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What should be the best course of action?

I am poor, any suggestions are appreciated!




so these are my current specs  : CPU: Fx 8350 | CPU Cooler: AMD STOCK CPU COOLER | Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80 | Ram: Corsair Vengence 4GB DDR3  | Graphics Card:   MSI 1060 6 GB|  HDD: 1 TB Samsung | Case: CM elite 310 | Monitor: Aoc e2050S | Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 650W v2


So I will be honest I have spent much of my saving on this computer and ever since I purchased it the computer has been nothing but trouble.

Something always dies or stops working and I need to add more money into it to revive it.

Just recently my old GPU died so I got a new one and with the new GPU I always get blue screen of death.

I isolated the problem and it is with the motherboard.

I can easily fix it if I get a new ram stick.

But even then I am not sure whether the computer will work properly or not.

As when a friend gave me this motherboard it got damaged in shipping it works fine but their is a problem with ram slots for more information you can refer to this link :

My question would it be better to purchase a new ram stick for this computer or just get a new motherboard, cpu and ram?


CPU: Fx 8350 | CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Now  AMD STOCK CPU COOLER | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 (rev 1.1)   NOW MSI 990FXA-GD80 | Ram: Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 Motherboard detects 7gb for some weird reason | Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 |  HDD: 1 TB samsung 


Case: CM elite 310 | Monitor: Aoc e2050S



OS: Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit NOW  Wndows 10 Professional 64 Bit


 Power Supply: Cooler Master Thunder 500W NOW GX 650W v2


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May as well buy a new machine, when money allows.  Save the GPU, case and monitor.  Not sure how old that PSU is.

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2 hours ago, jstudrawa said:

May as well buy a new machine, when money allows.  Save the GPU, case and monitor.  Not sure how old that PSU is.

And probably add an SSD.

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nice poor

me poor too

ssd nvme +ram 4gb ddr4 first. don't forget minimum requirement(mobo+cpu)

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