I didn't know if this was the right place to post this, but here goes.
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD MOBO
AMD PhenomII Black Edition CPU
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC PSU
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II SSD
WD Caviar Black 7200 RPM 1TB HDD
Win7 Home 64Bit
My computer worked fine for about 2months. It then began to bluescreen on me. My PCI network adapter failed on me.
Friend, who is an IT guy, swung by the house and did his thing in BIOS. Clean reboot, updated everything, clean drivers. Network adapter worked again. His idea: Because I had, at the time, a USB2.0 device in a USB3.0 slot, which in this ASUS model MOBO also shares with the same connect area for the PCI network adapter, that this could have caused both my computer to blue screen, and my adapter to fail.
He managed to fix the network adapter, permanently, but not the blue screen/freezing issue.
Just two days ago, I went onto Newegg.com and looked at the comment sections regarding the ram that I purchased, and the MOBO that I have. Two comments left stated that the MOBO instructions for RAM placement were incorrect for my specific MOBO, and that I should move them.
Now, up until then, they were positioned as follows:
After reading two comments suggestion that I move my ram to the two furthest slots from the CPU:
I have seen a significant improvement in my CPU. I do not get as many bluescreens of death as I did before.
I use to get them several times. At least 6-10 times per use. Now, I have only gotten 1 freeze, and two blue screens in the past 2 days.
I am at a loss guys. I am looking at my MOBO user manual and I don't even see my ram listed under their "qualified" ones. On top of that, I never initially tried the "MEMOK" button function which I suppose could of helped in this issue from the gecko.
Regardless, any help from you all would be awesome.