First off the specs:
Intel Core i7 2600K
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/GEN 3 (updated to latest firmware)
Corsair Vengeance 12GB @ 1333 (mobo downclocks)
AMD Radeon 6970
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (updated to latest firmware)
WD Caviar Black 1TB
WD Caviar Black 2 TB
Corsair HX750 PSU
LG Blu-Ray Burner
I'm back!!! Ok, so I thought I had fixed all my issues. Seemed that I had a bad stick of RAM, which I removed from the mobo. Computer would boot fine, reinstalled windows drivers and software, BSODs stopped altogether, and life was good. Fast forward 1 month. Suddenly out of the blue BSODs started reappearing citing MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and NTFS.sys. Going into my BIOS I would see that my motherboard kept messing with the clock speeds of RAM, PCIe Bus, and CPU. Every reboot they were all over the place. I would keep trying to turn it off, but the motherboard would keep overclocking.
I ran Memtest and found it found billions of errors within seconds. (rough estimate)
I found that the "TPU" switch was enabled, which would have the motherboard attempt to overclock stuff automatically. The manual was backwards on that one. The diagram showing enabled was actually disabled and vice versa.
Once I disabled the switch the BSODs became less frequent, but I'm still having them coupled with software crashing issues. Firefox crashing out of the blue, graphics card drivers install failing at the same spot, Windows Gadget Manager crashing on startup sometimes after an hour...
Do I need to run Memtest with each stick individually to find if I have a faulty one? What if it comes up with errors on all of them? Is my motherboard frying my memory? When I first put together this build I had no faulty RAM as far as I could tell, then I had one bad one, now I might have more? In my 10 years of building computers I've never had any RAM related issues, and now they are kicking my butt. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.