Question Random PC crashing and blue screen of death ?

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hey guys, so recently im having BlueScreens in my pc at random times that i cant find any solution for

i had formatted my windows lately because i got a new ram stick and a new screen.

so far i have had about 8 BlueScreens/crashes in the last 3 days, it most of the time happens when im in a game and i use the second screen, tho it happened once when i wasnt in any game

i had done multiple tests for my hardware, from memtest86 for the new ram stick, to gpu stress loading, to cpu stress loading, to hard drive stress loading, and all of them passed

so far i have two guesses as to why this is happening

1- The new ram stick i added isnt really that compatible with my other ram sticks (i had 2x4gb and i added an 8gb one lately, all of them of same speed but different brand)

2- one of the youtube guides i followed messed up my OS somehow, and im mostly assuming this one:

View: https://youtu.be/MsDfNE7LLMk?t=273


So , if anyone has any idea please help me since im stuck

thanks in advance
 

howtobeironic

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Oh well, that video has A LOT of sketchy .reg's...

Anyway, even though I'd recommend nuking everything at least once, let's go over the stuff once more.
1)I'd like to see (or at least show someone who can understand more) what's the BSOD's. If you didn't yet, please prepare your OS to create crash dumps on BSOD: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/handy-details-to-include-in-blue-screen-of-death-posts.3468965/ and follow the first post here. And send us one of the crash dumps as well.

2)Well, you've already done memtest, but maybe it's the problem that both sticks are there: please try booting with only one of those sticks at a time and see if anything gets better.

3)Next, let's check how Windows is doing. Run each command below in a administrator cmd (search "cmd" on start and hit "run as administrator"):

sfc /scannow
dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
sfc /scannow

Ideally the last result should be "no errors" or "errors but we fixed them".

Good luck and hope we won't have to reinstall.
 

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