New Build, more issues

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    Been having multiple BSOD problems with the new build, pretty sure it's a crappy Win 10 download/install. I find corrupted files, fix em then a little while later I start having BSODs again. Testing components, removed the M.2 drive and hooked up the old HDD which used the same Media Creation Tool ISO thumb drive I created, all appeared to be running well until I woke it up this morning and immediately had a BSOD. Okay, switched out the RAM with some (better) RAM I had to test that, saw nothing yet but there's still time until I had an epiphany, re-install the M.2 drive, load Linux on the M.2 drive, the let it run for days. If I still get failures then there's a hardware issue, if not then my suspicions are confirmed and I have a bad Windows install.
    Oh and I've already tried a fresh Windows install, same thumb drive, didn't help. Made sure ALL of my drivers were up to date, nope, no help there either.
     
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    Gee.
     
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    This is a custom built PC? What power supply are you running? What version of Win 10? Do you have a power hungry video card? Motherboard, CPU and the like all compatible? Have you tried different monitors?
     
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    Custom build, all my components are specifically matched for the build and while not high end are at least mid range components. I've already tried two different GPUs, one Radeon, one EVGA gForce so I know it's not them. The Roswill HIVE 850 PSU could power a Abrams tank......... And it's working fine.
    Basically it's at the point where it's either the mobo or a crappy Windows install, so far it's looking like a crappy Windows install but I want to make absolutely sure so the Linux will run for a few days, if it doesn't crap out then I know it's a software problem with Windows.
     
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    Making a few assumptions.
    Power supply has been checked and is supplying the proper power. Checked with volt meter.
    Memory has been run and checked just not replaced.
    Cooling for cpu appropriate.
    I would jump to a bad copy of Wnidows. Windows at its best is problematic. One small portion not perfect can cause crashes.
     
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    Reflash the bios?
     
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    Yup, all done, all checked. Pretty sure something is corrupting the Windows download but I'm making sure just in case which is why I'm now running Linux Mint. This has been going on for a while, first thought was GPU, that wasn't it, checked the PSU, working perfectly, then suspected the M.2 drive, again when I pulled it and ran off the old HDD (Windows installed using the same thumb drive) still having BSODs.........
     
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    Bios is up to date no need to re-flash just yet. If Mint crashes then I'll try that next before having to deal with RMAing the mobo.
     
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    Windows 10 sucks! I would say the program is defective.
     
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    It can't hurt to format the drive the OS will be on.
     

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