Hey guys ive been having some trouble on my pc since about 2-3 months i'd say, can't think of anything new round that time cept win7 version updates. Got this PC since Feb 2009 so warranty on the components is still good, i bought the parts seperately but all at one shop though. Now i'm curious to know what the dumps point to, i myself am a semi-expert if thats the right word i know my way around the pc specially windows but have never read into dumps and sorts. As you might see in my post i have searched and tried allot of stuff but since 124 STOP errors seem to be hardware related mostly i think the dumps are my best shot at seeing whats broke at this point.
* BSOD's - STOP: 0x00000124 during intense gaming 99% of the time.
* Since the problem occured in the last 2 months i don't think its a software error even though i have updated Win7 in that period.
* Graphics Card is broke
* Processor is doing something wrong
* BSOD Screenshot
* 2 Minidumps
* Windows 7 i7 Chipset and Raid Drivers x64 & x86 Win7 RC
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7201)
Asus P6T Deluxe Mobo (v1) Mobo
Intel i7 920 CPU
6GB (3x2GB) OCZ Tripple-Channel Gold Series (1600mhz 8-8-8-24) Mem
Ati 4870 (1GB) Club3D OC edition GPU
Creative X-fi XtremeMusic PCI card Soundcard
Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT 500 Watt, 24 Pins (had this one since start 2008) PSU
Logitech G5 2007 Gaming mouse
Other: Iphone in Dock usb connected.
* Onboard soundcard = disabled in bios
* So is my 2nd LAN ehternet port in bios
Software that should be noted:
AV: Avira Antivir Free
FireW: Windows 7 Firewall
* Nothing is overclocked nor has it ever been. I even underclocked the memory 25 Mhz since this card keeps flickering the screen every 15 seconds.
* After 20 mins or 2 hours and anywhere between that of gaming on either Left4Dead or Prototype i'm getting this blue screen.
* NOT had this error yet in the few other games i play like: SWAT4, Call of Duty 4... though i did cap cod4 at 100 frames per sec while it can perform upto 110-115 average, so the game will never realy stress the gpu 100% and swat 4 is not a very demanding game nowadays.
* Now in-game ive had the BSOD like 30 times now already but in the desktop only 1 time while i pulled out an old USB drive of mine i got a blue screen again. (not realy sure if it was the same BSOD code but i'm guessing it is since all the other times it was)
* I use the logitech drivers and ive played on 500Hz and 1000Hz response time.
Tried and not resolved the matter:
* Ran Memtest86+ (v2.11) for 10 hours more or less, did 10 passes, no errors
* Ran 3DMark twice Vantage v1.01 didn't see anything weird anomolies though it could not calculate the score at the end gave a flash script error (seems to be vantage since more people are having it since v1.0)
* Changed ATI drivers to older WDM ones and tried updating to the latest ones
* Clean Win7 install 7201 isntead of updated from 7100 to 7201 like i had before.
* Installed Vistax64 next to my Win7 and tried the game prototype on there with latest ati drivers.
* ATI manual Fan speed upto 85% constantly, temps seem ok no higher then 80 degrees peeked in Ati control panel
* Running Prototype with all other apps closed/disabled inlcuding Avira antivirus
* Disabled Bios - Advanced Processor Halt (C1E alike)
* Set my mem settings manually in bios since it auto detected on 9-9-9-24
* Updated my chipset drivers for Win7 for i7 Chipset 64bit which Intel released on their own site (Link)
* Set windows Power Management to Peformance and checked if Link State Power Management was off for PCI express.
* CPU temp seems ok too haven't seen higher then 65 degrees in speedfan
* Make sure the 32 bit access is enabled on the HDD in the BIOS. I coudn't find that function in my P6T Deluxe bios.
Possible last resort options:
* Update Mobo Bios even though everything worked fine before the 2 months.
* Return the ATI inside my warranty but must be sure if its the one giving me the blues.
If i forgot anything i'm sorry and i will correct it
Now i sit and wait to be saved because i don't know what todo at this point :|