Question Frequent multiple BSOD

Feb 13, 2020
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My build
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200
GPU: Radeon R9 380
PSU: EVGA 600 W1, 80+ WHITE 600W
Storage: Intel 660p Series M.2 2TB
System: Win10

I built this system not too long ago around July of 2019. For a while I didn't get any problems with my PC. My first BSOD was 2 months after. I disregarded it as it might've been a fluke in Win10. December and I got hit with 1-2 BSOD a week and it's been increasingly annoying. In power options I turned off fast startup options and it fixed my issues for a month. Come around February 2020 and it happens again. It's not even halfway into the month and I get at least 2-3 BSOD a week. I've built a lot of systems for my friends and they don't have any issues. Two friends even have the similar builds as me (different GPUs and PSUs) but doesn't experience any problems of the sort. It's getting increasing annoying as the BSOD codes have become a bit more random recently than in the past.

Here are my recent BSOD codes:
  • IRQL Not Less or Equal
  • DPC Watchdog Violation
  • System Service Exception
  • Kernel Security Check Failure
  • Kernel Auto Boost Lock Acquisition With Raised IRQL
What I've tried:
  • wiping and reinstalling drivers
  • multiple memory tests
  • tested RAM on different system
  • updating BIOS
  • reinstalling Win10
I don't know what else I could do. I get BSOD mostly when I pull up a game. Other times have been just sitting idly not having any workloads burdening the PC. Recently I started it up, walked away to find out it BSOD and 2 Steam games I frequently play uninstalled. I'm planning on getting new hardware at the end of the year if that'll fix the issues I'm having.
 

Nemesia

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Did you do a reinstall of your GPU drivers using DDU? If you did and did not fix the issue I would point your low quality PSU.

Look at this.

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40/
Tier D - Potentially dangerous, but only in specific situations

https://www.gamingscan.com/psu-hierarchy/
Tier 5

Even if you tested the RAM in another system it doesn't mean that the RAM will work as good on your motherboard. RAM are overclocked and a few things gets related to that. If you're using an XMP RAM profile try removing it.

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200

That kit can come in 2 version. Samsung B-Die and Kynix memory. Samsung B-Die are pretty good while Kynix doesn't overclock as high. Sometime people overclock their RAM and it creates a whole bunch of issues.

http://www.softnology.biz/files.html

Download the free version. It will tell you exactly what die you have. Samsung B-Die or Hynix. One can be overclocked easily to 3200MHz without any issues. The other one 2933MHz most of the time.
 
Feb 13, 2020
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Did you do a reinstall of your GPU drivers using DDU? If you did and did not fix the issue I would point your low quality PSU.

Look at this.

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40/
Tier D - Potentially dangerous, but only in specific situations

https://www.gamingscan.com/psu-hierarchy/
Tier 5

Even if you tested the RAM in another system it doesn't mean that the RAM will work as good on your motherboard. RAM are overclocked and a few things gets related to that. If you're using an XMP RAM profile try removing it.

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200

That kit can come in 2 version. Samsung B-Die and Kynix memory. Samsung B-Die are pretty good while Kynix doesn't overclock as high. Sometime people overclock their RAM and it creates a whole bunch of issues.

http://www.softnology.biz/files.html

Download the free version. It will tell you exactly what die you have. Samsung B-Die or Hynix. One can be overclocked easily to 3200MHz without any issues. The other one 2933MHz most of the time.
I did do a DDU for my GPU drivers before and I haven't tried to OC my components. Also forgot to mention that my GPU and PSU came from my old DDR3 system that caught on fire due to my mobo being bad quality. It even killed my CPU in the process.

Exact link for RAM sticks:
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820233867?Item=N82E16820233867

Not sure what die I have but here's a picture from the software:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/318547028986560512/677653195924963350/ram_check.png

I do have a new PSU I was planning to use once I get my other components. I'll install it and see if my PSU is the issue.

PSU link:
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-white-series-rm850x-white-cp-9020188-na-850w/p/N82E16817139247?Item=N82E16817139247
 

Nemesia

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Good PSU. RMX are very good. That screenshot of your RAM die says Hynix for the manufacturer. So maybe you're having an instability because of your RAM. Go to your BIOS and remove that XMP profile. If your system becomes stable after that you will know. Put that RAM at 2933MHz. I have seen a few threads now where people with Hynix RAM could not OC them to 3200. Max was 2933.
 
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Good PSU. RMX are very good. That screenshot of your RAM die says Hynix for the manufacturer. So maybe you're having an instability because of your RAM. Go to your BIOS and remove that XMP profile. If your system becomes stable after that you will know. Put that RAM at 2933MHz. I have seen a few threads now where people with Hynix RAM could not OC them to 3200. Max was 2933.
I checked what my RAM speeds were running at and it's at 2133 MHz. In which my motherboard has support for DDR4 2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules. So that means it's running slower than expected. My friend is running the same mobo and RAM also at 2133 MHz. He doesn't have any problems with his PC.
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