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New built computer “turning on” but not booting

Q: New built computer “turning on” but not booting

I recently built a computer and when I turned it on, all of the RGB, fans, PSU, etc. turned on. However, when I turn it on and plug it into my monitor, it says, ?no signal?. The ram is in the right spot according to the manual. Help is greatly appreciated. My specs are:

Video Card: MSI GeForce rtx 2060
Motherboard: MSI z370 gaming m5
Ram: G.skill tridentZ 16 gb (two sticks)

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A: New built computer “turning on” but not booting

Also, when I plug in my RGB keyboard and mouse they don?t light up. However, my RGB headphones do light up.

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I built a new computer, but I think I hit a wrong button when setting it up. I got into the bios and set it up how I wanted it, but I closed out of the bios and now the computer isn't sending a signal to the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. The fans come on, the lights light up, I don't here any beeps from the motherboard. I haven't installed Windows yet.
 

A:Built computer not booting

Did you change anything regarding the internal video card?
 

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Motherboard: 865PE-A7 (1.0)

Bios Version: 1.0g (Default)

CPU: P4 Prescott 640 (3.2GHz)

HDD: none but have tried hooking up a WD 120GB IDE drive with no luck and a WD 250GB SATA150 with no result

PSU: 450 Watt from steel aspire x-navigator case which it is inside)

OS: None Yet (going to be Windows XP Pro)

Video Card: AGP 8x eVGA Nvidia 6800GT

Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GB (2X 512MB) PC3200 DDR400 but have tried one stick with same results and some memory from another computer











this forum post best describes the problem:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-16354-Help-with-continuous-booting-problem.html

I am having the same problem.
Description-
Turn on my computer minimums connected (

Motherboard,

CPU with Heatsink and fan (have checked thermal grease and don't think thats the problem)
(also took of heatsink and instead of continuously rebooting it booted once and turned off no harm done)


1 stick 512MB ram in Dimm 1 slot (have also tried some DDR333 256MB ram from some other computers) not the problem,

AGP card w/monitor connected, PS/2 keyboard (have tried multiple ones (not the problem)

internal pc speaker

power and reset buttons on case and a couple of fans

That is the configuration I am trying to get it to first run in

CMOS jumper is not the problem (I know what I am doing)
reset CMOS by taking out battery and changin jumper and then changing back... Read more

A:Help Please! Continous Booting problem - New self built computer

Id say its a bad motherboard, possibley RAM. Do a Google search for your mobo for other peop,e who may have similar problems and make sure that it can be used with Corsair RAM.
 

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I built a new computer, but I think I hit a wrong button when setting it up. I got into the bios and set it up how I wanted it, but I closed out of the bios and now the computer isn't sending a signal to the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. The fans come on, the lights light up, I don't here any beeps from the motherboard. I haven't installed Windows yet.
 

A:Built computer not booting (Moved from Windows 10)

Did you change anything regarding the internal video card?
 

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I am relatively new at building computers. I just configured my rig:

XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz 6MB
OCZ 700w GameXStream PSU
*BFG GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB PCIe video card
*500 GB SATA II hard drive
*3GB DDR2-667 memory
*DVD-RW Dual layer drive
CoolerMaster CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case

*The starred items I took from a previous computer of mine. The motherboard fried in the old computer, so I am not sure if any of these parts are damaged.

My problem is that I just connected everything and plugged in the PSU and the motherboard's light went on, which was a good sign, but when I pressed the power button on the case the power light went on for a brief second, then the computer didn't boot. The light was still working on my motherboard so I knew it wasn't the motherboard. I am pretty positive that the video card is broken, but my computer should be able to boot without it right? What could cause my computer to act like this? Thanks for the help.
 

A:Solved: Problems booting built computer

Since you have SLI Mobo You can only check if you Graphic Card is faulty by changing it with another one.
before that you should troubleshoot with what you have i.e
Disconnect your DVD rom from PSU & Mobo
Use only a single RAM first
you should Swap each RAM in Each Slots i.e 1st slot try 1st ram the boot, if not booting try the 2nd one in the same slot & so on.
So if you have 4 slots you will have to try 12times
if its not working even then, you then try to check your graphics card by putting it in another computer/ another computers card in your computer.
If everything if working when you disconnected the DVD Rom then either your DVD Rom is Faulty or the connecting cable is.

Best of Luck
 

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Hi all. This is my first attempt at a custom built and it's not going so well. Here are my products:

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CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

Mobo: Foxconn A7VMX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD

PS: Allied 500w 20-pin (mobo is 24 but claims my old 20 will work)

RAM: DDR2 1GB 5400 XMS CORSAIR

Hard drive: My old Dell 4400 hard drive

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When I turn the power on, the case fans work, the CPU fan works, the USB mouse has power, the non-USB keyboard doesn't work, the DVD drive doesn't eject, and I don't get anything on the monitor. It's as if the lights are on but no one is home.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:Custom built not booting

Take the RAM out, do you get any beeps?
 

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"REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELCETED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS A KEY"

This message appears when i boot up my new custom built PC. This is my first custom build. All parts were purchased new.
The parts used in the build are:
CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Power Supply - EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-K3, Black
SSD/HDD - Crucial MX500 CT250MX500SSD4 250 GB (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type 2280SS, Internal SSD)
Grahpics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4 GB Mini Graphics Card - Black
Motherboard - MSI ProSeries AMD Ryzen 1st and 2ND Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 D-Sub DVI HDMI micro-ATX Motherboard (B450M PRO-VDH Plus)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX-16GB High Performance 2.0 XMP Memory Module (2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3000 MHz, C15), black color.

The BIOS i have installed is - MSI Click Bios 5 - 7A38v943(Beta version).
I have tried to choose my Sandisk usb device with Windows 10 on it as the Boot option number 1 but was unsuccessful.
I would appreciate any tips or help on what i have to do to boot my PC successfully.

Thank you.
 

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Good morning all,

I am new to this forum and hope to god someone can help me, I was up until 2AM this morning trying to fix my new rig :(

Let me explain the issue and what I have done so far:-

I have an Asus Crosshair II Formula mobo, 8GB of OCZ 1066MHz Reaper X RAM, AMD Athlon X4 Black Edition and Windows Vista

When I first built the machine and switch on for the first time (with all 8 GB RAM in) I got a DRAM error on the LCD display of the Mobo and nothing shown on the screen.

I removed 2 of the sticks of RAM so down to 4GB and it booted, I installed Windows Vista 64Bit Ultimate and all worked well.

I now want to be able to use my other 2 sticks of RAM.

I have put the other 2 sticks back in and again I cant even boot to BIOS. After reading some forum posts I lowered my RAM down to on DDR2 800MHz and turned off Ganged mode??

This allows me to boot to BIOS perfectly and recognizes all 8GB in BIOS.

Now when I go through the BIOS and try to get into Windows, I immediately get rebooted, and this just keeps going in a circle.

I have tried to reinstall the OS but after I get past the intial black install screen I immediately get a BSOD telling me its stopped my computer to save it blah blah blah.

So, I cannot get into Windows, I cannot reinstall Windows.

I desperately want to use all 8GB..

Any ideas?

PS I have also updated to the latest BIOS on the Mobo....

Thanks in advance

A:New Rig Built, Booting Problems, Please Help

Of course I ment AMD Phenom X4 not Athlon ;) old habbits.

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Well, I'm pretty sure I did everything right, everything's connected, yadda yadda. The monitor IS plugged into the right spot on the video card, but when I boot, the monitor stays blank. I know the power works cause everything lights up and the fans start spinning, the cd drive gets recognized, along with the HD, but it still makes the 2 second long beeping noise that it did when I first tested in in the early stages of building. Any thoughts what could be the problem?

Shuttle AN35N Ultra
1x 512 MB Corsair ValueSelect RAM
120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM HDD
Powercolor ATi Radeon 9600PRO
Rosewill DVD-ROM/CD/RW Drive
Samsung Floppy Drive
Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 HS/Fan
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2500+

PLEASE HELP
 

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I built my PC about a year ago and it had been working well until recently when it just stopped booting up. I asked my friend (who is IT savvy) and he suggested that I test/ replace my PSU. I was able to get a free replacement PSU from Amazon but even after connecting that (the one outside the tower in the photo), the PC doesn't seem to boot up. No lights, no sound .. nothing. The only thing that makes a little bit of noise is the new PSU. Is my motherboard gone? Or is it my power-switch that I need to fix? Or is it something else completely. Any help would be much appreciated.

Setup
Processor: Intel Core i5-6500 3.20GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor
PSU: Corsair CXM750 ATX/EPS Semi-Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit, 750 W
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z170-HD3
RAM: 2x4GB 2133MHz Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 Memory
Storage: 250GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and a 500GB HDD
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Some photos attached for reference.










 

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Hello all?desperate for your help.

Situation: Newly build PC boots to BIOS now

Specifics: PC started off booting properly the first week to windows no problem. All of a sudden, it started booting directly to BIOS and I cannot figure out why. NOTE: I do recall originally having an issue with Windows 10 installation NOT seeing my SSD in the M.2?but then after several attempts to install, it all of a sudden popped up and recognized it. Not sure if this is an indication of something important.

What I?ve done so far to try and fix:

- Ensured all things are connected properly (i.e. RAM, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, etc.

- Looked into BIOS and cannot see my SSD drive which is properly inserted into the M.2 slot.

- Tried reinstalling Windows 10, but its having the same issue I wrote about above - - it does not see my SSD and therefore cannot reinstall windows.

For now I am holding back my frustration and needing to put my fist through the screen?LOL. Hope you guys can help. Thank you!!!!

The important PC parts:

- CPU/Video Card Combo: Ryzen 5 2700G w/Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D8FD28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Hard Drive: Crucial P1 1 TB 3D NAND NVEMe PCIe M.2 SSD

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHZz DDR4 DRAM

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Hello all?desperate for your help.

Situation: Newly build PC boots to BIOS now

Specifics: PC started off booting properly the first week to windows no problem. All of a sudden, it started booting directly to BIOS and I cannot figure out why. NOTE: I do recall originally having an issue with Windows 10 installation NOT seeing my SSD in the M.2?but then after several attempts to install, it all of a sudden popped up and recognized it. Not sure if this is an indication of something important.

What I?ve done so far to try and fix:

- Ensured all things are connected properly (i.e. RAM, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, etc.

- Looked into BIOS and cannot see my SSD drive which is properly inserted into the M.2 slot.

- Tried reinstalling Windows 10, but its having the same issue I wrote about above - - it does not see my SSD and therefore cannot reinstall windows.

For now I am holding back my frustration and needing to put my fist through the screen?LOL. Hope you guys can help. Thank you!!!!

The important PC parts:

- CPU/Video Card Combo: Ryzen 5 2700G w/Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D8FD28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Hard Drive: Crucial P1 1 TB 3D NAND NVEMe PCIe M.2 SSD

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHZz DDR4 DRAM

o https://... Read more

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Hello, I am having issues booting to a bootable usb thumb drive or DVD on my HP Notebook 15-ay009dx. It has Windows 10 on it, although I'm not sure if it's 32 or 64 bit. I have long forgotten the password to the main account on this computer, so I am trying to use Trinity Rescue Kit to reset the password of the main account. I have gone into BIOS and disabled Secure Boot and enabled Legacy Boot mode, saved the changes, and exited. After rebooting and pressing F9 to go into the Boot Device Options menu, the only bootable options I see are OS Boot Manager (UEFI) and Boot from EFI File. I pressed F10 to go back into BIOS. and I see that Secure Boot is enabled and Legacy Support is disabled all over again! I quickly re-disabled Secure Boot and re-enabled Legacy support, saved the changes, rebooted, and the same problem is still happening! When I check back in BIOS, the settings for Secure Boot and Legacy Support are back to what they originally were again. After performing some research, I read that you should be prompted for some 4-digit number after disabling Secure Boot, but I did not get prompted to do so. At a loss, I went to the Security tab in BIOS and tried the Restore Security Settings to Factory Defaults and was prompted to enter in a 4-digit number, but I don't see anywhere to type in the given numbers. I've tried pressing the keys anyways and pressing Enter, but nothing happens. I can only press ESC to exit the Security Feature Reset Request window... Read more

A:Trouble booting to USB thumb drive or bootable DVD on built-...

I managed to resolve this issue. I am now able to boot to TRK on DVD. Thank you all regardless.

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???













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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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Hey again TechSpot,

I just built a brand new system, got everything set up and powered it up. The lights turn on, the fans spin and everything sounds right, but the monitor doesn't seem to be able to pick anything up. I've tried it on a CRT and LCD monitor, and with the onboard card (GeForce 6100) the video card (Radeon X300) and an old monitor card. Below are the specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair 512MB 667DDR2
CoolerMaster Musketeer
Pioneer DVD Burner
350W Power Supply

Please offer any help you can, I'm counting on you TechSpot
 

A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

You'll need to go back to the basics to help troubleshoot.

Take out your motherboard, and set it on a box beside your case.

Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and the 2 power connections from your PSU to the motherboard. (both the 24 pin and the ATX12).

Connect your case's speaker wire to the motherboard as well.

Use a screwdriver to "short" the two pins usually connected to the case's power on switch.

Connect your monitor to the onboard graphics.

Are you able to post?
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?
 

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.
 

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Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!
 

A:Built my own computer!

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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help
 

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....
 

A:Built new computer

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

Bruce
hehehe...gotta change that signature now!
 

A:Got My Computer Built~! Now Need Help!

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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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SO FAR ITS GREAT.. I got a soltek motherboard, amd 3200 64 processor,2 gig 3200 ddr, nvidia 5700 video card.. One problem, when i go into the bios therea re overclocking settings???? I am scared to death to do this.... I have built my own systems for 10 years now, BUT I NEVER OVERCLOCKED..... What should I do???? thanks
 

A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

BTW good choice in mb. Do you have the 939 pin or 754 pin? There is a bios update for the 939 that addresses memory speed when using dual channel.
 

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I am having a new computer built (after almost 8 years with my hP lemon). There are so many choices, but my technical savvy is limited. You guys seem helpful so I am going to appeal to you for advice.
Here is what my comp guy proposed:

Motherboard, Matx 945G DDR2-667/533/400 LGA

Micro Processor, P D CPU 805 64 bit Dual Core

x512mb DDR2-533 (PC2 4200)

120 GB 7200 RPM SATA NCQ

Windows Media Center

OK - now, my DH says I cannot go near any serious upgrades for a year or two and I do have a budget to work with, so what I need to know is... will this run Vista Windows Aero? Is that a good processor? Am I missing anything?

Obviously video is the other thing - my comp guy says the chipset has onboard graphics, but I am reading that's not the best choice. I want to play around with video editing, watch movies and do some gaming (or my kids do) but gamings not my focus.

Mainly I want solid, dependable, speedy and efficient (but I like the bells and whistles, too). Something that I won't need to put too much more into in the near future.

Is that enough info? Help...opinions....forgive my ignorance and please speak in small words (LOL).
Thanks
 

A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

HDD is fine (seagate is a good brand)

Motherboard: not sure about this one. Can't tell with out more info if it can handle a future upgrade to an Intel Conroe processor (currently owns for speed!).

CPU: The 805 is certainly a nice cpu, and at $100 its fairly cheap. But the new Conroe E6300 is close to twice as fast for $183. Againit comes down to your budget.

Vid card: Depends on what games you want to play. Currently the radeon 9600 would be "lowest" card you would wnat to use to play todays games at low res. A Nvidia 6600 or above would be better.

If you want to do a little 'window shopping', check out www.newegg.com for competitive prices.

Don't skimp on the power supply! You can get a decent one from FPS for around $40 at newegg.
 

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But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
100MHZ FSB
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.


Help Please?
 

A:So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

openoffice.org
crap cleaner
7Z
Firefox

to name a few
 

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Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

A:Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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i need some help people. I just installed my new mobo (DFI PT880-ALF) and my new cpu, well basically i just re-built my PC. anyways, i was having a problem where the HDD wouldn't power on. First thing, I'm thinking its the hdd, then i find out its not, for some reason, an HDD will not power on when it's plugged into the IDE cable, but when it's not plugged into the IDE cable, it will power on. What's the problem? Please don't tell me I have to send something back, I don't have time, grrrrr. HELP!

-EJ
 

A:Solved: just built my computer...help!

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ok so i just built a new computer and everything seems to be in order. i had a friend of mine check it over to be sure. when i turn the computer on, there are no error beeps and it appears to be ok. Then the screen sometimes says insert system disk but usually it just turns itself off and then back on about 10 seconds later? I have 5 fans that are all wworking so i doubt it's the cooling that causes the restart. could it be my power supply? thanks
 

A:I just built a new computer but it won't start

Hi Cyberwolf,


hmm, what are your system specs?
Can you get in the bios? f12 during boot, are bios
settings correct? Latest bios?
Loaded all native drivers, that came with the mobo?
Does it boot into windows?
If it does, look in hardware manager to see
if system needs a driver.
If it asks for system disc, you mean Os setup disk?


Grtz,
charp:giddy:



Transform !.. and roll out!
 

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Hello. I just built a computer from scratch using a

MSI KT4A-V motherboard,
AMD Sempron 2400+,
512mb ram,
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200SE,
New Lite-on CD-RW drive (Just bought it because I thought other was defective)
Maxtor 40gb hard drive
Sidewinder gaming case

Problem is, I press the power button and it does not ALWAYS start. It powers up the fans, and lights, and psu but doesn't beep or goto bios. When computer does boot up I see the drives in the bios perfectly, but it wont boot any disks. I am trying windows xp pro. I know the cd works. When I disable the network boot & floppy boot, it says Boot failure when I try to boot from cdrom, and tells me to enter something into drive and press any key to continue. I notice when I reset the CMOS it says i am using a sempron 1000 cpu when I am using a sempron 2400+.

Any help on why the thing won't start every time? And why I can't boot from cdrom? I believe all the cables are correctly on.

Thank you for any help at all. I'm desperate
 

A:Just built a computer/problems

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I just spent about $1000 building my computer. It started out great. But then i notice if it goes to sleep it won't wake up. And slowly it started taking longer for the screen to pop up after i power it on. The power button light is on, and the ram and graphics cards are lit up, and the keyboard lights up in the beginning but goes out while everything else stays on and the screen still isnt on. Please help i know little to nothing about fixing computer problems.
 

A:Problems with Self Built Computer

I'm not the forum expert on build issues, but you do need to describe your hardware in detail, all of it, brand name and model numbers plus the operating system so that someone can help.

Good luck.

Johnny b
 

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I built this PC a couple months ago, and ever since I having random BSOD, mostly while I play games. (i.e. SWTOR, BF3). And once or twice while just web browsing. Below I have attached the required information. I took it to a buddy's house and it ran find for about 40 mins, but its hard to say cause that also happens to me where it will be fine for a period of time then it crashes. Or it just crashed after a few mins. It happens mostly when I am doing a few task at once as well.

MOBO: Asus P8Z68-V
CPU: I7 2600K
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 TI 448 Core
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB
HDD: Seagate 500GB ( I think or something a friend gave to me)
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


Hopefully someone can give me a hand.

Thank you for your time.

A:Help with BSOD, computer was just built!!!

Two issues

1-You have a driver from 2005 that is a HUGE cause of BSOD's in win 7 called RTCORE64.SYS, it is the msi afterburner driver (used in overclocking). It needs at least to be updated and if it cant it needs to be removed.

2-When that is removed your crashes are releated to a memory exception (Probably related to your DirectX) Please run the below tests to find which driver and test your memory.


* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.

Memtest.





Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline edi... Read more

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Happy New Year Everyone ! I have just finished building my first computer, I'm ready to plug it in...I have windows xp pro and various other loading discs from my abit mobo, radeon 9600 pro and sound blaster platinum. What are the steps I need to do now? Do I set BIOS up first, load video drivers first or xp first or what...lol !!!I'm not looking to overclock but I am unclear on things like partitioning and formating.....Do I need to set up Fat32, if so to what benefit? And with windows...do I want to leave the owner account alone and set myself up a different account or do I want to rename the owner account to my name and go with that...I will be the only user on the computer. I heard somewhere before to leave the owner account untouched for some reason and start a new account. I've always had OEM computers before, this is my first hot rod and I want to configure it sweet !

Thanks, merlin324
 

A:Computer is built....next step !?!

Here is a good site for installing XP;
BlackViper.com

If are going to run dos based games then I believe you should stick with FAT 32, if not then NTFS is the way to go.

XP will be the start point, possibly a couple of drivers from the abit cd, then windows updates, then update drivers as needed.

If your the only user then leave accounts alone.
 

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I'm pretty sure that's the problem, anyway. Here's the rundown:

Supermicro X9SCM Mobo
Intel Xeon E3 1220 Sandy Bridge Server CPU
400W Rosewill PSU
Corsair Vengeance 240-pin DDR3 RAM (2x4GB)

I obviously have more components, but even with these bare essentials it won't boot properly. When I power it on, all the fans start up and all the proper LEDs light up, but there is no beep indicating that it passed the POST, and there is no monitor signal sent from the onboard VGA.

I tried removing one memory stick, and got the same response. I then removed both just to see what it would do, and it gave me the expected "no memory" beep code.

After looking closer at the memory specs and the motherboard manual, I noticed something that didn't match up. The motherboard only lists 1066 and 1333 as compatible memory speeds, and the memory sticks run at 1600. Is that normally a problem?

I can provide any more information if necessary.
 

A:New built computer won't POST

Server motherboard requires ECC memory, which I don't believe any of the Vengeance range is.
 

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im running a geforce fx 5200, and its not bringing me anywhere. The computer boots, the fans run, i dont hear any sounds because my case doesnt have a built in speaker, but nothing shows up on the screen. It isnt a bad monitor because i tested it. it may be the geforce fx 5200, but i dont want to switch graphics cards just yet. ... oh yes,, its in an AGP Slot
 

A:Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

First up is everything new?

secondly i have had this problem alot. Did you take anti static cautions like not installing your comp on carpet ETC?, did you put the motherboard risers in the right place if not it will cause a short and the screen wont turn on at all. Is your power supply a good one not generic ?

If all else fails "your motherboard has fried" :hotouch:

hope this helps :slurp:
 

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Hello!

Ever since I built this computer I've had various BSODs. They can seemingly happen anytime, but they are more common when playing games such as Battlefield 3 or Skyrim.

Here is my build (11 months old):

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)/6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
(Original installed on computer)


Intel Core i5 2500k
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Asus P8P67 Pro
Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850 Watt

Hardware Diagnostics

Memory
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Ran MemTest-86: 9 passes with 0 errors.


Hard Drive
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Ran chkdsk - No issues.

Ran Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics (Extended) - No issues


CPU
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Ran Intel? Processor Diagnostic Tool (64-bit) - Passed


Video Card
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Ran FurMark with no issues. I didn't make any changes except for what the Hardware Diagnostics page told me to. It was at 800x600 (I use 1920x1080, so if I need to redo it with my own resolution let me know). "Dynamic background" and "Burn-in" were checked under options, and I told it to Log GPU temperature and set the alarm for 90. I then ran the "BURN-IN test" for a little over two hours. I had to go out so I stopped it. If I need to run it longer please let me know. I didn't have any issues. It stayed around 64 FPS and never got hotter than 81 degrees. I've attached a screenshot I took right before I quit the program.


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I've attached my report.

Thank you very much!

A:Various BSODs since computer was built

Please reference BSODs since July. Time to fix my computer! for more information/details.

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I was wanting to spend 3-400 euros and what I want to do just be able to do a small amount of video editing, (use windows movie maker and or an equivalent), and use the different emulators of the old Computers and Consoles and basically be able to run up to date programs with ease.
Would anyone mind directing me on the best parts to select for assembly please?
Thank You,
Fred
 

A:I was wondering who here has built their own computer?

I think the best and most economical approach is to find a barebone kit that has the most important core parts and then add what is missing.
 

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hey guys after not sure if this should have gone in the section for hard ware or not but i figured i try here first ... I finally have this computer that i built and i had to send the bare bone back 3 times until they sent me a working one ...so windows xp is loaded on...and still have problems... what will happen is that the machine will randomly restart for no apparent reason ..and for the longest while , xp would not allow to have internet explorer running. I first thought it was a over heating issue. it could be but not sure . i was wondering if there is a actual part to tell the temp of the pc or is it just a program that I need . ( at first i could not even install xp , it kept on blue screening but then i looked inside and i had to peel GLUE , and that thermal paste off that the company put too much on) also when i scroll down web pages it lags horribly and it shouldent cause i have 512 of ddr in here . any ideas , please help. thnx
 

A:built computer still fighting

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Hi guys to be honest I really don't know where this question is meant to be posted but I decided this was the most logical place.

I'll get right into it. My computer has one audio jack that shows a headset and mic right beside it. I assumed this meant I could plug in any headset with a built-in mic and the computer would send audio to the headphones and would allow me to use the mic that was attached to the headset. However, every time I plug in my headphones, Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up and prompts me to choose the function of the plugged in device. I choose headset and the audio is sent to the headphones. But when I attempt to video chat or record my voice, I notice my computer still uses the mic built into the computer.

This problem is very annoying as my voice is not very clear when I speak through the computer mic. I've been experiencing this problem ever since I got this computer back in 2015. I've had an old Acer computer before that also had only one audio and mic jack but I never experienced this problem.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Also, if it is relevant, I use my Apple headphones (the ones supplied with Apple iPhones) and a Sony over-ear headset, both with built in mics.

If it wasn't obvious by how I type, I am not that familiar with computers so please try and explain as simply as possible!

Thanks in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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So I've installed all of the components ( P4 2.8, 120GB, 1GB ram, DVD, DVD burner, Floppy, video card to be installed after OS ( XP ) installed, same with sound card ) made sure all the wires are connected to the right places ( about a dozen times already ) and now I have to push the power button to get it running and I AM FREAKING OUT.

I have never done this before and I DO NOT want to screw it up. It was easy putting it all together. But now I have to believe that the BIOS will detect all the hardware and the HD will get formatted and partitioned and the OS will install ..... and did I say i am FREAKING OUT?!!!!!!!!!

The manual for the SOYO Dragon motherboard is great. Makes it sound real easy. Pretty much let the BIOS set defaults and away you go...reboot and install your OS after formatting the HD. I need some reassurance or a resource or maybe just a pair of "nads".

Anyone want to point me in the right direction. Thanks, Ted
 

A:Home built computer

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I start up the computer and it goes into BIOS
I have the <DEL> option to go into setup
The screen says "Detecting IDE Devices..."

Then it goes to another screen:

Scan Devices, Please Wait...
Press <Tab> key into User Window

If I wait it goes to PCI device listing and then crashes
If I hit <Tab> it brings me to SATA RAID BIOS where there
is a notice:

NOTICE: The number of disks is not
adequate to create a RAID!!

Then I have no options but to exit the menu and start the computer
over.

Please help if you know what's up
 

A:Just built a computer, but having PROBLEMS

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I have built my own pc and I just keeps on crashing especially when I play games. I have whipped my drives several times and done a fresh install of windows 10 but unfortunately my computer keeps on crashing. My computer specs are:

Cpu:Intel core i7 4790k

Gpu: Asus strix gtx 970

Motherboard: Asus z97-a

RAM: 3 sticks of 8gb Kingston hyperx savage 2400MHz ddr3

Hard drive: wd red 3 tb

Solid state drive: Samsung evo 256gb

Monitors: 3 27inches LCD

Power supply: 650w

Operating system: Windows 10 pro
 

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Just built my first computer and am going with vista iv heard you need a OEM version but thats sold out on the pcworld site so will this work for a new computer
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...&category_oid=

A:First Built computer & Vista

the short answer is no look here http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...UK%7CcountryGB

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Hi, here recently i have built a new computer. Pretty much since i have had it i have random blue screens. I have updated the drivers on the chipset, bios, and etc. It seems to have helped a little but i still get blue screens pretty frequently. More often while playing games. Here is an attachement with my most recent BSOD's

? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system: Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - Full Retail

? Age of system (hardware) - New
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - Yes

? CPU - Intel i5-2500k
? Video Card - Radeon HD 6850
? MotherBoard - Asus P8H61-I
? Power Supply - 1 x Antec Earthwatts 500d Green 500W

Thanks for all the help

A:BSOD on new built computer

Looking at the last 6 they are not consistent which leans more towards hardware.

D/L Memtest+ burn it to a CD using a free program like Imgburn if you need one then boot from the CD to test the ram, let it run for at least 6 passes or until you see an error.

There are a couple drivers that should be updated.

Rt64win7.sys Wed Dec 29 06:44:36 2010>
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC>
Realtek


HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010>
Intel Management Engine Interface>
Intel? Driver Update Utility

This is probably a WD portable hard drive Vista era driver
wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 04:39:08 2008>
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver>
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY


Code:

Debug session time: Fri Oct 5 12:57:25.382 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\Bsodapps\100612-14726-01.dmp]
System Uptime: 0 days 1:37:40.584
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89bf456b5, b3b7465eee71260b, fffff80002cf64e7, 1}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
Bugcheck code 00000109
Arguments a3a039d8`9bf456b5, Reserved b3b7465e`ee71260b, Reserved fffff800`02cf64e7, Failure type dependent information 00000000`00000001, Type of corrupted region, can be generic data region odification of a function or .pdata processor IDT processor GDT ype 1 process list corruption ype 2 process list corruption ebug routine modification ritical MSR modification
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I just built this PC, and it has a Core2Duo e7400 2.8ghz processor, a xfx nvidia geforce 9800gt 512mb pci-e, 600w coolmaster power supply, 2x1gb Kingston Hyper Memory DDR2 pc4200, Western Digital wd1600js 160gb Hard drive, and a Gigabyte ep43l-ud3l motherboard. And, when i first built it i had problems with the harddrive so i had to zero it all out. Then finally got it workin but, now whenever i open up mozilla, and something else it lags, more than it should. My older pc that was a p4 loaded about the same. But i was wondering, could it be my hard drive? or is it just something in the software? It runs games awesome, but when im just using xp i cant have more the 2 or 3 windows open. If you have any idea to what the problem is please reply to my thread. Thank you
-Tommy M.
 

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