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Topic Title: WHEA-Logger 20 and Bugcheck 1001
Topic Summary: Computer crashes when gaming
Created On: 03/29/2010 12:41 AM
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 03/29/2010 12:41 AM
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When I game (WoW, BF BC2, CoD MW2, L4D2, etc), my computer crashes. It could take 10min into it, or an hour. It doesn't give a BSOD, which is weird (because I have the setting set to not restart on system failure), but it sometimes goes black, or a screen with white lines horizontally. I watch my temps, volts, and fan speeds and nothing is out of the ordinary. Everything is on auto/default, as in i'm NOT overclocking, though i have seen defaults be set wrong by the mobo. Recently built a new rig:

Thermaltake W0106RU 700W

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb

AMD Phenom II X4 955


XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB

OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

I've got a fresh Win7 Professional 64bit on the SSD, with my WD being my data drive. I have the most recent BIOS for my mobo, all my chipset and graphic drivers, all windows updates.

Here are some examples of the event logs:
Error - WHEA-Logger - Event ID 20
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa8004b57038, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\032810-11949-01.dmp. Report Id: 032810-11949-01.

Error - BugCheck - Event ID 1001
A fatal hardware error has occurred.
Component: AMD Northbridge
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Processor ID: 0
The details view of this entry contains further information.

I have done a Memtest overnight, resulting no errors. I have used OCCT, normal length (1hour), on both medium and large passes (to test CPU and NB/RAM, respectively). I've ruled out a virus by scanning with Symantec Endpoint and Malwarebytes.

I've done research on everything the errors tell me, and its very vague, ranging from audio/video device conflicts, bad RAM, bad CPU, HDD settings in the BIOS, bad volts to the NB, bad OCing, out of date drivers, etc.

I have all the minidumps from the crashes. I don't know how to read or understand them, so I was hoping if someone could and hopefully pinpoint my problem.

I'll be glad to provide any more information.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
 03/29/2010 12:46 AM
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If I had a nickel for every time I have seen the old 124 code lol

CPU = fail for what ever reason. But it is a CPU fail code.

Fix for me was to re think clock setting and bios settings.

volts, timings , clocks any of it could be to blame.

also seen it if NB overheats. Also see it if the NB don't have enough volts ETC.

AMD phenom II 1090T @ 4.23 Ghz custom water cooled
Asrock 890 FX deluxe 3 mother board
4 GB DDR 3 1600 @ 1688 Mhz 7 7 7 24 T1 2688 Mhz NB
2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
Dual OS win 7 x64 ultimate & win 7 x32 Ultimate (bench os)
 03/29/2010 08:48 AM
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Thanks for the reply.

Do you have any idea what settings i should try for the NB? The M4A79XTD EVO BIOS has a lot of settings for OCing, or underclocking, in this case.

I suppose I could try slowing down the RAM timings, giving it some more volts too.

And what about the HT settings? I've only ever messed with the multiplier with BE processors
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