This error indicates that there is a hardware problem. A machine check exception indicates a computer hardware error that occurs when a computer's central processing unit detects a hardware problem.
Note: WHEA stands for Windows Hardware Error Architecture.
Some of the main hardware problems which cause machine check exceptions include:
- System bus errors (error communicating between the processor and the motherboard)
- Memory errors that may include parity and error correction code (ECC) problems. Error checking ensures that data is stored correctly in the RAM; if information is corrupted, then random errors occur.
- Cache errors in the processor; the cache stores important data and code. If this is corrupted, errors often occur.
- Poor voltage regulation (i.e. power supply problem, voltage regulator malfunction, capacitor degradation)
- Damage due to power spikes
- Static damage to the motherboard
- Incorrect processor voltage setting in the BIOS (too low or too high)
- Permanent motherboard or power supply damage caused by prior overclocking
- Excessive temperature caused by insufficient airflow (possibly caused by fan failure or blockage of air inlet/outlet)
- Improper BIOS initialization (the BIOS configuring the motherboard or CPU incorrectly)
- Installation of a processor that is too much for your motherboard to handle (excessive power requirement, incompatibility)
- Defective hardware that may be drawing excessive power or otherwise disrupting proper voltage regulation
- Update the BIOS and the drivers for the motherboard chipset.
- Update all the hardware drivers, if updates are available from your manufacturer.
- Check the temperature inside the computer to make sure your processor and related peripherals are not overheating.
- Check the fan on your CPU to make sure it is properly attached to the CPU.
- If you have overclocked your CPU, reset your settings to the default settings.
- Make sure you power supply fan is working correctly.
Try running MEMTEST86 to eliminate bad RAM Memory. Afterwards download a free diagnostic program called OCCT to check your CPU, GPU, and PSU for problems.
You might want to afterwards use PRIME95 which over-stresses your CPU and see if it is stable under very heavy stress.