Question Blue screens every so often in my new first build

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Yes, there was a higher version of the bios but when my friend tried installing it, my processor wouldn't boot it. So he decided to lower it by one update and that one did boot.

Right now I decided to update it myself and it worked for me, I had no problems. So now my bios is up-to-date.

Went to test the PC again with the update and bluescreen.

:c
 
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Last time I tested (videogame) the PC with both sticks, btw I stopped memtest on the second stick in order to update the bios.
Now I tested the PC with only the good ram stick and still got bluescreen. I think it's safe to say the ram and the bios are not responsible... maybe the motherboard?
 

Satan-IR

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Just ran the first dump file (071919-7359-01.dmp). Bugcheck is 124, subtyoe 0x4 which is 'PCI Express Error' and no process.

Still drivers named are are WdNisDrv.sys and nvlddmkm.sys. Don't remember if we talked about this. Have you used DDU to clean graphics driver and do a clean install driver from nividia?

Also is the LAN driver for the motherboard up to date? Before you said the BSOD hapenned once when you opened Chrome. I'd suggest you check with ASRock website for your board and install the latest LAN/network driver.
 
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Satan-IR

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Also I forgot
I think it's safe to say the ram and the bios are not responsible... maybe the motherboard?
You had an error when running memtest on one of the RAM sticks. That's bad RAM and can cause BSODs. You need to return RAM and get replacement or other RAM.

Which PCIE slot have you installed the graphics card in? The first one, first from CPU? That 124 WHEA error might be because the card is in wrong slot or not secure in the proper slot. I'd suggest you reseat the graphics card and check with the good RAM stick.

You said you updated BIOS to latest version, as I said above also make sure you update all drivers including the nvidia (after DDU) and the LAN/network driver.
 
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Which PCIE slot have you installed the graphics card in? The first one, first from CPU?
Yep, it has always been installed on the top slot. Believe me, I wanted so bad that this problem was due to improper installation; I actually went ahead and removed the GPU and gave it a soft brush just in case and installed it again. Didn't work though.
You said you updated BIOS to latest version, as I said above also make sure you update all drivers including the nvidia (after DDU) and the LAN/network driver.
I did exactly that and surprisingly I stopped getting BSODs. BUT, my gaming felt a little 'stuttery' at times, unlike before. Then, in the case of NieR Automata, after some time the game would kinda freeze the video output, but still kinda react to my inputs (I could listen the background music, my attacks, and entering and exiting the pause menu). After alt-tabbing, windows would function as normal, but NieR would be permanent black, but still reacting to my inputs. In the case of Far Cry 5 (which I installed after all this, so I had no point of reference) the game also felt a bit stuttery, but less so, and after like 10 - 30 minutes it would just 'cleanly' close the game, like instantly.
My regular non-gaming use was perfect, not any sort of crash or anything.

So I thought "well, I just traded an annoying problem with a less annoying one" and I was afraid that any tinkering to solve this new problem would accidentally revert everything.

But then I said what the hell and I decided to search for a system monitoring program that I can see during gaming. Before that, I went to check for updates and there was this one for windows 10, silly me. I installed the Windows 10 update while downloading CAM, restarted, ran CAM, ran the game and right in the main menu I got a BSOD. Yey.

Then I did the DDU, GPU driver combo but didn't help. Now I'm back to BSODs which I checked in WhoCrashed and WinDbg and they're the same kind of BSODs.
 
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Alright, I actually have stopped getting BSODs and my gaming experience is perfect. So that means everything is fixed.

Since the last response, I made a memtest on my other ram overnight and it passed successfully (That means both have passed at least 8 times on their own, but together I got an error, so I dunno and I don't care).
Then, I went ahead and checked if by any chance there was a new update for my bios, and there was (from 3.4 to 3.5) and so I took care of that.
And then I repeated the DDU -> install gpu drivers from nvidia's website.

Only up to this point I tested a game and everything was fluid, no crashes and no BSODs.

I also read that having your power settings to high performance would fix gpu related BSODs to some people. But I don't think it did much for me.

Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it.
 

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