Hi I've had my computer for almost 3 years now, and about 1 month ago I started getting BSODs and random computer crashes (screen just displays what I had prior to it crashing) when just listening to music on YouTube. I assumed my GPU was starting to fail and as a result bought a new GPU. I fitted the new GPU and did a clean installation of Windows 8.1 (borrowed a disk off a friend). I installed the GPU drivers off the manufacturers' website and then the BSODs stopped. I was still getting random crashes though so I thought maybe it was my PSU, deteriorated over time and bought a new PSU, 600W this time (I previously had 500W) and I was STILL crashing. I found this site and after reading a few threads I did a Prime95 stress test for 4 hours whilst monitoring my temps, I never crashed once and all whilst browsing YouTube and listening to music. My CPU was around 49-52 degrees and GPU was around 39-41 degrees. I then ran memtest for 18 hours with 9 passes and 0 fails so I assumed it would be my hard drive, because when it most recently crashed it did take a little longer to load into Windows that it usually should. I ran Seagate long test and my hard drive passed.
After looking through the event viewer log, I had the obvious event id 41 due to unexpected shutdown but I also had a few errors pointing towards application and found out that the Windows 8.1 disk I had borrowed wasn't a legit version of Windows and after a little bit of research discovered the tool to crack Windows on the disk COULD be a reason why I was receiving random crashes.
Currently I've just installed clean version of Windows 10 off the official Microsoft website and have also installed Chrome. It automatically installed my GPU drivers this time as well.
Before I installed Windows 10 my computer was left on 24/7 with a YouTube video playing the entire time, just for me to test if it'll crash, it took 3 or 4 days to crash but it still crashed. Prior to the new GPU and PSU I was crashing constantly daily, so I believe my GPU and PSU were to blame for BSOD and some of the crashing, but I'm thinking some other hardware may be starting to fail also.
Since I've installed Windows 10 I've had no crashes, but I've only installed it a few hours ago so I can't post any event viewer logs yet.
Here is my speccy report of my newly installed Windows 10
I checked if my BIOS has a later version to install, but there were only 2 versions available on the site and both were older versions than the 1 I have already.
I am desperate to get this fixed as I use my computer every day for work and gaming, however I don't want to game if I'm going to constantly crash at random times.