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First BSOD in several months? Why now?

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A few months ago when my overclock was unstable I played with the voltage until it passed prime95 tests. It proved stable and the voltage and clock speed were the ones you see in my signature. I ran several FSX Flights (%70 over 7 hours of flying), Played the heck out of Battlefield 3 since release, and so on. All with no problems, but for some odd reason today the bsod happened again.It ALWAYS happens under the following circumstances:Only when watching youtube videos have I ever got the 0x124 bsod. Weird, huh? Last time I checked youtube wasnt as instensive as running fsx or playing BF3.BSOD Error:Stop 0x124I will upload the dmp file, but im pretty sure its the same error as before. (unstable Overclock)

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A few months ago when my overclock was unstable I played with the voltage until it passed prime95 tests. It proved stable and the voltage and clock speed were the ones you see in my signature. I ran several FSX Flights (%70 over 7 hours of flying), Played the heck out of Battlefield 3 since release, and so on. All with no problems, but for some odd reason today the bsod happened again.It ALWAYS happens under the following circumstances:Only when watching youtube videos have I ever got the 0x124 bsod. Weird, huh? Last time I checked youtube wasnt as instensive as running fsx or playing BF3.BSOD Error:Stop 0x124I will upload the dmp file, but im pretty sure its the same error as before. (unstable Overclock)
I have read (I think in connection with the OCZ Vortex 3) that the 124 error might be related to the hard disk drive.However, personally, with an overclocked system I do not think it matters what the error message says. A more likely explanation is that the overclock has caused your kit to degrade. That was the conclusion to which I was driven in the case of my i7 975 which oc'd nicely to 4.4GHz for about 18 months and now won't really hold an oc at all.Tim

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the computer is only 5 months old! all the parts are brand new! If the over clock has damaged the computer, I guess I will run with no or very little overclock. If its the hard drive, Im sure glad all my school and other files are backed up ;)More info on the HDD: I ran a test a couple months ago, and it came back healthy. As the hard drive has always been a concern (clicking at boot and shutdown) but I have ignored that issue for the most part.

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If they are often, then raise your Vcore. 0x124 is 99% of the time too low Vcore. Just give it 0.01+. Or if that doesn't fix it, try 1.4. 99% of time this is a safe voltage still... heck, I say 1.5 is also safe. But who am I to judge the whole internet?

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