Problem description: So I had my computer for around six months when trouble started. Every day...or every other day, it's not 100% consistent...my computer will require a hard reset due to one of three issues.
1. It will BSOD. There is never a consistent reason or driver for this BSOD, it's usually inside the kernel and is occasionally paired with an a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP or any number of other random reasons.
2. It will hard freeze. Occasionally this parlays into a DPC Watchdog BSOD.
3. It will go into a death spiral where things gradually stop working. First Ctrl-Alt-Del and the taskbar stops working, then I can't alt-tab anymore, then finally it hard-freezes after around a minute or two.
Attempted fixes: I have ruled our RAM and video card trouble. I tried running with a single stick of RAM, then another stick, and finally I bought completely new RAM and ran it with just that RAM. Memtest86 never blew up on me. I swapped my AMD video card with an older model NVIDIA, and still no change.
Recent changes: None.
Operating system/System specs: https://i.imgur.com/rRX0K8I.png
I have Googled and read the FAQ: Yes
|# ¿ Aug 3, 2021 15:12|
|# ¿ Sep 29, 2023 15:41|
Bumping to say that this turned out to be the CPU in the end. I never would've guessed, and I suppose it was at the bottom of most people's list of possibilities, but apparently it can happen that the CPU can cause those kinds of BSODs.
Unboxing Day fucked around with this message at 04:44 on Apr 29, 2022
|# ¿ Apr 29, 2022 04:42|