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
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
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
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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ranging from audio/video device conflicts, bad RAM, bad CPU, HDD settings in the BIOS, bad volts to the NB, bad OCing, out of date drivers, etc.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.