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May 28, 2011 10:51:42 PM

Hey, this is something that got me really worried and I am not sure what to do. This is my first system I ever built so I dont know a lot. But heres the issue:

I was playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and during an online match I suddenly got a blue screen which was something I really did not expect since my PC was only built Yesterday (27th May 2011).

The parts I have in my rig are:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3, P67
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB, SATA II
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K, 4x 3.30GHz
CPU Cooler: ASUS Silent Knight II
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DIMM kit 8GB
PSU: Corsair TX 750 V2 750W ATX 2.2
GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC, 2GB DDR5

Nothing is overclocked except for my GPU which comes factory overclocked.

If any one can help me with this I really would appreciate it as this has got me kinda worried since my Rig is only a day old and I have an issue.

Thank you in advance!

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May 28, 2011 10:53:41 PM

oo sorry, forgot to add this. The BSOD codes i got are:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007814028
BCP3: 00000000BF800000
BCP4: 0000000000200001
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

MORE INFO: The blue screen error code I got is:

STOP 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa8007814028, 0x00000000bf800000, 0x0000000000200001)
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May 29, 2011 12:37:17 PM



The program does not run properly.. it just hangs :( 

Ooo by the way, i tried getting some help last night and apparently it could be because of the software that came with my motherboard CD. Can any one confirm this issue for me please?
May 29, 2011 1:17:01 PM

LLoydizle I would do a few other things to stress your system, like run 3DMark 11 about 3 - 4 times in-a-row, run Prime 95 for a few hours while you are AFK, run Mem Test for couple of hours, install and run another game that stress systems. I have done all of the these without getting BS errors, so far BC2 is the only thing that gives me BS's. My first BS in BC2 always happens about 20 minutes into the game.

http://www.3dmark.com/ Basic edition is free

http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
May 29, 2011 1:27:18 PM

HC1Gunner said:
LLoydizle I would do a few other things to stress your system, like run 3DMark 11 about 3 - 4 times in-a-row, run Prime 95 for a few hours while you are AFK, run Mem Test for couple of hours, install and run another game that stress systems. I have done all of the these without getting BS errors, so far BC2 is the only thing that gives me BS's. My first BS in BC2 always happens about 20 minutes into the game.

http://www.3dmark.com/ Basic edition is free

http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso


Thanks for that :) 

I will have to run tests tomorrow since I am really busy today and will give you the results as soon as I can. I have done Prime 95 for an hour and had no blue screen issues although my temps were hitting 68 degrees and nothing higher but il give it another go. Memtest is also another thing that I had used as soon as my parts had come. As I am using to RAM sticks, I tested each one at a time and were fine but will run another test.

3dMark11 is something that I did not use but I have used the Heaven Benchmark on DX11 with Max settings but will give 3dMark11 a go

I would also try another game like Crysis or Dirt 2/3 but I don't have the money to purchase them and I don't illegally download games so until I get the money, I can't test on other processor hungry games.

I have also being doing a little research and apparently Punkbuster may also be an issue since it may cause issues for users who use either Easy Tune 6 (that comes with Gigabyte motherboards) and MSI after burner (which I use to monitor my GPU temps. I don't overclock my GPU since there is no need because it is factory overclocked). I actually have both on my system and easy tune 6 was always running in the background.

Can anyone confirm this?

Source: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/45/5418846.page

May 29, 2011 2:22:02 PM

Thanks for the link, I can't stand PB as it does nothing, players still cheat left and right.

I going to uninstall Easy Tunner 6, and see what happens.
May 29, 2011 2:28:42 PM

HC1Gunner said:
Thanks for the link, I can't stand PB as it does nothing, players still cheat left and right.

I going to uninstall Easy Tunner 6, and see what happens.


no problem :) 

I was playing BFBC2 now without Easy Tuner 6 and WITHOUT running MSI afterburner and got no blue screens (being playing for an hour nd a half and all is fine. Although my GPU temps went to 47 which I don't like and I cant increase the fan speeds since Afterburner is not running :( 
May 29, 2011 9:21:42 PM

LLoydizle said:
no problem :) 

I was playing BFBC2 now without Easy Tuner 6 and WITHOUT running MSI afterburner and got no blue screens (being playing for an hour nd a half and all is fine. Although my GPU temps went to 47 which I don't like and I cant increase the fan speeds since Afterburner is not running :( 


Well GFX cards run quite a bit hotter than CPU's, my 6870 is factory OC'ed and runs about 69 Celsius (156F) under heavy game load . My card runs a 44 Celsius when on my desktop, so you temps with your GPU are normal.
May 29, 2011 9:47:36 PM

HC1Gunner said:
Well GFX cards run quite a bit hotter than CPU's, my 6870 is factory OC'ed and runs about 69 Celsius (156F) under heavy game load . My card runs a 44 Celsius when on my desktop, so you temps with your GPU are normal.


ahh thanks for that! This was my first ever PC build so didn't know a lot about it. But thanks for that heads up :) 
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