Sure video games crashing with ~50% of them ending in BSOD

Audio and gameplay choppy only in certain games.

Hiya all. I’m new right here and I’ve seen this thread beneficial in a number of locations. Figured I might put up right here as I’m stumped.


I’m on my ~fifth construct, and I am at the least remotely versed in laptop {hardware} and have addressed a number of construct/compatibility points up to now, however I’ve a recurring BSOD that has me completely stumped.


My present computer specs:

mobo: Asus Prime Z930-A

ram: g.ability 16GB (4×4) 2133 MHZ

cpu: i7-9600k (not overclocked… so far as I’m conscious)

gpu: evga nvidia 2060 tremendous

hdd: 2 SSD + 1 HDD


Final spring, I up to date the mobo and cpu. I’ve had no points in any respect till a number of months after upgrading my CPU and mobo.


The problem:


Sure video games will trigger my laptop to BSOD with “Machine Test Exception”. Typically, the pc simply exhausting reboots with no BSOD. And generally the video games simply crash usually and no reboot or BSOD occurs.


A couple of examples of video games that trigger this frequently: Fall Guys (occurred each 5-10 minutes till a gpu driver appeared to repair this early winter). Darkish Souls 3 (occurring each few hours, appeared associated to newer nvidia playing cards not supporting some kind of particle results). Most not too long ago, Valheim (occurs each 10-Half-hour or in order of as we speak). A couple of examples which have by no means trigger this: black ops chilly struggle, Tarkov, HITMAN 1 & 2 (all of those can play for hours and hours with zero points).


So far as I keep in mind, this concern didn’t begin occurring till final Summer season, after I was taking part in Fall Guys for the primary time. I observed it then, and assumed it was simply that sport. After that, early fall, it began occurring frequently after I was taking part in via Darkish Souls 3. Once more, I assumed it was only a sport associated concern and sucked it up. I’ve had it occur a couple of times in different random video games I’ll play, however it is rather very inconsistent with most different video games. I suppose I might say it’s occurring an increasing number of incessantly. I’ve additionally had different video games crash usually (no reboot/bsod) extra not too long ago (Rocket League has crashed a few instances randomly in menus and such not too long ago).


The precise crash/bsod conduct appears fairly constant although: the sport will lock for a few second, then if I dont see my desktop 1 of two issues will occur: 1) my laptop instantly energy cycles itself, or 2) I see a machine_check_exception BSOD.


It’s value noting that I additionally work from this laptop all day. I write cellular software program and run emulators and all kinds of issues which can be extra than simply regular web shopping. I’ve by no means as soon as had this concern outdoors of gaming.


Edit: after operating DDU and doing a contemporary driver set up, Valheim has crashed 6 instances in ~Half-hour, 2 of which resulted in BSOD. That is way more frequent than earlier than. Most likely not tremendous useful, however including based mostly on my continued testing.


My Concept:


This conduct screams instability on account of overclocking, however I’ve by no means overclocked builds earlier than, and I’ve gone via my BIOS 100 instances and made positive all the pieces shouldn’t be overclocked. I consider that I’ve a difficulty that’s inflicting video games to crash an increasing number of incessantly, and no matter this concern is shouldn’t be gracefully dealt with by my {hardware} roughly half the time. I do not know what this concern could possibly be, however my intestine is telling me PSU. I’m hesitant to begin shopping for extra parts although, as a result of each time I really feel a powerful conviction for this, I discover 1,000,000 threads the place individuals do this and it does not assist hah.


Issues I’ve executed:

  • full home windows restore
  • full home windows re-install
  • full gpu driver elimination and reinstall (utilizing safemode + ddu as I noticed in one other thread)
  • BIOS updates and manually setting RAM speeds and making certain OC is off
  • CPU stress check
  • CPU temp monitoring (all underneath 60 levels even throughout Prime95 testing)
  • home windows reminiscence checks
  • checking each potential occasion viewer log or any logs I do know to seek out; all have some kind of cryptic but regular exception (typical for a traditional sport crash) however nothing that I can pinpoint as a solvable downside
  • each potential “troubleshooting” approach for sport crashes


My potential subsequent steps:

  • get a brand new PSU, my present PSU is 10 years previous and could possibly be inflicting this?
  • stress check my GPU?
  • perhaps one thing continues to be overclocked?
  • get new RAM, my ram is 5 years previous (added to it with the identical RAM 3 years in the past), maybe this can be a downside even thought it passes diagnostics advantageous?
  • totally wipe all my drives and totally begin over

I actually am undecided what else to check out right here, as I’ve by no means actually had one thing this cryptic and bizarre occur earlier than. I do not actually have limitless money to maintain shopping for and attempting new parts, and I additionally don’t have entry to my previous construct parts since I usually promote them after I confirm a brand new construct is working. Any ideas or assist can be completely superb!


(edited so as to add a number of extra particulars and BSOD attachment)

Edited by calebisstupid, Yesterday, 02:15 PM.

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