About to buy a new mobo. BSOD on high load and USB

BSOD happens frequently either during high load (gameing, video editing etc...) or when a USB device is plugged in. I'm about to buy a new mobo because of this.... thoughts?

Ram has been stress tested in another computer and passes fine. but fails on mine. (memtest86+)

-AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3
-16 GB RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) DDR3 1333 RAM
-2x Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (programs only) (In RAID 0)
-2X Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s (In RAID 0)
-ATI 6870 1GB PCI express 2.1 256-bit video card
-GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H SATA 6gb/s 3.0 USB 64 Bit Mobo
-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W power supply
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
-Presonas Firestudio Project Firewire recording interface
-Dual monitor set up (Samsung 226bw (s)/Gateway 700g) via DVI
-Brother HL-1440 laser printer
-Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Metal) w/sUrface1030 original pad

see my last tread with more information.



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What test does the RAM fail?
If it's Prime95 - it tests 3 things:
- CPU cache
- memory controller
It also depends on which test you ran.
The Blend test is the most common - and it stresses the RAM the most.

But since you've passed stress test on another system, I'd suspect either the CPU or the memory controller (which, I suspect, is on your CPU). I'd suggest these free diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics I'd suggest that running the CPU diagnostics are a priority.

FYI - I am not a RAM person - so I have no idea about adjusting timings/settings/voltages (other than the suggestions from the RAM manufacturer).

Only 6% free space (approx) on the C: drive. Windows needs 15% free space to function at optimum efficiency. Please free up 15% free space (total) on your C: drive.

SSD stuff:
- update the firmware to the latest available version for your SSD(s)
- update your storage controller drivers (on the motherboard) to the latest available version. If that version isn't from 2012, please post back and we'll see what we can find.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.
Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect.
Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

Please update/remove these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

AtiPcie.sys Tue May 5 11:00:22 2009 (4A005486)
ATI PCIE Driver for ATI PCIE chipset or [br] ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter[br]Found in my ATI video drivers (I have an Intel chipset)

nusb3hub.sys Thu Nov 18 20:34:24 2010 (4CE5D420)
NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues)

nusb3xhc.sys Thu Nov 18 20:34:25 2010 (4CE5D421)
NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues)

AODDriver2.sys Wed Jun 15 04:38:35 2011 (4DF86F8B)
AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard [br] Known BSOD issues in Win7

The following is for informational purposes only.
[font=lucida console]**************************Thu Oct 25 04:17:05.203 2012 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\102512-23493-01.dmp]
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]7601[/B].17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
System Uptime:[B]0 days 0:23:20.327[/B]
BugCheck Code: [B]BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa800e9bf060, fffffa800e9bf340, fffff80003398460}[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]wininit.exe[/B]
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa800e9bf060, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa800e9bf340, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff80003398460, Explanatory message (ascii)
PROCESS_NAME: [B]wininit.exe[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_wininit.exe[/B]
  BIOS Version                  F7
  BIOS Release Date             11/24/2010
  Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  Product Name                  GA-880GA-UD3H
3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
[font=lucida console]**************************Thu Oct 25 04:17:05.203 2012 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
[COLOR=RED][B]AtiPcie.sys                 Tue May  5 11:00:22 2009 (4A005486)[/B][/COLOR]
GEARAspiWDM.sys             Mon May 18 08:17:04 2009 (4A1151C0)
ahcix64s.sys                Thu Dec  3 20:53:02 2009 (4B186B7E)
usbfilter.sys               Tue Dec 22 03:26:22 2009 (4B3082AE)
amdiox64.sys                Thu Feb 18 10:17:53 2010 (4B7D5A21)
amdxata.sys                 Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
[COLOR=RED][B]nusb3hub.sys                Thu Nov 18 20:34:24 2010 (4CE5D420)[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=RED][B]nusb3xhc.sys                Thu Nov 18 20:34:25 2010 (4CE5D421)[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=RED][B]AODDriver2.sys              Wed Jun 15 04:38:35 2011 (4DF86F8B)[/B][/COLOR]
RtHDMIVX.sys                Wed Jul  6 06:09:50 2011 (4E14346E)
RTKVHD64.sys                Fri Aug 12 01:28:04 2011 (4E44B9E4)
Rt64win7.sys                Tue Aug 23 09:55:41 2011 (4E53B15D)
cpuz135_x64.sys             Wed Sep 21 04:23:41 2011 (4E799F0D)
PxHlpa64.sys                Mon Oct 17 10:29:34 2011 (4E9C3BCE)
atikmpag.sys                Mon Dec  5 21:12:14 2011 (4EDD79FE)
atikmdag.sys                Mon Dec  5 21:52:23 2011 (4EDD8367)
aswFsBlk.SYS                Tue Aug 21 05:04:55 2012 (50334F37)
aswMonFlt.sys               Tue Aug 21 05:05:00 2012 (50334F3C)
aswTdi.SYS                  Tue Aug 21 05:05:01 2012 (50334F3D)
aswrdr2.sys                 Tue Aug 21 05:05:16 2012 (50334F4C)
aswSP.SYS                   Tue Aug 21 05:05:54 2012 (50334F72)
aswSnx.SYS                  Tue Aug 21 05:05:56 2012 (50334F74)

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