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Windows 7: BSOD during Crysis 3

25 Aug 2013   #1
Jeremiahrt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
BSOD during Crysis 3

Hello, I built my first pc about 2 months ago and it has ran great up until about a week ago. I have played games such as The Elder Scrolls 5: Skryim, Warframes, and Sim City 5. All games at full capacity, and they have all ran great. I had one BSOD during Warframes, but it was not recurring and did not happen again until about 2 weeks later when I downloaded Crysis 3. Crysis 3 on Ultra settings plays great and runs smoothly, but then will BSOD out of no where. I have done 2 clean installs of Windows 7 and on the second one I did all Windows updates first thing. I then played Sim City 5 and Warframe with no problems for 4 days. Yesterday I installed Crysis 3 and after about 3 hours of gameplay (which is much longer than in the past) I got BSOD.

Also, I ran MSI's graphics card stress test for an hour and ten minutes, it ran great with no issues and did not overheat my graphics card.

Last night I ran Memtest for 11 hours and checked it this morning and it showed no problems.

I will attached my BSOD dump files and Memtest picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


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25 Aug 2013   #2
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Your bugcheck is reporting (0x124) which is a hardware error:
Code:
WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)

Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa800770e028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b0800000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000040151, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
  • A fatal hardware error has occurred.
Argument 1 is telling us that the CPU has detected an error and has risen the red flag
to initiate a bugcheck in-order to protect the data.
Keep in mind that although the the CPU is the one which detected the fault doesn't
mean he is truly the one to blame.

We can use !errrec on the second argument to get more information about the error:
Code:
!errrec fffffa800770e028
===============================================================================
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa800770e028
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Record Id     : 01cea1363cb3f688
Severity      : Fatal (1)
Length        : 928
Creator       : Microsoft
Notify Type   : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp     : 8/25/2013 2:25:31 (UTC)
Flags         : 0x00000000

===============================================================================
Section 0     : Processor Generic
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor    @ fffffa800770e0a8
Section       @ fffffa800770e180
Offset        : 344
Length        : 192
Flags         : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity      : Fatal

Proc. Type    : x86/x64
Instr. Set    : x64
Error Type    : Cache error
Operation     : Instruction Execute
Flags         : 0x00
Level         : 1
CPU Version   : 0x0000000000600f20
Processor ID  : 0x0000000000000004

===============================================================================
Section 1     : x86/x64 Processor Specific
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor    @ fffffa800770e0f0
Section       @ fffffa800770e240
Offset        : 536
Length        : 128
Flags         : 0x00000000
Severity      : Fatal

Local APIC Id : 0x0000000000000004
CPU Id        : 20 0f 60 00 00 08 08 04 - 0b 32 98 3e ff fb 8b 17
                00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
                00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Proc. Info 0  @ fffffa800770e240

===============================================================================
Section 2     : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor    @ fffffa800770e138
Section       @ fffffa800770e2c0
Offset        : 664
Length        : 264
Flags         : 0x00000000
Severity      : Fatal

Error         : ICACHEL1_IRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 1)
  Status      : 0xb080000000040151
We can see that the error type is Fatal meaning the CPU couldn't
correct it and had to crash the machine.
The crash happened in the L1 CACHE.


Although this doesn't mean much it gives as a clue as to what might be going on.



The generic nature of the 0x124 (Arg1=0) stop code means we would have to take
the trail & error approach.

Do you have any spear parts (or another PC) to test with, mainly a PSU?
The usual suspect of this kind of BCCode is the CPU but it's often not the the case which is why we need
to test other components to rule them out as the cause.
How old are your components?

Fill out this form and post back the result.
Start by opening up the case and re-seating all types of connection.
  • SATA Cables (HDD/SSD/ODD).
  • SATA-Power.
  • Motherboard 24-pin.
  • Motherboard 4/8-pin (CPU).
  • Re-seat the RAM.
  • Re-seat the GPU.
Make sure that every slot / cable head is free of dust or other obstruction.
Make sure that every connection is seating properly and firmly in-place.

  • Download Speccy and post a Screenshot of the summary window, one at idle and another while putting load on the PC using Prime95 for the CPU side and Furmark for the GPU.

Reset the BIOS back to default as it seems that your CPU is overclocked:
Code:
!sysinfo cpuinfo
[CPU Information]
~MHz = REG_DWORD 4334


Note   Note
If any component is overclocked reset it back to stock speeds!



Good places to read more:
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25 Aug 2013   #3
Jeremiahrt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I do not have any spare parts. All of the components were bought new 2 months ago. I have not overclocked anything, so it is odd that it looks that way. Could a CPU error cause it to do this? When I get home I will open my PC and do as you have instructed.

Also, since I have built this pc it has shown a CPU fan error. The fan is a cooler master, and it runs fine. I read that this is a common error for an after market cooler, could this be part of the issue?

Thanks for your time.
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25 Aug 2013   #4
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeremiahrt View Post
Could a CPU error cause it to do this?

Also, since I have built this pc it has shown a CPU fan error. The fan is a cooler master, and it runs fine. I read that this is a common error for an after market cooler, could this be part of the issue?

Thanks for your time.
Yes, the CPU also has the potential to be at fault in this case although it is rare.

The CPU Fan Error occurs when no fan is plugged into the the header on the motherboard
labeled CPU_Fan, it is especially important if your fan has PWM conrtol (you can determine by counting
the pin it recessives which is 4 for PWM) because it allows for the fan to speed up when necessary.
Complete the steps suggested above that way we will have better understanding of the situation .
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26 Aug 2013   #5
Jeremiahrt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

This is what I have done so far.

I have opened my case and unplugged then replugged everything.

I filled out the Power Supply Calculator form (picture attached). I have a XFX Pro550W.

I also have run the stress test on my GPU and have pictures attached of idle and under stress.

I also reset my BIOS. One thing I do not understand is that it showed my goal CPU speed to be 4000ghz, but the actual running speed was around 4370ghz. Once I reset my BIOS it was running at 4000ghz and the goal speed was 4000ghz. Like I said before, I have never messed with overclocking anything, and I am not sure what could have caused this. Any ideas?

I also fixed my CPU fan error.

As soon as this posts I am going to run the stress test on my CPU. How long do you recommend that I run the CPU stress test, and which setting do you recommend? Small, in place-large, blend, or custom?

Thanks again for everything!
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26 Aug 2013   #6
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeremiahrt View Post
This is what I have done so far.

I have opened my case and unplugged then replugged everything.

I filled out the Power Supply Calculator form (picture attached). I have a XFX Pro550W.

I also have run the stress test on my GPU and have pictures attached of idle and under stress.

I also reset my BIOS. One thing I do not understand is that it showed my goal CPU speed to be 4000ghz, but the actual running speed was around 4370ghz. Once I reset my BIOS it was running at 4000ghz and the goal speed was 4000ghz. Like I said before, I have never messed with overclocking anything, and I am not sure what could have caused this. Any ideas?

I also fixed my CPU fan error.

As soon as this posts I am going to run the stress test on my CPU. How long do you recommend that I run the CPU stress test?

Thanks again for everything!
Great job, the temperatures are normal as well.

I do have an idea.
You have several overclocking software installed:

Code:
AODDriver4.2    c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\fuel\amd64\aoddriver2.sys
\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II
\Programs\MSI Afterburner
  • AMD OverDrive.
Remove those software utilities.




There is no actual time limit in regards to testing the CPU, the most important thing is,
Keep an eye on the temperature!!!. Don't let it exceed 82C which is my personal limit
everyone has their own though.


Tip   Tip
While stress testing the CPU open the Event Viewer and refresh (F5) every 5 minutes or so
and shearch for any WHEA-Logger event 18/19 errors that the CPU is correcting on the go.
If you do get those stop the testing session.

To open the Event Viewer and look for WHEA errors:
  • Search the Start Menu for Event Viewer and hit Enter
  • Expand Windows Logs and select the subcategory System
  • Use Ctrl+F to search (searching WHEA as the keyword is enough)
  • Refresh periodically using F5
  • Attachment 283278
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26 Aug 2013   #7
Jeremiahrt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

So here is what I have so far after about 2 hours of running prime95. It created 3 txt documents. I have attached on the results, if you would like the local and prime just let me know.

I also check the event viewer and there was never a WHEA-logger.

I will remove those programs, they came with my graphics card and installed with the drivers and utilities.

Thanks.
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26 Aug 2013   #8
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Those temperatures can't be correct.
It seems that the CPU is almost not being taxed at all.



Upload a picture of CPU-Z while stress testing the CPU.
If it still doesn't boost up after all of the above we need look at BIOS.
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26 Aug 2013   #9
Jeremiahrt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Is it hitting the boost where it should be?
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26 Aug 2013   #10
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Yes it is, but the temperature I find hard to believe.
What is your cooling solution?
What is the ambient room temperature?

Download HWmonitor what does this software read?

BTW, since post #5 did you try Crysis again?
Did you bugcheck?
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