Question Multiple BSODs with different stop codes ?

Jan 21, 2023
  • Problem
The problem is that I get a blue screen of death (BSOD) frequently for a few months now, and it increases in frequency once I've had the first one. For example, if I leave my computer on for a while, it'll run normally for a few hours before I get my first BSOD. After I get a BSOD, I get a lot more afterward over the period of 30 mins - 1 hour. The stop codes I get are different every time so there's no way of saying which one I get the most.

  • Problem history
I don't remember exactly when I had this problem or what triggered it. But at the time I hadn't changed any hardware components or installed new software. However, I used to only get the stop code IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. After some attempts of troubleshooting, I started getting all the stop codes besides IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL to this moment. I don't remember which step exactly of troubleshooting triggered this change though.

  • Specs:
  1. Windows: Windows 10 x64
  2. Motherboard: Asus Strix B450-F Gaming
  3. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  4. Memory: Corsair CMK32GX4M2E3200C16 Vengeance LPX 32 GB
  5. Hard disks: KINGSTON SA400S37240G / WDC WD10EZEX-21WN4A0
  6. Graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X
  7. Power supply: don't remember exact model but it's Corsair 550W
  • Troubleshooting:
  1. replaced GPU (from GTX 1060 to current)
  2. replaced RAM
  3. Turned D.O.C.P off
  4. Turned D.O.C.P on
  5. Updated all drivers (chipset, graphics, etc..)
  6. Updated BIOS
  7. memtestx86 (no errors)
  8. sfc /scannow
  9. Updated windows
  10. Installed fresh windows (wiped everything) and reinstalled all drivers.
  11. Tried different RAM that I am sure is not faulty
  • Notes:
  1. I tried installing fresh windows multiple times and I noticed that every time I get insanely many BSODs before I install the chipset driver. Then it returns to normal frequency as stated in the 'problem' section.
  2. The minidump files are found here:!AiwVZwVVqncgtTLF3XIorXvW_Ma4?e=5DQNsw
  3. Upon analyzing the minidump files myself via Bluescreenview I found that they're all caused by the same driver regardless of the blue screen stop code, which is 'ntoskrnl.exe' but you can look at the files yourself since I have no experience in this.