Windows 10: BSOD - machine check exception while gaming

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    Windows 10 64 Bit
       27 Aug 2017 #1

    BSOD - machine check exception while gaming

    Hi there,

    I'm currently getting alot of BSODs whilst gaming only. I've updated my drivers that I know of and tested my ram with memtest but still I will constantly get BSOD while playing games such as cities skylines or PUBG.I bought a new EVGA G2 PSU so that should be fine. I have also never overclocked which I saw could be a issue. I've also done a clean install of windows 10 and just installed steam and a few games to make it BSOD for the dump.

    i5 - 4690k
    MSI Nvidia970
    Corsair vengeance 16gb

    Hopefully you guys can save me.

    Thanks alot.

    Attachment 150622

    Edit - Crashed 3 times while trying to play League so thought i'd add that in too. More info the better I guess!

    Attachment 150623
    Last edited by abbott1234; 27 Aug 2017 at 04:09.
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  2.    28 Aug 2017 #2


    thanks for using a genuine Windows 10 now:
    Constant BSOD Whilst gaming - Windows 10 Forums

    So, now what do we have here:
    All dumps have crash code 0x9C and point to Intel Processor driver.

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz

    There is only so much you can do with a bugcheck like this until it comes down to a faulty processor that will need to be replaced. Start from 1 and work downward:

    1. Ensure your temperatures are within standard and nothing's overheating. You can use a program such as Speccy if you'd like to monitor temps -

    2. Clear your CMOS (or load optimized BIOS defaults) to ensure there's no improper BIOS setting -

    3. Ensure your BIOS is up to date.

    4. The only software conflict that can usually cause *9C or *124 bugchecks are OS to BIOS utilities from manufacturer's like Asus' AI Suite, AI Charger software, etc. If you have something like this software-wise, remove it ASAP (which I see you do have Asus software installed).

    5. If all of the above fail, the only left to do is replace your processor as it is faulty.

    This is one of the dumps:

    0x0000009C:    [SPECIAL] MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION (27.08.2017 11:03:48) [Windows 10] 
    CAUSED BY:     intelppm.sys ***** Invalid * Intel Processor driver * => also at  
    PROCESS:       System 
    Usual causes:  Hardware error (similar to STOP 0x124)

    There could be a problem with the INTEL processor itself or one of the Intel drivers in the system.

    1) Rest BIOS settings
    2) Test CPU with Prime
    3) Test CPU with Intel tool

    BSOD - machine check exception while gaming Diagnostic Test BSOD - machine check exception while gaming

    Run Prime95 to stress test your CPU. Prime95 - Stress Test Your CPU - Windows 10 Forums

    For Intel CPUs you can additionally use the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool

    warning   Warning
    Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.

    Note   Note
    Monitor CPU temperatures with Speccy or HWiNFO64

    Speccy gives you detailed information on every piece of hardware in your computer.

    Hardware Info (HWiNFO) is a powerful system information utility designed especially for detection of hardware.

    Take Screenshots of it and post it here.
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