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Windows 7: BSOD When playing or browsing 0x124

06 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
BSOD When playing or browsing 0x124

Hi,

So since I got my new graphic card 2 months ago (660gtx) I get some 0x124 BSOD very often.

First some backgrounds:
Last year I bought a 560ti and I had an artifacts (Borderland 2 graphical artefacts 560ti - YouTube) issue with it, I exchanged it one time with no changes and the second one was tried hours without any issue on other computers without malfunctioning (by me and also by gigabyte).
Unable to find why the 560ti gave me artifacts only on this pc I got myself a 660gtx and now I get some 0x124 Bsods . I can't help but those issues have a common cause (but maybe this time the GC have issues).

BSODs are much more frequent while playing, like 2 times tonight on CS:Go but I also had some with only Firefox launched.
I formated my pc last month (and removed dust) but it didn't solve the crashes. With a fresh install and nothing launched except a game (AC3) I got a bsod.

edit: Almost forgot, I did a pass of memtest86+ with nothing, I'll try to do more when I can.


Any help would be great.

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07 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

So I looked at the "Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try" Thread:

1) I didn't Overclock a thing (well except for the 660gtx being factory OCed like all Nvidia nowadays), Ram is using XMP profile and I didn't touch my i7 default settings.

2) Cooling is ok, I cleaned everything recently and all fans are working.

3) All drivers are up to date.

4) I'm using the latest non-beta bios available (I had issues when trying the beta one)

6) I only did a pass of memtest, I'll try doing more and a checkdisk as soon as possible.

7) I did a windows re-installation, as soon as I started playing I got 0x124 again. It wasn't full vanilla since I did install drivers before trying to play.

edit: got a bsod in less than a minute with Prime95 in blended mode, if it can help.
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15 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Anyone got an idea ?

Since my post I updated my bios to the lastest beta one (not the one I tested before), I still get those crashes.
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15 Jan 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi algent,

I will take a look for you, Im not a BSOD expert, but i can probably give you a pointer in the right direction.

Bear with me while i take a look.

Cheers

Dave
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15 Jan 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi,

All i am able to tell you at this point is that it is pointing towards Hardware issues, either Graphics card or processor related perhaps.

Did the BSOD's occur everytime you were on Steam? Steam is responsible for your last 2 crashes!!
Or rather Counter Strike Global Offensive.

Assassin Creed 3 game for the next two crashes.

You may need to disable multi-core rendering in the options on your steam account.

Try that and get back and I will see if I can help further, if not I will ask a member of the BSOD to assist.

cheers Dave
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15 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Did the BSOD's occur everytime you were on Steam? Steam is responsible for your last 2 crashes!!
Or rather Counter Strike Global Offensive.
No, I only have CS:GO on steam, the others ones (like assassin's Creed) don't use it so it wasn't launched.
I'll still try to disable multi-core in CS:GO if I can and test it.
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15 Jan 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Algent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Did the BSOD's occur everytime you were on Steam? Steam is responsible for your last 2 crashes!!
Or rather Counter Strike Global Offensive.
No, I only have CS:GO on steam, the others ones (like assassin's Creed) don't use it so it wasn't launched.
I'll still try to disable multi-core in CS:GO if I can and test it.
Also, my sons play CSS and use steam...I had a few issues with one of the nivdia graphics cards and I re-installed both Steam and CS:GO, and this resolved the issue, this might also help with your issue or at least eliminate this as a cause.

Worth a try at this point!

But the fact is that the problem started when you changed graphics card points more towards Graphics issues, coupled with the fact that all your crashes relate to hardware and games you play.

So for the Processor hardware issue - possible multi-core rendering issues, game settings, (or other processor issues).
For the graphics - possible issues mentioned below, overclocking problem (the 660gtx being factory OCed) , incorrect driver or a possible card malfuntion.

Or perhaps a combintation of both.

If non of these sort your issue I will ask an expert from the BSOD to look at your crash dumps and see if they can assist you further.

Hope this helps
cheers

Dave
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16 Jan 2013   #8

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Algent,

I asked a member of the BSOD team to look at the logs, which he kindly has, and has confirmed
it looks like it is a processor related issue.

Quote:
Internal unclassified error
GCACHEL2_DWR_ERR ( L2 cache error)
You have already updated your bios...

So you could try ( if you havent already):

Removing the processor, clean and add a fresh thermal paste, re-assemble and check again.

Also can you please post a snapshot of HDD SMART using CrystalDiskinfo:

CrystalDiskInfo - CNET Download.com (use the direct link on the web-site)

Let us know any progress.

Cheers

Dave
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16 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Also can you please post a snapshot of HDD SMART using CrystalDiskinfo:
First C:, the ssd used for windows: (The only one on a Sata 6 port)
http://i.imgur.com/uvqrT.png

D:, a Velicoraptor used for applications and games:
http://i.imgur.com/IOJNt.png

E:, used only for files storage:
http://i.imgur.com/LumoM.png

Quote:
So you could try ( if you havent already):

Removing the processor, clean and add a fresh thermal paste, re-assemble and check again.
Is this to insure the pins are correctly in contact with the cpu ? I'll do it later today (I need some sunlight to do this).


I should add I did 7passes of memtest without any error.
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17 Jan 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Algent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Also can you please post a snapshot of HDD SMART using CrystalDiskinfo:
First C:, the ssd used for windows: (The only one on a Sata 6 port)
http://i.imgur.com/uvqrT.png

D:, a Velicoraptor used for applications and games:
http://i.imgur.com/IOJNt.png

E:, used only for files storage:
http://i.imgur.com/LumoM.png

Quote:
So you could try ( if you havent already):

Removing the processor, clean and add a fresh thermal paste, re-assemble and check again.
Is this to insure the pins are correctly in contact with the cpu ? I'll do it later today (I need some sunlight to do this).


I should add I did 7passes of memtest without any error.
Hi,

Your snapshot of HDD SMART looks normal

Please post back once you have carried out the Processor / Thermal paste repair....I would imagine the processor pins are fine, this is to ensure that the processor is adequately cooled.

Also please inform of any further BSOD's.

cheers

Dave
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