OK, so I decided that I would build my own PC, I'm of limited technical knowledge, I guess I could be called a 'newbie', a very enthusiastic one, who learns very quick
. I did a LOT of research before I started & made sure all components were compatible. everything was okay for a day or so, installed my gpu & then lots of problem appeared. It seems for every problem I solve I create 2 more
I think I need to stipulate that I upgraded my previous PC & installed a new motherboard with new DDR3 RAM (in place of DDR2 I had previously). After I had done that I had a problem of Firefox constantly crashing & many, many BSOD's. As a very heavy PC user I decided that the time had come to buy invest in a new PC, and this is where I decided to build a new PC myself to save money & for pleasure.
With the new build I made sure I got only components with very high reviews & good track records. I made sure each part was compatible & proceeded to build. I decided I would keep the 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM from my old PC & use it in the new build. So, with there being the same issues with the old PC as there have been in this build (not all, but a lot - Firefox crashing & BSOD problems etc) I concluded that there must be a bad stick of RAM. I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool & sure enough there were errors although it didn't give any clue to what they were. I ran the test again once for each stick of RAM & managed to remove the offending stick (which I plan to RMA).
Now, I am still getting BSOD but less frequently. Windows Explorer has crashed a few times also.
Anyway, I hope that wasn't too much information and that it least helped somewhat. I am really stumped & decided to ask here, I have had great use from this website
As I explained earlier on, I'm not an avid techie (yet) so please be gentle with me.
OK, so specs are below and I have included the appropriate ZIP files.
Please let me know if there is anything I have missed & I am so grateful, in advance, for all help Windows 7 Home Professional x64 Full Retail Upgrade version
All Hardware is new with warranties, RAM is 3 months old and removed from last PC
OS was installed 1 week ago, trying to avoid a fresh reinstall unless absolutely necessary.