Re: 0x00000124 happens randomly when I play Sims 2


The error, 0x00000124, is a processor error. Vista is merely reporting it before shutting down, it's not in the operating system but rather the hardware. Causes can include overheating, a faulty processor, and overclocking. If you are overclocked, undo it before you damage the processor. To check for overheating, you might want to try a stress test from the manufacturer. Otherwise, your processor may be faulty.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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"vovillia" <vovillia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:c4c07029-9571-462d-97cd-e2913db27758@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I got a new computer about 3 weeks ago, and for the past 2, I get the
STOP: 0x00000124 as few seconds after the computer freezes on me when
I play the Sims 2 game, I notice sometimes right before I suspect the
computer to crash when I play the game is that I hear a tone that one
of my devices would shut off, and all of a sudden the computer goes
really slow and then freezes and half the time, I get a stop blue
screen error

I have already asked Microsoft, EA, and HP for help, and all the help
they game me, including the SP2 update, all failed to help me, I have
ran out of ideas of my own, like close unneeded opened background
processes, update BIOS, and made sure that the 32bit thingy was opened
on my HDD

Another strange thing is that this error only happens once a day,
randomly too, it could happen after I play the game for a few minuets
or a few hours, and after the error does happen, it doesn't happen
again for the rest of the day

here is one of the reports, they all told me the same thing--


Shut down unexpectedly

8/31/2009 1:16 AM

Not Reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800D5D7030
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1


HP Elite e9180f
Intel Core i7-920 2.67 GHz
Windows Vista Home Premium x64