No video signal/ Occasional BSOD

Edit: Ok after i tried going through the steps again i noticed that this time the phase change lights were all lit up. That means that there is something wrong with the processor according to the manual. Given that and the previous signs of ram failure im going to rma my cpu and ram.

Hey, I recently got a setup from newegg.

MSI NF980-G65 980a sli

G.SKILL Ripjaws pc312800 4gb 2x2gb ddr3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

AMD Athlon II x3 445 rana 3.1 ghz 95w ADZ445WFGMBOX

Seagate Barracuda 7200 1tb SATA 3.0gb/s

Rosewell green series rg700 700w 80 plus certified sli

Thermaltake element v nvidia edition case

Win7 ultimate 64

I also brought my old video card from my old computer temporarily until i get a new one - MSI NX8500GT TD512EH

I overclocked the cpu to 15% (3.5 ghz) with the "easy oc switch" on the mobo

It worked fine for about 2 weeks then it suddenly crashed during a game. Upon restart it came up with a BSOD after post.

*** STOP: 0x0000005c (0x00000000000001OB, 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

i tried finding what this meant but all i found were people that were installing windows got this problem. but i already have had it installed.

i restarted again and there was no video signal, not even post. It does power up though. There is an led on the mother board that comes on. and all the fans come on.

i reset bios. i tried leaving in only 1 stick of ram, cpu, and mobo. Still no video signal.

I know the video card is probably not the problem because it works in my old setup just fine.

the next day i restarted and got a beep code but still no video. i looked up the code and it said that there was probably something wrong with the first 64k of memory. so i took out the first stick of ram and put the second in the first slot. It worked so i turned it off and put the other stick in. It still worked but crashed about ten minutes later with same BSOD and one long continuous never-ending beep.

After another try it got to bios but froze.

I can RMA any of my parts, i just want to know what parts are causing the problems.
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    Does it run fine minus the one suspect stick of ram? if so, I think I would consider that stick the issue and rma it.
  2. sorry if i wasnt explaining this well. It worked after i took out one stick for a few minutes then crashed. I tried using only the other stick as well, still no luck. So im not entirely sure what the problem is.

    Edit: I also never changed the default ram settings and i do not have another stick of ddr3 ram to test with.
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