3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2016 11:48 AM by Intel Corporation

    BSOD during Intel Extreme Tuning benchmark - i7 6700k




      So, essentially, my new rig has been plagued with BSODs for the past week and a half. The rig ran well for about a week. I play a lot of video games, so I built it especially for that. However, that is the only time I was BSODing. The error codes were plenty, but the primary issue came from a driver called rt640rx64.sys. I spoke with the MSI support, and their assumption is that is more just a flag warning for something deeper. I started to think the same.


      Therefore, I wanted to do more Intel stressing. So, I ran the benchmark from this Tuning utility. I figured the benchmark would be the lowest form of stress testing the CPU. However, I have only ran the benchmark successfully 1 time. The other 3 times produced a BSOD just before the benchmark completed. I question the CPU because when gaming, the BSOD is rather sporadic. It will happen between 10-20 minutes of gaming. Though this benchmark clearly causes an issue right before it completes, making this more of a consecutive crash.


      Do you have any idea what might be going on here? Does this sound like a CPU issue? I will list my specs below:


      Main Board: MSI Z170-A Pro

      Bios Version: American Megatrends 1.B0

      Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 SC

      PSU brand and model: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3

      CPU: Intel i7 6700K Skylake 4.0GHz

      Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM 2133 (PC4 17000) Desktop Memory F4-2133C15D-16GVR

      SSD/ HDD: 500MB HDD, 1.5TBHDD, 3.0TB HDD

      CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

      Raid Card: --

      Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB

      Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury

      OC: NO

      Operating System: Windows 10 Pro


      Some clarifications: No overclocking | No change to ANY BIOS settings | Clean Windows 10 install about 2 days ago | No BSODs during web surfing or video watching


      Thank you for your help.