Question Stability Issues and Random System Crashes

Sep 30, 2021
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So I have been having stability issues with my PC for over a year now, a lot of BSOD with a million different error codes, as well as games crashing randomly. The BSOD occur both when the PC is under load, but many times they happen when at idle, browsing Chrome or whatever. I don't think It's GPU related, though I am not sure. I also have reinstalled drivers with DDU, didn't change anything. Windows is updated (problems have remained over many updates and versions etc), all drivers I believe are updated. I am suspecting RAM, but I am really not sure. Have run a couple of tests with no errors reported, though i didn't leave the tests running for hours and hours as they recommend i do. I would love someone more experienced to give his opinion on all this.

Apps that are basically always running on my computer are Steam, Origin, Powerchute (APC UPS Utility), MSI Afterburner/RivaTuner, Discord, Wallpaper Engine and Windows Defender. Crashes have still occurred with Afterburner not running, same with Wallpaper Engine.

Specs are:
Ryzen 5 3600, not overclocked
RTX 2060 Super, not overclocked
Gigabyte X570 Gaming X rev. 1, on latest BIOS (F36c)
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2D3000C16, XPM Enabled (no improvement when turning it off)
CoolerMaster MasterWatt 650W, 80 Plus Bronze

That's about it.
I can provide any more info anyone needs.
 
So I have been having stability issues with my PC for over a year now, a lot of BSOD with a million different error codes, as well as games crashing randomly. The BSOD occur both when the PC is under load, but many times they happen when at idle, browsing Chrome or whatever. I don't think It's GPU related, though I am not sure. I also have reinstalled drivers with DDU, didn't change anything. Windows is updated (problems have remained over many updates and versions etc), all drivers I believe are updated. I am suspecting RAM, but I am really not sure. Have run a couple of tests with no errors reported, though i didn't leave the tests running for hours and hours as they recommend i do. I would love someone more experienced to give his opinion on all this.

Apps that are basically always running on my computer are Steam, Origin, Powerchute (APC UPS Utility), MSI Afterburner/RivaTuner, Discord, Wallpaper Engine and Windows Defender. Crashes have still occurred with Afterburner not running, same with Wallpaper Engine.

Specs are:
Ryzen 5 3600, not overclocked
RTX 2060 Super, not overclocked
Gigabyte X570 Gaming X rev. 1, on latest BIOS (F36c)
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2D3000C16, XPM Enabled (no improvement when turning it off)
CoolerMaster MasterWatt 650W, 80 Plus Bronze

That's about it.
I can provide any more info anyone needs.
try this step by step (read until end):
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors on device manager (should be 12 on yours, also when it asks for restart, click on no) like this:
  • Restart the pc to bios, and update to the latest bios again. Then go to bios again after update and load default or optimized settings.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest AMD Chipset driver, reboot, go to power plan, choose amd ryzen balanced, and connect to internet.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and previous settings you did) and make sure ram is on slot 2 and 4 if you use 2 sticks. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step by orders.

  • And check windows update (and optional updates) if there is any and install them (except chipset in optional update). Also enable Hardware Accelerated Graphics Scheduling (available on the latest win 10 update) in graphics settings like this and reboot:
Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
 

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