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Windows 7: BSOD playing Dark Souls, error 0x00000124

05 Nov 2015   #21
Solus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh gee. Never mind the "might take a while" part, I forgot I had the power to cause BSoDs with a single button press. (Certain graphical effects, as I mentioned. I seem to recall swearing being part of the ToS here so I'll keep my thoughts on the matter to myself.)

So, yeah, with only avast and Steam running, it still crashes. I have the Steam folder added to avast's exceptions but I don't know whether it can still interfere; seems kind of unlikely though.


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06 Nov 2015   #22
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please uninstall Avast while troubleshooting
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07 Nov 2015   #23
Solus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

First, an odd observation: Under the same circumstances as the last BSoD, but with RadeonPro set to underclock my GPU and restrict the game to four out of six cores, it doesn't crash or cause a blue screen when using aforementioned magical crash button. (Not sure which of these parameters actually matters, if any; should probably test. Not feeling that adventurous for now.)

With these settings I've played maybe 3-5 hours without any issues since yesterday but I don't quite trust the situation yet. I'm confused and skeptical.
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07 Nov 2015   #24
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How is it when you don't under/overclock and keep the cores at 4?
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07 Nov 2015   #25
Solus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Huh. No crash. Does that tell you something?

Apparently the game is a poor port, but I figured even a poor port shouldn't cause a BSoD. From what I know it doesn't have any particular issues with more than four cores.
I wouldn't depend on this result just yet, either. It's fickle. :|
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07 Nov 2015   #26
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

My guess is that more then 4 or maybe 5? cores isn't supported.
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07 Nov 2015   #27
Solus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Seems that would be well-known, then. I do believe people are playing this on six-core CPUs and better, too. Maybe it's just my CPU being a jerk about it; maybe it was a fluke and I'll get my crashes back soon. I haven't really played with only four cores, just tried the one thing.

... Actually, it's just that I'd feel rather silly if this turns out to be the solution since it's so simple. Besides, I'd have been wasting your time.
I'll just play some more and see.


Edit: Well it crashed, this time it wasn't a BSoD though, the AMD display driver threw a fit - which wouldn't be an issue to discuss in this sub-forum, I presume.
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07 Nov 2015   #28
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It isn't something to discuss with me, that is certain. I know nothing about crashing drivers without BSOD's.
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07 Nov 2015   #29
Solus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

With the GPU underclocked again I can play 2 hours straight. Probably too early to call this an actual solution and I don't know what sort of obscure problem would be solved by underclocking and core-limiting. What nonsense is this.
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08 Nov 2015   #30
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You have re-installed CCC, what driver versions have you tried so far and what is the current driver?
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