08-08-2019, 02:08 AM
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Alaska, USA
OS: Win 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
16 GB RAM DDR3
1150 Socket, I7-4770k (not overclocked)
Multiple HDD, one SSD (with OS)
PSU Corsair CX750M
ASUS Z97 Pro MB
Replaced 120mm fans (x3)
Re-seated the CPU (i7-4770k)
Re-seated the heatsink (EVO212 Black Edition)
Replaced PSU for similar.
Switched GPUs for testing purposes.
Removed 2 DIMMS RAM (slots 1,3) for a while, for testing (maybe a heat issue)
Just kinda grasping at straws at this point.
But somehow this computer keeps shutting down - usually during high use (gaming, etc) but sometimes in seemingly normal situations. Two symptoms : BSOD or a upper-left graphical error (rare, and only in gaming or overnight when computer left on)
I've run Prime 95
while monitoring with HWMonitor - temps around 35-50 idle, 85-90 hot. Prime95 once got it up to 100 degrees before reseating heatsink again. System never shut down during any test.
Reseated the heatsink a few times thinking it's a thermal paste application issue. Using some version of Arctic Silver.
No closer to figuring out whats causing this.
Havent replaced the motherboard or CPU. Would rather not have to.
Downloaded BlueScreenView which is able to see a the .dmp files Windows creates. 49 crash files so far. Common theme is the "124" error (hardware) but admittedly I'm not sure what I'm looking at. The dumps are attached in PDF format.
And a weird thing that may be here nor there : The WIn 7 system info screen doesnt reflect the current motherboard nor GPU. What I have is listed above - had this for quite a long time now. But the sys info screen states the following differently : it states I've a HP CQ5120F with GTX780. I used to have a 780, no longer, not for a long while now. Maybe that doesnt mean anything but I'm grasping at straws...maybe a driver issue instead?
Anyway thanks for your assistance.