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    Windows 7 BSOD ingame


    Few months back I made a post about getting bsods and it was solved (was to do with graphics drivers, couldn't remember old account info however so made a new one)
    Anyways that was fixed by reseating GPU.

    However I'm experiencing new issues now.
    I started up my PC this morning and went to grab some coffee, when I got back it was on a black screen with the outline of a box on the middle of the screen so I rebooted and then it booted really slowly. When I got to the blue welcome screen for windows 7, instead of showing instantly, it appears as sections, rolling upwards almost. It did this, went black, did the same, then went to the desktop, lagged out a bit and then froze.
    I booted into safe mode with networking, installed latest drivers and once rebooted it was fine until a few minutes ago I got a bluescreen whilst playing a game.

    OS - Windows 7
    64Bit (x64)
    What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
    Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Installed it and activated with a key from online.
    Age of system (hardware) CPU is around 7 years old (Xeon x5650 OC'd), all the rest is relatively new.
    Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Probably around a year now.

    CPU - Xeon X5650 @4.2ghz
    Video Card - GTX 1080 (Underclocked)
    MotherBoard - Asus P6T Deluxe
    Power Supply - brand & wattage (if laptop, skip this one) Corsair CX600

    System Manufacturer - N/A
    Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

    Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

    I've attached the bsod file from the App to this post.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Windows 7 BSOD ingame

    Hi. . .

    2 BSODs recorded on 12-27-2017.

    The first had a bugcheck = 0x124 = WHEA = Windows Hardware Error Architecture - a/k/a Machine Check Exception. This is an unknown hardware failure often dealing with the motherboard.

    WHEA Error Record
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    The other BSOD had a bugcheck = 0x116 - Video TDR

    Update video drivers. If no-go, roll them back. Another cause of this is a bad video card. If you can swap out the video card, I suggest that you do so.

    As for the 0x124 BSOD....

    0x124 BSODs are notoriously difficult to solve because the cause is simply "unknown hardware failure".

    Unfortunately, the dumps are incapable of telling us which piece of hardware has failed. Dumps are only good for figuring out software problems.

    All I can really do here is to give you some hardware diagnostic programs to run.

    The problem may also be with other hardware parts such as the motherboard or PSU for which there are no software tests.

    Regards. . .


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    Re: Windows 7 BSOD ingame

    I would also suggest you remove the overclock on your CPU (which you acknowledged):
    10: kd> !sysinfo cpuspeed
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X5650  @ 2.67GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     2670
    CurrentSpeed: 3800
    And also remove MSI Afterburner if not needed (known to cause issues).
    jcgriff2 says thanks for this.

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    Re: Windows 7 BSOD ingame

    Hmm, the overclock I had already tuned back, was originally at 4.4 so its at 4.2 now, however I do lots of gaming on this rig so I don't really wanna go lower because I've found below 4ghz on this cpu I start to get a bit of fps drops :/

    Also MSI afterburner is used to underclock the GPU and give it a custom fan curve so it runs quieter, I'm in a small room so it gets hot and loud very quickly.

    I'll run some of the tests however I think I'm just about done with this system, I just want to have it nice and stable so I think once I save some money I'll likely just upgrade everything and start with a new installation of windows.
    I just booted up today with no problems and I reseated my GPU last night (Last time I was having issues like this, I tried alot of stuff but when I reseated the GPU it worked fine until now - around 2 or 3 months)

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    Re: Windows 7 BSOD ingame

    ... so I don't really wanna go lower because I've found below 4ghz on this cpu I start to get a bit of fps drops :/
    That's not surprising considering your motherboard doesn't support the Xeon X5650 (according to ASUS). :)

    I would continue with jcgriff2's suggestions

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