • EventID 10

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    • TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2009-07-08T21:44:47.000Z

    EventRecordID 9661


    • Execution

    [ ProcessID] 0
    [ ThreadID] 0

    Channel Application

    Computer Pel-PC


  • EventData

    SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA “Win32_Processor” AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99

i went to event viewer im not sure is this what u want…


i dont see the systems log tab.
i have vista32.
sorry for being so noob this is the first time ive had a problem with bsod


Left hand panel:

Windows logs > System

Then find the error(s) that are displayed at the time of the bsod.


ok i just got the bsod and here is the error messages i hope u can help me!

Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 10/07/2009 00:19:27
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Pel-PC
The previous system shutdown at 00:16:06 on 10/07/2009 was unexpected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event”>
<Provider Name=“EventLog” />
<EventID Qualifiers=“32768”>6008</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime=“2009-07-09T23:19:27.000Z” />
<Security />


anyone help plz?




This event log entry is just saying that the previous system shutdown was unexpected. I don’t think it says anything about what actually caused the problem.


Its an overheat.




how would i prevent my system from overheating?
im guessing use rivatuna?


Try adding more exhaust fans.


Depending on the graphics card you are using, you can turn up the fan speed with either NVIDIA control panel or ATItool. Google whichever one it is that you need (you probably have either a GeForce or Radeon if you’re running SFIV?)

With these programs, it’s pretty easy to crank the fan speed up to 100%, most cards have a fan that is only running at under 50% with default settings. Turn it up and make sure that your computer has space for the fans to eject the hot air, that will probably help you out here. Your CPU and RAM are also possible sources of overheating, but your graphics card is obviously the biggest contributor and the most likely source. You can also overclock your settings with these programs but do NOT do it unless you get the BSOD problem fixed.

EDIT: Nvidia cards typically come with the control panel program, so you may already have it, however ATItool must come from a different source since it’s third party -> http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/. Thought that was worth mentioning.