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I dont think im going to be buying AMD anymore.  It started with D4 and now is spreading to all my games.  Out of all the PC's I have had since the mid 90s, the best PC I have had was an intel / nvidia combo.  



5600 R5, 6950XT ASrock, 32GB Ram 4600 (running at 3600),  2TB Nvme 4.0 Kingston, B550 Wifi MB, Antec Dark 2 (runs things very cool at under 60 celcius under load), apevia 1000 watt PSU. 


I just dont get why games were fine the first month, and now they are crashing more often.  Everything is up to date as far as drivers go.  Disabling AMD audio worked for a few days, but didnt fully work.  Also happens more often when I have websites up.  These things are minor background tasks and should be running fine. Overall disappointed with AMD.

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Sorry you are experiencing crashes.  It's likely you are pushing some piece of your hardware too hard, or there is a software corruption.  What RAM runs at 4600?  I would try setting your RAM settings at auto and see if they come down to a more reasonable speed.  Please post a picture of your RAM sticker that says it can run at 4600 MHz.  I bet you will find it runs at closer to 2300 MHz.

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

"apevia 1000 watt PSU"

Apevia is not known for quality power supplies ... at all

Sorry you're having issues, but I would venture to guess that you should probably be on Apevia's support forums stating how you won't be buying Apevia power supplies anymore

If you haven't already damaged your hardware running a garbage power supply .. I recommend going with a trusted name brand with an 80+ Gold or better rated PSU .. check hardware review sites before buying anything

At least make sure you are running separate power cables from your PSU to each power input on your beastly 6950xt

Make sure your motherboards BIOS is up to date

Make sure you have the latest AM4 chipset drivers from installed

Make sure your Windows install is up to date

Make sure your FCLK matches your RAM speed .. so currently it should be at 1800 .. IF you already do, THEN maybe you have a dud of an IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) on your Ryzen 5 5600 and try slowing down your RAM and FCLK to maybe 3200/1600 and see if performance stabilizes .. though I have yet to personally experience a 5000 series chip that couldn't handle at least 3600/1800 without issue .. (5600x,5800x, 5900x x2)

Make sure you have good airflow thru your case .. you have to keep your VRM's and RAM cool too


ThreeDee PC specs

Is there software i can run that gauges the power output  during crashes? maybe if im hitting a power surge / spike with the PSU i can be able to tell 100%.  

the ram is a neo forza 4600, but its running at 3600 as my mobo only supports 4000 tops.  I will try lowering it even further to 3200.  

What is FCLK, I have never heard of that.

Ill also run another program that shows temps of VRMs and RAM.  


Thanks for the input guys

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This isn't exactly what you are looking for @Jerstah , but Task Manager in Windows 10 or Windows 11 can show you both power usage and power usage trend for each process that is running.  You open Task Manager and if you don't see these columns, right-click on the Status column and then select both power usage and power usage trend to be displayed.  Now the trick is in finding an app that can monitor / collect this data and graph it out for you over time.  After you recover from a crash, then you would go back and look at the history the app has collected.  I just don't know if there is such an app.

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".