Question PC randomly freezing after installing 1060 6gb & some extra ram :( Plz help

itsomaryo

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Hello everyone,
I am dealing with some critical issues on my machine and its frustrating because I work on this computer as well.
I upgraded from an amd rx 550 card (no power supply connector, only powered through the PSI slot) to a
Gigabyte 1060 6gb (8 pin connector) as well as added
8 gb 1333 ddr3 ram to my 8 (16gb total, all matching brand)
Now I am having issues with random freezes and crashes :/ Doesn't even happen in games really, mostly when Im browsing or watching youtube/twitch

So far I have tried:
Reset Windows (1903 update)(1903 possibly the issue??)
Ran Windows Memory Diagnostic (No issues)
Installed different Nvidia drivers with DDU (436.30, 436.15, & studio ready 431.86)
Re seating GPU & Ram (maybe slots are dirty tho?)

I believe the issue is the GPU, RAM, or PSU. I am not sure how to test further to figure out the culprit. I would like to be sure what the issue is or mostly sure before I go replacing parts. Or before I get a refund for the 1060. Wondering if there's a way to monitor my 12v rail? Maybe I should Try the GPU with 6 pin instead of 8? Or way to see exactly why windows is crashing? Also a better way to test the RAM then windows diag? or any other methods or ideas you guys think will help :) Thanks in advance!!

System:
i7 3770k
Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3 Mobo
16 gb (4x4gb) 1333Mhz DDR3 PNY RAM
Gigabyte 1060 6gb
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W (getting old but should be good?)
Samsung 860 EVO 500gb
WIndows 10 Pro 1903 Build (maybe 1803 is more stable?)
 

itsomaryo

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Take out the extra RAM you put in and see if you still get freezes.

1903 could be the culprit, make sure you have all the updates for it.
I will play around with the RAM sticks thanks! Although I forgot to mention I have done this to some degree and now I'm not sure which ones are the original sticks at this point or if they are even matched up. the link in your bio suggests thats a fail,hahaha.
 

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tried 3 different PSU and a different set of RAM, still freezing :(
put the gpu in a different build and I couldnt get it to freeze (didnt try super long tho)
what gives?
 

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