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Windows 7: bsod while computer idle

23 May 2014   #41
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
With respect, I don't think you are ready for tackling BSOD's.

You have been around long enough to have noticed that MemTest86+ is the only reliable RAM testing software - nothing else comes close. Let me make it very clear : there is nothing else you can use to give a reliable test result.

Google USB thumb drive...see what you come up with.

Read my previous reply about thermal paste.

If you aren't willing to try anything, mark this thread solved and purchase a new CPU if you so choose.
Dude; its got nothing to do with not being willing to try anything. And no I did not end up having to buy one and i wouldnt have bought a new one anyways because the current one is still under warranty and they agreed to send me a replacement without charging me. You know you dont have to sound like you are having a bit of a attitude toward me man. There is no place for that here. And as for the paste; that will be taken care of anyways. Dont act like im stupid because I know more about computers than you may think I do. just because im not a 100% "know it all" doesnt mean I dont know anything. There is plenty I do know still.


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23 May 2014   #42
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Sometimes the horse at the water just will not drink...
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23 May 2014   #43
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Sometimes the horse at the water just will not drink...
w/e dude. If you want to have an attitude; take it somewhere else; cause from what Ive seen its not welcomed here. There is no reason or place for that.

I feel like you insulted me even though it may not seem like that to others out there; mainly due to your "tone" and the way you kinda snipped at me. If thats the way you want to be; dont bother posting anymore responses to ?s I may have. That and i will no longer have any respect for you; period!.
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23 May 2014   #44
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Let me try and help you save money one last time:

1. You have assumed a 0x124 bugcheck means your CPU is broken - there is no concrete evidence to prove that yet
2. Thermal paste can be poorly applied, and the problems may not be evident for some time
3. The bugcheck may well be memory-related - all hardware bugchecks report 0x124 codes
4. To test RAM we ALWAYS use MemTest86+ - there is NO alternate
5. MemTest86+ can be installed/run from a USB thumb drive
6. A USB thumb drive is the same as a USB flash drive
7. A cheap USB thumb drive costs $2 - a CPU costs lots more

It makes more financial sense to spend a few dollars on thermal paste and a USB flash drive to test the obvious, rather than spend lots more on a CPU, only to later discover your BSOD is related to something else.

If you don't understand that, then all I can do is to wish you good luck.
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23 May 2014   #45
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Matt, I think you are misunderstanding again. You are over reacting to a simple statement.
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23 May 2014   #46
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Matt, I think you are misunderstanding again. You are over reacting to a simple statement.
Well; at this point; I dont feel it was justified there Derek. It was the way it was "presented" that rubbed me the wrong way; and the "tone" he had.
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23 May 2014   #47
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I think you are reading too much into it Matt, just try to see the logic in this post here,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Let me try and help you save money one last time:

1. You have assumed a 0x124 bugcheck means your CPU is broken - there is no concrete evidence to prove that yet
2. Thermal paste can be poorly applied, and the problems may not be evident for some time
3. The bugcheck may well be memory-related - all hardware bugchecks report 0x124 codes
4. To test RAM we ALWAYS use MemTest86+ - there is NO alternate
5. MemTest86+ can be installed/run from a USB thumb drive
6. A USB thumb drive is the same as a USB flash drive
7. A cheap USB thumb drive costs $2 - a CPU costs lots more

It makes more financial sense to spend a few dollars on thermal paste and a USB flash drive to test the obvious, rather than spend lots more on a CPU, only to later discover your BSOD is related to something else.

If you don't understand that, then all I can do is to wish you good luck.
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23 May 2014   #48
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Let me try and help you save money one last time:

1. You have assumed a 0x124 bugcheck means your CPU is broken - there is no concrete evidence to prove that yet
2. Thermal paste can be poorly applied, and the problems may not be evident for some time
3. The bugcheck may well be memory-related - all hardware bugchecks report 0x124 codes
4. To test RAM we ALWAYS use MemTest86+ - there is NO alternate
5. MemTest86+ can be installed/run from a USB thumb drive
6. A USB thumb drive is the same as a USB flash drive
7. A cheap USB thumb drive costs $2 - a CPU costs lots more

It makes more financial sense to spend a few dollars on thermal paste and a USB flash drive to test the obvious, rather than spend lots more on a CPU, only to later discover your BSOD is related to something else.

If you don't understand that, then all I can do is to wish you good luck.
If 0x124 bugchecks are not always cpu related then why did the "TheDoctor" come to to the conclusion that it was in fact my cpu that was failing based on the dump files that i uploaded and he looked at? I already know about memtest; but can not do that until i get a flash drive at some point of which im not sure when i will get to it; which begs the ? why isnt there a program out there that can just be system-run rather than having to get a flash drive to do it? Also; the cpu is being replaced under warranty as mentioned previously so that part is done i believe. One last thing; as for the thermal paste; yes i already know about that. Im gonna have to take the fan off to get to the cpu anyways so I will just scrape the old stuff off and reapply new stuff.
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23 May 2014   #49
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I believe he said it was failing because it wouldn't complete the tests you were trying, that being said, warranty or not a change of thermal paste being a quicker and cheaper option is a logical step to try.

If you then continue to have problems you at least know you tried the quicker, cheaper, option first to rule out what may have been a simpler fix.

Memtest86+ is not run within windows for a reason, it is testing your ram without windows using it for a more true and accurate test, that is why it is the gold standard for testing ram.
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24 May 2014   #50
Thedoctor44

 

I never said 0x124 bugchecks always mean the CPU is failing, you said the Intel Burn In test and Prime95 failed pretty much instantly which is a very strong indication something is wrong with the CPU.
But Golden is trying to help even more by picking up what I missed by trying to save you money rather than rushing to buy a new CPU.
Like he said, thermal paste and a USB flash drive is dirt cheap so I recommend trying those first.
Alright it might not fix your issue but for a few dollars it's worth it because a CPU is expensive.
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