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Windows 7: BSOD under heavy cpu usage BSOD 0x00000124 hal.dll

16 Jan 2015   #1
neenja1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
BSOD under heavy cpu usage BSOD 0x00000124 hal.dll

Hi all, I just built this PC recently (~1 week ago) have not encountered any problems until recently when I've been trying to overclock it. My motherboard is the Asrock Z97 Pentium anniversary board, the one that automatically overclocks with the touch of a button (I choose what speed I want and it sets the multiplier and core voltage). It lets you choose if you want to OC it to 3.8ghz, 4.0ghz, 4.2 ghz. I currently have it set at 4.0ghz which seems to be pretty tame compared to other z97+g3258 owners.

I have 2 monitors connected to the PC and it will only bluescreen when i push the cpu to its limit. Ie. when I'm watching Youtube/Twitch.tv at HD and playing League of Legends or Dark Souls 2 on the other screen. When I am doing this, my cpu temp stays between 70-80C while at idle it hovers around 35C and has never BSOD at idle.

I've noticed that before BSOD occur there will be some latency stuttering (internet lag) and I'm hoping the problem is outdated drivers (specifically the realtek ethernet controller).

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007187038
BCP3: 00000000BF800000
BCP4: 0000000000000124
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


I am aware of the long-term risk of overclocking my pentium g3258 but I am just using it as a stopgap until the new 1150 chips come out.

Any help/advice will be much appreciated.


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16 Jan 2015   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Run 5 tests on IBT at MAXIMUM setting and report the temperatures. Read very carefully before starting.

CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest
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16 Jan 2015   #3
neenja1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi Golden,
I ran the 5 tests on max like you said and here are the results.

Test completed successfully in 3470.09 seconds.

max temp: 81C
usually hovered between: 76-79C
lowest temp: 34C
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16 Jan 2015   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That looks stable. Run Prime95 for 24 hrs:

Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95
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17 Jan 2015   #5
neenja1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I haven't had the time to run a 24-hour test but in the past 2 freezes that I've had, I noticed I wasn't doing any heavy CPU task but I was downloading a 5GB file at anywhere from 1-4mbs/s (heavy network usage).

Was there any evidence in my dump files that my realtek ethernet driver was causing freezes?
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17 Jan 2015   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No there wasn't, although it is possible its the issue, but being masked by the 0x124 BSOD's. It wouldn't hurt to update the network driver if an update is available.
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