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Can peripherals cause a Stop code 124 in Windows 7?

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March 1, 2014 5:03:52 PM

Hi all, I've been looking for an answer but haven't found one yet. Until recently I had a computer that I had built myself that was going on 5 years old. I started getting the BSOD with a 124 code. It would seem to occur at random, sometimes while a browser is open, sometimes when in a game. It happened about 4 times over 3 weeks, and I decided to get a new computer since I didn't feel like building a new one and had the money to spare.

I ordered an Alienware Aurora, with the i7 4960x with factory OC'd to 4.3 Ghz, 32Gb RAM, liquid cooling, dual GTX 780's in SLI, Windows 7 Ultimate, etc. Essentially, everything in this box is brand new and should be able to handle anything thrown its way. However, since I hooked it up a week ago, I've been getting the same BSOD 124 more frequently, and now its up to about one crash per day. Usually its right after I get home in the early morning from work, when I wake it up from sleep or turn it on, it will crash within about 5 minutes, but then it'll be good for the rest of the day. Another strange thing is that when it goes to the BSOD, it is supposed to create the dump file, but instead it just sits there and never starts the dump, and I have to do a hard reset, meaning it never makes the mini-dump file.

I'm pretty confused about this, and am at a loss on where to go from here. The only things that have not been replaced are my monitor, external speakers, my wireless router, and my cable modem. I also have the same printer too but I have not hooked it up yet. I'm wondering - could this error be caused by a malfunctioning router or monitor? I'm not sure if the WHEA checks those at all, but its the only thing I can think of that would still be causing the same error as my old box. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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March 1, 2014 7:38:33 PM

Peripherals are capable of messing with the system like that... try removing any unnecessary peripherals from the system, see where you get. I think I'd start with the speakers here. Just to confirm, the mouse and keyboard are new also?
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March 1, 2014 11:34:49 PM

C12Friedman said:
Peripherals are capable of messing with the system like that... try removing any unnecessary peripherals from the system, see where you get. I think I'd start with the speakers here. Just to confirm, the mouse and keyboard are new also?


Yeah, the keyboard and mouse are new also. I'll try disconnecting what I can and see if it keeps happening. Thanks!
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