Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Random BSOD after playing a few games...it's driving me crazy

10 Nov 2012   #1
thesilkroad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Random BSOD after playing a few games...it's driving me crazy

So this happened before after a while, I thought it was over heating. I added extra fans and it seemed to go away for a while. Now it's come back but it's the weirdest crash I have ever seen

A few days ago my computer got a BSOD while playing Assassins Creed Revelations. Turned it off and turned it back on and it worked fine.
Yesterday my computer shut off for no reason, no BSOD or anything. When i turned it on there was no signal on the monitor so it wen't straight to idle mode. I thought it was the video card so I took it out and in again and it started working again.
Didn't panic yet, but now it started doing it again for no reason. I think it only happens when I play a really graphic intensive video game. I have updated my motherboard, processor, and video card. I have no idea what could possibly be happening.

I built the computer myself.... took a pic of my specs with speccy

http://i.imgur.com/jszeh.png

this is so frustrating. I feel like it only happens after I play a really straining game. Please help I am going crazy over this


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Nov 2012   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

BCCode 124 is mainly caused by defective hardware, here the cause lies in your CPU or RAM. Ensure that none of your hardware is overclocked.

Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.
Note that this test may overheat the CPU, ensure proper cooling.

Post back with your results.

Test your RAM, RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #3
thesilkroad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
BCCode 124 is mainly caused by defective hardware, here the cause lies in your CPU or RAM. Ensure that none of your hardware is overclocked.

Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.
Note that this test may overheat the CPU, ensure proper cooling.

Post back with your results.

Test your RAM, RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
So It's def a problem with the CPU , I ran the RAM test and it was fine 7 passes and everything. So I did the CPU test, the second time I did the large FTTL for 3 hours and it seems to pass. Not even 5 minutes after the test my computer froze and restarted, I let it turn on just to get a BSOD error 0x00000124 again ;_; I guess it's time to replace my CPU :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Nov 2012   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thesilkroad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
BCCode 124 is mainly caused by defective hardware, here the cause lies in your CPU or RAM. Ensure that none of your hardware is overclocked.

Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.
Note that this test may overheat the CPU, ensure proper cooling.

Post back with your results.

Test your RAM, RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
So It's def a problem with the CPU , I ran the RAM test and it was fine 7 passes and everything. So I did the CPU test, the second time I did the large FTTL for 3 hours and it seems to pass. Not even 5 minutes after the test my computer froze and restarted, I let it turn on just to get a BSOD error 0x00000124 again ;_; I guess it's time to replace my CPU :/
Try to reseat the cpu and re-do the test, if it fails again you should replace it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Random BSOD after playing a few games...it's driving me crazy




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WMC not playing video when WMP is , driving me crazy
Hi all, I'm really hoping someone can help with this..... I have a PC in my lounge which streams movies from my server, recently WMC suddenly came up with "Files needed to display video are not installed", this really annoyed me because it was working fine. After looking for hours to find a...
Media Center
Random BSOD's & lockups driving me crazy!
Can someone please take a look at this? I seriously can't keep my laptop on for more than an hour without it crashing, hanging, or randomly restarting itself. Then when I try rebooting it after it crashes, hangs or whatever else half the time it doesn't even turn back on. Let me apologize...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSOD Driving me crazy!
Hi, My stem has been crashing non stop for two months i have tried everything and then someone pointed me to this fourm... the two most recent dumps are below... I have underclocked my ram to 1033 as it seems more stable... I believe my issue is with a driver... MB:Asrock H67M - B3 Stepping...
BSOD Help and Support
Bsod is driving me crazy
Is Windows 7 . . .- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64 - the original installed OS on the system? windows 7 home premium - an OEM or full retail version? OEM - What is the age of system (hardware)? 2 months- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 2 months. Yes, 5 days ago ...
BSOD Help and Support
BSoD driving me crazy-please help
Hello all thank you for taking your time to take a look at my problems... My computer is brand new just bought all the parts for Christmas and put together and started it up that day. I've been running it with no problems for about 3-1/2 weeks now. Jan 12 2011. The dreaded war starts. I can't...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSoDs driving me Crazy!
Error codes are usually Page_Fault_in_non_paged_area IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION Occasionally I will also have the failing system file shown to be atikmdag.sys or atipmdag.sys, related to my graphics card, however I removed my gpu and its...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App