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Windows 7: BSOD while gaming/multitasking while watching videos, error 0x00000124

14 May 2015   #1
Cheeza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD while gaming/multitasking while watching videos, error 0x00000124

I have been having issues with this error for some time now, but I didn't read too much into it at first. I just thought it was one of those things. As time went on, I noticed it started to get worse and worse, to the point where I could barely even play any games.

I've tried replacing my ram, still BSOD. Moved them into different sockets, still BSOD. Checked the cooling, everything seems good. Ventilation is good, installed a Corsair H100i for my cpu, and have 5 chassis fans.

I have also ran disk check on both of my hard drives, a Seagate 256 GB SSd and a Toshiba 2 TB HDD, no bad sectors reported.

I downloaded the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool and the test results came back 100% positive.

Just finished running a memtest overnight on one of my brand new sticks, reported 127 errors or so. (I do not have a screenshot as I thought that the results would automatically be saved on the usb stick.)

I am wondering if there is a strong case of my ram slots on the mobo itself being bad, considering I've tried multiple configurations and even gone as far as to swap out the old sticks. I have only had my motherboard for about a year and a half now, and I'm really hoping I don't have to replace it, but I do want this problem resolved.

I have attached my chkdsk results for my storage drive, my DM logs and my processor test results. I can redo the chkdsk for my SSD and post them here if need me. Any help is greatly appreciated and I hope to get this resolved as soon as possible.I have been having issues with this error for some time now, but I didn't read too much into it at first. I just thought it was one of those things. As time went on, I noticed it started to get worse and worse, to the point where I could barely even play any games.

I've tried replacing my ram, still BSOD. Moved them into different sockets, still BSOD. Checked the cooling, everything seems good. Ventilation is good, installed a Corsair H100i for my cpu, and have 5 chassis fans.

I have also ran disk check on both of my hard drives, a Seagate 256 GB SSd and a Toshiba 2 TB HDD, no bad sectors reported.

I downloaded the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool and the test results came back 100% positive.

Just finished running a memtest overnight on one of my brand new sticks, reported 127 errors or so. (I do not have a screenshot as I thought that the results would automatically be saved on the usb stick.)

I am wondering if there is a strong case of my ram slots on the mobo itself being bad, considering I've tried multiple configurations and even gone as far as to swap out the old sticks. I have only had my motherboard for about a year and a half now, and I'm really hoping I don't have to replace it, but I do want this problem resolved.

I have attached my chkdsk results for my storage drive, my DM logs and my processor test results. I can redo the chkdsk for my SSD and post them here if need me. Any help is greatly appreciated and I hope to get this resolved as soon as possible.



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14 May 2015   #2
Boozad

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

Welcome to 7F Cheeza, I'll see if I can help you resolve your issue.

There is only one dump in your logs (have you ran CCleaner at all?) but it confirms you're having 0x124 STOPs. First off a couple of questions if you wouldn't mind answering them mate.
  1. Did you run MemTest86+? It's important we know what version you ran.
  2. Are you overclocking any of your components?
  3. How many sticks of RAM do you have installed and are all the slots populated?
If you can get back to me with those answers we'll go from there.
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14 May 2015   #3
Cheeza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wish I could be here under better circumstances, but thanks.

I recently reformatted my PC at the suggestion of my friends, which I didn't think would help but I was frustrated and desperate, so I didn't think I needed to use CCleaner yet. As for your other questions:

1. I ran MemTest86, not + because when I tried to put 86+ on my UFD, it didn't show up as a drive that could be used in the drop down list.

2. No, I'm not overclocking anything.

3. I have 2 sticks of RAM installed, 1-8 GB and 1-4GB
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14 May 2015   #4
Boozad

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

OK we really need to get MemTest86+ running for conclusive results, we recommend that exclusively here as it's by far the most reliable RAM diagnostic there is. Can you try again for me please?

Download and run MemTest86+ to test your RAM. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Note   Note


Run MemTest86+ for at least 8 passes. Ideally set it off before you go to bed and leave it overnight, we're looking for zero errors here. A single error will show something's going bad with your RAM.


I'd also recommend removing the 4GB stick of RAM prior to testing.
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15 May 2015   #5
Cheeza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright. Got lucky and found a blank disk lying around here and was able to load the iso on it. Tested both sticks in the first slot. So far, no errors. Going to be testing them in the 2nd slot now. Just thought I'd give you an update so you know I didn't just bail.
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15 May 2015   #6
Boozad

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

Good to hear, keep us posted mate.
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15 May 2015   #7
Cheeza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just finished testing the 4GB stick in the 2nd slot. Came through with no errors though? Should I try running my 8GB through that slot now?

I'm also a little concerned that something may be OC without my knowing. I saw a BIOS screen at the last second when I booted up my pc earlier saying that OC had failed or something like that. I only caught a glimpse of it before it moved on.

How can I tell if something is OC? It would have to be either my mobo or my processor but I have no knowledge of doing that to either one.
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16 May 2015   #8
Boozad

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

Yeah test the 8GB stick too just to be 100% sure. The Overclocking Failed message is exclusive to ASUS motherboards, there was a discussion on it here recently, I'll have to find it out. It doesn't necessarily mean that something is overclocked.

For now finish the MemTest86+ tests and we'll go from there.
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16 May 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Guys, sorry I haven't read the thread but decided to comment upon seeing SLI in system specs.

I used to run SLI with GTX480s and started to get BSODs for doing nothing even (desktop idle). I thought that one of the cards went bad and disabled SLI. Didn't get a single BSOD afterwards. Then also checked both cards individually to see nothing was wrong with them.

So my advice would be (if you think applicable):
- Try removing and reseating the SLI connector, try the SLI connector other way around, try the SLI connector on the 2nd connector (there should be 2 connectors for 3-way SLI). If you have another SLI connector, try with that as well
- disable SLI and run sometime with 1 card
- if it's ok then switch to the 2nd card (remove monitor cable from 1st and attach to 2nd)

experiment, hope this helps
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