Question BLUE SCREEN ISSUE + BEEPS

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PC SPECS:
  • CPU: Intel XEON E5530
  • GPU: ASUS GTX 650ti (1GB DDr5)
  • MEMORY: 8GB (2x 4GB)
  • SYSTEM: Dell Precision T3500
  • OS: Windows 10
ISSUE:
PC was working fine the day before yesterday but yesterday suddenly when I booted up the system in the morning I got a BSOD. I restarted to the system and it kept working for about 20mins but then again I got yet another BSOD which was different from the previous one. This kept on happening with a different BSOD error each time at different intervals of time. Sometimes I will get a BSOD right after I was on the desktop, sometimes the PC would work fine for 20-30mins and then I would get a BSOD, sometimes I would get a BSOD while booting up into windows. Along with random BSODs my PC would randomly start beeping once in a while. After a BSOD my PC would start beeping ( code 1-3-2 ). If I kept the system idle after the beeps for 5 mins the PC would start-up normally and the BSODs cycle would start again. Then again after some random BSODs at random interval it would start beeping again with the same beep code. This kept on going for while. This is the issue I am still facing even after applying some potential fixes.

POTENTIAL FIXES I TRIED:
  • Tried cleaning out the whole system inside out.
  • Re-installed a newer version of windows 10.
  • Re-seated the RAM sticks carefully after cleaning the slots and the RAM sticks.
  • Checked other DIMM slots to see if the memory slot was damaged.
  • Bought new RAM sticks and tried them out but faced the same issue with them.
  • A Technician took a look at the system and he said he couldn't find any issue.
  • Did a GPU stress test but it worked fine, got BSOD some time after the test.
NOTE:
I personally think it is a voltage issue. Minidumps file were corrupted as the BSOD got stuck on 0% and I had to force shut-down. I got all kinds of BSOD with all types of drivers failing. Any kind of help will be appreciated.
 

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I thought Tom's had a sticky on BSODs. Meantime you can learn a bit more at https://www.pcgamer.com/blue-screen-of-death-survival-guide-every-error-explained/

Usually you should see an error code with a BSOD. Can you post any?

Most motherboards use an AMI BIOS.
See https://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#ami
My guess is that 1-3-2 DRAM related

If it has a Dell motherboard, you'll need to ONLY use ram that it lists OK - by Make and ram kit number.
Can you try to find out if your ram has been OK'd by Dell?

If you suspect a voltage problem, can you get your PC running long enough to run HWInfo64 and post back the min and max 3.3V, 5V and 12V readings?
 
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I thought Tom's had a sticky on BSODs. Meantime you can learn a bit more at https://www.pcgamer.com/blue-screen-of-death-survival-guide-every-error-explained/

Usually you should see an error code with a BSOD. Can you post any?

Most motherboards use an AMI BIOS.
See https://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#ami
My guess is that 1-3-2 DRAM related

If it has a Dell motherboard, you'll need to ONLY use ram that it lists OK - by Make and ram kit number.
Can you try to find out if your ram has been OK'd by Dell?

If you suspect a voltage problem, can you get your PC running long enough to run HWInfo64 and post back the min and max 3.3V, 5V and 12V readings?
First of thanks for replying, I thought my post has gone numb.

I checked the BSOD survival guide. My error codes were random every time getting a new error code not related to the previous one, the errors I got included:
  • DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
  • SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION
  • REFERENCE BY POINTER
And many more (can't remember all of them rn).

The code 1-3-2 means '1st 64 K RAM test in progress or failure'.

I will soon check whether my RAM was in the OK list for now I'll say this that my PC worked fine for over a year or so and even after some time after the BSOD it seems to work fine for 1 - 3 weeks or so.

I'll post the HWInfo64 results as soon as I can.
 

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