Blue Screen on Startup when not using the Performance setting on EZ OC in gigabyte ga-z270x-gaming K7

cpu: i7-7700k
gpu: gtx 1050ti FTW
psu: seasonic 800w
ram: G.skill ripjaw V 8gb x 2 (16gb) 3200 Mhz
cpu cooler: 212 evo cooler master
motherboard: ga-z270x-gaming k7 from GIGABYTE
Operating Software: Windows 10 64 bit

Hey, this is my first post and first time building a pc! I have been having a couple of issues with my pc since I have built it. Before anybody asks, yes I have already updated all of my drivers. While first setting up this pc, I was booting into windows and every time, I would get a blue screen. Usually its stop error code would be IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I was looking through the settings in the UEFI/BIOS (because what else can you do?) when I came across something called EZ OC, I assumed that OC stood for OverClock and I was right. It was set to "Normal", so I decided to play around with that a little because I heard that overclocking could possibly be the root of all evil in the computer world. So I switched it to the "Saving" mode, but I still got a blue screen when booting into windows. I decided to try out the last setting called "Performance". What do you know? It got into windows without blue screening once. I thought everything was all good and dandy until I realized what I had built this PC for, gaming. So I did the usual, set up steam, I got Call of Duty Black Ops 3 installed, booted into the game. 15 minutes into a game of zombies and I blue screened again. These bluescreens don't just come out of nowhere while gaming, it happens while using other programs such as "" (bootleg photoshop). I have tried going back into UEFI/BIOS and tweaking the RAM timings, on the RAM sticks that I bought, the timings are 16-18-18-38 and that is exactly what I put them to. Some people online were saying that if you get blue screens like this, you should try to turn down your frequency on your memory. I turned my frequency from 2133 Mhz to 3200 Mhz previously. So I decided that for every blue screen I would turn my frequency down by 200 Mhz just to get a good idea of how well my RAM could run. So I turned it down all the way until 1600 Mhz and stopped going down because I decided to write this instead. I am honestly expecting my pc to crash before writing the end of this. I thought it would be my RAM because I have already examined my GPU, messing with its frequencies to try and get games to work well and not crash every 15 minutes or so, I haven't done any sort of overclocking to my CPU so I am pretty sure that my issue wouldn't be with that. I looked through some of the stop error codes that I was getting, and I came across PAGEFAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, and KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. Apparently some of these have to do with Kernel Mode which I know very little about and do not know any ways to fix issues that occur in kernel mode. I played around with some of the page filing settings in windows 10 to see if that would fix it, it didn't. I doubt my hard drive has anything to do with this. I have already tested all of my USB devices to see if they could be the cause of this issue, and they are not. I updated all of my drivers and payed extra attention to my graphics drivers, reinstalling them numerous times. I reinstalled windows 10 like 3 times. I have reset CMOS numerous times as well. I used XMP Profiles which did input all of my RAM settings correctly. I did the windows memory diagnostics test twice and both times were completely successful with no issues found. I tested both of my RAM sticks in different spots and independently, no luck there. I took out my motherboard's battery and put it back in. I heard of some people saying that their RAM makes sounds, I don't think mine does because either my fan is loud or it is too quiet to be heard. For some reason in Sony Vegas, I cannot render videos without getting a blue screen. I played around in the NVidia control panel with things like Veritcal Sync in Video games. I made sure my pcie slots were getting as much power as they needed in windows. I disabled and enabled write caching on my hard drive. I also seriously doubt that I have any sort of malware because I have made sure to only download trusted programs such as steam, discord, open broadcaster software (obs), etc. I used to "WhoCrashed" to analyze my dump files, and on almost all of them, they were saying that it may be due to faulty RAM, it might be a driver issue, and that it is most likely not a hardware issue. I'm sorry for this being so long, thank you guys so much for your help and quick replies are always appreciated!

To sum it all up, I am getting blue screens when actually doing stuff on this PC. When I don't have EZ OC set to "Performance" in the Gigabyte UEFI/BIOS (Version F7) the PC blue screens while booting up into windows. My RAM is advertised to run at 3200 Mhz. I get error codes like SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, occasionally DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER, KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE, and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I haven't touched overclocking the CPU. I overclocked the GPU just a tad bit, but nothing that would cause something as crazy as all of these blue screens (I think). I have always been getting these BSODs ever since I built this PC, even before I Overclocked my GPU. A fast response will be greatly appreciated, thank you guys so much.
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  1. Upload the small dmp files to onedrive then post the link. And next time put paragraphs in your post. It'll be easier to read
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  2. Paul NZ said:
    Upload the small dmp files to onedrive then post the link. And next time put paragraphs in your post. It'll be easier to read here they are and I will definitely use paragraphs next time :)
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  3. It's shared but it's empty
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  4. Paul NZ said:
    It's shared but it's empty

    sorry about that, they should be in documents now. BTW i absolutely suck with that kind of crap
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  5. Is there another link? I The link above is still empty
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  6. Paul NZ said:
    Is there another link? I The link above is still empty!Ahl3FLFLhhRThQoL5eUIS1sWpviT how about that? Sorry for all this but IDK my pc is running smoothly and hasn't crashed for quite some time now maybe lowering RAM frequencies were the way to go, I will let you know what happens.
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  7. Best answer
    disable verifier, looks like it's still running
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  8. Paul NZ said:
    disable verifier, looks like it's still running

    hopefully that fixes everything, thank you so much!
    (You meant driver verifier right?)
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  9. Yup driver verifier
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