Games, Browsers crashing since installing new SSD

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this issue.I recently installed a new Kingston SSDNow UV400 I ordered after returning a defective Patriot SSD bought locally. After installing a fresh new OS of Windows (through USB and Rufus),

It seems that if I try to run programs, namely, Google Chrome and the game Black Desert Online, Issues start appearing. Chrome occasionally crashes with the notification "Aw, snap!" or closes completely on me with no warning, and Black Desert will notify me about corrupted game files, despite being a fresh install. This is odd because I have tried running both through both my old HDD and the SDD, with the same results.

After doing some self-troubleshooting, I have narrowed down the problem to be either with the way I'm installing Windows through USB (as it is my only method to install Windows at this moment), or with the stick of RAM I have installed. I would like some guidance on this issue, and I would appreciate any help I could get.

Specs:
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
Processor: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz
Graphics Card: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite V2 - 550W Long-Lasting Power Supply
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-8GXM
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  1. Do you have any spare RAM?

    Do you have a spare HDD anywhere to test the games on that?

    Have you updated your MOBO drivers?

    Preferably install an OS from disc as I have ran into install errors with USB sticks when using a program off one to fix an issue on someone's pc.
  2. Thank you for the fast reply. As for the hdd, I still have the old one installed in my computer, but I can run most games on it except for Black Desert, which I find a bit odd.

    one thing to note is that these problems with crashing did not occur until I installed the ssd. As for the RAM and the DVD, I don't have any spare sticks, and I currently do not have a DVD drive, although I can go out of my way to install one.

    One thing to note is that I ran the windows memory diagnostic tool, and it had reported that my memory was damaged. However, I ran searches for bad memory with bcdedit on the command window, and it does not list any sectors of bad memory.
  3. Aaah okay by default a computer will run drives in IDE format but an SSD to run at full efficiency needs AHCI (http://www.diffen.com/difference/AHCI_vs_IDE).

    The easiest way is to remember to switch to AHCI in the BIOS before installing onto the SSD but you can switch to AHCHI while in Windows 7-8 (don't know about 10)
    http://winaero.com/blog/switch-from-ide-to-achi-after-installing-windows-7-or-windows-8/

    You just need to change one number in the registry then restart then go BIOS (press delete a few time when you turn on the pc) and go to storage settings/sata settings and switch IDE to AHCI.
    This may fixed your problem.
  4. Wayfall said:
    Aaah okay by default a computer will run drives in IDE format but an SSD to run at full efficiency needs AHCI (http://www.diffen.com/difference/AHCI_vs_IDE).

    The easiest way is to remember to switch to AHCI in the BIOS before installing onto the SSD but you can switch to AHCHI while in Windows 7-8 (don't know about 10)
    http://winaero.com/blog/switch-from-ide-to-achi-after-installing-windows-7-or-windows-8/

    You just need to change one number in the registry then restart then go BIOS (press delete a few time when you turn on the pc) and go to storage settings/sata settings and switch IDE to AHCI.
    This may fixed your problem.


    Sorry, but I had made sure that my drives were in AHCI before I started installing the SDD, so that isn't the problem either. I'm making my way to get a few extra sticks of RAM so I can test if its a memory issue.
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