Hi all. I helped my brother build a new gaming rig right after Ryzen 2 dropped. He's had a problem with bluescreens and game crashes since he built it, and him being not super tech savvy (and a bit lazy) he never fixed it.So we're working on it now.
He's got a Asus StriX B350-F mobo Bios: 3803 x64
Ripjaws X (I think) @ XMP (3000, 15-15-16-32, 1.35v)
WD 500gb Blue nvme
Very old Corsiar AX850
We've memtested for a few hours. No errors. May do prime overnight, I'm a bit cautious as we've had some weirdness going on. (Peripherals disconnected, power switch wouldn't work. Resetting the mobo power plug helped, I'm thinking a 5v lead was loose or something.) I did to 30 mins of OCCT.
The bios is the one it shipped with. Ryzen just dropped when he bought it, so it's pretty old.
We just updated chipset drivers.
I noticed multithreading was turned off in the bios. I turned it back on. I'm not sure if that would have any effect.
Any suggestions on where to start? My cpu experience ends around Sandy, and I've forgotten much of what I knew. I'm sure shilka and others will run in here telling us to buy a brand new $200 power supply. Maybe, but only if we could be absolutely certain that's it. It has been through a lightening strike which took out the old mobo through the network cable (yeah yeah, I'm sure I'll get 800x "replace the power supply!!!!11!" now) but it otherwise seems to be fine.