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BSOD in Vista 64

By PsychoDave
Aug 17, 2009
  1. BSOD in Vista 64 - Minidumps attached

    Im getting BSOD's way o often. Everything ive read says its either Main Board, Sound card or graphics card. My sound, graphich and main board drivers are all the most recent. I just read a post on techspot saying it could be a bios issue and the person who had the problem flashed his bios and no more BSOD's starting with 0x00000124.

    The question is has anyone esle run into these BSOD's and if so did flashing the bios work for you? If it did, where can I get the most recent BIOS update?

    My system Specs are as follows

    OS: Vista 64 Home Premium sp 2 (6.0, Build 6002)
    Main Board: EVGA nForce 680i SLI
    Bios: Phoenix-AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    CPU: Intel Core 2 duo 6600
    Memory: 8GB CORSAIR TWIN2X4096-6400C5 (4 2gb sticks)
    Video: XFX ATI Radeon 4870
    DirectX 10
    Sound: Onboard, Realtek HD
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM

    BSOD numbers so far...
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800C343030, 0x00000000B2000040, 0x0000000000000800)
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800CABF030, 0X00000000B6200000, 0X000000000002010A)
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800B46A030, 0x00000000B2000040, 0x0000000000000800)
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800CAA1030, 0x00000000B2000040, 0x0000000000000800)
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800CB54030, 0x00000000B2000040, 0x0000000000000800)
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800CA70030, 0x00000000B620004D, 0x000000000002010A)
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800CC06030, 0x00000000B2000040, 0x0000000000000800)
    and another...
    0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000 0xFFFFFA800CA7C030, 0x00000000B2000040, 0x0000000000000800)


    Thanks in advance for any help

    Dave
     
  2. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    any ideas? anyone?
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    All minidump errors are 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
    This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check WHEA = Windows Hardware Error Architecture.

    The above is the new code # with descriptive title. The old one under XP is as follows and it describes 0x124 perfectly:

    0x0000009C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
    This is a hardware issue: an unrecoverable hardware error has occurred. The parameters have different meanings depending on what type of CPU you have but, while diagnostic, rarely lead to a clear solution. Most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU).


    This is a very difficult issue to pin down and it never fails that the dumps don't give a difinitive answer. I have read of IT's telling of the difficulty of finding the exact cause.

    The best route you can take is to do the standard hardware diagnostics:

    1. Memtest for RAM.

    2. Harddrive diagnostic tests.

    3. Updating NIC card drivers; I know a bad card of this nature was the cause for one person.

    4. Firmware updates for your optical drives.

    5. Perhaps it is a BIOS upgrade need as you indicate.

    * It can be any hardware at this point. You may need to disconnect everything except power supply and cpu plus RAM (after running memtest) and attach one at a time until you reproduce the BSODs.
     
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

  5. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    welp, ive ran memtest and ram is fine. Swaped sata cables...didnt work. I flashed the bios with the most recent version...didnt work. Ran Western Digital Data Lie Guard, Quick test and extended test...both passed. I dont have any network cards, just using whats on the board. I dont know what else to check or do. Anyone have any imput or know of a good non nvidia board for a core 2 duo chip?
     
  6. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    oops, double post
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Okay, try this, go to your motherboard's website and update the drivers, et. al. for your motherboard. Tell us if that helps. As for the motherboard question let's see if your updating for your onboard items work.
     
  8. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    ive upgraded my mobo drivers, bios, sound, video already. I did them all again last night
     
  9. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Any more Ideas?
     
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Since these updates are you experiencing any more issues?
     
  11. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    yup...still crashing. some times quite frequently some times an hour in between.
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Post the five most recent dumps since updating the drivers.
     
  13. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    here are tha last 5 minidumps...all from yesterday between 6:30pm and 7pm.
     
  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Same old 0x124 errors without a definitive answer. Have you tested the power supply or do you know someone who can?
     
  15. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    got a new mother board...problem solved
     
  16. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    That was going to be my next suggestion -- seriously. :) By the way, thanks for updating us. What motherboard did you go with?
     
  17. PsychoDave

    PsychoDave TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 135

    I went with a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
    (from newegg)
     
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