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Random BSOD while playing MW2, error 0x00000124

Q: Random BSOD while playing MW2, error 0x00000124

Hello everybody I've been browsing this forum in the past but decided to make an account today I need help with a BSOD that I've started getting a few times This error arises only when playing MW BSOD Random while error 0x00000124 MW2, playing ONLY and that too randomly At Random BSOD while playing MW2, error 0x00000124 other times I play mw without any problem whatsoever Other more taxing games and benchmarks run perfectly Random BSOD while playing MW2, error 0x00000124 fine eg Random BSOD while playing MW2, error 0x00000124 Crysis Bad Company Unigine Heaven Benchmark Alien vs Predator Benchmark and nearly every other game I have CPU is overclocked at Ghz with max temps to C is p stable checked atleast for an hour GSkill GB Rams are at stock Mhz GPU clocks are at stock Using latest Nvidia drivers Nearly every component is relatively new only months old Attached are the dump files and perfmon html files as outlined in the sticky BSOD thread Really appreciate if anybody could help identifying the cause I just hope it's not faulty hardware I can play more taxing games without any problem Heck I even played Battlefield Alpha trial without any problem Thanks alot in advance

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A: Random BSOD while playing MW2, error 0x00000124

Seems to be caused by your CPU being unstable
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
This is a hardware error

Code:
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8009bc8028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be200000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 000000000005110a, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: iw4mp.dat

CURRENT_IRQL: f

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`0336ca58 fffff800`033f1903 : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`09bc8028 00000000`be200000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`0336ca60 fffff800`02f89293 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`09bc9d30 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`09bc9d80 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff880`0336caa0 fffff800`033f15c8 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`09bc9d30 fffff880`0336ce30 fffff880`0336ce00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff880`0336cb00 fffff800`033f0f1a : fffffa80`09bc9d30 fffff880`0336ce30 fffffa80`09bc9d30 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff880`0336cc50 fffff800`033f0dd5 : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000001 fffff880`0336ceb0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff880`0336cc90 fffff800`033e4e88 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`000002bc 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff880`0336ccc0 fffff800`02e71e6c : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff880`0336ccf0 fffff800`02e71cd3 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff880`0336ce30 00000000`76cc0aa4 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
00000000`0e2ffed4 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x76cc0aa4
STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE

Followup: MachineOwner
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Im assuming the 780Ti should be able to handle Diablo 3 even when its demanding?

I used an AMD r9 290 earlier and got the same issue at the same places.

Before I changed card from the 290 to 780Ti I formated my computer and installed Windows 8 Pro.

So it shouldnt be any software causing this,

Am I doing something wrong here?

Is it perhaps my CPU?

What can I do?

if you want to I can record the actual gameplay and show you
 

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I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them.

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A:DirectX error for AMD R9 290 Tri x 4GB

Obzoleet said:





Hello,

When I play BF4 I get a direct X error after awhile claiming that it cannot allocate any more memory and that I should use a GPU with at least 512 MB RAM.

I have tried to search around but cannot find a solve really.

Some people advise to disable the Intel integrated Graphics in the device manager but no one can confirm if it works or not so I am hesitant to try it...

I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them.

It has not happened for any other games so far but the only game that really demands any memory I play is BF4 ... I will try with Crysis 3 or something similar demanding to see if the error happens there too.

Anyone have any advices?Click to expand...

Well in all technicality the game should not be defaulting to the integrated unless you have your monitor hooked up to the on board connectors so I would not worry about that. If its reading as a memory problem in BF4 then it maybe a problem with BF4 drivers. I have not played in a few days on my 290X setup but an update was just downloaded I noticed a day or two ago.

Have you tried changing over from directX to Mantle and seeing if that helps or vice versa?

Also try the latest Beta 14.2 because it makes things alot more stable than 14.1 was in terms of Mantle at least.

See what happens after trying this, the Intel Integrated should not be interfering so I would not worry about that.
 

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List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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I only use WD drives here. WD Passports sometimes they don't work. What I do is this.
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Did this laptop come with Windows 7 Ultimate or did you purchase the OS and thus installed it?
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A:DNS Look up fail error

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A:Networking Error Between Windows 8 and all other computers

First it is a big time security hole to allow shared access directly to a drive




Windows cannot access \\insertnamehere\insertdrivehereClick to expand...

Sharing should be to a directory such as

\\systemName\publicFolder or
\\systemName\personalDocuments
Sharing has two major components:

network access to the \\systemName
NTFS access to the specific sharedFolderName
Hopefully your XP is SP3 which has the LLTP service necessary for Win/{7&8}. If you have XP SP1 or 2, then find the LLTP update for it.

Before we go crazy, you mentioned




any of the other computersClick to expand...

so verify that all the other systems can share with each other (ie ignore Win/8) in both directions A can share with B and conversely. This will ensure the systems are configured correctly AND that the firewall is not a problem.
 

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What are your system specs?
 

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A:Microcode update Error ?

Have you tried contacting HP concerning it?
 

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A:BIOS image file check sum error

Did you finally get this solved?
 

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,,,,,,
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A:Computer freezes when playing .Avi

Correction ** not only AVI files ,, its just any video files ! no problems with audio files
 

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A:ACPI error Event ID 13

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A:HP LaserJet 2430 printer will not print since USB power surge error

I forgot to add that the printer previously worked using this USB Printer Cable for years prior to this.

I'm still looking for help on this. If anyone has any knowledge regarding this, PLEASE let me know.
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A:DNS error on one computer in network

Which OS X are you using? Try flushing the DNS cache: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5343
 

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What OS are you running?
 

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A:My computer has an error screen

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If yes, monitor could be dying. Or graphics card...
 

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A:HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
The /R will remap bad sectors in an effort to avoid future I/o errors.

a} fix all partitions
b} get the SMART data and save it for reverence (it will not be reset to zero by chkdsk)
c} view the SMART data every day
d} look for increasing statistics

PLAN on getting a new HDD asap
 

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And excuse my bad grammar.
 

A:Weird temp error? (hopefully)

Do not use Speed fan to monitor temps. Use Core Temp or HWmonitor and then report back.
 

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PC Specs:
Manufacturer: HP
Processor: AMD Phenom 8550 Triple-Core 2.20 GHz
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A:Random FPS drops in LoL and Dota 2

Is that reading at idle?

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A:Restart your PC to repair drive error (important)

I'm not familiar with SSDs. It is safe to run a check on it, and what software would you recommend?
 

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<Error>
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It is a Toshiba Windows 7
If you need more information about the laptop just ask
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A:Error F3-F100-0004

Are you seeing the bios screen before this error appears, if so start tapping the F8 key from the instant that you power on. See if it will run in safe mode.

How old is the PC?

Were you attempting to use the recovery options before this happened? If so read this: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=194865

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I doubt it's the game as there are millions playing it and I'm sure at least thousands with a rig similar to yours. When the game crashes you have the option to have it verify all the files on next launch. Are you choosing to do that?
 

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Removing hardware one by one to see if it was the problem
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Power drain
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A:Looking for help with a "random shut down" problem with a Toshiba Satellite A305

The blue screen should produce a minidump file. Locate this file on your pc and upload it please.

Usually in c/windows/minidump.
 

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"Now the motherboard won't even get to POST or show any signs or working on a monitor" You might be able to get the motherboard to respond by removing the battery for a few minutes. If not, the motherboard may need to be replaced
 

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A:Reaching 70°C when playing a game like L.A. Noire normal?

70c is not to bad try keep the laptop cool as possible. just keep the heat vent clear and you should be fine.
some model of HP do have overheating issues.
 

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A:Asrock Z77 error A55

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Hey Rob, pardon me but I'm a little confused of what you've said. It says here that you have the ASUS M2N68-AM Plus Motherboard and yet, it still on the classified Socket 940? Not to mention that mobo is running both Socket AM2/AM2+ already. That's a long road for that architecture.

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A:Video hardware error

Are you saying you left the software for the other Video card install.. This would mean the drivers to. If this is the case. and I am understanding you right. If so this may very well be your problem. I would uninstall the software for the old video cards software and drivers.
 

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im not sure of the graphics card as its borrowed I know its a Gforce of some description.

The game im playing is dirt showdown its a driving game.

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A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

Hi, You should find out what Graphic card you have, and download the correct driver for it.
A clue is that you say it crashes when playing games, but does it crash if you open 'Computer' screen, or say 'Notepad'?
If you just booted the pc and did nothing, just left it on the Desktop screen, would it crash then? ( No, I am guessing.)
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Click on the tiny arrow to the left of the word 'Display adapters'.
Right click on the name of your card.
Then, 'Properties', 'Driver' tab, 'uninstall driver'.
Reboot the pc, let Windows install a generic driver. (Just wait , it will happen and notify you near the taskbar.)
Go to the Nvidia website, choose 'Support', then 'Download drivers' then 'Option 2' Automatically detect card.
That should find the correct driver for your card.
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If your problem is the wrong driver, it should now be fixed. If it's the PSU overheating, then you will need to upgrade it.
Hope this makes sense.
 

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A:Salt's random CPU blabber and some reading. Be prepared.

CPU's don't tick.
Probable culprits are:
PSU fan - see if any wires/cable are in close proximity to the PSU fan. No? Take out the PSU (or invert the chassis). What about now? If changing the orientation stops or decreases the sound then it's either a dry fan bearing or a loose wire or piece of insulation thats broken away and connecting with the fan blades.
Secondary culprit could be something (wiring/cabling) interfering with a chassis or graphics fans




Salt said:





Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make 1200 a week working constructionClick to expand...

Sounds like your girlfriend is plenty tough is she's pulling down good money in construction

Thanks for the rest of your backround -though I'm more an advocate of less is more, especially if you're wanting an answer for a specific problem. TS probably isn't the best source of advice for porn addiction or girlfriends into manual labour
 

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A:Internet keeps dropping at random times

Reset the router to see if it will cure the problem.

Instructions on how to do so can be found here: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-sol...wbr-series-router-to-factory-default-settings

You might also want to try updating the firmware of the router.

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A:My PC crashes while playing games

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Sorry - I copied a Hijack this log and Malawarebytes in this post but it doesn't seem to have copied correctly. I've now uploaded these logs.

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A:0x8007045d I/O error

Thanks for the fast reply!

The laptop has a self diagnostic test in BIOS, so I just ran that and yeah it's failing with some error codes.
I even formatted and all before checking with that but nope no luck, it's still lagging.

Would had drive solely cause this problem or could there be something wrong with the memory as well?

Update:
Windows won't let me format my second partition
 

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A:Random CPU usage. Also lag spikes on games.

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