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Windows 7: BSOD - Hardware malfunction

12 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
BSOD - Hardware malfunction


My computer has been generating random BSOD's for about a year now.
Mostly it works fine, but when i get these BSOD's they appear in succession.

My pc hasn't generated any dmp files until today (i had a 124 error). I decided to post it here because i hope it is linked to the other problem.

Could anyone have a look at it?
Thanks in advance!

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12 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


The STOP 0x124 error is an error that your CPU reports to Windows. As such it doesn't have a whole bunch of information that's useful to those who don't write code (me included). But it's a simple error - reflecting a hardware issue.

This is most likely broken hardware, but can also be a compatibility issue, or even a driver issue.

Here's a link that'll get you started on troubleshooting the error: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Here's some additional, free stress testing utilities:
FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit
Prime95 download site: Free Software - GIMPS
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long it takes to error out with each)
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
This won't necessarily crash the system - but check the output in the test window for errors.
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.
Two other video stress tests (may be more stressful than FurMark):
Video Memory stress Test - œ˜ NVIDIA / У‚или‚‹ / VMT
Artifact Locator - œ˜ NVIDIA / У‚или‚‹ / Artifact Locator
Sorry, but I don't read the language that this website is made in.
Also, please remove or update these older drivers that were loaded at the time of the crash. Don't use Windows Update or the Update drivers function of Device Manager.
Please use the following instructions to locate the most currently available drivers to replace the one's that you uninstall OR remove:
How To Find Drivers:
- I have listed links to most of the drivers in the code box below. Please use the links there to see what info I've found about those drivers.
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page:

Here's the older drivers (You can look them up here: Driver Reference ).
Please pay particular attention to any dated 2008 or earlier:
SI3132.sys   Wed Oct 03 14:39:29 2007 - Silicon Image driver -
SiRemFil.sys Wed Jun 20 15:42:10 2007 - Silicon Image driver -
SiWinAcc.sys Thu Jun 14 20:02:02 2007 - Silicon Image driver - comes with package for the SIxxxx drivers -

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Sep 12 10:49:19.568 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.862
BugCheck 124, {0, 0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_GenuineIntel
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