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BSOD crash during gaming

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Build 9200

    BSOD crash during gaming

    Hi this is my first post, let me know if anything else is needed. My computer has only crashed while playing games and up until today, it only crashed while playing Skyrim, in which it'd usually crash between 5-30 min. Now today I was playing Assassin's Creed Black Flag and it crashed after playing for a couple hours. I have used the windows memory test which said nothing was amiss, and I haven't had any problems with overheating.
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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,067
    Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 TP/ Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 7 Pro

    The errors are 0x124 WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (Windows Hardware Error Architecture)
    This means that there are problems with your hardware, unfortunately this error rarely gives enough information for a specific cause and in your case I cannot read the dumps.
    Fortunately, this error is mostly caused by overclocking or faulty drivers

    For the dump problem, this might help
    Please do the following:
    • Open an admin command prompt
    • Copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
    • When it finished reboot your system
    • Open again an admin command prompt
    • Enter sfc/scannow again

    If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation", please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
    System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

    For the 0x124 error follow the instructions below

    Please make sure your BIOS is the most recent.

    STOP 0x124 Troubleshooting
    Read carefully before proceeding.

    If you're overclocking your system, revert back to stock clocks now.

    Note   Note
    Test the system once the overclock is removed before continuing with the steps outlined below.

    Part One: CPU Stress Test
    Part Two: MemTest86+ RAM Diagnostic
    Part Three: Hard Drive Diagnostics
    Part Four: GPU Stress Test


    Run Prime95 to stress test your CPU. Prime95 - Stress Test Your CPU - Windows 10 Forums

    Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.


    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note

    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.


    Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

    Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Run Furmark to stress test your GPU. FurMark - GPU Stress Test - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note
    Run Furmark for around 30 minutes.

    Your GPU temperatures will rise quickly while Furmark is running. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Build 9200

    Thanks for the reply! My system is not overclocked (and never will be) ill update my drivers when i get home and let you know what the results are.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2,067
    Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 TP/ Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 7 Pro

    You're welcome

    Let me know when you have another BSOD and please use the tool again + upload the zip file.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Build 9200

    Ok so I went through and updated all the drivers that were in need of updating, then I ran the sfc/scannow (as administrator) 2 times. Once right after updating drivers, and then another time after restarting my computer and updating Windows. Both times it said "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation". The next thing that I'm going to do is to run the games that kept causing the BSOD and see if it'll trigger it again.

    Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly, and thank you so much for your help!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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