BSOD showing up more frequently

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cheq22

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I built the following system (my first) just over a year ago:

Case: Cooler Master ATX
Motherboard: MSI 870A
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 Black Edition (3.2ghz)
PSU: Antec 650W
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
RAM: G.Skill 4GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
DVD: Lite-On 24x DVD Writer
MISC: Rosewill wireless card, Rosewill USB headset.

...running Windows 7 64-bit. Amazingly enough, everything worked perfectly for quite a long time. After a few months, though, the computer been to crash once in a while. The crashes were so infrequent that I didn't look into the problem at first. Over the last month that has changed: now the computer seems to crash at least once every hour or so. I've researched some of the BSOD messages online and end up finding lots of info for XP and Vista but not much for Windows 7. Also, many of the situations I've read about are completely different than mine. I figured I'd ask you guys rather than continue slamming my head against the wall!

Here are some of the BSOD messages I've been getting:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

A DRIVER HAS OVERRUN A STACK-BASED BUFFER.

Please note that I'm 90% sure that all my drivers are up to date except, possibly, my motherboard. I went to the MSI website and tried using their drivers update utility but while the program installed successfully it doesn't seem to be working (a window opens when I launch the utility but everything is tan-colored; the buttons, everything, with no text or graphics).

Also, I have *not* installed any additional hardware since the initial build and running AdAware in safe mode turned up nothing but tracking cookies.

Any thoughts, suggestions, advice? It'd be much appreciated, thanks!
 

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Most BSOD are hardware or driver related.
Yours seems to be RAM related
 

cheq22

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Probably should have included this in my OP: these are the minidump files for the last several crashes.

*Note: Not sure if I did this correctly! Please advise.
 

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cheq22

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Most BSOD are hardware or driver related.
Yours seems to be RAM related
What makes you think it's RAM related? In all my searches of those BSOD messages I didn't run across anyone saying it had something to do with RAM. Is there a way to test this theory?
 

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Let's see

Here are some of the BSOD messages I've been getting:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA This may be RAM

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT This is RAM

A DRIVER HAS OVERRUN A STACK-BASED BUFFER. This could be RAM or the driver
 
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