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Windows 7: BSOD, intermittent over past year, worse recently when gaming

15 Mar 2015   #1
Tirtytree

Windows 7, 64-bit
 
 
BSOD, intermittent over past year, worse recently when gaming

Been having problem on/off for a while, but has been getting worse recently. Can't pinpoint a common trend; can happen while idling or while playing games.

I have a pc from chillblast, that I think was overclocked at the factory - I've read this can cause problems but since I didn't do it myself, I'm unsure how to undo it.

Have attached the dump file, any further info just ask.

Thanks


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15 Mar 2015   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007882028, be000000, 800400}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !thread
GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80003905000
THREAD fffffa80070ff640  Cid 1480.1554  Teb: 000000007ef95000 Win32Thread: fffff900c1b22010 RUNNING on processor 0
Not impersonating
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80003844ba8
Owning Process            fffffa80074ab6b0       Image:         IAStorDataMgrS
Attached Process          N/A            Image:         N/A
0x124's are typically related to a hardware issue and can only be isolated by stress testing the major components.

If overclocking, reset all overclocks back to their default settings in the BIOS and then follow these:

RAM - run for a minimum of 8 consecutive passes
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU - run the HIGH test
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video - run the FURMARK test for 20mins
Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Storage - run the SHORT test using the DOS version
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
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15 Mar 2015   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Your logs are showing signs of hardware errors (STOP 0x124) although I'm not picking up exactly what. Follow the trouble shooting steps below.




BSOD, intermittent over past year, worse recently when gaming STOP 0x124 Troubleshooting BSOD, intermittent over past year, worse recently when gaming
Read carefully before proceeding.


warning   Warning
If you're overclocking your system, revert back to stock clocks now.

Note   Note
Test the system once the overclock is removed before continuing with the steps outlined below.



Run Prime95 to stress test your CPU. Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

warning   Warning
Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them.


Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Note   Note
Attachment 352713

MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

Run Furmark to stress test your GPU. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Note   Note
Run Furmark for around 30 minutes.

warning   Warning
Your GPU temperatures will rise quickly while Furmark is running. Keep a keen eye on them.





BSOD, intermittent over past year, worse recently when gaming Intel Rapid Storage Technology BSOD, intermittent over past year, worse recently when gaming
Read carefully before proceeding.


Your dumps have shown an indication that IAStor (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) may be the culprit. Read the following instructions very carefully before proceeding.

Code:
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8007a2d028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000800400, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME:  IAStorDataMgrS

CURRENT_IRQL:  f

ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17029 (debuggers(dbg).140219-1702) amd64fre
If you are not running a RAID setup, uninstall Intel Rapid Storage. First uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features. This one ....
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Start Menu\Programs\Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
Then Uninstall the driver from device manager.
  1. Right click on "My Computer" icon and click "Manage" on the context menu.
  2. It will open the "Computer Management" window.
  3. Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
  4. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
  5. Select one Intel device item under it, right click, uninstall.
  6. Continue the process for all Intel items under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"
  7. Now restart the computer. At restart, Windows will auto configure the appropriate native system driver.
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15 Mar 2015   #4
Tirtytree

Windows 7, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks both, I'll try suggestions and get back
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15 Mar 2015   #5
Tirtytree

Windows 7, 64-bit
 
 

Hi Boozad,

So.... Loaded up bios, 'turbo ratio' was at 45 (* by 100 base to give 4.5GHz, OC'd from 3.3GHz), I set it to 40... to bring it down a bit

Ran prime95 with cupid hardware and realtemp running - both give temperatures of 98C on all four cores, is this high? Real temp seems to suggest this is only a degree or two below max safe level?

I bought this pc pre-made and iirc it had some fancy (better than stock) cooling fitted (maybe even water cooled)... How can I check that cooling is running correctly?

Sorry if this is ot, feel free to direct me elsewhere if I'm in the wrong place

Cheers
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15 Mar 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

98°C is way too high for your CPU, can you give us the temperatures when idle please. And to eliminate the overclock as being the issue you need to remove it altogether and test the system.
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15 Mar 2015   #7
Tirtytree

Windows 7, 64-bit
 
 

Okay then... so had a look inside, cpu cooler and fan were filthy, removed and cleaned fan/radiator, then removed and applied new thermal paste. Now idles at 45C and now sitting at 72C after ten minutes at 100% load (using prime95), with a peak at 85C a few mins in.

Going to mark this one solved, might even try turning the OC back up...

Many thanks Boozad and Golden and for your help and patience.... sorry if this should have been obvious to me, internal PC maintenance was an unheard of concept for me until today
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15 Mar 2015   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Glad you found the issue, if you get any more issues be sure to let us know.
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