Lots of BSOD may lead to new i5 or i7 build


Limp Gawd
Apr 12, 2002
Two fold question:

Recently Ive been getting BSOD every time I try to copy a file to another device, such as copying to an external HDD or even streaming file to my xbox xbmc. Sometimes will get BSOD right after a reboot. This machine has been in use for about 5 years so I cant really complain.
I get alot of memory leaks lately with various applications. So could it be a RAM problem?

If Im unable to find the cause, Ill be looking to upgrade while using some of the leftover parts.

I was looking to get the i7-860 for about $280 but saw I could save about $80 on the
i5-750 and then in a year or two buy a used i7 for cheap.
Anyone foresee any problems with the following build?


1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Web surfing, trading ( tradestation, Metatrader), GNS3 dynamips, some gaming but not hardcore ( 5 hr/wk)

2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
3) Where do you live?
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. Please be very specific.
Intel Boxed Core i5 i5-750 2.66GHz 8M LGA1156 BX80605I5750

Intel Boxed X25-V Value SATA SSD 40GB SSDSA2MP040G2R5

Corsair DDR3 6GB CMX6GX3M3A1600C9

MSI P55-GD65

Windows 7 Home Premium

5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.

DVD Pioneer DVR-AO6J
PS Antec TP-550 watt
XFX 8800 GTS
Lian Li case
2x 1T hdd
LCD Benq 24"
SB X-fi ( but will most likely just use onboard sound from new mb)

6) Will you be overclocking?
7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
This week or next

9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? etc.
Do no need SLI/Crossfire, nor RAID
Need stability and and hopefully 4+ years life

10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? 32bit or 64bit?


Supreme [H]ardness
Jan 5, 2007
The parts you selected looks good. Memory modules are at 1.65V and MSI mobo uses all Solid State Capacitors. Looks good.