Getting IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL while gaming

  1. Posts : 2
    Win 10

    Getting IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL while gaming

    Hey all,

    I've been getting random BSODs while gaming, anywhere between 5-30 mins into a session. Has happened on multiple games (Civ 6 and Valheim most recently) and I suspect it's my video card.

    I cleaned the existing drivers via DDU and installed the latest to no avail.

    Windows Version: 20H2 (OS Build 19042.804)

    JL-HOME-(2021-03-10_22-15-09).zip - Google Drive

    Much appreciated!
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 1,538
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Update BIOS - ASRock > X370 Taichi
    Check in Windows Update if there any updates of system
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  3. Posts : 5,169
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    Hello jonolicious and welcome to TenForums

    You have loads of corrected hardware errors on your system all related to the PCI-Express BUS on the motherboard.

    This is where I would start and it sort of fits with your suspicion that it related to the graphics card. It is more likely to be the motherboard chipset drivers need updating or even a fault with the connection. Have you tried reinserting the graphics card a few times to make sure the connector is fully home and making good contact?
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  4. Posts : 2
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks MrPepka and philc43. I'll take a look this evening after work at the x370 bios. I have updated in the past but will see if there's a newer update. I'll also double check the GPU is seated correctly.

    Will report back with any findings.


    - - - Updated - - -

    Updated motherboard drivers and reseated GPU. Not entirely sure which fixed it but so far so good. Thanks again!
      My Computer


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