Sorry to hear about your trouble...
As far as I can see the components you have choosen, looks like good quality, but defects can of course come on good quality parts as well.
You have to make sure that all hardware is porperly installed, especially CPU-cooler.
I am not 100% sure how you did install your system, but I would do it this way:
Install driver CD/DVD from motherboard
Install latest graphichs card drivers
Install windows update
When I have installed a new system, I have this "burn in" software to stress test everything.
It comes in 64 bit as well. I let it run for 5+ hrs. to see if something fails.
I have had "blue screens" caused by both hardware and software, twice it was RMA and once it was drivers / updates (I think) it disapeard after updatind all drivers and windows to the latest.
Make sure you install disk is very clean. If there is a smudge on it it can cause this to happen. In fact now that I recall that's the only time I got a blue screen.
Have you connected to the internet? You drivers should update when you do. Usually the graphics card also comes with a cd that has the drivers, although I recall them also updating when connected to the internet.
Check for updates for Windows, that takes a while to download all the updates.
Thanks Ulf for the time to help me.
The way you describe is pretty much how I did it. I think what I am going to do is just to put the OS drive, video card and the OD, do the motherboard drivers and then windows updates and check to see what happens, and keep adding the other drives and see if I can find the problem..
Thanks again and any idea is welcome!
Islander, again thanks for youre kind time to help. Very appreciated.
I think I will do windows again. I had the os drive formated to make sure will do a clean instalation.
The other thing is that it may be this old card, but I have downloaded the latest drivers for w7... so if this continues I will move the GTX470 I have installed on the "old" system I am using right now to see what happens.
I have connected the computer to the internet and got windows update do its work.
Any recommendation is welcomed!
Try the GTX470.. also might want to only use 2 sticks of RAM at a time to test if there is problem there.. move them to differnt slots.. try also starting with just one HDD... to try and isolate if there is a defective hardware issue..
You may want to post your original post over at some site like Toms Hardware. Hope you get this sorted out soon!
Ok..here I am again but with a good news. I finnaly got figure it out what the problem was with this annoying blue screen: The video card was not properly seated in the motherboard! Yes...this is the cost of the lack of experience, but at least I could notice that before I hang up myself.
I noticed this last Monday afternoon and decided to keep cheking it and since then I have not had any more blue screens. Last night I decided to reinstall windows again and reformat the Hd for a clean install. All motherboard drivers and windows updates done and the system is still working great with no issues. No yellow signs at device manager.
I also installed CoreTemp and have been monitoring the core temperatures since last monday and they have gone from 11C (lowest) to 35C (highest) temp. I think it is ok and that the air flow and cooling hardware installed are doing their job good. I am right?
The next step would it be to prepare the system for CS5 suite and install my GTX470 card (previously remove the old Radeon card drivers).
Any ideas or recommendations will be very appreciated!
Also, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT HAS HELP ME PUTTING MY FIRST SYSTEM TOGETHER. This whole process has been a lot easier that I was expecting ( the blue screen issue was actually predicted in my list, since I am not an experienced person in computer the world).
God bless you all for your valuable suport!
I'm glad you got that sorted out! That graphics card gave you a run for the money! The 470 should run pretty well. I think it's the same as the 570 except if runs a little warmer, so good thing your temps appear very low, which is good.
Keep reading some of these other threads. You will have no problem running more test, optimizing, or trouble shooting your computer.