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July 3, 2009 12:19:33 PM

Hi guys. It's my first build and I hope I've submitted in the correct part of the forum. I don't know if my problem is CPU, Motherboard, RAM, GPU, OS or something else! The system will POST however.

I'm having frequent 0x00000124 BSOD crashes when playing GTA4 and recently without the system under load. I don't wish to overclock my system and I'm currently running the RAM at 1333Mhz with BIOS settings at AUTO. Could anyone point me in the right direction to help get things stable? The motherboard isn't particularly user friendly.

Any help would be much appreciated as I'm a bit of a novice.


Intel i7 920
XFX X58i (BIOS v1.3)
XFX GTX285
Corsair 3x2Gb 1600MHz dominator RAM
Windows 7 RC 7100

Crash dump below.


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: fffffa8006c51028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b6000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000040150, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP

PROCESS_NAME: avgcsrva.exe

CURRENT_IRQL: f

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`0311db58 fffff800`02a226d3 : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`06c51028 00000000`b6000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`0311db60 fffff800`02bdac53 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`0489d650 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0489d6a0 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff880`0311dba0 fffff800`02a22398 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`0489d650 fffff880`0311df30 fffff880`0311df00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff880`0311dc00 fffff800`02a21cea : fffffa80`0489d650 fffff880`0311df30 fffffa80`0489d650 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff880`0311dd50 fffff800`02a21ba5 : 00000000`00000008 00000000`00000001 fffff880`0311dfb0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff880`0311dd90 fffff800`02a15ea8 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000bc9 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff880`0311ddc0 fffff800`02ad682c : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff880`0311ddf0 fffff800`02ad6693 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff880`0311df30 0000000a`009f3175 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
00000000`0633f590 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xa`009f3175


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_VRF_PROCESSOR_CACHE

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_VRF_PROCESSOR_CACHE

Followup: MachineOwner

More about : 0x00000124 error

July 10, 2009 10:15:13 AM

0x00000124 usually means there's a conflict between your video card and audio card drivers. Have you updated all your drivers? You may also isolate the cause by trying to play GTA IV without sound. If nothing happens, then you know it's your audio card, or at least its drivers, causing the problem.
October 23, 2009 2:40:50 PM

I had this problem, my solution had to do with my ram setting, not bad ram.
I had manually set my ram to stock timings because overclocking with the ram on auto would result in strange timing.

Solution: :sol: 
I simply left everything overclocked and set the ram timings back to Auto and I haven't seen this error again.
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