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Windows 7: BSOD while playing a game, error x124

19 Jul 2013   #11
Mottoman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Howdy. A small update in terms of the Mem86 test; RAM Stick 2 has shown an error on the test just after 1 pass on Slot 2. Just in case it still might be the motherboard, I tested RAM Stick 1 on Slot 3 to see if any errors would show up. 8 passes and nothing. So I'm guessing it's safe to assume that RAM Stick 2 is indeed bad.

However, if I receive a BSOD 0x124 again at this point, would it be the CPU or Hard Drive? I do have a large belief it might be the CPU since I rarely checked on the temperatures before I recently applied the new thermal paste. I did have the computer for 2 years now and it has been through quite a lot of intense gaming. Disregarding the CPU, there is a slight sluggish startup at times whenever the Windows Login screen shows up. About a good 5-10 seconds delay with the "Please Wait" message before I'm able to type in the password to login Windows.


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19 Jul 2013   #12
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One pass is not enough ... let it run a few more passes.

I know it is time consuming, but at the end of the day it will be proven to be a better decision
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19 Jul 2013   #13
Mottoman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hey there! A quick update on the mem86 test. I just got finished retesting Stick 2 on Slot 2. To no surprise, it came up with 2 errors after 8 passes.

Another note, I did get another BSOD earlier last night even when using the good RAM stick on a Slot that it has passed on. (With the bad RAM stick not inserted of course.)

I've attached the dump file if you'd like to take a gander at it.
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20 Jul 2013   #14
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Can you give us a summery report of your memtest?

The latest dump is a 0x124 too, as earlier.
Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80051bb028, bb800000, 175}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
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That means, the troubleshooting is not completed yet.

But at first, we have to take a concrete decision about the motherboard/RAM issue.
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20 Jul 2013   #15
Mottoman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Understood. I forgot to mention that Slot 1 and 3 are black slots while 2 and 4 are blue, if that has any importance.

Ram Stick 1 passed on three tests that I've conducted. Slot 1, 2, and 3.
Ram Stick 2 failed on the following slots; Slot 1 and 2. Slot 1 it received 1 error. Slot 2 it received 2 errors. I have yet to test it on Slot 3.

Both sticks went through 8 passes on the tests apart from Ram Stick 2 which received an Error on Slot 1 just after 7 passes.

A side note about the Prime95 test; I managed to perform the test for 1 hour and it came out with no errors. However, the temperature was fairly high as the four cores hit around 80~85 C range. My strongest guess to the high temperatures is because I'm using the Stock heatsink.
I'm certain the heatsink is securely in because when I've applied the new thermal paste way earlier, I did make sure all four push pins were securely in and followed thermal paste instruction videos. (I followed the pea method.) I could re-apply the paste if needed.
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20 Jul 2013   #16
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You may decide that the stick 2 is failing. Now, either dont use it, or get a replacement of it with the same FSB one, or get a totally new kit. Whatever you think the best.

Your decision about the thermal paste is just right. Reapply it ... it will not harm anything but will reduce the temps for sure

Let us know when these two are done. Best of luck
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20 Jul 2013   #17
Mottoman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I've removed RAM Stick 2 from the Motherboard. Only RAM stick 1 is on and it's sitting in Slot 1.

I've also re-applied the thermal paste using the same method, temperatures look about the same as the previous ones.
What should I do from here now?
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20 Jul 2013   #18
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Now give the computer a time and observe the situation.

Let us know how it goes.
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20 Jul 2013   #19
Mottoman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Alrighty, should I attempt to do the normal things like gaming? Or stick to low load stuff like browsing the web and whatnot?
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20 Jul 2013   #20
Mottoman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

After a good 2-5 hours of use, the computer blue screened once more. I was playing a game called Wakfu, which wasn't really graphic intensive, for a hour or so. The CPU temperatures were fine as I've kept CoreTemp open the entire time. It ranged from 30-45 C, not much higher towards the end bracket. I've attached the dump file for you to examine.
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