First things first. The computer is a custom built by my friend who is rather tech-savvy. It's trustworthy and still works after 1 year. (so no warranty..) I think I could afford some spare parts but if it involves replacing everything i am screwed.
Anyway.. SINCE getting this PC I have been having a rather strange re-occuring issue. Random BSOD that are always indetified as being caused by the the ntokrnl.exe or whatever. Always it, and no other information.
I checked using MemTest and RAM passed fine, I have no idea what else stress testing programs i should use.
My specs are as follows
GPU : GeFroce GTX 660 Ti (latest drivers)
CPU : AMD FX-6100 Six-Core Processor (3.3Ghz)
Memory : 800 GB Ram (7.98 GB usable)
Operation System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
System appears to be clean (did a scan recently, used ReAnimator)
Quite frankly, there isn't any problem (although I do admit booting time is rather slow but I think it's normal.....I guess?)
Anyway. BSoD Never appears to occur in non-extensive time. I rarely if ever a recall a time when my PC crashed randomly.
The tempretures usually don't exceed 70C+ (CPU that is)
In fact. the funny thing is... only when i play Sims 3 for extensive amount of time does I experience a BSoD.. now, I wuold just pin point that game as being the unstable fault, but the thing is, sometimes, Civilization 5 (especially when BNW came out) also caused this. But as far asi Know both of these games are rathe runoptimized properly.
However, just today I was downloading and instlailng SIms 3 (wanted to check a house or soemthing) and I experienced a BsoD while it attempted to install the game. Which really freaked me out.
Few days ago I also had my system hang up when playing The sims 2 (pre-installed, not the ultimate edition version) which never happened before.
I really can't figure this thing out and i have no close friends that can help me (I don't wanna bother my friend who got me this game)
So ask away and I will appreciate any insightful stuff.
Somewhere it suggested checking the Event Viewer and it pin pointed this as an error
"A fatal hardware error has occured.
Component : AMD Northbridge
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Processor ID: 0
Edited by JohnBigOz, 27 July 2014 - 02:04 PM.