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BSOD x124 caused by CPU ?

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Hello OC.net folk.

I am having a problem lately with frequent BSOD x124 happening at my PC , most noticeably while playing games.

I've been reading that this problem is due to hardware temperatures going high, and this would make sense for me as I OC-ed my CPU, but it's strange since I never had this BSOD happening before (which was 6+ months after I OC-ed my CPU) and seeing it suddenly appear confuses me.

I've gone to check with CPUID HardwareMonitor my CPU temps and they seem okay, but there is a discrepancy where it shows that my CPU voltages are set to 1.4 even though at BIOS it states that they are 1.3 (how I put it when OC-ing) , so I don't know which one is right here.

When playing games I don't run any applications in the background (except small ones like Anti Virus and NVIDIA Experience), so I'm not sure what could be causing heating issues.

I've been playing some games which are far more CPU demanding than I do now and the BSOD's never happened. Any suggestions for this problem.

Here is the dxdiag report, hopefully it will help you with the info you need.

http://textuploader.com/5iqmc

Thanks in forward.
post #2 of 5
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I rechecked the HWMonitor again, and forgot to mention the 1.4 VCore it shows was at my CPU "VID" , while at my motherboard it shows me CPU Voltage 1.3, I don't know what is the difference.
post #3 of 5
Okay, time to clear things up.

  • VID is the CPU Voltage that the CPU is requesting. Motherboard CPU VCore (Voltage) reading is the actual voltage being fed from the motherboard to the CPU.
  • Now the desired voltage in the BIOS is the CPU voltage that you set that you want the CPU to get.
  • So what CPU voltage is set in the BIOS 1.4V? 1.3V? 1.35V? or something else?
  • You will want your motherboard CPU voltage closest to the desired CPU voltage you set in the BIOS. You can tweak a setting called LLC (Load Line Calibration) to get it closer to your desired voltage which is the CPU voltage you set in the BIOS.
  • To get it closer make sure you use CPU stress testing and take note of the motherboard CPU VCore voltage during load. That will be the current CPU voltage being fed to the CPU.
  • Use a program like HWMonitor64 or HWinfo64 to monitor the Temperature and Voltage sensor readings from your CPU and Motherboard.
  • How hot does your CPU get? As long as you stay under 85°C then 0x124 BSOD should not occur due to overheating. It's more likely not enough CPU voltage in this case.
  • Also how high is your overclock currently? My 2500K could only do 4.3 GHz at 1.3V.

Edited by benjamen50 - 7/8/16 at 4:35am
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

Okay, time to clear things up.

  • VID is the CPU Voltage that the CPU is requesting. Motherboard CPU VCore (Voltage) reading is the actual voltage being fed from the motherboard to the CPU.
  • Now the desired voltage in the BIOS is the CPU voltage that you set that you want the CPU to get.
  • So what CPU voltage is set in the BIOS 1.4V? 1.3V? 1.35V? or something else?
  • You will want your motherboard CPU voltage closest to the desired CPU voltage you set in the BIOS. You can tweak a setting called LLC (Load Line Calibration) to get it closer to your desired voltage which is the CPU voltage you set in the BIOS.
  • To get it closer make sure you use CPU stress testing and take note of the motherboard CPU VCore voltage during load. That will be the current CPU voltage being fed to the CPU.
  • Use a program like HWMonitor64 or HWinfo64 to monitor the Temperature and Voltage sensor readings from your CPU and Motherboard.
  • How hot does your CPU get? As long as you stay under 85°C then 0x124 BSOD should not occur due to overheating. It's more likely not enough CPU voltage in this case.
  • Also how high is your overclock currently? My 2500K could only do 4.3 GHz at 1.3V.

Hey benjamen50.

Thanks for the reply, here are some answers:
Quote:
So what CPU voltage is set in the BIOS 1.4V? 1.3V? 1.35V? or something else?

1.3V
Quote:
How hot does your CPU get? As long as you stay under 85°C then 0x124 BSOD should not occur due to overheating. It's more likely not enough CPU voltage in this case.

Idle it's 39-47°C

Under load the max I saw it was 72°C, so I'm not sure where does it jump to 85°C and more if the BSOD happens because of that.
Quote:
Also how high is your overclock currently? My 2500K could only do 4.3 GHz at 1.3V.

4.5 GHz with CM Hyper 212+ Cooling + 2 140mm Fractal Design Case Fans..
Edited by the_bears - 7/8/16 at 8:42am
post #5 of 5
Try 1.31-1.35V for the CPU voltage and see if it still occurs. 0x124 BSOD due to overheating usually happens when you reach closer to 95°C and above.

The max load temperatures you have right now are pretty good. Oh and as always keep under 85°C for 24/7 use.
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