Question IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL On Certain Games

Apr 13, 2021
For some reason, on very certain games, I get an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD. I have done just about everything I can think of so far, such as updating drivers, running the windows memory diagnostic, checking my temperatures (all of which are quite cool, even under load), and verified the files of the games that get these BSODs in. I'm wondering what the issue could be and how can I fix it? I know that it isn't that my hardware isn't powerful enough, because it does it on certain games that could basically run on anything. Again, this only happens on certain games. For example, I can play Apex Legends for as long as I want, with my computer going weeks or months straight without a BSOD. However, when I start playing one of the games that crash, Escape From Tarkov for example, within a couple of hours, I get the BSOD and have to choose whether I want to keep trying to play or just stop playing the game in general. Every time I run a dump file scan, it appears to show that something is up with my processor or drivers? However, I don't really understand what it wants me to do to fix this, so I'm kind of stuck.

My Specs:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz

Motherboard: GIGABYTE B360M DS3H

PSU: EVGA 750 N1, 750W


HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive HDD

SSD: SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive

I apologize as I only have 2 dump files currently. Any others that I had must have been deleted from a disk cleanup but if any more are needed, I can just play a couple of the games that crash me haha

Dump Files:


Win 10 Master
I used to like IRQ errors (in comparison to some others) as I thought they pretty easy to solve. As time goes on, I have changed my mind.

I will ask a friend to convert your dumps, see what the 2 you have show us.


Hi, I ran the dump files through the debugger and got the following information: This link is for anyone wanting to help. You do not have to view it. It is safe to "run the fiddle" as the page asks.
File information:041321-10765-01.dmp (Apr 13 2021 - 21:14:54)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: Discord.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 10 Hour(s), 14 Min(s), and 09 Sec(s)

File information:033121-14609-01.dmp (Mar 31 2021 - 12:13:45)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 1 Hour(s), 12 Min(s), and 33 Sec(s)
Possible Motherboard page:
If you are using Revision 1 of your motherboard, then there is a BIOS update available for your system. Wait for additional information before deciding to update or not. Important: Verify that I have linked to the correct motherboard. Updating your BIOS can be risky. Never try it when you might lose power (lightning storms, recent power outages, etc).

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Win 10 Master
I wonder why this is on here
Sep 15 2009nvoclk64.sysNVIDIA System Utility (Also known as: nTune) - driver
It seems so out of place, I had it on a computer I stopped using 5 years ago, its from 2007, came with motherboards that use Nvidia chipsets

you might want to run DDU, remove all traces of Nvidia in safe mode and reinstall new drivers -

is there a newer version of logmein?
Mar 30 2015Hamdrv.sysLogMeIn Hamachi Virtual Miniport driver

vgk.sys which is riot anti cheat which is part of Valorant can cause BSOD.
razer drivers can cause BSOD