Games crash, freeze and occasional BSOD. Possible BIOS Update needed?
Here's My Specs:
System: Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion Model: KQ496AAR-ABA a6530f Power Supply Rated: 750W BIOS: Phoenix awardBIOS v6.00PG Total amount of system memory: 6.00 GB RAM System type: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit operating system Number of processor cores: 3 Total size of hard disks: 3039 GB Disk partition (C:) 108 GB Free (244 GB Total) Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller Graphics: Display adapter type: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Total available graphics memory: 3327 MB Dedicated graphics memory: 512 MB Dedicated graphics memory type: DDR3 Dedicated system memory: 0 MB Shared system memory: 2815 MB Display adapter driver version: 184.108.40.2060 Primary monitor resolution: 1920x1080 DirectX version: DirectX 10
I've been having problems with my games freezing, crashing and (rarely) causing a BSOD. Currently Fallout 3 GOTY but have had this problem pretty consistently with any game. nVidea's update app is saying my drivers are good and I've made all suggested changes to the FALLOT.ini file and tried running in XP compatibility mode (The last solution caused a BSOD). I notice on the BSOD it said to check for newer BIOS versions as a possible solution. Upon further inspection there are known issues with my BIOS and nVidea cards. I've found references to an updated Phoenix BIOS but cannot find a download page. Has anyone else ever ran into these issues?
Any help would be much apperciated. I should be able to play All my games on high (except maybe skyrim) but even CS 1.6 will crash on me.