I've checked out the forums fairly throughly but I still am not having any luck.
Right now I'm installing the WDK so I can decipher the minidmp so I'll add that shortly.
I'm running a Aspire 5750. Windows 7 64-bit, Intel i5 2450M, 8 gb Dual Channel DDR3 @532 Mhz (7-7-7-20), ACER JE50_HR mobo, 232 WD hard drive.
I bought it second hand - I'm experienced enough that pulling parts and testing things doesn't bother me but this has me stumped.
When ever I stream video (and less often download software) it crashes with a 124 BSOD which generally means heat, overclocking instability or damaged hardware.
The fan wasn't working right - so I thought easy fix - replace the fan, clean everything up and redo the thermal paste.
So now it gets more problematic.
Stress tested the GPU with FurMark - 20 mins - no crashes.
Stress tested the CPU with Prime95 - 45 mins - no crashes/no errors/no warnings.
Temperature never goes above 70.
'Disabled' Turbo by setting the power for the processor to less than 100%. Still happens.
Chkdsk (this is a fresh Windows install with nothing more than Chrome and some windows updates added) - hard disk comes back clean instantly. (I'll be replacing this in the future anyway with a 2TB M9T Samsung)
Memory test - had an 8 gig sodimm in it to begin with. It was not 1066 and only one. This tested out with an error in the first pass. I thought AH HAH got you. So I replaced it with the exact memory this beast calls for. Two sodimms - 4 gig each. So that everything is optimal. Did a memtest - all is good. Nope still crashes.
So do I try to replace the HD? Or give up and replace the mobo? Or wait til the WDK downloads (which caused me to crash a few minutes ago.) The fact that it crashes when I'm downloading or streaming makes me think it's the harddrive in spite of it testing clean.
Right now I'm unemployed so the unhelpful suggestion of buying a new laptop (as the parts I'd need are way less than a new laptop would be) isn't needed,