I had an amazing experiment with my computer. I was having these "random" BSODs which had me worried. At the beggining I blamed Windows 11 for its "beta" stage. However, due to how young DDR5 is, I did 3 memtests today. First one was with the on-board Memtestx86 that comes within the BIOS of my Z690-F Gaming. That one gave no errors. I was still concerned, what if that utility was not updated and properly tuned for the platform?
I decided to download the latest version and run the tests. It was a show:
After that, which got me really worried, I looked if a new BIOS was published. To my relief, version 1003 was there, with promising changes, waiting for me. I flashed my motherboard and ran the test again. Look at the new results:
With this, I really don't want to think that ASUS released motherboards without intense testing on the components and, more specifically, the DDR5 memory. I really do not want. But proofs talk a different story here 😞
The good news is that apparently our motherboards are now allowed to run flawless with most DRAM out there (mine is a Trident Z5 5600@CL36, which is the speed that was used on the tests, regardless of what memtest shows on the pictures).
I just hope this serves as a heads up for those of you having weird errors: UPDATE to bios 1003.