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Computer keeps crashing, I'm about to buy another one

pupeno
  • 1 month ago

My computer keeps crashing. I have update all drivers, the BIOS, Windows, and even change the motherboard but it keeps on crashing. Now it's not even blue screens, it just reboots itself (except for once, when it blue-screen with stop code DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION). I'm going to reinstall it soon, but it won't be the first time and last time it didn't fix it.

These are the components I'm using: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/MzbXsY

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4qrV27

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: Asus X99-E WS SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • Storage: Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCI-E Solid State Drive
  • Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB FTW Hybrid Gaming Video Card
  • Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case
  • Power Supply: FSP Group Hydro G 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
  • Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer

The current state of drivers:

Any ideas how to start/continue troubleshooting this?

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well, if it is a software issue, changing the motherboard won't help. What else have you done to check anything?

Have you checked your CPU/GPU temperatures to see if anything is overheating?

Have you run malwarebytes or other software to check for malware/viruses?

have you run any stress tests to see if it reboots under say heavy memory usage?

Have you unpluged and repluged your SSD cables (websites say the storage device is a common cause of this error)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Have you swapped out the power supply?

I also recommend testing with OCCT:

https://www.ocbase.com/

There's also a stand-alone memory diagnostic, Memtest: https://www.memtest86.com/

Have you tried running with bare-bones hardware and software? i.e. just the mobo, no USB device, integrated graphics, 1 memory stick.

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