i just want to give you an update on the situation. so it appears it was bad memory module issue. not sure if it was both or one of them. as mentioned on my previous post, the 2nd pair of ram tested fine and used it for over a week without any crashes/BSODs. then decided to RMA my originals to Corsair which they replaced with a new pair. tested fine and now have been using it for over week without any crashes/BSODs. so YAY!
thanks for the help guys it was a real big learning curb for me!!! really appreciate it =)