BSOD Overclocked i5 Processor

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Hello,

I have recently been getting the BSOD every other day. My system info is as follows:

Intel i5 processor CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz oc 4.01GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
M4 128GB SSD

A lot of the forums I have been reading suggest it is a hardware related fault and that if my PC is overclocked (which it is) I should disable it.

I have updated the BIOS version and downloaded the latest drivers.

Here is an extract from the BSOD mini dump:

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa800626b028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b6000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000100125, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: System
CURRENT_IRQL: f

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`033dba58 fffff800`02a14a3b : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0626b028 00000000`b6000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`033dba60 fffff800`02bd7b13 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`0626ed30 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0626ed80 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff880`033dbaa0 fffff800`02a14700 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`0626ed30 fffff880`033dbe30 fffff880`033dbe00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff880`033dbb00 fffff800`02a14052 : fffffa80`0626ed30 fffff880`033dbe30 fffffa80`0626ed30 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff880`033dbc50 fffff800`02a13f0d : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000001 fffff880`033dbeb0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff880`033dbc90 fffff800`02a07e88 : fffffa80`09086f40 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff880`033dbcc0 fffff800`02ac88ac : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff880`033dbcf0 fffff800`02ac8713 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff880`033dbe30 fffff800`02ad4b44 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
fffff880`033fb5e0 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0x134

STACK_COMMAND: kb
FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
MODULE_NAME: hardware
IMAGE_NAME: hardware
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE
BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE
Followup: MachineOwner

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
Kish
 
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If your PC has been stable for a good while at your existing settings and has just started experiencing problems then you are probably looking at hardware issues. If it's never been stable for any length of time then reset your BIOS to prove whether it is definately down to bad overclocking settings.

Otherwise I'd concur with Wazza300 and suggest upping the voltage to your CPU. If you're using a negative offset to modify voltage and the BSOD's are happening at idle then you'll need to reduce your LLC in order to bring your offset closer to 0. Otherwise you'll need to increase your offset or fixed voltage a step at a time keeping an eye that voltages and temps dont go over safe limits for your chip.
 
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As the memory controller is integrated into the CPU both VTT and VCore could be considered CPU voltages.

I've never touched VTT and until I got my overcock stable I had both 101 and 124 errors both of which were resolved by upping VCore. I thought you'd only need to up VTT if you upped BCLK.
 
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As the memory controller is integrated into the CPU both VTT and VCore could be considered CPU voltages.

I've never touched VTT and until I got my overcock stable I had both 101 and 124 errors both of which were resolved by upping VCore. I thought you'd only need to up VTT if you upped BCLK.

yeah thats true for sb/ib chips but older x58,p55 124 is 100% mem controller and 101 is cpu voltage
 
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Thank you all for your quick replies.

Here is a bit more info:

Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-USB3
Intel Core i5 760
Core Voltage: 1.360V
Core Speed: 4011.01 MHz

Any suggestions on diagnosing the problem further?

Thanks again
Kish
 
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Thanks wazza300

I've checked the qpi/vtt voltage and it was set to 1.1v.

I have set it to 1.3v.

I'll see how that goes.

Thanks for your help

Cheers
Kish
 
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Hello,

I have recently changed the qpi/vtt voltage to 1.3v from 1.1v. This unfortunately has not resolved the problem.

Please see extract from log below?

Any help/advice will be much appreciated?

Thanks
Kishan


WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa800719b028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b6000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000100125, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------


BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: LogMeIn.exe

CURRENT_IRQL: f

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`035dba58 fffff800`03008a3b : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0719b028 00000000`b6000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`035dba60 fffff800`02b9ab13 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`07231ea0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`07231ef0 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff880`035dbaa0 fffff800`03008700 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`07231ea0 fffff880`035dbe30 fffff880`035dbe00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff880`035dbb00 fffff800`03008052 : fffffa80`07231ea0 fffff880`035dbe30 fffffa80`07231ea0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff880`035dbc50 fffff800`03007f0d : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000001 fffff880`035dbeb0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff880`035dbc90 fffff800`02ffbe88 : fffffa80`00f932d0 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff880`035dbcc0 fffff800`02a8b8ac : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff880`035dbcf0 fffff800`02a8b713 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff880`035dbe30 fffff800`02ac1e00 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
fffff880`08048600 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!MiDeleteBatch+0xc4


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE

Followup: MachineOwner
 
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SOLVED

Hello,

The BSOD has stopped since increasing the qpi/vtt voltage and flashing my M4 SSD.

Thanks all for your help. ;)

Regards
Kishan
 
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