Test CPU last resort

I had a problem with bsods and random freezing up of my newly built system after about a month of using it. I don't get bsods anymore but still getting the freezing up and blnk screen sometimes. I've replaced just about everything, psu, case, memory, motherboard, harddrive and tried using it without the 9800 gtx card. Even switched between xp and windows 7 to see if that was it.

Now only thing left is cpu but before I look to replace that just wanted to ask if anyone had any ideas of somethign I may not have thought of or if there is a way for me to test the cpu first.
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  1. Are you overclocking the CPU, video card or RAM? If so, fall back to stock clock rates and see if the problems persist.
  2. No overclocking being done, and even tried running things at lower voltage.
  3. Lower voltage?

    That would tend to make things less stable. If you want to check stability, try adding voltage.
  4. Ok, upped the voltage on everything and been monitoring the cpu and case temp but nothing starnge going on when it freezes up. Froze up just a minute ago and everything was around 32c
  5. Have you loaded any hardware-specific drivers? You might try going with just the bare minimum drivers provided by Windows to see if that makes things more stable...
  6. No new drivers and have even reformatted multiple times to start with just barebones.
  7. Sorry, I'm out of ideas...
  8. open msconfig and uncheck everything in startup tab....see if stops
  9. unfortunately still no luck
  10. Run memtest - might be your RAM playing up, not the CPU.

    You can download a bootable ISO from here http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

    Let that run for a couple of hours and see what comes up.

    If you get no errors, try reseating your CPU - worth a shot I guess - and asking the mobo manufacturer if they have any ideas.

    I doubt it's the CPU tbh in my experience they either just work or don't, so I'd be inclined to think it's RAM or motherboard.
  11. Tried reseating cpu and I've run memtest but no errors. Only that hasn't been replaced is cpu and hard drive. Any chance somehow hard rive.

    Have this feeling this is something really simple.
  12. Anyone seen this error before?

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 124
    BCP1: 0000000000000000
    BCP2: FFFFFA8002B6B038
    BCP3: 0000000000000000
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7600
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 768_1
  13. When you say without the 9800GTX, what other card did you use? Did it still freeze up?

    When did it start freeing up? Did you install any type of programs before it started freezing?

    One of my rigs started freezing after a bad printer-driver installation...
  14. I'm currently using radeon 4770 now.

    Just ran drive sweeper and cleaned out all video and realtek drivers, somehow there were also some nvidia drivers there too even though just reinstalled windows. Hoping this fixes it but will see soon, been running little while now with nor restarts or freezes.
  15. well try pressing f8 on startup to go into safe mode, and run in it for a while and see if anything bad happens!
  16. tried, bad things happened
  17. LOL ok then......no more ideas right now sorry
    plz help me here
  18. Have you tried setting your BIOS to default for all settings? Also in BIOS have you tried turning OFF the Advance Power Handling options?
  19. tried this after last restart...took took acpi 2.0 and acpi apic support off but then it wouldnt get bast windows start screen so put acpi apic support back on
  20. here's the crash dump

    Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\010210-16723-01.dmp]
    Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

    Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
    Executable search path is:
    Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
    Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
    Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
    Machine Name:
    Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c15000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e52e50
    Debug session time: Sat Jan 2 22:00:49.938 2010 (GMT-6)
    System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:10.732
    Loading Kernel Symbols
    Loading User Symbols
    Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *

    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

    BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8002bdd8f8, 0, 0}

    Probably caused by : hardware

    Followup: MachineOwner

    1: kd> !analyze -v
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *

    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.
    Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
    Arg2: fffffa8002bdd8f8, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
    Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
    Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

    Debugging Details:

    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD



    PROCESS_NAME: System


    fffff880`02f396f0 fffff800`02ecfa89 : fffffa80`02bdd8d0 fffffa80`018e7040 00000000`0000000a 00000000`00000001 : nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
    fffff880`02f39c10 fffff800`02db1547 : fffffa80`02bdd8d0 fffff800`02e2a5f8 fffffa80`018e7040 00000002`00000005 : nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
    fffff880`02f39c40 fffff800`02d19b95 : fffff800`02e8c360 fffffa80`02bde158 fffffa80`02bde150 fffffa80`018e7040 : nt!WheapProcessWorkQueueItem+0x57
    fffff880`02f39c80 fffff800`02c94161 : fffff880`010f4e00 fffff800`02d19b70 fffffa80`018e7040 02020003`03010303 : nt!WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine+0x25
    fffff880`02f39cb0 fffff800`02f2a166 : 00000100`00010000 fffffa80`018e7040 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`0184f9e0 : nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
    fffff880`02f39d40 fffff800`02c65486 : fffff880`02d63180 fffffa80`018e7040 fffff880`02d6df80 33031b2f`03182a03 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
    fffff880`02f39d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`02f3a000 fffff880`02f34000 fffff880`03b0d540 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16


    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

    MODULE_NAME: hardware

    IMAGE_NAME: hardware




    Followup: MachineOwner

    1: kd> lmvm hardware
    start end module name
    Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
  21. update on what ive done:

    1. updated bios to newest which cause constant crahes for a little bit and then would only crash every couple of hours

    2. rolled back bios which there were no crashes since ive done that

    in between those two step have reinstalled video drivers more times than i can count but did notice in safe mode it would BSOD and security processor loader driver would be not responding after a blue screen
  22. Guessing this in my event log means bad cpu? anyone?

    A fatal hardware error has occurred.

    Reported by component: Processor Core
    Error Source: Machine Check Exception
    Error Type: Cache Hierarchy Error
    Processor ID: 2
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