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Getting BSOD 0x124 error

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by gamingmonkey, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. DRDNA

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    Well if you are gaming on a 144hz monitor with vsync will run hotter than vsync on a 60hz monitor as the frame rate on the 144hz should be around 144fps and the 60hz monitor with vsync will be running around 60 fps... You could always up your fan speed on the GPU from max 82% to max 100% and that will indeed help a bit too.

    EDIT are you still getting the 0x124. error?
    Edit 2 I have been talking in the background with TPU member @eidairman1/
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    via "Start Conversation" and he has offered these links as some insight to the 0x124 issue

    https://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/13854-bsod-0x00000124-need-assistance.html

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...4/916d4eb5-6408-49d2-b4f5-375c4ea4b691?auth=1

    https://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/21344-random-bsod-0x00000124.html

    I'm not sure i feel its a hardware failure though.
     
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    No BSOD's happening right now and hopefully ever, and for the GPU temps I'm not sure are the temps rising also because I game at 1440p so I'm not sure will it be safe to OC it then.
     
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    You should be able to overclock it more as there are built in safeties and if the GPU gets too hot it will throttle the GPU speed down until the temperatures are with in safe margins and then it will allow the clocks to start raising to overclock levels again.

    The reason the temps are rising are because you are putting a load on it while gaming or benching and your card is way better suited to a 144hz monitor than a 60hz one and that is for sure!
     
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    I'm glad to hear that, what temps should I be watching for when OC-ing ? What's the "danger zone" ?
     
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    Config your GPU to allow 100% fan speed when nearing 80c and then you can start going from there! I don't like seeing temps raise any higher than what you said you are already getting but it is still safe to go higher as the card is made to protect its self by throttling the clocks back down if it deems temps are getting too high.

    EDIT i believe the safe temps are up to 90C, not that I would want to see my GPU at that temp!

    EDIT 2 if you want to keep the GPU cooler, change the fan curve or just set an explicit speed for it to run at constantly until you finish gaming then set it back to normal.

    EDIT3 to find out how effective a fan curve may be just turn your fan to 100% then game for a while and see what max temps are and that will be the best you can get via the fans help.
     
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    Well the temps seem to be 79-80°C with fan speed at 100%, so I'm still not sure if it's good.

    EDIT: Also after setting the power limit to the max in MSI Afterburner the highest I got with it was 86C, and it usually stays in 85C. Damn I'm not sure what's wrong :(
     
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    everything you just stated seems perfectly normal.

    Can you post a picture of your case set up? both sides and inside the case?
    EDIT max temp of 80c in a 35c room is not bad at all. If it was in a 22.5 cels room then I would say there is room for improvement.
     
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    its a reference 980ti 90c while overclocking is normal hot but normal
     
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    OP card is this
    https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G.html#hero-overview
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Gaming/34.html

    "The new version of MSI's TwinFrozr cooler does a great job at keeping the card cool since the board never even gets close to the 84°C temperature limit at which NVIDIA Boost will start lowering clocks to keep temperatures in check. MSI also includes the fans-off-in-idle feature that lets you work, watch movies, or play light games without any fan noise at all."

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    and this one below is reference
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    Ok, will do once it's daylight again, since at night my camera pictures are ugly.
     
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