Blue Screen of Death

Brand new, immediately got blue screen of death.



Then I restart it and it works fine. I only get the blue screen on cold starts and always works the second time. I ran the memtest so ram seems to be fine, I'm suspecting the graphics cards. I've updated the drivers but still nothing. And when I run the driver verifier it seems to narrow it down to 0x000000c4. The only problem with this is that it doesn't allow me to run safe mode and so I'm forced to a system restore.

The system specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
HDD: 256GB ADATA SP900 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 555 MB/s Read & 530 MB/s Write
HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
MEMORY: 16GB (2GBx8) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory
MOTHERBOARD: (4-Way SLI Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 3D UEFI Bios
VIDEO CARD 1: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0
VIDEO CARD 2: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0
OS: Windows 7

Is there any freeware to check the memory for my amd cards. I'd liked to see if I can fix the issue before replacing anything, especially a high end graphics card(s).
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  1. I think those who can help would want to know whether you built this yourself, and what beeps you hear, among other things (read),

    Though you tested RAM, i would try taking all the modules out, and then trying one at a time to see if it will boot. Also, remove everything you can and try to boot. And make sure all is securely seated in any case.

    You are not alone with this issue:
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