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Windows 7: BSOD using WMC and trying some encodes with x264

10 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
BSOD using WMC and trying some encodes with x264

Hey everyone!

Trying to solve some problems with my PC, not so good at BSOD analysis...

Had a Motherboard switch from Asus (same model, previous board failed so RMA'd it), never had a problem so far, till some blue screens started to pop up.

After a while of watching some videos in wmc, in will simply bsod, happened twice, maybe more times, other bsod i had, was trying some encodes with mediacoder x264.

Already checked RAM, Memtest+ 4 passes, everything ok (CPU cooler is in the way, so I will try one by one as soon I get back from school)

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Attachment 296901

Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO Rev1
CPU: FX-8350
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
RAM: Corsair 4x2 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9
Video card: Asus Radeon HD 7970
SSD: Liteon LCM-256M3S 6Gbps 256GB
Storage: 2Tb Seagate barracuda 2 500GB WD Green
Optical: Pioner 16x BD-RW
Optional: 2 External HDD, 1 on Docking, 1 from Power eSata
PSU: Corsair TX850w
Chasis: ThermalTake Dokker

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2013   #2

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Hi bidomo.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.
We have seen it a few times that the overclocked systems crash during video encoding.

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Is the computer hot during encoding? Report us the heat of the computer during encoding. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

Also, though you are using the best utility, you may give HandBrake a try. Does it results the same BSOD?

Let us know.
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800743e028, b0800000, 40151}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner
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12 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Thanks for the answer!

TMPGenc and Mediacoder both crashed the system, I think both use x264 at the end of the day.

My Motherboard by default sets a slight overclock, (4300 mhz) switched auto tunning to manual, set correct values manually (no OC), and everything was fine, then I added the SSD (switched from a Samsung 830), installed some software, added Rainmeter, hwinfo, and only encoding and WMC would crash the system....

CPU hardly hits 60°, will run @ 53° most of the time (encoding), prime likes to freeze my system, don't know why, but plenty of AMDs do that with prime

Loaded up UEFI BIOS, set everything to optimal, still had 2 more blue screens, removed some autorun items, uninstalled hwinfo64, and, then, it ocurred to me, maybe bluestacks was to blame.

Problem with bluestacks is, while running the service, some things would be sketchy, even slower, while running the front end (or emulator), had some keyboard lock ups, any low level access program (like any game using Dinput) will be infinitely stuck sendind some keys, pressing vol+ or vol- once, would make it stay sending that key for 30 seconds, so maybe it was flooding the system with junk keys (as if it even is something).

Removed the suspect, tried to encode, everything's been fine for 24 hours, will update if necessary, I guess I'll be getting into overclock as soon as I sort this out completely, I wanted to test the Motherboard before getting into that.

Will be around here checking other threads while checking stability.

Thanks for the help
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