PC BSOD crashes, suspect HW issue

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  1. ravingham91

    ravingham91 Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I built my system about a year or so ago (I'll post specs below) . Recently I have started having BSOD crashes and sometimes even going into the BIOS the system would lock up. Nothing in particular seems to be causing the crashes. I pulled out 1 stick of RAM and it was all good for about a week so my first thought was a bad stick of RAM,

    it then started to BSOD crash again. I put the second stick back in and ran memtest, prime95, and crystal disk and all came up fine (97% "good" rating on crystal disk, 4 passes of memtest 0 errors, and about an hour of a prime95 blend test. CPU never went above 75C)

    so far the system has been good for a few days. My next line of thinking would be the PSU as it was purchased in 2011 (corsair HX850) Could the PSU be the issue? maybe the MOBO is problem? I'll continue to use it and see if I start to get BSOD crashes again. Any thoughts on what could potentially be the issue?

    Thanks,

    P.S the system has never been overclocked and is only used for browsing and gaming. All parts were purchased new.

    Specs:
    Motherboard Model: ASRock Z270 Pro4
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5-7600K
    Drive Model: KINGSTON SHFS37A240G
    Video Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    RAM: Corsair DDR4 2400 8GB x2
    PSU: Corsair HX850
     
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    ravingham91

    ravingham91 Member

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    The issue was resolved by updating the firmware on my SSD. I ran the manufacturer specific SSD software (Kingston SSD manager) which notified me of a firmware update that resolved an issue that caused OS freezing crashing.
     
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  3. philquad

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    could still be the os
    ppl seem to quickly blame parts when windows has so many faults
    personally i go a clean install 1st, then if problems persist, look at parts
     
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  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Lucky you fixed it so quick, with something like that you could have been there not knowing what it was after spending money and time trying to work out what was the problem.
     

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