Originally Posted by Niceteas
Generally it is safe to format SSD drives however it can potentially lower the life span of your drive. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal, but in this case it looks like your SSD drive is what is causing you issues. I was a little dramatic with my previous post - I just wanted to label it as a contributing factor.
You do realize that when Windows is installed, it formats the drive where your directing the installation to go, to a NTFS file system. It does this automatically. SSD's are sold in there RAW state.
I also see that no one has suggested to the OP, that with a large amount of memory, may need a bump in voltage to the QPI, this can also stabilize a system.
Also, even though his memory is not on the venders list, if he loosens his memory timings just a bit, this will also stabilize a system.
Most online retailers wont take memory back, if there's nothing wrong with it, usually, to my knowledge, they will replace it, if it proves to be defective.
After reading this whole thread, it seams to me that the OP needs to do some homework, and learn about his bios, and all of the settings in it.
This can easily be done if you Google for your motherboards make and model, and search for reviews of it. I'm sure there are many out there, and a lot of which will take you through the bios, and it's features. This is really a must, for anyone building there own computer.
The more you read, the better off you'll be!