Last year I've assemble a game PC for my son. It was a present for his 18th birthday.
These are the components I used inside of a NZXT S340 Special Edition Razer Case:
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K Unlocked 4GHz, 8MB Cash LGA1151
Power supply: Corsair RM650x
Memory: Ballistix BLS8G4D240FE 8GB (2 modules 16GB in total)
Graphics Card: MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 500GB
HDD: Seagate 2TB SATA disk
OS: Windows 10 Pro
The installation went well and the system worked smoothly for several months.
Beginning of this year, the problems started.
First the browsers (Internet explorer, Edge, Chrome, Firefox) began to fail (stuck or even closed).
After a while the BSOD's came. SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, KMODE_EXECPTION_NOT_HANDLED, etc.
I also get in the Event Viewer frequently WHEA-Logger ID19 warnings:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Corrected Machine Check
Error Type: Internal parity error
Processor APIC ID: 2
I started to update, BIOS and all recently drivers from the ASUS website, also updated the graphics MSI Nvidia GTX1070 driver.
Did the same with the Intel processor (Chipset, Graphics driver, etc.) using Intel(R) & Support Assistant Tray.
Still the same problems. Browser crashes and BSOD.
The Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool didn’t show any problems
Also the ASUS PC Diagnostics and the Samsung Magicain software didn’t find any problem.
Then I began to remove installed components: such as the video card, one of Memory modules (switch them one by one), replaced the SSD with another one. Without success.
Reinstalled the system with a minimum of additional components.
The BSOD’s came even during a new Windows 10 installation (several times).
I’ve even replaced the MoBo by another one (exact the same board).
This was also not succesfull.
Is there anyone who can help me with this.
I’m starting to fear, there is something wrong with the processor.
I only don’t know how to find out what it is.
Any suggestions would be helpful.