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  • Weird crashing issue.

    CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

    MOBO: ASUS Prime X570-P

    RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3600

    STORAGE: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

    VIDEO CARD: MSI Radeon RX 5700 Mech OC

    PSU: Gigabyte B700H

    So I build this new PC and install Windows 10 on it, everything is going great. I download programs and update various drivers the new PC stuff. Then I install Ryzen Master and the latest driver for my graphics card. I try PBO because why not and it runs a stress test. While the stress test is running Windows freezes and the computer restarts. Now it's stuck in a boot loop where it barely loads Windows before doing the same thing over and over. Sometimes the preparing automatic repair text shows up but it still restarts every time. I can get into the BIOS fine. I've tried clearing CMOS about 10 times already and it's not helping. I created a recovery flash drive but that doesn't boot either. Moving the RAM around allowed the tiny spinning balls to show up for a half a second before the same thing happens. Memtest also crashes while it is running passes. I also tried flashing an older version of the BIOS but it hasn't helped.

    After testing the ram individually and having both of them crash as soon as test 2 starts, I set the test to use only 1 core and now its running perfectly fine with no errors. Did the stress test damage my power supply and/or motherboard and/or CPU?

  • #2
    What's PBO?

    There are some known issues with some motherboard's firmware that can cause a crash when using multi-threading. This known list of bad boards is here,

    But that doesn't explain your Windows's problems. After backing up any important data, I would attempt a clean install of windows. If that fails there is a definite hardware problem. More likley disk than PSU I would think.

    Or boot from USB drive into a testing solution (e.g. BurnInTest), or boot into Linux and test the disk.


    • #3
      PBO is an overclocking utility tool designed by AMD. While it was running a stress test my computer crashed and went into an infinite boot loop.

      I can get it to boot now by limiting the CPU to 2 cores in the bios. Does this mean that the stress test damaged hardware?


      • #4
        We don't know what PBO does.
        But it is unlikely that any software stress test will damage a CPU if the CPU is running at stock specifications.

        Overclocking (higher clock speeds and higher voltages) does however come with the risk of CPU damage.