False Hardware Errors?


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I running hwinfo on 2 machines, a server and a gaming system. Hwinfo on the server reports pci/pcie bus errors. However it correlates with no network connection and failed security audits in Windows Event Viewer. Disconnecting my server from the internet shows up as a recent error event in Event Viewer, which in turn shows up in hwinfo as pci/pcie bus error. My board has 2 ethernet ports but I have to disable the one I'm not using otherwise hwinfo will count it as a hardware error every time windows checks for an internet connection. Failed sercurity audits is due to not being connected to a domain, I think.

On my gaming system I have an AMD cpu. As soon as I raise the fclk above the standard frequency by one tick, hwinfo immediately shows cpu bus errors. Just in half an hour I get like 3,000 cpu bus errors. Funny thing is Windows Event Viewer doesn't report a single WHEA event. I think the ID event is suppose to be 18 or 19 but 0 results found . I find it odd that when I do a tiny overclock hwinfo spits out hardware errors like crazy. But I'm able to push 2100mhz flck with 4200mhz memory and hwinfo spits out errors at the same intensity. After countless hours of stress testing, prime95 nor memtest could find any errors. Plays games smoothly. I wouldn't even know something is wrong, assuming that there is something wrong.

I am curious how does hwinfo detect hardware errors? I thought it references Windows Event Viewer. Perhaps I might have an odd combination of hardware that is causing some problems with hwinfo.

Motherboard: Asus Z10PE-D16 WS
Processor: Intel Xeon E5-2698R V4 (x2) [Its the embedded version and no official documentation. Motherboard and hwinfo treat it like the regular E5-2698 v4]
Memory: 512GB of generic ram from Mem-Store
Graphics Card: AMD RX 6800 XT

-Gaming System-
Motherboard: MSI X570S UNIFY-X MAX
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5800X3D
Memory: Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-4000 CL14-15-15-35 1.55V
Graphics Card: Asrock RX 6950 XT OC Formula

Both are running WIndows 10.
Yes, HWiNFO detects WHEA errors based on Event Viewer. All these errors should be considered as serious and handled. Frequent WHEA errors can also result in serious performance degradation.
These are not shown in Event Viewr in the standard category but under: Application and Service Logs/Microsoft/Windows/Kernel-WHEA/Errors