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My new computer (custom built) keeps BSOD'ing for no reason whilst running most steam games HELP!

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January 9, 2014 6:29:59 PM

Yesterday I came home happy from PB tech after buying a copy of win 7 home premium 64 bit, I bought it so that it might fix my computer having the same problem as listed above. It hasn't helped and has made my speakers generate an annoying buzzing tone non-stop unless I turn them off. The blue screen told me before restarting the pc that it was a ram problem, out of memory error. That is why I bought the upgrade from 32 - 64 bit Win 7 now its saying there is a problem with the display driver, catalyst 13.12 (latest) but also showed this on 13.11 (older) is there any way for me to fix this without spending any money on new parts... (I'm broke after buying win 7 :(  ) ?
January 9, 2014 6:31:21 PM

sorry, these are the specs. (face palm).

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 7.3 5.9
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series 7.6
Gaming graphics 4855 MB Total available graphics memory 7.6
Primary hard disk 186GB Free (233GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Home Premium

System
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mo/bo : asus m5a78l-m / usb3
RAM : crucial ballistixx LP 1600MHZ 1x 8gb
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 6

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 1733 GB
Disk partition (C : ) 186 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (D : ) CD/DVD
Disk partition (E : ) 485 GB Free (500 GB Total)
Disk partition (F : ) 755 GB Free (1000 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
Total available graphics memory 4855 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 3831 MB
Display adapter driver version 13.251.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

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January 9, 2014 6:35:39 PM

Did the machine beep at all? If so how many beeps did you hear?
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January 9, 2014 6:36:32 PM

scoobydenon said:
Did the machine beep at all? If so how many beeps did you hear?


I have a speaker plugged into the motherboard, but no beeps...
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January 9, 2014 6:49:59 PM

If anyone can't find a solution I am thinking of moving to linux, (steam OS)
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January 9, 2014 9:05:03 PM

What kind of power supply are you using?
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January 9, 2014 10:06:48 PM

scoobydenon said:
What kind of power supply are you using?


550 Watt cooler master PSU
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January 10, 2014 6:04:36 AM

I'm not sure 550watts is enough for your system. Do you have another you can try to see if it boots?
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January 11, 2014 2:32:15 PM

scoobydenon said:
I'm not sure 550watts is enough for your system. Do you have another you can try to see if it boots?


I don't have another PSU to use sorry, so I can't test it. when I bought the psu the person said my system would run fine on 450 watt...

I got the larger one just in case.
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January 11, 2014 7:52:43 PM

Do you have all your stand offs screwed down? Are there any loose wires anywhere? I'm not sure what else it could be...
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January 11, 2014 8:35:34 PM

scoobydenon said:
Do you have all your stand offs screwed down? Are there any loose wires anywhere? I'm not sure what else it could be...


Every spare wire is tied up and everything else is in place, thanks for your help though... :D 
I'm going to keep looking for a fix though. Thanks again
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January 11, 2014 9:36:53 PM

mjmanning25 said:
scoobydenon said:
Do you have all your stand offs screwed down? Are there any loose wires anywhere? I'm not sure what else it could be...


Every spare wire is tied up and everything else is in place, thanks for your help though... :D 
I'm going to keep looking for a fix though. Thanks again


You are welcome. But I would try another power supply. I've built many systems and the only logic that I see is the PSU at this point. If the power is not exact, your system can exhibit very strange behaviors, as it seems to be doing. If you can get hold of a Seasonic, Corsair something well known, I think you may find the answer. Good luck...
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