New Build problems Need help please!

Just recently built a new computer. Here are my parts:

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus RC-431P-KWN2 Black Steel Body (0.5mm SECC), ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower

2 Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan

Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan

So i installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. My computer keeps on randomly freezing or resetting itself or just crashing completely. I also got blue screened yesterday. I installed all the drivers. My comp runs at CPU temp: 45C and MOBO temp: 31C idle. I don't know if those temperatures are high or not?

Also i have a problem with the windows update thing when it automatically does it when you shut down. So when i shut down it updates and turns off. Then when i boot my computer on next time it configures the updates from before but fails everytime, so everytime i turn off my computer now it loops and installs the same stuff i think and then fails when booting up my comp.

I don't know whats wrong with my computer? is it software or my MOBO or Processor?

sorry i dont have a lot of info but thanks for the help
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  1. Also i didnt Overclock

    Sometimes you have to just pull it apart and rebuild it. You can look at it for hours and not see a small problem where if you rebuild you can go through the steps more methodically and try to solve it that way.
  3. It might be a problem with one(or both) of you RAM sticks. Try checking if they are properly placed. If so, take one out and see if the problem repeats. If it does, do the same for the other stick.
  4. Is it a legitimate copy of Windows? Your CPU temp is a little high at idle, but not unreasonable for the stock cooler I think.
  5. what's you BIOS SSD configuration ?

    also, did you try to boot in safe mode ?
  6. Make sure you set SATA to AHCI in the BIOS, update the SSD firmware if it's not the latest, and reinstall windows.

    Plus what they ^ said.
  7. Oh, by chance you don't have an HDD installed that you didn't mention?
  8. go into your bios and check the bios on the mb. the newest bios is rev 1.6 for your mb. if it 1.0 or 1.1 the first bios for the mb there been a few bug fixes. with windows update error. you have to turn off windows update and then clear out the windows update temp folder. anytime an update is damaged windows update is not smart to do and download a new copy from the web. the windows update is a service that has to be stopped. i would run memtest on your ram for any errors. i would also download and run hardware monitor and watch your cpu temps. one error that happens with stock coolers wit hplastic legs is that the legs dont get locked down so that the cpu cooler not tight to the cpu.
  9. So my BIOS configuration is set to my SSD as option #1 and I dont have a HDD installed

    My BIOS and all my drivers are up to date and both my RAM are working.

    But however my Windows 7 i got from my friend which idk if he bootlegged or burned from the real disc. But he used it numerous times and hes never had problems with it.

    Before like when it crashed or froze on me it was just when i was surfing the web. But i've already put my system thorugh playing DOTA2 on high settings and already used it for adobe premiere and it never crashed when i used it then.

    Also what is an unsafe temp range for the CPU? Because when i play DOTA i got up to about 60C

    Also for my case what is the best setup for airflow? i have one in the front that takes in air and i set the 2 on top and the one on the back(my most powerful one) to suck the air out?
  10. Sounds like a bad install of Windows. Reinstall or get another disk. As for temps, 60C is getting on the warm/hot side. 70C+ too hot. Get an aftermarket cpu cooler. Coolermaster 212+ is cheap and very effective. 212+ with two 120mm fans dropped my phenom X6 over 10C. Now it idle's in the low 20's. As for the case my understanding is that more air going out is better for temps. Can that case take a 200mm fan?
  11. bootleg opsys ? bye now.
  12. Yes, it is almost a dead giveaway with 7 Ultimate, it is likely a bootlegged copy and can cause all sorts of problems, the least of which are OS related, the most of which will be security related. You will not receive help on illegal software here :(. Go buy yourself a copy of Windows and if you still have problems come on back.
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