a friend has an MSI PT890 Neo-V, PCB version 2.1, running Windows Vista SP2 Home Premium. BIOS is the latest, v. 3.90. An Intel E6300 CPU is installed. The system has never been overclocked. Note that I've been running memtest and prime, without making the system crash. I can see though that C1E and speedstep are enabled in BIOS. It's just that I can not find any Vcore option...
Unfortunately, for the last months the system has been producing blue screens (BSODs), with the same code always:
Bug Check Code: 0x000000101
Parameter 1: 0x00000060
Parameter 2: 0x00000000
Parameter 3: 0x806d1120
Parameter 4: 0x00000001
I've already examined the drivers etc and even discussed this with some BSOD experts. Unfortunately, the analysis was inconclusive. However, looking around I found that the cause of this stop code can be one of the following:
1) Low vcore voltage; some users encountering the same issue solved it by increasing Vcore
2) A defective CPU...
I want to try to increase Vcore, but the BIOS does not seem to offer such an option. Is there any way to accomplish that? I'd like to avoid buying a new CPU, until I have exhausted all other options...