Ok so I built my computer in August and I occasionally get blue screens (maybe once every week or every two weeks).
All my drivers that im aware of are up to date. Iv done a memeroy test and a hard drive test and they tested fine.
My CPU is overclocked to 4.5 Ghz, but I have stress tested with prime and it was stable (tested for 10 hours or so)
I don't think its anything I have installed causing it as Iv tried system restores on 3 seperate occasions which hasn't fixed the problem
My PSU and HDD act funny sometimes maybe it could be one of them?.
My PSU makes a strange frequency buzzin type noise after my computer has shut down but goes away when my computer is turned on and also goes away when i turn the PSU off.
My OS in on my SSD and all I have on my HDD is my steam folder so I doubt its the HDD but it does make strange noises sometimes (like its loading or defragging etc) evan when my computer is shutting down or when my computer is doing anything which I find odd.
Any ideas what could be casuing it? I given as much info as I can give off the top of my head but if you need more info let me know
CPU: i5 2500k oc @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro
Memory: 8GB 1600MHz G.Skills Ripjaws X
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 570
Solid State Drive: Crucial M4 128 GB
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB
Power Supply: Corsair HX 750w
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
For some reason I cant edit my post so I'll put it here....
There doesn't seem to be a set time that it happens or a set thing that cause it (specific program etc) but it does mainly happen in the morning when I first turn it on but when I restart the computer it will start up fine and run perfectly untill the next morning that it happens.
I understand what your saying about the overclock mate but Im not getting constant blue screens as such, only occasional cold start blue screens (once a week roughly) but once I've restaredt my computer after BSOD it boots up fine and runs perfectly.
My computer is running for around 10 hours a day 7 days a week at the moment and it dosent blue screen while its been used only during a cold boot. So if it is unstable I would of thought it would be happening a lot more often then it is.
Can't hurt to try, but first I would see if you have the issue at stock cpu speeds.
If you do, THEN try the suggested fix. Then if it's fixed at that point, you can then go about overclocking.
Personally, I don't see any reason why your overclocking your cpu at all with a single GTX570. I mean even if you had 2- GTX570, your cpu at stock speeds would keep up just fine. Your just wasting electricity, and raising the temp of your components which in turn reduces their life.