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Windows 7: BSOD during VLC

11 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64
BSOD during VLC

My computer is one month old (custom build, specs at the end of the post) and during the first 3 weeks no problems whatsoever.
About a few days ago it started crashing during VLC, and whenever i put it to sleep (hibernate) it would crash WHILE sleeping, not before sleeping, not when waking up, but WHILE sleeping. it took two aspects: first one would be plain ol' BSOD, the second one would be the computer waking up by itself, but no peripherals would work (no display, no keyboard/mouse even if the keyboard lights were on). i would hardrestart it and it would tell me that Windows crashed. during the bsod's i could get the error code: error 0x000000f4)
i checked forums and it said that it could be drivers or hardware. i changed the RAM slots, checked the SSD using a windows tool (don't remember what it was), unplugged the HDD cause i thought it was causing issues, updated everything until at last the chipset drivers update fixed the sleeping related crash.
But the VLC crash persists. (bugcheck code: 0x124). it says it might be because of heat. so i stress tested my cpu which got to 42C (i have to say it was the first time it got so high) then stress tested my GPU, and for the kicks i played 2 videos, tomb raider on ultra and dota2 on ultra. all 4 re-sized to fit on my monitor so the whole screen would be taken by 4 programs. nothing happened: i don't think its the gpu or heat-related.
i used memtest86 to check the RAM (because at this point why not)

please if you have any questions remarks let me know!

Thank you in advance!

i5 4460
2x4gb RAM ddr3 yellow team zeus
motherboard: gigabyte h97 gaming 3
ssd crucial 512go
hdd WD 1to

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14 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

rocco207, Sorry, I messed up and answered you in the wrong thread, which is why we try not to post in other people's threads. It makes it a little confusing. From now on let's please use this thread for your problems.
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