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It all started a few days ago when I overclocked my gpu(5870) for the first time. I got a moderate overclock, stress tested for about 20mins(impatience) without any problems. I then let my system fold while I worked on other stuff. When I left the room to go eat dinner, I came back to find that a BSOD happened and my computer had rebooted. Ever since then, my computer has had a BSOD about every hour and a half when I leave it alone. No problems occur when I'm using the computer. I then set the clocks back to stock, stress tested cpu, memory, gpu(furmark), stopped folding, turned off sleep, updated ssd firmware, disabled gpu in device manager, disconnected from the internet and a few other things. No matter what, the idle BSOD happens. I've never seen the blue screen, but the error manager tells me Event: Bluescreen, with stop code 124. I have the dmp files if anyone wants to see them. I have Win 7 home.

Please help! I'm at wits end and have tried all I know. Just ask for further info.

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post #2 of 6
stop code 124 usually means not enough cpu voltage (vcore as some like to say) if you are over clocking, bump that up a bit (usually in .025-.25 [mobo dependant] intervults until your good)

could be a bad cpu if its doing it at stock, might need to RMA, or ur psu isnt givin it the juice it needs
   
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It was the Gpu that I overclocked, not Cpu. And my 650w corsair should be more than enough...
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Sometimes CPU's just all of a sudden need more core voltage, even at stock. bump your CPU up a small amount on the vCore i can almost gurantee you 100% it'll fix your issue. x124 is indeed a vCore bsod.

just saw you have an OEM foxconn board. well you can try your GPU at stock then
 
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Alas, yes I have an OEM board(working on that). But I have reverted my Gpu clocks back to stock for some time now. Temps never got above 83C, but is it possible for me to have ruined the card? I have this 5870
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I would do some process of elimination here to see what truly is at fault. I'd download an Ubuntu live disc and boot to that and leave it for a couple hours. If it does BSOD, then you know it's a hardware issue and I'd try the suggestions already mentioned in this thread. (ie bumping up some voltages). If it doesn't BSOD, then it's entirely possible that the BSOD you had caused some issues with the OS, meaning it caused software issues and not hardware issues.

If this is the case, I'd run this command "sfc /scannow" which is a system file checker. It will come back with "Windows Resource protection found no integrity violations", "....found corrupt files and was able to repair them", or "....found corrupt files and was unable to repair them." If you get the latter, then you will need to perform a repair install. This can be done by booting into Windows, installing a Windows disc that matches your service pack level and edition, then performing an "upgrade" which will overwrite all the Windows Files.

You could always try running a chkdsk...wouldn't hurt. (chkdsk c: /r/v)
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