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Windows 7: BSOD/Cold booting on FEAR 3 and Portal 2 loading screens

15 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
BSOD/Cold booting on FEAR 3 and Portal 2 loading screens

Hi all, new poster here, so please be fair.

2 days ago Portal 2 was playing fine, but yesterday I upgraded my CPU (to an AMD FX 4100 Quad Core Black edition), motherboard (Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P) and my Ram (4GB DDR 3). I figured I could just swap the components and keep going without reinstalling windows 7. But after swapping everything and loading up Portal 2 would just cold reset on me on the loading screen.

I've tried reinstalling windows 7 today and I'm in the process of reinstalling Portal, but now another game I've just purchased, FEAR 3 is now also cold resetting on the loading logo.

I've tried going through a few other suggestions, like running steam on just one core, with no luck. I've got a crash report below and attached the zip file. Any ideas?

I have a theory that it might be my PSU, which runs about 550W. (Also brand new)

On Mon 1/16/2012 1:08:49 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\011512-34273-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x3224B3)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF85F528FC, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).

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15 Jan 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.


Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .
A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress
Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP.
Return to the default settings at least for now.

If you are running a RAID update its driver.

You can read more on this error and what to try here...

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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