Here we take another approach. Usually a Web Speccy and in some cases Userbenchmark.
So let's see what PSU this machine has (make and model) and a Web Speccy report to start.
Read how at https://www.piriform.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web
The code and dumps usually just tell us "Windows crashed" without a good lead to why. You can google 0x3b Windows 7 and find hundreds of causes which I only find mildly helpful. Some show up with mixed RAM, or something else. Let's get started.
Since two weeks ago, I'm randomly getting this error. Sometimes right after I reach the desktop after booting windows, other times after hours of use.
When I get the error, the blue screen of death appears and I have to reset the PC. When I reboot, sometimes I get the following log:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Here you can find the most recent minidump in text format: https://pastebin.com/12AEvZWH
And here is the minidump itself, .dmp: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=83407841311705798504
Core i3 504 3.07GB
Mobo ASUS DP55WB
8 GB RAM Kingston DDR3
Geforce GTX 760
HD1: Samsung HD203SJ
HD2: Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164
PSU: Corsair CX650 80+ bronze
Windows 7 ultimate 64 SP1
This is an old-*** PC. Aside from the GPU and PSU, everything is 7 years old.
Here's what I did to try and fix it:
updated all drivers
checked RAM (memtest86, 8 passes, no error)
ran chkdsk (I think it fixed something)
ran a crapload of programs like anti-malware, ccleaner, etc
1) Is the problem software or hardware related?
2) How can I fix this?
Thank you very much for your time!