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Windows 7: Win7 x64 BSOD while gaming

14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Win7 x64 BSOD while gaming

I've been getting quite a few BSODs lately when gaming. I must say that I haven't been gaming for some time so the problem might have been there for some time already while I wasn't aware.

The only thing I can say (almost) for certain is that it only occurs when playing games, I've never experienced a single BSOD when on desktop/surfing/using other progs but I can imagine it might give me a BSOD as well when rendering or something else which utilizes CPU/RAM more heavily.

In any case, I'm not sure what creates the problems, although I think it's probably either CPU, RAM or Graphic related (which would be of no surprise).

Anyway, I've been googling and trying to get a better understanding of some of the crash reports I've been getting, but honestly, it doesn't make much sense to me and I'm not getting any wiser out of it.

Apparently I'm getting multiple warnings each time it happens (happened to me about 3 times in 2 days time ... I've played quite a lot for that to happen I must add).

I'm going to list the errors below in the order you see in the picture:

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 0

The details view of this entry contains further information.

+ System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger [ Guid] {C26C4F3C-3F66-4E99-8F8A-39405CFED220}
EventID 18 Version 0 Level 2 Task 0 Opcode 0 Keywords 0x8000000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2010-04-14T23:13:28.166015600Z
EventRecordID 42565 - Correlation [ ActivityID] {A9606CF9-1263-4B4E-8BB5-56BDCF9F4607}
- Execution [ ProcessID] 1404 [ ThreadID] 1700
Channel System Computer theoN-PC - Security [ UserID] S-1-5-19

- EventData

ErrorSource 3

ApicId 0

MCABank 0

MciStat 0xb200004000000800

MciAddr 0x0

MciMisc 0x0

ErrorType 10

TransactionType 256

Participation 0

RequestType 0

MemorIO 0

MemHierarchyLvl 0

Timeout 0

OperationType 256

Channel 256

Length 928

RawData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
Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0
+ System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog [ Guid] {fc65ddd8-d6ef-4962-83d5-6e5cfe9ce148}
EventID 1101 Version 0 Level 2 Task 101 Opcode 0 Keywords 0x4020000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2010-04-14T23:13:09.243164000Z
EventRecordID 18777 Correlation - Execution [ ProcessID] 940 [ ThreadID] 1388
Channel Security Computer theoN-PC Security
- UserData

- AuditEventsDropped

Reason 0

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

+ System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power [ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}
EventID 41 Version 2 Level 1 Task 63 Opcode 0 Keywords 0x8000000000000002 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2010-04-14T23:12:49.218750000Z
EventRecordID 42491 Correlation - Execution [ ProcessID] 4 [ ThreadID] 8
Channel System Computer theoN-PC - Security [ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 292

BugcheckParameter1 0x0

BugcheckParameter2 0xfffffa8005116038

BugcheckParameter3 0xb2000040

BugcheckParameter4 0x800

SleepInProgress false

PowerButtonTimestamp 0
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa8005116038, 0x00000000b2000040, 0x0000000000000800). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 041510-29843-01.

+ System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting [ Guid] {ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952} [ EventSourceName] BugCheck
- EventID 1001 [ Qualifiers] 16384
Version 0 Level 2 Task 0 Opcode 0 Keywords 0x80000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2010-04-14T23:13:07.000000000Z
EventRecordID 42489 Correlation - Execution [ ProcessID] 0 [ ThreadID] 0
Channel System Computer THEON-PC Security
- EventData

param1 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa8005116038, 0x00000000b2000040, 0x0000000000000800)

param2 C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP

param3 041510-29843-01
The previous system shutdown at 1:11:28 on ‎15/‎04/‎2010 was unexpected.

+ System - Provider [ Name] EventLog
- EventID 6008 [ Qualifiers] 32768
Level 2 Task 0 Keywords 0x80000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2010-04-14T23:13:02.000000000Z
EventRecordID 42485 Channel System Computer theoN-PC Security
- EventData




DA07040004000F0001000B001C006100DA07040003000E0017000B001C0061003C0000003C00000000000000000000000000 0000000000000100000000000000
Binary data:

In Words
0000: 000407DA 000F0004 000B0001 0061001C
0008: 000407DA 000E0003 000B0017 0061001C
0010: 0000003C 0000003C 00000000 00000000
0018: 00000000 00000000 00000001 00000000

In Bytes
0000: DA 07 04 00 04 00 0F 00 Ú.......
0008: 01 00 0B 00 1C 00 61 00 ......a.
0010: DA 07 04 00 03 00 0E 00 Ú.......
0018: 17 00 0B 00 1C 00 61 00 ......a.
0020: 3C 00 00 00 3C 00 00 00 <...<...
0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0038: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

I apoligize for the wall of copy/pasted text but I thought it might be best to provide a detailed post to start with, instead of having to add lots later on. I realize that some of the information provided might not be needed, but I am not sure what is and what is not as I'm a bit of a newbie in this area.

As I'm aware, the bugcheck information might be handy as well, so I've provided the .dmp file (as .txt) in the attachment.

It would be much appreciated if someone could provide me with a clear answer to my problem, random BSODs are no fun after all. Thank you very much!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


This is a STOP 0x00000124 error message. It's an error that your CPU passes to Windows. As such, it doesn't have a whole bunch of information that we can understand/apply to your situation. I'd suggest the steps at this post as a starting point:

Also, please update/remove these older drivers (in case they are incompatible):
adfs.SYS     Thu Jun 26 16:52:37 2008 - Adobe File System Filter driver -
GEARAspiWDM.sys Tue Apr 08 15:15:59 2008 - CD-ROM Class Filter Driver by Gear Software -
PxHlpa64.sys Mon Dec 10 18:49:01 2007 - Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs) -
Summary of the BSOD:
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Wed Apr 14 19:11:47.983 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:40:52.342
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8005116038, b2000040, 800}
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_GenuineIntel
PROCESS_NAME:  daorigins.exe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

Hi usasma, thanks for your reply. I've read through the topic you linked me and from what I can understand from it, it boils down to checking almost all hardware components it seems?

As for the outdated drivers: do you mean I should update them nonetheless? since I'm not experiencing any incompatibility issues atm. I know you placed that between brackets but maybe you meant that, even though they're functioning, they still might not be functioning 100% properly?

As far as the other post goes, I have some remarks/questions about it:

- I am running on a system which is on a 20% overclock, so I'll try turning that off for now
- I will clean my PC, let's hope that it's just a dust issue or something, but I'm afraid it might be more severe than that
- Installing a vanilla copy of Win7 is not what I'm looking for I think, as I don't get any BSODs when not gaming/stressing my PC ... so I don't see the point in doing that atm? Unless you can give a good reason why I should still do it?

Also, I must add (don't think that is going to be the problem though) that the voltage of my RAM is slightly higher (1.75V) than stock (1.7V) since it was giving me freezes when in auto mode.

By the way: The memtest results said my RAM was ok, but I don't see the point in that either as a succesful test still doesn't guarantee 100% functional ram.

Thanks for the quick reply!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


-The STOP 0x124 error can be hardware or compatibility - so updating the older drivers is advisable.
-Turn off ALL overclocking while troubleshooting.
-Dust/dirt can clog/short electrical contacts and can cause overheating.
-The vanilla install of Win7 is designed to test Windows 7 against your hardware. If it's a clean install - and all you've installed is Windows stuff - then it's gotta be a hardware issue (either borked hardware or compatibility). There's no telling (right now) what's causing it because of the additional stuff that you've installed (3rd party software/devices/games/etc).
- Check the MSI support website and the Geil support website - and set the RAM for exactly the settings/timings/voltages specified there. Some mobo's are sensitive to RAM settings, so the research is time well spent.
-MemTest isn't 100% - but it's close enough to make no never-mind. At work we use it to replace memory under warranty - so it must be close enough (since the manufacturer's accept it).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7

Hi Friend,

Have you tried adding the folder of the game you are playing to your anti-virus's exception? Mine was hanging because of my anti-virus all along. I thought it was my video card. Most games are treated as trojan or anti-virus by Anti-Viruses such as avast. So try adding it in the exception.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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