Blue Screen of death crashes, possible hardware issue, possible virus

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thereignman

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Hello! I am new on here and to PC forums in general so please bare with me lol! So my issue is fairly complicated (or it is to me at least) and i figured i would post in software support and hardware due to the fact that i am not sure if my issue is do to hardware or software. So my problems began when i tried to upgrade my motherboard, graphics card, and cpu to be able to begin streaming with a friend of mine. I upgraded from a MSI Gaming Intel Skylake H110 LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard (H110M Gaming) to a Gigabyte-GAH170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard....and from a MSI RADEON RX 480 GAMING X 4G GDDR5 graphics card to a MSI-GeForce GTX 1070 8GB video card....and then i upgraded my cpu from an i5 6500 3.20 GHz to an intel i7-6700T 2.8 GHz. When i first completed this full upgrade, for some reason my PC would start up and nothing would come up on the screen at all and then after about 20 seconds the system would restart and then just keep doing this. I was not able to figure out what was wrong so i switched the motherboard back but kept the new graphics card and CPU in the system. This way the system did actually start up however it would run very slow and games would very often crash. I figured my old motherboard could simply not handle the new video card so i then put the old video card back in so at this point the only thing that was new that i had in my PC was the i7 CPU. Even still my PC runs slower than it did before and i am getting the blue screen of death and it freezes often as well. I figured if i just put everything back the way it was in the first place it would work just fine however i still want to upgrade my PC! lol I do very much apologize for the lengthy thread and many thanks to anyone who actually takes the time to read the whole thing. So can anyone possibly help?
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When you change motherboards as you have done it is necessary to reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows. Seeing you have swapped hardware as you have done you will not know what drivers you have installed and will definitely have a mess.

Install your new motherboard, cpu, and graphics card then format your hard drive, install windows and use drivers ONLY from the hardware manufacturers site.
 

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When you change motherboards as you have done it is necessary to reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows. Seeing you have swapped hardware as you have done you will not know what drivers you have installed and will definitely have a mess.

Install your new motherboard, cpu, and graphics card then format your hard drive, install windows and use drivers ONLY from the hardware manufacturers site.
Thank you for the reply! So forgive me i am little confused. My PC will not even start up with the new motherboard in place, so should i install all the drivers for it and then afterwards put the new motherboard in?
 

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There is no need to quote previous posts.

Installing drivers for a different motherboard will only make things worse

Reinstall Windows from bootable media, either usb or dvd.
 

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