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BSOD problems ( I tried removing the RAM, didn't work)

AngelL10

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Hi. Im constantly getting more and more BSOD and I don't know why. I bought every part of my PC 2 years ago from different stores and it worked perfect untill 2 months ago, when I got my first BSOD. I didn't pay attention to it because it happened once, and the next one happened only a week after. Then it happened more and more, and now I get a BSOD every 30 minutes or even less. I have to mention that 5 months ago, I bought a new HDD and 4 GB RAM DDR3 ( the same brand as the ones that I have already ) and it worked just fine. It worked perfect for 2 months but now I keep getting Bsod..I tried running the PC with only 1 memory, happened the same. I swiched to the other memory, happened the same, I swiched the slots, happened the same.
Now the last thing I wanted to do is take apart every piece of it and clean it, but I don't know if that's gonna fix anything.. any help?
 

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What's the error message displayed?
Could be a hardware problem, but probably not. Have you made sure your CPU isn't overheating? For example, cleaning out the heat sink and fans regularly. If that's not it, then you probably have an OS or software issue.

If you don't have an antivirus, get one. Also, get two or three antimalware programs. Malwarebytes and Spybot are good programs. Run a full system or deep scan with those programs. Do that to make sure that no virus is crawling around in your computer causing the BSOD.
Beyond that, the only thing that I would know what to do is to reinstall your OS.
 

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http://postimg.org/image/sml7r2k6x/ Here is the error. ( 0x00000124 ). I reinstalled the OS 3 times but it's the same. ( Had windows 8 at first, now i have 7 and still the same problem ) I didn't clean the CPU fan though and I was thinking it might be a problem since when I was looking into my hardware to check the problem, I allmost got burned from touching the passive cooling ( it was VERY hot ). Could it be because I still have the basic fan from amd phenom ii x4 965? I've heard everyone was changing these because of the heating and the noise but I didn't think it could cause BSOD. Should I clean up the CPU + the fan? Also I don't use an antivirus usually though when I reinstall the OS I always format everything so there can't be any virus there that hasn't been deleted..
 
that bugcheck 0x124 with parameter 1=0 is generated directly by the CPU. It is the CPU telling windows to shutdown because the CPU detected a problem.
reinstalling windows should not help unless you have overclocking drivers that are tweaking your hardware settings.

for this problem and your description, I would reset the BIOS to default, and focus on the cooling, and make sure the CPU is not overheating and the fans are spinning up to the correct speed.
 

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I see. I've never overclocked the CPU though I forced it with heavy gaming, specially AC Unity. The thermal paste wasn't quite good either I believe so I guess i'll remove the thermal paste, clean everything up and take it easy untill i get a better fan. Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know how this works by the next Thursday :)
 

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What is your CPU? If it didn't have great cooling, coupled with dust, it could have gotten fried. If that's the case, you need to get a replacement. For your sake, I really hope I'm wrong.
 
if you are not overclocking, and do not have thermal problems then you are having power issues to the CPU.
if you put a memory dump on a server and post a link, I can take a quick look.

a GPU that is not getting proper power will cause the CPU to get CRC errors detected by its cache memory controller the CPU will call bugcheck 0x124 and shut down the system.
Note: if you have a newer intel low power CPU and BIOS dated before the CPU was released the voltage/clock frequencies will be wrong in the BIOS and can result in bugcheck 0x124 because the voltage is too high. (just FYI)
 

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I'm using an AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition. I haven't changed its cooler, though I never overclocked it either..The GPU I'm using is Nvidia GTX 660 Windforce and i have a 650W power supply.. What if the CPU fried? I had some power failure some times before this happened though I bought a very resistant motherboard ( 970A-D3 ). I don't know what else to do, how can I show you that memory dump? I don't know what memory dump is to be honest :(
 

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