Hello, I have recently built a new computer and I have been getting BSOD's and most recently complete crashes, where the screen either freezes or goes black and plays a recurring noise through the speakers, requiring a restart. Which happens either when gaming or once when I was buffering a video in fullscreen. Happens across multiple games, even ones that do not load my ststem very much. Often after 5 - 10 minutes of playing, varies.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (OEM version)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3
CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX-6200 3.8GHz Black Edition
GPU: AMD/ATI 1GB Radeon 6850
RAM: (8GB total) 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800C9 - Running at 1333MHz
PSU: OCZ ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze
CASE: Xclio Propeller ATX
Keyboard: Logitech G15 (Revised)
Mouse: Microsoft Sidewinder
HDD(s):750GB Western Digital, SATA, 7200RPM - 250GB SATA
All internal hardware has been purchased by me over the last 6 months, the CPU is about a week old, as is the motherboard and RAM. The rest varies, I used some components in my old system such as the GPU and PSU.
I do not overclock any of my hardware.
I have recently done a fresh install of Windows 7 when I put together my new PC a week ago or so. I have been using the OS and key for maybe 2 years. No problems.
My CPU sometimes overheats slightly when under high load, I have set the BIOS to give me a warning sound when the temperature hits 60°C (to which I then shut down the computer instantly) This has randomly happened, sometimes when not actually under load?, (it has been acting strangely, but seems ok now) I set the BIOS to keep the CPU fan at 100% now and it doesn't overheat on games, only when something really loads the CPU.
Temperatures from CoreTemp 1.0 and PC Wizard 2012, AMD Vision where applicable:
Idle (now): 11°C - 16°C
Load (gaming): 29°C - 38°C
Load (100%): 50°C - 60°C+
Idle (now): 43°C - 46°C
Load (gaming): 60°C - 80°C
Idle (now): 31°C and 32°C
Load: Not sure.
BIOS: System and CPU temperatures after a crash are between 30°C and 40°C
I have attached the files requested by the posting instructions, I'll tell you what I have tried so far.
For about 3 days now I have had this issue, it started with Blue Screens, but over the last day or so has stopped blue screening and now simply outright crashes instead. (The BSOD/dumps have stopped happening now, but still might show the reason for my crashing instead)
Memtest86+, no errors, completed.
S.M.A.R.T HDD test, both are healthy.
CHKDSK: No problems.
CPU stress test, at 100% load for too long, it sets off my BIOS alarm, I always cut it off at that point to avoid damage. (Games never load my CPU to 100%, it often hovers between 20% and 40%)
Updated BIOS: This motherboard only has 1 version available so far.
Updated all of my drivers
, some manually, others through a driver
Underclocked my CPU, still crashed. (software)
Turned off 2 cores, still crashed. (BIOS)
Reseated my RAM, just to be sure.
Loaded BIOS fail-safe defaults and optimized defaults, neither helped.
Windowed a game, lowered resolution and graphics, ran PC Wizard and CoreTemp at the side of my screen and played the game. Still crashed, but no temperatures looked worrying at the time of the crash.
And probably another 20 or so random tests and checks, including testing with power options etc... nothing has worked, and I have been looking at a LOT of threads on similar issues others have had, and I have tried using their solutions which haven't worked either.
This is my last resort, please help.