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BSOD on Custom Build


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#1
Good Evening,
I recently had a computer custom built at my local Fry's (not so local though..) 2 weeks ago.
On the second day, the CPU was BSOD hourly, and after bring it to Fry's, they said the power supply was bad, and they replaced it.
I'm still having issues with random BSOD and would rather not bring it to Fry's to have them trouble shoot it for a few days, replace the "bad" component, and give it back to me with the same issue.
My CPU and Motherboard temps average 30-35c even while gaming.
:confused:
I'm beyond the "return" time frame and only have 2 weeks of build support left from Fry's.
Can someone please decode what the errors are saying and possibly point me in the right direction?
Thank you soooo much!
Sean

Here are my CPU specs
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/VWO72SbQf2duPWs4NcChjFo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7 4770k
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87-plus
    Memory
    32gb Corsair Vengance
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTx 770 x2
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    AVG
#2
Hi

Your CPU seems to be overclocked and if i am not mistaken, it is intentional.

Code:
Core 0Core Speed: [COLOR=#ff0000][B]4599.7 MHz[/B][/COLOR]
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 32 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 0
Thread 2
APIC ID: 1
Core 1
Core Speed: 4499.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 45.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 34 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 2
Thread 2
APIC ID: 3
Core 2
Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 32 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 4
Thread 2
APIC ID: 5
Core 3
Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 26 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 6
Thread 2
APIC ID: 7
Overclocking is the best way to make a system unstable, crash , freeze or blue screen. First logical steps in BSOD troubleshooting is nothing but reverting any changes made to the CPU/RAM frequency and voltage modifications. You should first uninstall "Asus AI suit III" otherwise it will auto overclock the system. Then enter BIOS setup and load "optimal default values".

You should also understand the merits and demerits of OC. There are certain situations where OC will benefit. Examples are "Autocad" and video rendering works. Those programs will show improved performance in higher clock speed. On the other hand, PC games are GPU centric and even the most CPU demanding games only require a basic quad core CPU like i5. None of today's games are capable of utilizing the full potential of your CPU and hence overclocking it is absolute unnecessary. By overclocking the CPU, you will get crashes instead of FPS increase.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
Posts
2
#3
Hi

Your CPU seems to be overclocked and if i am not mistaken, it is intentional.

Code:
Core 0Core Speed: [COLOR=#ff0000][B]4599.7 MHz[/B][/COLOR]
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 32 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 0
Thread 2
APIC ID: 1
Core 1
Core Speed: 4499.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 45.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 34 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 2
Thread 2
APIC ID: 3
Core 2
Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 32 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 4
Thread 2
APIC ID: 5
Core 3
Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 26 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 6
Thread 2
APIC ID: 7
Overclocking is the best way to make a system unstable, crash , freeze or blue screen. First logical steps in BSOD troubleshooting is nothing but reverting any changes made to the CPU/RAM frequency and voltage modifications. You should first uninstall "Asus AI suit III" otherwise it will auto overclock the system. Then enter BIOS setup and load "optimal default values".

You should also understand the merits and demerits of OC. There are certain situations where OC will benefit. Examples are "Autocad" and video rendering works. Those programs will show improved performance in higher clock speed. On the other hand, PC games are GPU centric and even the most CPU demanding games only require a basic quad core CPU like i5. None of today's games are capable of utilizing the full potential of your CPU and hence overclocking it is absolute unnecessary. By overclocking the CPU, you will get crashes instead of FPS increase.
Thank you Anshad, I will set the OC to default and see if that helps.
The reason I OC'd was due to the FPS in World of Warcraft. For some reason I was only getting 40-60 fps when I believe I should have been getting much more. (since other games like Batman and Metro Last Light are all smooth on ultra with no issues)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7 4770k
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87-plus
    Memory
    32gb Corsair Vengance
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTx 770 x2
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    AVG

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