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Windows 7: BSOD after overclocking my I7 960 can't get past 3.4Ghz

12 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
BSOD after overclocking my I7 960 can't get past 3.4Ghz

I recently bought a computer (every part by itself) and assembled it together myself
a few days ago I was playing COD MW3 and I had a BSOD, it shocked me since the computer is less than 3 months old and I mainly got high end parts, after this first time it randomly happened again while I was listening to music on youtube.

If it helps the code on the Blue screen was 0x0000001E

my computer has the EVGA X58 SLI3 motherboard 1366 socket
I7 960 processor with a stock speed of 3.2Ghz and I have it at 3.4 Ghz can't get over that.
EVGA GTX 570 HD video card
Corsair Vengeance 6Gb speeds of 2000mhz (currently at 1600)
Corsair AX850 watt PSU
Corsair H60 CPU cooler
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
its a FULL retail Computer
the age of the system is 2 months and same for the Hardware, and I haven't re installed windows.

I have uploaded the BSOD dump file with the perfmon / report.

Please i need help, this is a new system and I don't want to have 2000 USD thrown away due to this error.

Thanks in advance


PS: the second BSOD dump was run under administrator(just in case)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Your crashes are caused by hardware and the first thing someone who analyses BSOD wuill tell you is to stop over clocking.

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .
A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress
Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP. Return to the default settings at least for now.
If you are running a RAID update its driver.

You can read more on this error and what to try here...
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #3

win 7 ( 64 bit)

i'd also say stop the overclocking for now. then get your system back stable. then if you still want to overclock it do some homework and read up on overclocking. there's alot of info out there that can help you. don't just dive into it or you will be sorry latter. make sure you understand your bios and settings and temps before changing anything .

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

1E usually indicative of not not enough Vcore when overclocking.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 BSOD after overclocking my I7 960 can't get past 3.4Ghz

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