Forget ready boost. For BSODs we need to get as plain as possible.
http://www.vmwareandme.com/2015/07/solved-windows-10-bsod-with-Video-TDR-Failure-igdkmd64.sys.html#.VcO4jvk4TG8 claims to have solved it. Worth a try as it can be undone just as quick.
Remember that the game matters. For example Dwarf Fortress V with 42xAA acceleration doesn't work on all machines. (Fiction but there are such games that need specific settings.)
You also have the laptop issue of gaming. Heat buildup is going to be a factor. "playing (3d) games for extended periods of time" means it could be too stressful for the laptop.
Sometimes when playing (3d) games for extended periods of time, the screen goes black for a bit, while windows displays errors I can't see, then the BSOD comes up with the video_tdr_failure (igdkmd64.sys) error. I have not been able to find any (reasonable) help from online, and I have been able to find that it is an intel problem. My computer is a gaming laptop: http://goo.gl/qkYy7W and the only thing different is a screen replacement (same resolution) and a 3.66GB FAT32 V7 USB (http://goo.gl/05fOSB) drive set up for full use with ReadyBoost. I hope this information helps and that somebody can help me with my problem