Computer BSOD's and fails to boot after hardware upgrade

Hello,
I upgraded my friends HP p6604y with a Asus 7770 8 gigs of ram and a new 400 watt power supply. Initially, the computer loaded fine but after 10 or so minutes there is a BSOD and the computer fails to do anything but light up and spin the fans up and down. After doing some research I suspected a bad PSU and replaced it. After installing the new PSU the same thing happened. What should I try?


edit: Just tried to run the computer without the graphics card and it booted fine this time but after only a couple minutes the screen filled with random lines and forced a reboot so I don't think it is the power supply...
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  1. What are the temps during the time it will run?
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  2. Can I check this in the bios?
  3. Download CPUID Hardware Monitor from the internet. Its free, but watch I think you need to pick the appropriate version depending on your operating system(32 or 64 bit). I don't know if you will be able to get it loaded and installed with the computer only running a few min.
    My second guess is that we may have a problem with the memory. Is this 8g of memory all new? Did you set the memory specs in the BIOS?
    How about dirt/dust in the computer, you did not indicate how old it is?
    Mac
  4. macusn said:
    Download CPUID Hardware Monitor from the internet. Its free, but watch I think you need to pick the appropriate version depending on your operating system(32 or 64 bit). I don't know if you will be able to get it loaded and installed with the computer only running a few min.
    My second guess is that we may have a problem with the memory. Is this 8g of memory all new? Did you set the memory specs in the BIOS?
    How about dirt/dust in the computer, you did not indicate how old it is?
    Mac


    I cant install anything without the computer shutting itself down but if nothing else the computer doesn't even feel warm.

    The memory is all new as memtest+ popped up millions of errors when I tested it, how would I set the specs?

    The computer has been freshly cleaned out so no problems there.
  5. You said that memtest showed millions of errors?

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  6. do you still have the old memory? Stick that back in and see what happens.
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  7. macusn said:
    You said that memtest showed millions of errors?

    Mac


    Yeah memtest+ definitely did not like those ram sticks. I put the old memory back in and that didn't change anything.
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