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18 Aug 2012  

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
BSOD while running CPU intensive programs - Bug Check Code 0x00000124

Hello all,
I went through my first attempt at building my own computer about 2 months ago and the process went fine. But about a week after I began using it, I started getting BSOD that seemed happen whenever I would run a CPU intensive program (Handbrake, VMWare Player, etc). It won't always crash when running one of these, but maybe once every couple of days when running a program such as this. I've tried the following after researching online:
  • Ran memtest86 overnight, no errors found in RAM
  • Put in a beefier CPU cooler (ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler) to lower the CPU temps
  • Reinstalled to a fresh version of Windows 7
  • Ran 'verifier.exe' according to the steps shown in many posts here - the result of this is that about 30-60 seconds after I login to Windows, a BSOD occurs - this is repeatable every time until I cancel the verifier program

The specs of this computer are as follows:
  • Intel Core i7 3770 processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
  • Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL
  • ASUS Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/z USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GTX GeForce 550ti (installed AFTER the BSOD started occurring)
  • Crucial M4 2.5" 64 GB SATA III Internal SSD
  • Seagate 300 GB HDD (don't have the exact model here)
  • ASUS 24x DVD-RW (don't have the exact model here)

I've attached the Seven Forums output of the Diag Tool. The "081812-16208-01.dmp" file was created when I tried testing with the Microsoft 'verifier.exe' program as mentioned above, and the "081812-12386-01.dmp" file was created when trying to convert video using Handbrake.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated, and if you need more information please let me know.

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