Question Constant Blue Screens on New PC

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USAFRet

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I guess I did not do the full wipe and reinstall yet, I can try that if you think it's necessary.

CyberPowerPC, I didn't want to trash the company or anything, but customer service has definitely been a headache (for me at least).
ahh......
Yes, that is "not good".
(putting it nicely)

They deserve to be thrown under the bus. And then the bus backed up, to do it again.
 
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i have read some bad reports from others regarding their products in the past.

just fyi;
when attempting customer support from most companies it is usually better to go with live chat or even better, direct phone support.
many will just blow off emails for weeks or even months at a time and totally disregard previous conversations when replying.
I spent more hours on hold trying to reach that company since October, that I am actually ashamed to talk admit. There were days I was on hold for 3 hours, to get a 5 minute response.

Hopefully now it’s clear why sending it back is a last resort for me, I will totally do it if I have to, but who knows when I am seeing this PC again, and when I do if it will even be fixed.

I just am so confused by what’s causing it, everyone keeps pointing towards hardware, which it totally could be, but any sort of test is passing. And like I said it normally crashes in menus of games that I have limited to 60 FPS. It’s not like when the components are under high stress or anything.
 
you say you have run disk checks also?
there's also a possibility that the system is just having issues reading\writing to the drive and causing problems.
if your disk(s) pass;

definitely go for the full OS drive wipe.
remove all other drives but the main system drive,
delete all partitions \ format the drive,
and do a total fresh install of the latest Windows install package directly from Microsoft.
 
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you say you have run disk checks also?
there's also a possibility that the system is just having issues reading\writing to the drive and causing problems.
if your disk(s) pass;

definitely go for the full OS drive wipe.
remove all other drives but the main system drive,
delete all partitions \ format the drive,
and do a total fresh install of the latest Windows install package directly from Microsoft.
I have ran chkdsk on my C and D drive.

This last portion you mentioned about removing all other drives and etc... can you go into more detail? I have never done something like this so I just don't want to mess something up.

Or can you think of any other tests I can do before I completely wipe it out? I am open to anything.
 

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I have ran chkdsk on my C and D drive.

This last portion you mentioned about removing all other drives and etc... can you go into more detail? I have never done something like this so I just don't want to mess something up.

Or can you think of any other tests I can do before I completely wipe it out? I am open to anything.
For the OS install (linked earlier) you want only ONE drive physically connected.

(and linked here again)
 
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For the OS install (linked earlier) you want only ONE drive physically connected.

(and linked here again)
I will probably have to do this tomorrow, looks like it is gonna take some time.

In the mean time here's a few more dumps, not sure if they would show anything different...

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjxBjN1HNBpkkgXNTunlwn1VKoqd?e=oknXmK

EDIT:

Another one just happened so I am posting the updated link, this time after the computer rebooted for a crash, my computer hard froze, and I had to push the power button to turn it off.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjxBjN1HNBpkkgXNTunlwn1VKoqd?e=yugumY
 
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This is why you should always try to buy from a local store even if you have to pay a bit more. You put the pc in the car and take it to them instead of having to ship it to the other side of the world. And remember to ALWAYS disconnect any other SSD or HDD you have when you make a clean windows install because you may end up like my brother who had both drives connected and windows put system files in both, so now, if one drive were to be disconnected he can't boot into windows
 
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I should add lately I’m not really getting a blue screen, screen just goes black and system restarts and in event viewer it shows the kernel power critical error 41.
Not sure if this means anything different or what, it looks like it is still producing dump files it seems like I no longer get the blue screens after I deleted some Logitech drivers that were making me blue screen while running verifier as mentioned in the Microsoft thread I linked.
 

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I should add lately I’m not really getting a blue screen, screen just goes black and system restarts and in event viewer it shows the kernel power critical error 41.
Not sure if this means anything different or what, it looks like it is still producing dump files it seems like I no longer get the blue screens after I deleted some Logitech drivers that were making me blue screen while running verifier as mentioned in the Microsoft thread I linked.
"41" is just a the system notifying you of an improper shutdown.

"I shut down before and I don't know why. Please fix me."
 
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"41" is just a the system notifying you of an improper shutdown.

"I shut down before and I don't know why. Please fix me."
Understood. So is there any significance in me now not getting blue screens for a while? It’s just like the screen goes black and some graphics are still shown in distorted colors whenever it freezes/crashes. I do not have any artifacts or anything while playing games.
 

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Understood. So is there any significance in me now not getting blue screens for a while? It’s just like the screen goes black and some graphics are still shown in distorted colors whenever it freezes/crashes. I do not have any artifacts or anything while playing games.
For a prebuilt system that is only a few months old, the only acceptable operation is - No faults at all.

If, after a full wipe and reinstall of Windows, all its updates, drivers, and your applications...
If it is STILL failing in weird ways...it is a hardware issue.
 
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For a prebuilt system that is only a few months old, the only acceptable operation is - No faults at all.

If, after a full wipe and reinstall of Windows, all its updates, drivers, and your applications...
If it is STILL failing in weird ways...it is a hardware issue.
Yeah I agree with you. Trust me. It’s just the thought of sending it back to them makes me sick. I will do the full wipe tomorrow. The only other thing I could think of could something weird be happening with the PCIE slot? The only reason I ask this is my first GPU totally died while gaming and I had to RMA it so I wasn’t sure if this could have broken something, or done something to my mobo.
 

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Yeah I agree with you. Trust me. It’s just the thought of sending it back to them makes me sick. I will do the full wipe tomorrow. The only other thing I could think of could something weird be happening with the PCIE slot? The only reason I ask this is my first GPU totally died while gaming and I had to RMA it so I wasn’t sure if this could have broken something, or done something to my mobo.
Run memtest (just seen you already did thst)

If you have Asus AI suite installed uninstall that.

EDIT 41 can be anything from software to hardware.
 
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Okay, so this may sound totally crazy but so far last night and all today, no crashes. So I am sitting here wondering what could have changed. I went to Nvidia Control Panel and realized all of my settings for "Manage 3D Settings" have reverted back to Default under the Global Settings tab. The following settings I had changed whenever I was crashing:

Low Latency Mode - used to be on, is now off
Monitor Technology - used to be fixed refresh, is now G-SYNC
Power Management Mode - used to be max performance, is now normal
Texture filtering quality - used to be high performance, is now quality
Vertical sync - used to be off, is now use the 3d application settings

Has anyone ever heard of changing these settings causing system instability?

I am not saying this is the issue, but things have been stable since. Of course that is subject to change.
 

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Okay, so this may sound totally crazy but so far last night and all today, no crashes. So I am sitting here wondering what could have changed. I went to Nvidia Control Panel and realized all of my settings for "Manage 3D Settings" have reverted back to Default under the Global Settings tab. The following settings I had changed whenever I was crashing:

Low Latency Mode - used to be on, is now off
Monitor Technology - used to be fixed refresh, is now G-SYNC
Power Management Mode - used to be max performance, is now normal
Texture filtering quality - used to be high performance, is now quality
Vertical sync - used to be off, is now use the 3d application settings

Has anyone ever heard of changing these settings causing system instability?

I am not saying this is the issue, but things have been stable since. Of course that is subject to change.
Humor me and open CMD as administrator and type and enter the following: sfc /scannow

This will find corruption in the OS if there is any if you have not already fresh installed windows by now. I would also try reseating the Graphics card, and reinstalling the drivers for the card with DDU which is a utility programs that makes sure you get a clean install of the drivers. If after all this and no problem is identified I would say with a high degree of confidence that there is some hardware issue and would follow @USAFRet recommendation of RMAing the computer back to cyber.
 
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Humor me and open CMD as administrator and type and enter the following: sfc /scannow

This will find corruption in the OS if there is any if you have not already fresh installed windows by now. I would also try reseating the Graphics card, and reinstalling the drivers for the card with DDU which is a utility programs that makes sure you get a clean install of the drivers. If after all this and no problem is identified I would say with a high degree of confidence that there is some hardware issue and would follow @USAFRet recommendation of RMAing the computer back to cyber.
I will try these things now. What is weird is like I said, the PC has been running like a dream since those Nvidia settings went to default. I have had no issues. So I am wondering if one of those settings could have caused my PC to become unstable? I have no idea.
 

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