Question Ryzen 5 3600 causing bsod at idle.


Aug 29, 2019
This is a new pc that has been getting bsod's since day 1, almost all pointing to ntoskrnl.exe. My first guess was RAM, so I tried replacing, didn't fix it so I changed the power supply, GPU and motherboard progressively (all parts that I 100% know work) . I've changed everything but the cpu, since I thought that would be the least likely to be causing the issue and the only component I either didn't have a spare or a friend who could lend me one.

The bluescreens exclusively happen while the computer is either idling or in low intensity tasks like browsing the internet. I can throw every stability/stress test out there, I can game for hours on end and the pc will run perfectly.

I am no computer expert but I don't know if it's possible for a cpu to cause such issues at idle but perform perfectly under high load.

Is the CPU the obvious culprit I think it is or is there something I'm not seeing or I missed?