Right, so, this is a long story-- I've been having issues with windows since December last year. It's probably best if I start from the start, since surely there's some hints in the early days of wtf'ery. So: I moved my PC from my now-bedroom to loungeroom. It'd been disconnected for about three months, and I had exactly 0 issues with Windows beforehand. I'd bought Windows 8.1 and used it for maybe about four months before I disconnected it for that long stretch of time. Once I moved PC to lounge, sometimes it'd completely shut off without warning while I was doing things. No BSODs or anything. In one of those instances, I noticed the heater turned off too. So I suspected faulty power. I changed location of power to bedroom by way of extension cord. Still happened. Replaced the PSU, and it solved that issue, except Windows was being disgustingly slow. I ran extensive hardware tests and found a HDD was dying, so I replaced it with a shiny new SSHD. I suspect the power issues blew them both out. Everything was okay for a short while. Then I started getting BSODs when I was afk for ~10 minutes. If I moved my mouse before the time was up, no BSOD would happen. Suuuper weird. Then when playing WoW, in low population areas mostly, when I was just pissfarting around- occasionally my screens would turn off, a fan in my PC would be screaming (I assume my CPU, my videocard is pretty silent), and then my whole PC would shut off and restart. What. So I did the following: I reformatted windows like...3 times. I checked to see if my windows install was corrupted. Nope. Ran more extensive hardware tests, using: Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool, GSmartControl, Windows memory diagnostics. All came back fine. Updated to windows 10. Stress tested with BurnInTest, monitored everything extensively with Open Hardware Monitor, stress tested by having WoW open in a very high population area while rendering something extremely intensive in Blender. Nothing bad happened. Nothing even lagged. I updated my drivers. Registry repair'd. Increased virtual memory size. All those changes were informed by what sense I could make of the crash dumps + way too much time finding only vaguely helpful things via google. None of that worked, so I went screw it: I'm duel booting Linux again. LO AND BEHOLD I have had exactly 0 issues running Arch Linux. No kernel panics, nothing. Only weird thing is sometimes when running WoW through Wine it'll crash out in high population areas but I suspect it's just a Wine and OpenGL weirdness thing since it runs like trash comparatively. It *does* come up with a WoW error saying it's using too much memory when it crashes on Linux, but running through terminal tells me it only uses 109% of 400% possible CPU and surely it's not eating all my RAM. I can AFK in Linux without issue, and it runs smoothly and wonderfully and doesn't take 500 years to load (I think my windows duel boot is being *unusually* slow, so worth noting. Not HDD failure level slow, but slower than it probably should be for an SSHD.) Oh- I should probably state, I'm using the proprietary drivers on Linux. I avoided Windows for a while, but I need it for more intensive WoW endeavors and game development, so I hopped over and the issues aggressively persisted. So, take two. I: Found a setting that stated windows was automatically installing drivers for me. No ty. So I changed that. Changed boot settings- told it not to boot a bunch of non-MS services I didn't need. Re-installed drivers for the 500th time. Registry repair'd WoW behaved after. I can't say if the crashes are *fixed*, but I did go for an unusually long time without encountering any. I managed to AFK for 22 minutes without an issue, too. New record! I went to tweet about it and then midway through my PC froze and I got a new BSOD. Looking at the crash dump it looked like an ethernet issue. So I updated the drivers for that- it was one thing I neglected in my driver pass. Sweet. I was able to AFK for ages again today, but got a BSOD before I could come back to PC. I'm completely stumped. My system's specs: Motherboard- MSI H97 gaming 3 CPU- Intel i5, 3.20 GHz RAM- Corsair, total 16GB (2x 8GB sticks) - not sure what *type* of corsair RAM, I can't find details anywhere. It's er...very plain in appearance. Videocard- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 PSU- EVGA Superova G2 Gold 750W Duel booting Windows 10 64-bit & Arch Linux HDDs- Windows is installed on my Seagate SSHD, WoW on a Hitachi SATA HDD. Attached are some of the crashdumps, anything before march is prior to my wave two of attempted fixes. I've looked at my motherboard and there's exactly 0 signs of visual damage- looked over it for blown capacitors and fractures. I'm thinking it could possibly be the cause still though. Or some weird really obscure software compatibility issues in Windows only. I'm guessing the latter, hence the prefix choice. Thoughts? And thank you very much! I swear my computer has become sentient. Perhaps this is the beginning of the machine uprising.