2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2012 6:46 AM by mekimiso

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



      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.