Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Original system installed on this pc, formatted hard drive, installed fresh (5-10 times over the last 6 months)
Full retail copy of Windows
I upgraded an old HP Pavillion A1010N, basically new everything except the shell, DVD/CD+rw and hard drive. (have 2 different hard drives I have tried to install systems on)
MSI G31TM-P21 motherboard
Pentium Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz
PNY MD2048SD2-800 2x2GB RAM (PC-6400 800mhz) (sent them back to PNY and using replacements)[currently only have 2gb in right now just trying to test things]
XFX ATI Radeon 4350 HD Video card with a PCI-E fan keeping it cool
APEVIA WIN-500XSPX 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Current Windows 7 installation is a week or two old.
I purchased all these components are the same time, and installed them together around early January. Everything was working beautifully for about a month or so, then I got my first BSOD and it has gone downhill since. I have totally formatted my hard drive multiple times with fresh clean installations of Windows 7, I even recently tried formatting and installing a clean XP, which worked for about a day, then I found myself getting a different series of BSODs, mainly pointing toward ati3duag.dll, kmixer.sys, ntfs.sys, and some other files. So now that I determined Windows 7 isn't necessarily my problem, I am back to trying to use it. Basically all I do on the PC is browse the web and play Aion. Sometimes I will not get a BSOD for the whole day, or maybe just 1-2, sometimes they come back to back after having the game running for 2-3 minutes. I can browse the web all day long without a problem, but at one point I found flash/shockwave games could cause these same BSOD problems. I have tried it with 2gb of RAM, 4gb RAM, alternating ram slots. I contacted PNY a while back thinking it was a RAM issue, and they replaced my RAM under their factory warranty. I contacted XFX Support and they are trying to point me toward my RAM without really even getting into detail of the situation, so im already kind of sketchy on working with them, even though I know RAM is a common problem. I am quite frustrated at this point, and really would love if someone could help me out with getting rid of these BSOD's or guiding me toward where my problems are coming from. To rate myself with computer experience, on a 1-10 scale where 5 is your average consumer, I would put myself around a 7. I can get around and do a lot more than most people, but im definitely no tech guru. Please let me know if there is anymore information I can provide.