Question Commonly occurring BSOD

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Hello, Ive been trying to figure out why my PC is always getting a BSOD. and just recently its been happening every time I play DayZ and just randomly. when I built the PC it was doing it after about 20 seconds after startup but i cant remember how I got it to stop.

I've tried reinstalling windows multiple times and updating drivers and such but never found a permanent fix. Sometimes i can leave my PC on for a day and it wont happen.
Im beginning to get desperate for a fix or someone to take the time and really try to help me solve this. At this point im thinking it may be just something bad with the hardware but idk and dont have the money to buy new hardware just to see if mine is messed up.

The BSOD's i get are DPC_Watchdog_Violation, irql_not_less_or_equal, UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP, and kernel_security_check_failure
I've probably gotten other just cant remember. Please Help

CPU: i9-9900KS 4.01GHz
CPU Cooling: CoolerMaster ML240L RGB
Mother board: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
Memory: Patriot 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
Storage: KINGSTON Q500 2.5" 480GB SATA III SSD
PSU: EVGA 850GQ
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
OS: Windows 10 Home
 
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Phaaze88

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Gpu was a hand-me-down, huh?
What about the bios and motherboard drivers updates as suggested by norcalsc?

It only happens in DayZ, and no other games?
It isn't a crack, I hope? Support for those are against the forum rules.
 
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Gpu was a hand-me-down, huh?
What about the bios and motherboard drivers updates as suggested by norcalsc?

It only happens in DayZ, and no other games?
It isn't a crack, I hope? Support for those are against the forum rules.
It happens with other games aswell just not like it does in DayZ and i bought the game, its not a crack. it just randomly occurs also
 
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That's fine for now then. What about the motherboard's drivers? LAN, chipset, Intel Management Engine, etc.
Those don't require a USB.

Since the gpu is the only thing that isn't new, I would suggest trying the games with it removed.
well it also did it when i was using the integrated graphics. but something ive done recently has had to made something spazz out because it is doing it more frequently now. i just updated all the chipset and stuff for the mother board besides the bios. i may just role back to a restorepoint and see if it fixes it from being so frequently now but im not sure yet
 

Phaaze88

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but something ive done recently has had to made something spazz out because it is doing it more frequently now
That just leaves a bunch of guessing in order to narrow it down. If you remember at all, be sure to fill us in.

-Disable the XMP profile in the bios?
-Using System File Checker in Windows 10
-Some program you recently installed is running a driver that's outdated, or incompatible with Windows 10?
-Antivirus or other security program? SSD firmware?
 
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That just leaves a bunch of guessing in order to narrow it down. If you remember at all, be sure to fill us in.

-Disable the XMP profile in the bios?
-Using System File Checker in Windows 10
-Some program you recently installed is running a driver that's outdated, or incompatible with Windows 10?
-Antivirus or other security program? SSD firmware?
Ive tried the XMP profile does not help. Ive done all those file checkers in the CMD prompt but always says nothing is wrong
 

Phaaze88

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More guesses:
-Scan system for malware. Adwcleaner is a pretty good free download: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
-Check storage health. You can use Crystal Disk Info if the Kingston doesn't have it's own health checker: https://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfoInstaller
-Disable Intel Turbo Boost in bios. The mobo's VRMs may be overheating.
-Memtest86, check memory for errors: https://www.memtest86.com/
It can take a few hours, so I suggest taking a nap over it. Results should be error free - no hangs or crashes either.
 

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