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Hi

My PC is randomly crashing and BSODing occasionally. What software would you use to stress test your hardware to check what the issue is?

Am I right in thinking:

Memtest86 for RAM
Prime95 for CPU
Furmark for GPU?

Been a while since I've had to use this type of software so I'm a bit out of the loop :)

P.S nothing is overclocked, temps are good also, PSU is more than enough for what I have as well.
 
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If Intel, this is a good one:

Generic, I would use OCCT:

Furmark is still great for GPU.

If it is stable in Windows, try this for memory:
 
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Another great test is World Community Grid. It can run your CPU testing and help solve some of the Worlds Problems.

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AIDA64 can do CPU, RAM, storage drives, and GPU stress testing. It can do them all at the same time too.
 

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Another great test is World Community Grid. It can run your CPU testing and help solve some of the Worlds Problems.
BOINC runs low priority so it doesn't interfere with other processes and unstable hardware is bad for science--making BOINC send the same work unit to more clients than it should. Ends up being counterproductive. A system should be proven stable before it is given scientific workloads.
 
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I launched AIDA64, just clicked stress test (didn't even start it!) and the system shut down, USB devices powered off, no BSOD...

think I'm going to run memtest86 overnight, check results and test each part separately.

The annoying thing is that I'm running this RAM below advertised clocks as I had stability issues ages ago. My guess is that the RAM is to blame!

So frustrating!!!
 
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What timings are you running on your memory?

You could try loosening them up.

I also have a 2600X and an MSI board, my memory is perfectly stable at 16-18-18-36-68 at 3000MHz. Granted, it's different memory, but it might be worth trying.
 
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2933mhz CL14
They're advertised to run at 3200mhz
I've reset everything to "auto" in BIOS, gonna run memtest overnight and hope I don't wake up to a melted PC
 
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If you've had issues with this memory...
 
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I've updated bios as mine was 16 months old and the newer ones say updated memory compatibility. Set it at xmp speeds of 3200 cl14, leaving memtest overnight. Fingers crossed! I'll report back with results :)
 

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