99.9% of the time (and even microsoft support forums say this from their 'official' techs) that error is Motherboard (rarely) or RAID card\HDD controller (common).
BCCode: 124 0x00000124
The WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x00000124. This bug check indicates
that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the
Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
I don't recall how crazy or not your storage solution is; but if this is happening while you're crunching your astronomy data, it could be as simple as an SSD reaching its write threshold on life, or a RAID card on its way out.
Of course, it could be anything controller related on near anything.
and the odd one out:
Grab Crystal Disk Mark.
Run each of their stress tests area-by-area, don't run any 'blend' tests (like "CPU and ram" just CPU, then just ram.
My gut says that benchmarking the HDDs in crystal disk mark will throw the error. (also grab crystal disk info, and check SMART health).
Just a random side note; Don't use PRIME95 anymore for testing without EXTREME cooling; the artificial load it creates is higher than any possible real load, and in some series of CPU's it can literally damage them.
It's because of the new AVX capabilities of skylake onwards CPU's, it was never meant to be stressed to max long term, and the voltage can spike if you stress it.
A lot of BIOS know this now and limit CPU voltage increases, and rumor is that the new CPU microcode handles it too; but It's just not worth the risk.
Not sure if the same risk applies to AMD.... (likely not)
Edited by Master_Scythe, 16 March 2018 - 09:11 AM.
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