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Windows 7: random BSODs, screen freezes

25 May 2014   #11
Thedoctor44

 

Hmm, have you made sure the dump files are in a .zip folder?


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25 May 2014   #12
ivanwakeup

win 7
 
 

Alright, there we go. Had to create a new directory for the second dump. new upload attached.


as an additional note, I noticed that during the last p95 test I was getting weird beep iterations coming from my case. I've read that this can be a motherboard utility for notifying you that temperatures are getting too hot? I'm not sure on this one.
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25 May 2014   #13
Thedoctor44

 

Yep a 0x124 bugcheck, make sure you restore all overclocking to factory settings.
There is sufficient cooling right?
Try reapplying some thermal paste.

Finally try Memtest86.


Memtest86 will test your RAM

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Run Memtest86 for at least 8 passes so we get enough information to confirm that your RAM isn't failing
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25 May 2014   #14
ivanwakeup

win 7
 
 

I will try reapplying thermal paste. I already ran memtest86 just last night for 9 passes, and I received no errors. should I run it again anyway?
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25 May 2014   #15
Thedoctor44

 

Ok, you should be fine with memtest86 then.
Which Prime95 test did you run?
Try the Large FFT test.
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25 May 2014   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Hi ivanwakeup, I will try to offer some help, if you don't mind. First, I need you to completely fill out your system specs in as much detail as possible. The simplest way is to click 'My System Specs' in the bottom left corner of your last post and there will be a link to update system specs. When you are finished be sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you need to know exactly what we want, click my system specs at the bottom of this post to see mine.

Next, if you don't already have it, please download and install CPUz. With your computer at idle, please post screenshots (Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums ) of the CPU, Mainboard, memory and SPD tabs. On the SPD tab, I only need screenshots of the dimm slots populated with ram.

Next, please open CPUz to the CPU tab and Core Temp and run Prime95 (never run but 1 CPU temp monitoring program at a time). Please post screenshots of CPUz and Core temp after Prime95 Blend test has been running for an hour.

It is my opinion that the CPU is the last component of a computer that is subject to go bad, especially with Sandy and Ivy Bridge. However there are a lot of things that can make your computer throw a 124 error. in fact most anything can. But, over time components wear and age and don't work quite the same way as they did when new. I will also tell you that as you can see by the badge at the bottom of my signature, I am not opposed to overclocking, if done right. That being said, any computer that is not stable at stock will never have a stable overclock. Please post those screenshots and let me see what is going on.
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25 May 2014   #17
ivanwakeup

win 7
 
 

thanks for the reply essenbe. Attached are the screenshots from CPU-Z.

when I have time I can run p95 again, although my load temps for my PC after about 2 hours running the software were 64C.
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25 May 2014   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

OK, are you at idle there? If so, you should be at 1600 MHz and your Vcore should be around 1.0V, unless you turned EIST off. You should be able to enable XMP in your bios and run your ram at 1600MHz instead of the 1333 it is now. Just be sure to set your Dram Voltage to 1.5V.
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25 May 2014   #19
ivanwakeup

win 7
 
 

Yep, was at idle there. I purposely didnt have my ram set to 1600Mhz because I thought i was having problems with it, although now i'm fairly certain my ram is fine.

so i reapplied thermal paste to my cpu....and now it runs about 1-2C hotter, even dialed back down to stock clock.

given i had arctic silver 5 on there before and now just a generic brand paste. The main thing that confuses me is that my BIOS suggest that my CPU idle temp is about 45C (which is obviously much higher than you would want for this cpu) but both HWmonitor and CoreTemp say it is about 37-38C now with the generic thermal paste. Which one do i trust?

I have a hyper 212+ cooler and i've heard people get idle temps as low as 27-28C, so im confused why mine is so much higher.
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25 May 2014   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Bios is usually more correct, but it will always be higher than in Windows as EIST is not applied in bios where it usually is in the OS. It usually takes a while for thermal paste to cure, and you should see temp drops around 2-3C. How long depends on the paste you applied. Artic silver 5 can take as much as 200 hours, while some others much less.

Depending on the ambient of where you are right now and the airflow in your case, with the warmer weather, you can expect some increase in your CPU temps. Never expect to be below ambient, it isn't possible with air or even water. I trust you did clean the old paste off before applying the new paste. Also, consider you are using software to read temps which is notoriously wrong. It is worse at idle temps. The higher the temps go, the more accurate the readings are, for some reason. Besides, in reality, we don't care what idle temps are, it's when it is put under stress that matters most. Having said that, I do agree that I would like to see idle temps drop a few degrees. Are you using manual or offset voltage in bios? That can make a great difference in CPU temps.
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