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Windows 7: BSOD while idle

13 Jan 2016   #1
pgw chaos

Windows 7 Professional x64
BSOD while idle

Hello all,

I been getting BSOD while my computer is idle, I have no issues while playing games (Fallout 4, MGS V, ARK: Survival Evolved, 7 Days to Die, ect), or when I am on the internet, but sometimes when I leave my computer I come back and saw it rebooted and I have an error message.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800EE03028
BCP3: 00000000BF800000
BCP4: 0000000000200401
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Hi pgw chaos and welcome to Sevenforums! :)

I looked up your error and I need to ask if you are overclocking, if you are then you need to stop, if not then you need to check your CPU cooler as it might be insufficient. For example you need to check the processor seating, heat sink, and the compound between the processor and the heat sink which are common causes.

Also you might want to upgrade the case fans if you have an issue with heat build-up within the case.

Cheerio and hopefully this will put you and your system on the right track!

/Boris :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2016   #3
pgw chaos

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the reply and welcome. :)

I am not overclocking, and think I don't have any heat issues (my case have 2x 200mm fans and a 1x120mm fan), and has my BIOS set up to warn me about my CPU heat

I have no issue while I was playing graphic heavy games (which should generate the most amount of heat), it only happened when the system is idle for some time (around 20mins).I will try to pay more attention to the heat of the CPU.

I did research people having similar issues, and found that the GIGABYTE APP Center might be causing it. (I uninstalled it, and waiting to see if that fixed it)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jan 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Oh okay well yeah that is what I also found on the internet about other people having the same issue.

Hm well I did also notice that your BIOS version is F5 but there is a newer version on the Giigabyte support page F6:
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0)

It should help with the issue!

/Boris :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2016   #5
pgw chaos

Windows 7 Professional x64

I haven't had a BSOD in two weeks after removing the GIGABYTE APP software. So I marked this as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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