Blue Screen

Hello users of Tom's Hardware. I hope you can fix my problem. Yesterday, I added a new motherboard and added some RAM to my PC that I built at the end of 2010. Everything worked fine and dandy when I closed my PC up and plugged it in to see if it worked. It all ran and worked together just fine and friendly.

But, today I was in the middle of playing a game (Minecraft) and listening to Pandora and my computer blue screened on me. I don't know if this is caused by the switch of motherboards and addition of RAM or just a coincidence. I can try to add more information if needed. Thank you for the help.

-Dan

EDIT: Specs:

Motherboard: M4A88T-M (Old motherboard was M4A78T-E)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0Ghz
Memory: Corsair CM3X2G1333C9 8GB (2GBx4)
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5670

I hope this helps! Also, after the blue screen, I had internet problems (fixed by restarting router and modem) but my PC is freezing up and I have to shut down my PC by holding the power button on the tower, which I hate doing. Thanks for any help!
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  1. Yes.. More information would help.
  2. Please add the specs. It would be hard to give you an answer.
    Thanks
  3. Sorry about that.
  4. Have you tried testing the RAM? Does the power supply seem ok? You have enough juice?
  5. xunicronx said:
    Have you tried testing the RAM? Does the power supply seem ok? You have enough juice?

    Hi xunicronx, my GPu is 450 watts. Would that be enough for my computer? Do you think I might need to buy a better GPU?
  6. what is the error code if you got one
  7. scout_03 said:
    what is the error code if you got one

    Hi, scout_03, I'm not getting anything, it's just freezing up randomly and I have to restart it from the tower.
  8. try to boot with one stick of ram
  9. scout_03 said:
    try to boot with one stick of ram

    What if it's dual channel? This sounds nooby, but would dual channel RAM need both sticks? Or can it work alone?
  10. it will work on a single channel mode with one stick,need this to test the boot
  11. scout_03 said:
    it will work on a single channel mode with one stick,need this to test the boot

    Ok, I'll try it out if my PC freezes again. It's been about 10 minutes and it hasn't crashed yet, I found a wire that was disconnected the went to the power button on the PC and connected it. I'm not sure if anything was happening because of it, I haven't noticed a difference since I plugged it in besides my PC not freezing for a while. Thanks, though, I'll try that if my PC freezes again. Also, thanks for letting me know that, now I know a little bit more.
  12. this is one of your front panel wire check them carefully and if syystem do not freeze then put the other memory stick
  13. scout_03 said:
    this is one of your front panel wire check them carefully and if syystem do not freeze then put the other memory stick

    Sorry for late reply scout_03, but my PC did crash earlier so I only have one stick of RAM running in it right now, like you suggested. I'll run it for about 30 minutes then if it doesn't crash, I'll let you know.
  14. scout_03 said:
    this is one of your front panel wire check them carefully and if syystem do not freeze then put the other memory stick

    Hello, scout_03, I hope you're still there, using one stick, 2Gb, works fine. What do you think I should do?
    Thanks for the help, by the way.
  15. Hello scout_03, do you think you could continue helping me? We got pretty far.
  16. now we gone try the other stick alone since the first one work
  17. scout_03 said:
    now we gone try the other stick alone since the first one work

    Hello, scout_03, I used 3 sticks of RAM, 6GB, and it's working fine. I added the other two sticks before I saw you post again. Also, I don't understand what you mean by "other stick," do you mean add another stick, which I've already done?
  18. this process wil allow us to find if there is a defective memory stick sincce you put in 3 stick board work on single channel so try to add the last one, but was buils build to work dual channel for perf
  19. Seems to me like:

    A - Different sticks of RAM being used together / Several faulty sticks.
    B - Dieing HDD / HDD needing re-connected
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