1.    17 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    BSOD and overall lack in performance


    I just re-installed Windows 7 on my computer 3 days ago, essentially starting from scratch again with the removal of all my files (exceptions being the ones I stored to a flash drive), and decided to try Windows 10.

    Ever since I built this PC 3 years ago, I have received BSODs and seen just a lack of performance in general.

    Here are the specs of my PC:

    * = Recently installed

    Windows 10
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4GHz Black Edition - Socket AM3+
    PSU: Antec PowerSupply High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze
    *GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
    Mobo: Asus M5A97 R2.0, AMD 970 Socket AM3+
    SSD: OCZ Intern SSD 128GB Vertex 4 Series SATA III 2.5"
    HDD: Seagate Internal Harddrive Barracuda 3TB
    *RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16 GB KIT (2 x 8 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CL10
    *Capture Card: AverMedia Live Gamer HD

    Here are some of the more annoying issues that have persisted since the build was made, and some which have occured with the installation of Windows 10:

    High CPU usage - I am currently trying to stream with my computer, but doing so usually puts me at 80-90% CPU usage, as well as the risk of BSOD if I attempt to stream for a longer time.

    Games closing - I mostly play Dota 2, and there are times where the game simply just closes to desktop ( This usually happens after I have attempted to stream, and then crashed a couple of times.)

    Low FPS - Streaming or even having a Video / Stream open on my second monitor while playing a game will result in a great drop in FPS.

    "Twitching" YouTube video - For some time now, while watching a YouTube video, one can clearly see that there is something wrong, as the video itself will start to jerk and twitch, sometimes a little and sometimes its unwatchable.

    Computer Freezing - Sometimes (often after attempting to stream) the computer will simply just freeze, and I have to reset the computer.

    BSOD into missing files (New with Windows 10) - Since upgrading to Windows 10, I have noticed that after a BSOD it can sometimes take 2-4 attempts to even get back to desktop. And when I finally get back to desktop, some files (an obvious one being ALL OF THE executable files of World of Warcraft from my HDD, not from my SSD where my Windows is installed) and then suddenly re-appearing again after restarting.

    NOTE: I have tried using both XSplit (currently using) and OBS for streaming, but both result in lagging image and high usage of CPU. Temperature does not exceed 55 degrees Celsius, and GPU temp isnt that high either.

    BSOD - more specific
    So as of today, I have received 3 different BSODs.

    - This one occurred whilst I was streaming, and took 3 restart attempts to get back into the Desktop, and resulted in AVG saying that my computer was unsafe due to ERROR with the Firewall, claiming that "File and printer sharing: " was set to "disabled" and could be restored clicking the "RESET TO DEFAULT" button, which didnt work. This was fixed after a normal reboot.

    KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED - This one happened whilst I was trying to run AVG virus scan, scanning the entire system and then trying to open my System settings in SETTINGS. Resulted in all of my World of Warcraft executable files to simply not be there anymore. Fixed after reboot.

    CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT - Occurred when playing Dota 2 and having Skype open at the same time, took 2 attempts to get back into Desktop, but no noticeable changes occurred.

    So these are some of my more annoying issues, I know it might be a long shot since its been going on for 3 years now, but furiously having tried to fix this for so long has made me mentally tired, but I still dont feel like spending 500 + for new parts without knowing the issue at least.



    #Edit - Also posted in the BSOD forum. Sorry if this is not the correct forum part for this kind of thread.
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  2.    26 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 48
    Win 10

    Just an educated guess - sounds like a possible memory problem to me.

    Try going into the bios and change your memory options (If you have any). Or, if you have 2 sticks and 4 slots, try moving them 1 blank 1 blank, etc... Have the bios do a memory test on boot too if you can.

    Then boot up and run a memory intensive app to test
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  3.    26 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    The issue was as followed:

    2 pins on the CPU had a short circuit in the motherboard and fried the CPU with it. I do not know how long this has been, but I am guessing for almost 3 years. This seems to be the cause to my issue. Replaced Motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler and RAM.
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