I’m not one for a statement like the subject above BUT!!. So I have recently been having quite a few problems which seemed to coincide with the release of Cubase 7.5.3. At the same time lots of others on this Forum have had (what I am sure were very real) problems with that update, mainly concerned with sync issues causing overloads etc. However alongside all this I had been experiencing the occasional BSOD (once a week or so). It also puzzled me that the overload problems got worse as time went on (which others had also mentioned) so I reverted to 7.5.2 . The problem got better then got worse again, nothing to do with Cubase perhaps?? So today another BSOD occurred and I decided to check the cooling on my CPU (I’d had a problem on my other machine, the one I’m typing this on, a while back), I opened up the casing to find that the CPU fan filter, was completely blocked by what had become a blanket of dust! (OK I’m in Africa so it’s worse,but,). I pulled out the CPU fan and cleaned it, added some new “Thermo” cream that has to go between the CPU and the heatsink, and put it back together again. It made a HUGE difference!!! And I’m sitting here looking at the studio machine with the ASIO meter not even off zero, which hasn’t happened for a while. I really do feel that we should ALL check the CPU cooling every so often, it may save a lot of agony, here’s hoping!!!
PS It might be worth even those without problems checking it out to improve system longevity