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Windows 7: Random BSODs after Hardware Upgrade and Fresh Windows Install

05 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Random BSODs after Hardware Upgrade and Fresh Windows Install

Hey all,

First post here. Apologies if I mess something up. Going to include all of the information I can at the top and work from there.

Current build: Intel Core i7-5820K, EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) - xnaasDT - xnaas's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker
Old build (until I update my site): Desktop Specs
Dump files:
How this started
So I was running on my old build just fine. I wanted to upgrade from an i7 to make streaming hurt a bit less and maybe experiment around with some server stuff. Anyway, I went to Fry's on Sunday(?) and bought everything. I got Windows installed and everything the following day (Feb 1, where the first BSOD occurs). When I installed Windows, I completely wiped my SSD and did a new install of Windows 10 Pro via USB. Installed all my drivers and thought everything would be good to go. BSOD on day 1. I thought it couldn't be too big of a deal and went on.

Where we are now
Now, I've gotten 3 BSODs. I cannot get another one to happen. I ran memtest overnight and my RAM completed 48 passes with 0 errors. I know this isn't a 100% sure way to know that the RAM is fine, but it seems like a pretty good indicator. Granted, it's Patriot, which is like the lowest tier of RAM, so it's very likely I just have faulty RAM.

I've attached SSD and RAM support lists. Technically neither is on the list, but it seems unlikely that this is the cause. Other, similar, Patriot memory is supported and the smaller version of my SSD is supported.

All of my drivers are up to date from Nvidia, Intel, and Gigabyte. SSD firmware is up to date. Periphels have up-to-date drivers as well. I can't see an out-of-date driver being the issue here, although my BSODs would seem to indicate that is the case unless there is an obvious hardware failure.

What to do?
I have 30 days from Sunday to take anything in for a full refund or swap. If this is a hardware issue, I'd like to go in and get it remedied immediately. If this is a driver issue...I'm not really sure what I can do. I can't get the BSODs to happen, they just happen when they do. All of my drivers, firmware, BIOS, etc. are up-to-date.

Should I do a fresh install of Windows again and work from there?


Any and all feedback, ideas, etc. is greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Please delete this thread. I realize now I just posted into the Windows 7 forums instead of 10. Oops!
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