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i5 2500K - 0x00000124 BSOD while playing Portal 2 & Saints Row: The Third

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BSOD 0x00000124 occurs to me only when I play Portal 2 and Saints Row: The Third (I have both games on Steam), a totally random, once in a menu or after 5min of playing, sometimes after an hour ...



Mainboard: Asrock P67 Pro3, BIOS ver. was 1.90, now is 3.10

CPU: Intel i5-2500K CPU

RAM: 2 x 4GB Kingmax FLGF65F-C8KL9A

Graphic card: MSI N560GTX M2D1GD5

HDD: 1.WD1002FAEX, 2.ST3500320AS

Power supply: M12II-620Bronze

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

(I bought it in the 9th month last year)


I tried this, but nothing helped:

-I replaced the HDD, than I put a backup of Windows to another hard drive,

-graphic card borrowed from friend, (mine works well on his pc),

-tried RAM individually and in various slot,

-borrowed RAM from a friend (mine works well on his pc, he has same motherboard, processor and RAM like me)

-borrowed power supply of friends, (mine works well on his pc),

-increased processors voltage,

-turned off cpu speed step in the BIOS (not a BSOD, but the computer froze in game)

-turned off Turbo boost

-returned the BIOS to default options,

-turned off Microsoft Security Essentials,

-deleted USB 3.0 driver, turned off in BIOS (I read on internet that there were problems with them),

-updated DirectX

-changed from 5.1 audio to stereo,

-verified via steam integrity of game cache for both games,

-new driver for graphics card,

-fresh install of Windows and only driver for graphics card

-updated the BIOS

-did all 3 Prime95 tests

Blend - 14h (without round off, 0 errors, 0 warnings), 3h (with round off, 0 errors, 0 warnings),

In-place large FFT - 4h (with round off, 0 errors, 0 warnings),

Small FFT - 12h (with round off, 0 errors, 0 warnings),

-Memetest 86 - 4h 30min (4 passes, 0 errors),

- I tried my cpu on fiends motherboard and got BSOD, his CPU (same as mine) on my motherboard and no BSOD.


I think it is CPU. I made a report with all documentation (pictures, tests that I've tried .....), do you think this is enough, i will ask in the shop for a new processor.

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