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Windows 7: New build, random BSOD - ntoskernel.exe, BCCode: 124

12 Mar 2015   #11
essenbe

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

Do you have SP1 installed now?

Try reinstalling whichever WHQL driver is the most stable for you, but do it this way and see if it helps.

I am going to give you some links that will help you get a good clean install and not have any drivers you don't need that will conflict with other drivers. Download a WHQL driver from Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7 . Once you have them downloaded, uninstall you current driver from control panel. next clean up any left over drivers from following this tutorial Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling and select only ATI Display Drivers. After you have done that and rebooted, install the new driver, only select custom install and install only what you have to. Very few people need most of what they include. You do not need the audio/HDMI drivers as you already have that in your Motherboard drivers. Unless there is some reason you need them, the only thing you really need is the Display Driver.

With a graphics card there is very little involved. The drivers, the card, the Motherboard and the PSU. If you can find no drivers that work, it pretty much means it is not drivers. If you can borrow another good, working card and run it OK, that means it is not the Motherboard. If you try your card in another machine with an ample PSU and it has the same problem, it will pretty much say it is the card.

Also, I didn't say it, but if you are overclocking, set everything back to default levels. Also, remember your card, from what I can find, can spike up to pulling well over 300 Watts.


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13 Mar 2015   #12
UnS3eN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I pretty much tried all the diver versions that support my GPU - still crashing within 10 minutes.

I've a few thing to do now:
- Use a more powerful PSU to determine if it's the card's hunger for power that's causing it. Benchmarks show ~300W at full load, so a 650W PSU should be enough to power the system.
- Use a different GPU to make sure the MB and the PSU work fine
- Use the GPU in a different system to see if it starts causing the same issues
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13 Mar 2015   #13
essenbe

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

If I were you, I would start at the bottom of the list and work my way to the top. You crashed while doing nothing. The card does not pull that many amps at idle. Go into BIOS and give me the values of the +12V, +5V and +3.3V.
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13 Mar 2015   #14
UnS3eN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

3.324
5.010
12.105
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13 Mar 2015   #15
essenbe

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

Voltages look good.
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13 Mar 2015   #16
UnS3eN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So, I ran more tests and managed to pinpoint the exact issue. Faulty GPU card. It crashes causes random BSODs when it's running on Catalyst drivers. It crashes in idle, it crashes while browsing, it crashes in 2D games, it crashes in 3D games. I was unable to reproduce the crashed intentionally, it just happens with no seaming pattern.

I put a 2 year old Corsair TX850W - that I know works - in and it still kept crashing. I then put a GTX 660 I borrowed from a friend in and have been testing the system, running all sorts of benchmarks and playing Far Cry: Blood Dragon for 5 hours at this point.

Not a single issue.

So one more disappointment from the Red team. Will be returning this card.

Thank you for your help. Marked solved now.
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14 Mar 2015   #17
essenbe

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

Sounds like the card then. Has he tried your card in his system?
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15 Mar 2015   #18
UnS3eN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

He wouldn't allow to take a hacksaw to his case to fit the card in
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15 Mar 2015   #19
essenbe

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

OK, but I think you still have your answer, or at least most of it. But, I hope when you get your new card things go much better.
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