I've installed a few new parts to my system for an upgrade:
Abit AN8 Ultra Motherboard
WD Caviar SE 250GB 2500KS SATA-II
PowerColor Radeon X850XT 256mb
Antec TrueBlue 480w ATX v2.0 PSU
Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester)
Seagate 200gb IDE Harddisk
2 X 512 mb DDR 400 oem Elixir Ram
Sony OEM dvd writer
My first probelm came briefly after assembly and installation of windows when my dvd writer would not load any data from the setup disks, data would show up when I browse the cd but it'd take a long time to load, and when I double click on the disk it'll fail with error messages such as i/o error and c:\ is not a valid win32 application. After a few attempts of trying to get it to work I changed over to an old Asus cd-rw which worked without any problems. I proceeded to install drivers and all seems smooth, when suddenly my computer reboots due to BSOD errors. After various fresh installs of windows, I suspect it's not a problem with windows and the drivers, so I took out one stick of the ram and changed the placements on the slots a few times with each one to see if it was a ram problem, but it wasn't.
The BSOD messages I've been getting are random, they'd happen when I load up programs, try to play games or just simply idle while downloading:
Together with a few BSOD with no message just a few lines of codes.
As I prdered my parts online at overclockers, it'd mean I'd need to send my part back if it's faulty, but I cannot be sure which part is at fault until I've tested them. I've planned to add more ram in the first place so I'm heading out to buy a couple more sticks of 512mb modules later today. I suspect it's a fault with the motherboard but I cannot be absolutely sure.
Any advice on which part is most likely to be faulty? Thanks in advance for any help on this!