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Hi all,

At the beginning of the year i built my second ever custom PC that was to be used for light gaming as well as the usual tasks. For a while now whenever i do something remotely graphically intensive such as gaming after a little while i get a BSOD/STOP error of 0x124

My System Spec:
CPU: Intel i5-4670k @ 3.40GHz (Not overclocked, at least i have not changed any bios settings)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS
Power Supply: Corsair CX750M
RAM: G-Skill DDR3 2400 8GB
Cooler: Antec 900 Self contained Liquid/Radiator
Graphics Card: Geforce GTX (Gigabyte) 770 4GB
Hard Disks: 240GB Samsung SSD + 2 HDD's totaling 3GB
OS: Windows 7 x64

I have been reading about these 0x124 stop errors and it seems to be a fatal hardware issue, So i have been monitoring my temperatures and the CPU's idle between 25c-33c and the GPU idles at 30c. Both max out at around 66C when gaming or stress testing. So im not convinced its purely a overheating issue. I have run the Prime95/Memtest applications and had no issues/passed.

Any help would be grately appreciated.

These are the minidump files from Whocrashed for today's two crashes:

(((THIS HAPPENED AFTER RUNNING THE PKR APPLICATION FOR ONLY A FEW MINUTES)))
On Sat 6/9/2014 8:00:39 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: c:\minidump\090614-6037-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4B2AEC)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA8006F1F8F8, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.


(((THIS HAPPENED AFTER PLAYING WORLD OF TANKS FOR 30 MINUTES)))
On Sat 6/9/2014 4:44:35 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: c:\minidump\090614-5132-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: Unknown (0x00000000)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA800724C028, 0xBF800000, 0x124)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error.
Google query: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
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  1. Best answer
    That is a hardware error. You need to check the voltage to the CPU and run Memtest for a few passes. See THIS previous thread.
  2. CPU-Z Shows my Core Voltage at 1.190V. I will run Memtest overnight for 8-10 passes?
  3. Have just run two passes of memtest with no errors, whats the next thing to check?
  4. Was just looking through my bios, I think the turbo settings were turned on and each core voltage was set at 42 41 40 40 respectively giving a target mhz of 4200mhz. Does this mean it was running an overclock all this time? I thought those were the default settings, I have turned everything off/auto in the bios and its now running at 3400mhz which is what i THOUGHT it was all this time. Im going to run various tests and games now to see if i still get the BSOD but is this likely to have been the error a target MHZ of 4200 with stock voltages?
  5. Seems like it was the issue, no more crashes (Yet)
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