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BSOD while gaming "IRQL not less or equal"


#1
I recently received a BSOD while gaming. I noticed that I did not have a minidump file although Windows is configured to create one to my system SSD. My machine boots/reboots fairly fast (SSD), so I'm not sure if that had something to do with it. My profile is updated with the latest hardware/OS.

Thank you for any help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel i5 3570k Quad Core 3.4GHz liquid cooled
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 12GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 w/GTX 760 as PhysX
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Acer 24" LED
    Screen Resolution
    1900 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SataIII SSD, 3TB spare storage drive
    PSU
    750 W Modular Power Supply
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF XM
    Cooling
    2 200mm fans, 2 160mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech M800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    300Mbps
    Browser
    FireFox/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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#2
Try to set the dumps to your HDD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset