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Question BSOD whenever I start gaming

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Aditya Kumar

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Whenever I launch any game and play for 2-3 minutes it crashes the whole PC. This issue only started last month. Also I got my GPU replaced last week, so it can't be GPU. I checked thermals during gaming and it's normal on GPU, CPU & Mobo. PC is little less then 2 years old.

CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 3600x
Mobo : Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus
RAM : 8GB X 2 A-Data XPG 3200Mhz CL16
SSD : Silicon Power 1TB NVMe M.2 Gen 3
GPU : Zotac GTX 1660 Twin Fan
PSU : Corsair 550W

Where should I start ? Coz it might be motherboard or CPU or PSU, it's hard to figure out as I don't have 2nd desktop to switch parts & find the faulty hardware.

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Are you overclocked? Try disabling Core Performance Boost and PBO.

Also, see if you need to disable "General C-states" and "Nominal Current Idle" or whatnot, set it to Typical.
 
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Shmee

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Yeah, WHEA error BSODs are generally CPU related. Asuming you are not OCing, it could be the CPU is just becoming unstable. Luckily, your 3600X should be under warranty (3 years). Even if not, you could get an upgrade such as 5600X or 5800X for not too much, they are more available now and on sale often.

For troubleshooting, I would start with a CPU stress test, I suspect this will crash the system right away.
 

Aditya Kumar

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Yeah, WHEA error BSODs are generally CPU related. Asuming you are not OCing, it could be the CPU is just becoming unstable. Luckily, your 3600X should be under warranty (3 years). Even if not, you could get an upgrade such as 5600X or 5800X for not too much, they are more available now and on sale often.

For troubleshooting, I would start with a CPU stress test, I suspect this will crash the system right away.
I got new Antec HCG750 Gold PSU and I ran OCCT power test which stresses both cpu & gpu at same time.

CPU temps stayed fixed at 90 C as the stock cooler is garbage. Anyways at 36min mark the whole pc froze and I had to force restart using power button.

is this normal behavior ?

This was posted in your first thread. Please use it for any additional questions.
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/computer-stuttering-while-gaming.2595461/

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