I haven't done the single memory stick test I will run that tomorrow.
All of my hardware is from the same purchase except the CPU which is about 2 months old now.
I had experienced BSoDs a few weeks after i had put this PC together which was in December of 09 and after a week they seemed to stop and I honestly don't think anything I did was what fixed it. They started up again about 3 weeks ago.
You are suggesting i avoid the CCC completely or just updating stuff outside of that.
Edit looking at ati's site im not sure how I get drivers
that avoid the entire package I recall seeing it before but atm im only seeing a link for the entire thing.