Q: BSOD: Stop 0x0000009C


I have been getting this BSOD.
STOP: 0x0000009C ( 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF880009F8B70, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

Asus Z87-DELUXE motherboard
Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB Cache Retail
Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Mdx Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
ASUS GeForce GTX 770 1110MHZ 2GB 7010MHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI PCI-E Video Card 
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Elite Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 1366/1150/1155/1156/2011 120mm
Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Mid Tower Gaming PC Case - USB 3.0 - ATX - 1 x 200mm Front Fan - x 120mm Rear fan - Water Cooling Support (SGC-1000KWN1)
Asus DRW-24B1ST Internal 24X DVD Burner - 5.25" - 1.5MB Cache - SATA - OEM - Black (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS)
Alienware tactx mouse
Logitech speaker system
Seagate 4TB backup plus external hard drive

Windows 7 ultimate service pack 1 64-bit operating system

BIOS version: 1504 (10/03/2013)
Bluetooth USB module Driver version:
Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator Driver version: 6.1.7601.17889
ACPI x64-based PC Driver version: 6.1.7600.16385 
ATA Samsung SSD 840 SCSI Disk Device Driver version: 6.1.7600.16385
ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 SCSI Disk Device Driver version: 6.1.7600.16385
Seagate Backup+ Desk USB Device Driver version: 6.1.7600.16385
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Driver version:
ASUS DRW-24F1ST a ATA Device Driver version: 6.1.7601.17514
Numerous HID-compliant consumer control device Driver version: 6.1.7600.16385
Numerous HID-compliant device Driver version: 6.1.7601.18199
Numerous USB Input Device Driver version: 6.1.7601.18199
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Driver version: 6.2.9200.16384
2x Asmedia 106x SATA Controller driver version
2x ATA Channel 0 Driver Version: 6.1.7601.18231
2x ATA Channel 1 Driver Version: 6.1.7601.18231
2x HID Keyboard Device Driver version: 6.1.7601.17514
Alienware TactX Mouse Driver Version: (driver date: 4/22/2009)
BenQ RL2455 Driver Version:
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Broadcom 802.11ac Network Adapter Driver version:
Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapter Driver version:
Intel Ethernet Connection I217-V Driver Version:
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
4x Intel Core i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Bluetooth Audio Device Driver Version: (date 5/21/2012)
Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Driver version: (date 4/27/2012)
High definition Audio device 6.1.7601.17514 (date 11/19/2010)
Nvidia High definition audio driver version:
NVIDIA Virtual AUDIO Device driver version:
ACPI Fixed Feature Button
ACPI Thermal Zone
Composite Bus enumerator
Direct memory access controller
PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Numeric data processor
Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
Microsoft virtual drive enumerator driver
Microsoft ACPI-compliant system
microsoft system management BIOS drive
Plug and play software device enumerator
programmable interrupt controller
remote desktop device redirector bus
system CMOS/real time clock
system timer
UMBus Enumerator
UMBus Root Bus Enumerator
Generic USB Hub
USB Composite Device
USB mass storage device
USB root hub

I do have a bunch of other drivers for system devices & universal serial bus controllers but there all newer than 2012. All the bold worded drivers are all dated to 2006.
As I said this is my error: STOP: 0x0000009C ( 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF880009F8B70, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000) 
If i need to provide any log files please request me to upload specific ones, with simple instructions if possible please.

Thanks in advance. 




The attached DMP file is of the MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION (9c) bug check.

This bug check indicates that a fatal machine check exception has occurred.

*9C primarily appears on versions of Windows that predate Vista. For example, XP, Server 2003, etc. Nowadays, in Vista and later, we have *124 instead of *9C. However, in very uncommon cases, *9C is presented instead of *124 because the WHEA may not be fully initialized (Windows Error Hardware Architecture) or when a special processor issue on SMP systems occurs that is characterized by a failure with shared memory synchronization.

BugCheck 9C, {0, fffff880009f8b70, 0, 0}

Parameters 1, 3, and 4 are all 0 so I have no idea what happened here in this crash. Parameter 2 contains the address of the MCA_EXCEPTION structure which doesn't really help us in this case since the rest is 0.


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.


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