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[homebuilt] Blue Screen Of Death Only When Gaming

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January 24, 2012 5:40:32 PM

Hello All,

I have had my computer built for a little under a month now and have been having constant problems with a blue screen playing Batllefield Bad Company 2. The problem doesn't happen right away but happens after about 20 minutes of game play. I originally thought this could be an overheating problem so I installed something to monitor the temps in my machine.

CPUS will usually run at 60C
GPU will heat up to about 80C

To recreate the problem I installed a few things to stress test my hardware. I did the graphics card first and monitored the temps thinking I could recreate the blue screen which didn't happen at all. This software ran it to the max and I let it run for about 30 minutes with no blue screen which kind of threw me off.

I opened the case up thinking it could be the airflow not properly moving through the case that causes the blue screen. This helped a little bit but I still get it while gaming.. After the blue screen the following comes up in the log. I have also tried to stress test the RAM which found no problems. Could it be something on the CPU? I use this computer all day and it works fine. IT only happens when I'm playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 after about 20 minutes.

I have never overclocked anything on this computer.

Thanks so much in advance.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
CPU: Intel i5 2600k
RAM: 8 gigs Corsair
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4600
Intel HD Graphics on board

I had another ATI Video card in before thinking it could have been a problem with the card but I'm still getting the blue screen. My old card was an MSI R6450 MDIG3


Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8008314028
BCP3: 00000000BF800000
BCP4: 0000000000200001
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
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January 24, 2012 9:27:37 PM

Have you tested your RAM with memtest86+ to be sure it is working properly?

Is the BIOS running the RAM as shown on the RAM sticker(s): speed in MHz, latencies (e.g., 9-9-9-24) and voltage?
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January 24, 2012 10:33:38 PM

For the sake of being thorough, what PSU do you have?
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February 1, 2012 1:16:42 PM

Thanks for the follow ups guy. I think I found the problem so I'll list it out in this thread for anybody looking for an answer that may have a similar problem.

Mobo is a GA-Z68MA and there was software on there for overclocking. I uninstalled this software and have not gotten a blue screen in Battlefield Bad Company 2 ever since. I put the side cover back on the machine originally thinking it was over heating.

This is probably why I wasn't able to get the machine to overheat with all of the stress tests I had run with all the different types of software. Thanks again.
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