Troubleshooting New System Instability Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: December 9, 2011 10:00 PM in Systems Share sayer21 December 8, 2011 4:16:05 PM i5 2500k 3.3 GHz ASUS P8Z68-V Pro G.Skill Ripsaw 16Gb DDR3 1600 RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB OCZ Vertex 3 120Gb SSD Thermaltake Black Window 850W Windows 7 x64 FYI: GPU toggle switch is set for the unlocked shaders. Just pieced this system together last week. I'm having issues with applications crashing? Firefox crashes 4-5 times a day. Other applications like iTunes or games crash regularly. I got a BSoD yesterday after a file download finished w/ Firefox. Looking for suggestions on a course of troubleshooting action? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sayer More about : troubleshooting system instability | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sadams04 Homebuilt system Authority December 8, 2011 4:26:54 PM Start with hitting the ASUS web site and updating all your MB drivers. Then do the same from the Saphire web site for the GPU. Any overclocking? | Report abuse sayer21 December 8, 2011 5:21:07 PM Nope, no overclocking. Should I update the BIOS as well or just all the drivers? | Report abuse sayer21 December 9, 2011 6:39:55 PM Went and updated all the drivers for the motherboard and for the graphics card. Still getting BSoD randomly, although the Firefox and other application crashes seem to have gone away. Any other suggestions? | Report abuse sadams04 Homebuilt system Authority December 9, 2011 6:59:25 PM Next, I would burn a memtest disk, boot to it, and make at least three passes testing the memory. http://www.memtest.org/ | Report abuse sayer21 December 9, 2011 10:00:22 PM Realized my memory wasn't on the approved list for my motherboard. Going to try a different set. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Troubleshooting New System Instability> Related ressources: ForumG1-P5G43 System instability - need help troubleshooting ForumAsus Maximus Formula Instability after 2nd RMA Help! ForumInstability : Upgraded CPU (2180 to 8400), is Windows Reinstall Needed? ForumSystem Instability , Where and How to Start Troubleshooting ? ForumHelp needed to Identify Instability Problem ForumGraphics Instability .. I think? Help. ForumInstability in New Games ForumNew System Instability ForumNagging instability with Asus P8Z77-V ForumIs my computer doomed with instability for ever? ForumSystem instability , need help. ForumTroubleshooting new build - need help!! ForumSystem instability ForumGA-Z77x-D3H beep code and instability issues. ForumSystem Instability ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumASUS P8H67-I New Build--Won't Start ForumA Question about my system... ForumNew Gaming Rig Forum[Solved] New system. $2400 Budget. PSU Consumption Question + New MOBO,RAM. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !