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random bsod crashes, brand new build

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May 9, 2014 3:25:13 PM

Can anybody detect the cause of this random BSOD 101?

OS: windows 7 64bit home premium
mobo: AsRock 960GM VGS3 FX
cpu: AMD FX 6300
gpu: Nvidia Geforce GTX 750Ti
ram: Kingston value ram 8gb ddr3 1333 single module
psu: corsair CX430w 32amp@12vrail

This is my first home build. It's been sort of exciting, but definitely enlightening as I make mistakes from purchasing incompatible ram to freaking out over a hot AMD cpu and installing a massive zalman permora CNPS10x cpu cooler.

Next I thought the random BSOD was due to low amperage (16amp@12v) on my 500w PSU so I installed the corsair CX430w 32amp@12v in order to support the GTX 750 Ti (20amp minimum)

Wattage calculators for my build never exceeded 400watt so I assumed the 430w would be enough.

So why am I still experiencing random recurring BSOD 101?

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May 9, 2014 3:28:25 PM

Crappy CX PSU? Check.

Crappy 960GM Mobo? Check.

Borrow a quality PSU from a friend and see if that fixes the problem.
May 9, 2014 6:35:59 PM

my thoughts exactly. all right