I just set up this system: EVGA Z590 Dark (1.06) ; intel 11900k/EVGA CLC 280mm ; RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra ; 32G Corsair Vengeance 3600mhz XMP1 Gear 1 ; WD Black SN850 Gen4/Windows 11 ; Creative AE-7 ; 4 - 4TB WD Black drives.
And I am having some kind of issue I cannot figure out. For some reason ever since I installed Windows 11 Pro on my M.2 I have been getting BSOD, BUT only when trying to remove or install certain drivers. EVERYTHING else checks out!!
I have run:
CrystalMark on my WD M.2
Prime95 - 30 mins
3D Mark - 16,876
Several demanding games, MSFS for hours and hours.
Transferred Terrybytes of data/stuff back to my system from my NAS
Ran the windows 11 "Driver Verifier" (the one that comes with windows that stresses your drivers) (and no black screen happened)
Re-installed Windows 11 (not fully but with keeping all my apps folders)
Ran the full Windows Memory Tester (is there a better one?)
And installed many other apps and programs, without issue.
I have never seen this kind of thing before, and I have no idea what could be causing it. The Black Screen of Deat NEVER creates a log file, event viewer does leave a "Fatal Hardware Error" in the log BUT, I'll be damned if I can find it!!
I ran my system for about 3 days (for break-in of the cooler) and thought I had cured the problem, BUT when I tried to run DDU to put on the new Nvidia Hotfix driver last night, it happened again...in safe mode!!
The STRANGEST thing is....it does finish removing the drivers, then it dumps!!
Any ideas on this, has anyone else seen this before? I see several threads on some other hardware sites about the ASUS board and 11900k doing this same thing, BUT, no one ever figures this out.