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Windows 7: BSOD Stop 0124 with a possible culprit

09 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 Professional
BSOD Stop 0124 with a possible culprit

Hi I've been reading your forum responses on problems like mine for a week or two now. I have a repetitive 124 bug check with ntoskrnl.exe as the offending driver causing BSOD's. My drivers are all up to date to the best of my knowledge (used managing programs to check for updates) and I even began the process of replacing ram chips (currently have 1 chip in the mail and about to add a second if my computer doesn't crash by monday). I'm looking for someones knowledgable opinion as to wether im taking the right steps. Mainly because i got a system warning message that didnt cause a crash but identified a video driver as the offender. Maybe you all can shed some light on my computers problems. Do i continue with the ram or is the graphics card the problem?

Additional Info: Ive had the BSOD on my comp when my monitor was plugged in the GTS 250 port rather then the GTX 295. I'm not extremely knowledgable but I would think a driver problem on the 295 would not crash the comp if the monitor wasn't plugged into that port thus not using that card for graphics. (The sli is internal on the gtx 295 card the 250 is used for physx to my knowledge no direct link is being used on the two cards)

Thanks in advance for your help.

my os is windows 7 professional

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09 Jan 2010   #2

windows 7 Professional
mini dumps zipped

heres my mini dumps in zipped form no clue on how to get the display warning dump added.
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09 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


If you're getting video errors and you've got STOP 0x124 errors (hardware) - I'd have to suspect issues with your video card.

Can you run each card individually (I'm not real well versed in SLI)? If so, try each one - and run this free video stress test on each one: FurMark: Graphics Card Stability and Stress Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

I'd post over in the video card forum for more expert advice on the SLI: Graphic Cards - Windows 7 Forums
From what little I do understand about SLI, it's either one card or the other, or it's the connection between the two. Dunno if SLI will work with 2 different cards either.

Just to be sure, I'd remove the current drivers and install the latest WHQL certified drivers from nVidia.

FWIW - the STOP 0x124 error is a hardware error that's received by your CPU and is passed to Windows. Difficult to analyze - and the results of the analysis don't contain much useful information.

I've had one when I didn't install a video card correctly in a Dell computer (large card, cramped case). Reseating it fixed the STOP error for me.
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09 Jan 2010   #4

Win7 Ultimate X64

Have a look through this link, gives you an idea of things to check
Checking everything is seated properly and system temps are good places to start although it says hardware it can be software/driver orientated sometimes
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