System crashes while gaming with SanDisk SSD

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Robert P, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Robert P

    Robert P Member

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    Got a brand new SanDisk Ultra 500 gig SSD for my gaming system because the PNY 240 gig SSD was running out of room and has a few years on it now. Cloned the PNY SSD with Macrium Reflect onto the SanDisk.

    Didn't have problems with the PNY drive which was my first SSD. After installing the SanDisk the system intermittently crashes while gaming - Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 4 are the games I've experienced it with. Things will be fine then either the game just suddenly exits to a desktop or more commonly it seizes up and after a few seconds I get a blue screen and the system restarts.

    During gaming is the only time this happens, runs fine doing anything else.

    Running Win7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    Anyone else experience this? Any insights?
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Any chance of backing up your data and rolling a fresh install?
     
  3. Robert P

    Robert P Member

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    Why should I need to? Reinstalling all those games would be a huge expenditure of time - the downloads would take days.
     
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    It wouldn't take days if you backed up the data as above.

    But hey if you don't want to do anything about it then feel free to live with it. You could always blindly rma the drive.
     
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  5. Robert P

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    Maybe I'm misinterpreting what you're saying. I interpret a "fresh install" to mean starting from scratch. Format the drive, reinstall Windows and reinstalling games.

    Imaging the drive and putting the same drive image back onto the same drive isn't what I would call a "fresh install".

    Anyway it's a moot point. Since posting my original question I deleted the games, imaged the C: drive minus the games, went back to using the PNY SSD as the C: drive - moved the C: drive image onto it, then formatted the big SanDisk and using it as a storage drive downloaded one of the games onto it instead of the C: drive, seeing if that would make a difference. Nope, it still bluescreens. It seems having that SanDisk involved at all is a problem.

    I then moved that same game onto a WD Caviar HDD and the game runs fine, no blue screen. I was hoping to keep it all SSD for whatever performance boost that would give but it looks like it's not going to happen with that SanDisk.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
  6. Darren

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    RMA the drive.
     

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