what is causing my pc to crash?

July 30, 2018 at 10:32:09
Specs: Windows 7, fx8350 corsair vengence pro 8gb
i recently just changed my giggabyte from a 970 to a 1080 and have been getting a few bsod and crashing every now and then, i have tried frsh installing drivers and updating bios and default setting the bios also tried swapping out power cables and pcie slots iv looked at tempretures and still dont understand it is crashing while gaming while streaming and also while watching a movie
i am running non user overclocked parts fx 8350 cpu corsair 850i platinum psu samsung ssd
asus aura 970 motherboard corsair vengence pro ram and a giggabyte gtx 1080

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July 30, 2018 at 13:30:11
Please post the error message from the BSOD. If it flashes by too quickly, disable the auto-restart feature so that the error message is displayed: http://www.tecknowledgebase.com/636...

"i have tried frsh installing drivers and updating bios and default setting the bios"

I believe the GTX 970 & GTX 1080 use the same drivers, so no change should have been necessary. Regardless, here's the driver you should be using: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driv...

Updating the BIOS probably wasn't necessary but you should have gone directly to Version 1001. Also, BIOS defaults are a starting point only. They are not meant to be best performance settings. You should run thru each & every setting & adjust as needed for your config.

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July 30, 2018 at 14:27:55
072918-25240-01.dmp 29/07/2018 18:31:02 0x00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`08104028 00000000`b0800000 00000000`00040151 hal.dll hal.dll+12a3b Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+70e00 C:\Windows\Minidump\072918-25240-01.dmp 8 15 7601 407,264 29/07/2018 18:32:07

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July 30, 2018 at 16:11:11
Use Prime95 ( I would remove the cover & run an external fan on the comp during the test )
How To Run a CPU Stress Test Using Prime95
Tutorial W7

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July 30, 2018 at 20:09:31
The error code 124 points to whea-uncorrectable-error.


I started to have this problem also on my current system with Windows 7 last year. I think it must have been an update/upgrade maybe to fix the Meldown & Spectre CPU bug, not sure. Playing multimedia became problem also. Before I had no issues. Initially it points to hardware failure, but I didn't find any problems with the hardware after testing. End of last year I updated to Windows 10 and have had no problem so far.

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July 30, 2018 at 20:55:37
"End of last year I updated to Windows 10 and have had no problem so far."
SOooo M$ is now resorting to sabotaging W7 to get the hold overs to change to W10 ????
I certainly hope not!!!!

They already constantly 'fix' things on Windows 10 that are not broken and cause new issues that need fixing. These new bugs often take weeks or months for them to resolve and then its time for them to create new problems with their fake fixes that no one wants trying to make it perfect for everyone. I think that the programmers must feel that if they really find an actual perfect system that is bullet proof and works smoothly and predictably always, then they will be out of jobs the next month because they will no longer be needed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 31, 2018 at 23:13:11
@Fingers. I guess the driver for my (older) hardware and CPU version (I7 2600) is poorly written. Other versions for more recent hardware and CPU may work fine. Other Win 7 PC's I have here run OK.

I don't know how long this Win 10 upgrades every 6 months will last. Surely MS is moving to a service based marketing/operating model, meaning it may not be "free" to upgrade anymore or certain features may not work unless there is money on the table....

Computing is shifting to mobile form (phone, tabs) of use, where the service model is already integrated, like your phone replaces your wallet.... (QR code, NFC, cloud based payments). Desktops are mostly used by "special interest" groups; gamer, R&D etc.. and old farts like me hanging on to large displays. ;-)

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