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Windows 7: What would you do here.

26 Feb 2010   #1
Element

Win7 Ult 64
 
 
What would you do here.

Ok first off let me say this, my computer is a VERY big part of my life, I use it for everything from paying my bills to doing my daily job as a network administrator to playing the games I love and enjoy daily. If you look in my signature and click on the system specs you can see what I am currently running. However I am in a dead spot currently because of this http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ne-decode.html .

Now I usually upgrade/rebuild every other year and it's my turn to do so now. But what I am curious to get opinions on is what should I change. My current video card is less than 6months old, its warrantied for life through BFG. RAM is the same, lifetime warranty through OCZ. Motherboard is less than 1 year old, RMA'able through Asus. The CPU I bought the longest time ago, not sure on exact date, that was purchased from Frys.com. My PSU is 11months old, bought from newegg. I really don't think my keyboard/mouse/optical drives or my brand new dual Samsung 2333SW monitors are causing my issue.

So I was specing out a new build and new components for that build, and wanted to get some opinions on what I should replace, should keep and what not to buy if any of the components I have chosen fall into that category.

Mobo - Newegg.com - ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
CPU - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
RAM - Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5C G - Desktop Memory
HD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video - CompUSA.com | HD577AZNFC | XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 Video Card

This is keeping my current PSU, optical drives and case. The questions that are going through my head currently are do I really need to replace my RAM? It passed a 10 hour memtest86 run. Do I really need to replace my Video Card, its less than 7months old and I haven't had any issues with my display since buying and installing it. I am at this point really suspect it's my Mobo/CPU. Since I live somewhat close to the Compusa where I will be buying all these parts it would be simple to say purchase the CPU/Mobo and then use everything I have load up and go to see if I am good and no BSoD issues.

Anyway tell me what you would do, keep in mind I haven't had the use of my PC for a few days now and I need it up and running asap, I don't have time to wait for RMA's.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Element View Post
Ok first off let me say this, my computer is a VERY big part of my life, I use it for everything from paying my bills to doing my daily job as a network administrator to playing the games I love and enjoy daily. If you look in my signature and click on the system specs you can see what I am currently running. However I am in a dead spot currently because of this http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ne-decode.html .

Now I usually upgrade/rebuild every other year and it's my turn to do so now. But what I am curious to get opinions on is what should I change. My current video card is less than 6months old, its warrantied for life through BFG. RAM is the same, lifetime warranty through OCZ. Motherboard is less than 1 year old, RMA'able through Asus. The CPU I bought the longest time ago, not sure on exact date, that was purchased from Frys.com. My PSU is 11months old, bought from newegg. I really don't think my keyboard/mouse/optical drives or my brand new dual Samsung 2333SW monitors are causing my issue.

So I was specing out a new build and new components for that build, and wanted to get some opinions on what I should replace, should keep and what not to buy if any of the components I have chosen fall into that category.

Mobo - Newegg.com - ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
CPU - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
RAM - Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5C G - Desktop Memory
HD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video - CompUSA.com | HD577AZNFC | XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 Video Card

This is keeping my current PSU, optical drives and case. The questions that are going through my head currently are do I really need to replace my RAM? It passed a 10 hour memtest86 run. Do I really need to replace my Video Card, its less than 7months old and I haven't had any issues with my display since buying and installing it. I am at this point really suspect it's my Mobo/CPU. Since I live somewhat close to the Compusa where I will be buying all these parts it would be simple to say purchase the CPU/Mobo and then use everything I have load up and go to see if I am good and no BSoD issues.

Anyway tell me what you would do, keep in mind I haven't had the use of my PC for a few days now and I need it up and running asap, I don't have time to wait for RMA's.
Element


As I told you in the other thread it is hardware related. If you dont replace everything you may just be importing the problem with you. I have seen an EIDE cable cause these and the OP used it on his new build. instead of spending $5 for a cable he spent over a thousand he didnt need to.

If you want an faster bleeding edge machine that is one thing but be sure that you dont bring your problems with you by not doing a clean install.

Good Luck

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #3
Element

Win7 Ult 64
 
 

No I understand that I am just wondering if I should just replace everything or try to keep a couple things. I just called my boy at Bestbuy and they will 1 for 1 replace my BFG Graphix card so thats money I dont have to spend. I am going to hold off on the PSU as I have a fluke DMM and I'm gonna test it out myself before replacing it. I think I will just purchase RAM/Mobo/CPU tonight as I stated before I don't think an optical drive will cause this, but yes I will be replacing all cables.
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