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Custom built not booting

Q: Custom built not booting

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


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)


Hard drive: My old Dell 4400 hard drive


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.

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A: Custom built not booting

Take the RAM out, do you get any beeps?

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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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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+


A:New Custom Built PC Not Booting! HELP

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I generally know a lot about computers, so my dad is giving me the job of building him a new computer. Here are the components I bought:

- ASUS Ai Life Deluxe motherboard, SATA/lan/audio the whole shabang.

- Maxtor 160 gb hard drive, sata

- Intel CPU (manually installed to motherboard), 3.2E ghz, LGA775

- CDROM, floppy, etc.

- The case came with a 420W power supply, but in the event of a better video card and full connection to the motherboard power, I got an antec 500.
-1 GB DDR2 (two 512's - super talent?) RAM, placed in same color slots. (DIMM 0 is it?)

- ATI (xtasy sub) X850 on Pci Express 16x, 256MB

That's pretty much the necessities of it.

Anyhow, I plug everything in, make all the connections, get everything situated and start it up.

We put in the Windows XP disc with service pack 1 already on it. It says "press any key to boot from CD", and I do that.

The blue setup low-res setup screen comes up, and it asks to format. I format using NTFS (Quick), and then it begins to copy files. At a certain percentage, the yellow bar freezes and then it says "can't copy the file). I clean the CD, place it back in, and the CDROM doesn't even bother to read it, even when I press retry. When I choose to skip the file, it says it can't read the next one and the next one and so on. If I keep skipping, it comes up with a stop error blue screen, saying there is a problem with either the memory's "caching or shadowing... Read more

A:Custom-built PC on Win XP SP1

you have a bad cd.

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I have finished building my custom pc and it turns on/ all fans spin and gpu turns on but I am receiving no signal on my monitor.

I have done the following:

-Connected the hdmi to my gpu
-Moved the gpu into other slots and attempted to turn on
-Taken out and put the ram back in
-Disconnected the power cord and held the power button for 30 sec-1 minute

Pls help

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I have a custom built PC with 2 x 2 gb of ram. BIOS shows 4096 RAM and so does msinfo32 (total physical memory). However, when I right click on my computer, it only shows 1.98 GB of RAM. With 32-bit XP it should should at least 3 GB or ram given 4 GB total.

Win XP Pro 32-bit SP3
MS-7680 (1155)
Zotac 9500 GT
i3 processor 3.06
adata memory

The motherboard does have IGP, but I use the Zotac card.

A:Custom built PC only shows 1.98 GB of RAM

Strangely I have found that some dedicated video card still take system ram. I have had it occur with Ati based cards or the brand of video card from memory. At work, we had to get a different card to resolve the issue.

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I recently built a new computer for my brother, and as of yesterday, the system will only power on, and the only way to power it off is by either turning off the PSU or unplugging the power cable, neither of which I feel particularly comfortable doing.

When the computer's power is off, the power can be turned on by pressing the power button. However, when the computer is on, pressing or holding in the power button does nothing. If the shutdown option is chosen from the start menu, the computer will go through the standard shutdown sequence, and the monitor will go to sleep, but the fans in the computer will continue to run. If the power button is pressed at this point, the computer will act as if it is turning on normally and boot into Windows properly.

This problem started late last night. Prior to then, the computer would shut down and power off normally. No hardware changes were made to the system between the last successful power down and the time in which this issue started.

System hardware:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
RAM: 4GB DDR3 (Two 2GB sticks)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition (3.3 GHz Dual Core)
PSU: Cooler Master RS-460-PSAR-J3
Motherboard: ASUS msq-m4n68t-mv2(b)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 500GB
GPU: NVidia GT250

A:New custom built PC will not turn off

With a new build, that's always a potential problem. Please reseat your memory and any pci-e card you have (with the computer unplugged). Also check all power connections to the motherboard, drives, etc.

If this does not work, remove all cards and memory and try starting the pc - just to see if it locks up. Of course it can't get far, but another diagnostic step.

Let us know how that goes.

** EDIT ** Also, your power supply may be slightly underpowered. Also, did you change anything on the bios? OC?

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I have a custom built xp on it. not a dell whrn i click start it says HP but its custom built.its preowned it says the PCI modem is not installed. it will not let me look at drive details please help so i can getit working good

A:Custom built xp problems

Sounds like it has a HP motherboard . . You can download and run Everest to find out what Brand and Model the mother board is then look for drivers

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Alright, after all the old hand-me-down stuff my old roomates gave me died, I threw it all away and bought my first set of new stuff for myself. Now, with everything hooked up I cannot get the computer to POST...Here's what I have:

ASUS LGA 775 Micro-ATX Intel Mobo

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 CPU

2Gigs Kingston DDR2 SDRAM (2 X 1Gb - one in Channel A, one in Channel B because the mobo manual said that with dual sided ram A must equal B. The RAM is listed in the manual as verified)

Thermaltake water cooling system

Thermaltake 430W Power supply


1 CD-ROM drive

When I turn the PSU on the green light on the mobo comes on. When I turn the computer on everything starts up and continues running so I know that the CPU is not overheating. The only weird thing is that I cannot get my CD drive to open. I thought this might be a problem with the jumper settings, so I tried setting it to Master and to Cable Select and still cant get it to open. The green light on the drive is on constently. Other than this everything seems to be running fine, I just cannot get a POST beep and nothing shows up on the monitor (Ive tried a PCI X16 card and the onboard and got nothing from either). Any ideas?

A:Custom Built PC not posting

There will be a pin hole that you can insert a paper clip into on your rom. Gently push in the clip and work the drawer(with a small screw driver[very gently]). The drawer will open. Try resetting the bios to default by removing the battery for 15-20 seconds. The ram modules that are compatible with that machine (speedwise) are 533mhz, 667mhz, and 800 mhz. You want A to = B for the dual channel option to work. Has it ever booted up yet at all?

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I have recently attempted to create a custom built computer for the first time, i have followed guides and got the computer all made but when i power it up it makes a loud high pitched noise! how do i get it working properly, it turns on theres just a huge noise.

I also have a second question, my new computer has a 320mb 8800GTS graphics card in it, and has 2 DVI slots on the back of it, my monitor has a DVi and a VGA, but i only have lead for VGA, but i have 2 apadtops which turn a VGA into a DVI. But the adaptor only works in the graphics card, if i put an adaptor on my monitor it doesnt fit, will the monitor still work?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 112706 274 in stock £126.76

Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX 125082 174 in stock £58.82

Point Of View 8800GTS 320MB DVI HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card 125325 20 in stock £148.88

Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATAII/300 8.5ms 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 115418 1559 in stock £43.30

Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Performance Memory CL5 1.9V Matched Pair with Heat Spreaders 098710 170 in stock £63.82

Coolermaster IGreen 500W PSU - 85% Efficiency ATX12V v2.2 120mm Fan 115161 41 in stock £44.29

Gigaybte GZ-X1 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - No PSU 126922 8 in stock £31.47

Thats my computer parts help pls!

A:Help with my custom built computer

Can you isolate where the noise is coming from? Could be a bad fan, noise from the case speaker, etc...

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I just built a new PC and am toying with overclocking. My problem is that I've experienced 2 BSOD's in the last few weeks and can't tell if it's drivers or possibly defective "NEW" hardware.
Here's my mem.dmp

Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available
WARNING: Whitespace at end of path element
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03a63000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03ca6670
Debug session time: Mon Jun 24 22:04:49.676 2013 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:08.472
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
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A:BSOD New Custom Built PC

Try not overclocking...and see if stability returns.

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I built a new custom PC a week ago or so and got it working just fine. I installed Win 7 x64 on the machine and had it working like a charm until last night.

I had my cpu on Win 7 but the OS was really slow and wasn't loading anything so I had to turn off the machine via the power switch. When I tried to load up Win 7 again it would show the BIOS message and then would not boot into Windows 7.

All I get is a black screen and nothing else. I first thought it was maybe Win 7 problem with boot manager so I popped in the Win 7 install disc and tried to repair the OS but it couldn't find the operating system at all. I thought that was odd so I then tried to install the operating system over again and when I got to the partition selector screen there was no partition there at all. I had a full partition of the OS on that drive but the drive wasn't found basically. I know that the BIOS is setup correctly because the hdd is recognized by the bios during post.

I don't know if the hdd is shot and I need a new one or what is up with it. I also replaced the PSU thinking it could be that and it didn't fix the problem.

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard
ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5870 v2
Intel Core i5 760
Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT25664BN1608
Corsair TX750W PSU
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX)

I'm hoping the hard drive isn't lost because it's only 3 days old but don't know for sure.

Any help would be nice since i... Read more

A:Custom Built PC HDD Problem

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Hi Everyone, this is my first post. Last night I was looking for a few websites that stream live sports, I landed at TVU Networks...idk if its a shady website or what...but after 3 or 4 minutes, my Chrome browser crashed, then my computer totally went black and turned off. A few seconds later the power supply tuned on, followed by all my internal components, fans were blowing at full force for about 20 seconds, then they all shut off. A few more seconds pass and that happens all over again, fans buzz, nothing happens on the monitor, then everything turns off again. What do you guys think could have happened? Could it be related to the website?

Here is a little background info:

I built this computer one year ago (first build for me) with all good quality parts...It went really smooth...i'm running:
-windows 7 64-bit
-500W rosewill stallion series power supply
-core 2 duo 2.8 ghz processor (E7400)
-Zalman cooling fan (arctic silver 5)
-4GB Mushkin Ram
-500GB WD Caviar Black hard drive
-Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard
-Nvidia graphics card...8900 GT 512mb

Pretty decent first build...its been great since i built it, no over clocking, just general gaming and use (school work, email, web surfing, media player) general computer use. SO its pretty annoying and weird it all of a sudden just crapped out. Could the PC have over heated...its been pretty hot in my apartment (ac is out)...so its regularly around 80 degrees F in my apt. Help me out guys, I want to tro... Read more

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OS - Windows 7 x64
What was original installed OS on system - Windows 7
Less than 1 Year
Re installed twice today
i7 3770k
GTX 670 Direct CU II edition
Asus P8z77-v
Corsair TX850

Hello There. I am experiencing issues with a custom built PC. The PC was running smoothly just this past Friday but on Saturday morning I woke up to find it frozen and I was unable to boot to windows. After some diagnosis I discovered that my hard drive (Corsair Force GS 240 SSD) was fried. Got the drive replaced and all was good, or so I thought.
After re-installing windows on the new drive I have been getting lockups whenever watching twitch.tv or playing League of Legends. All three monitors freeze and I am unable to input anything. Sound completely cuts out and I am forced to hard reset.

I have done the following to attempt to rectify the problem.
- Installed Windows on a different HDD
- Taken the whole PC apart, re-seating the memory, replacing SATA cables to my drives.
- Removing power supply and re installing it.
- Blew out all the dust and checked heat levels. CPU maxing out at 50C under load.
- Ran many different combinations of drivers. Getting older versions of nvidia drivers ect...
- Updated Bios to most recent version.

At this point I am suspecting some kind of hardware fault that is not related to the hard drives based on the fact that the same problems were present when windows was installed on either drive.

Here are the requested files.

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A:Custom Built PC Freezes

Alright so a few more things have come up.
I forgot to mention that when booting the PC, it cannot recognize my hard drives and is always asking for a boot device. The only way to get the PC to boot is to go into the bios and select my HDD with the OS on it from the boot menu.

I ran a Furmark test to stress my GPU and rule that out as a factor. Ran a burn in test on that and maxed the temps out at 71C for 15 mins with no crash.
Shortly after that I fired up twitch.tv and watched a stream and timed it. After ~10 mins I had a bluescreen error (First one I have actually seen with my own eyes since the issue started) all I could make out on the blue screen was. BAD_POOL_HEADER. I have included the dump files with this post.
Thanks again.

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Hi everyone and I hope you have a Happy New Year!!! I am considering breaking down and purchasing a new computer. This one is a HP custom built and it's about 6 years old with a lot of miles on it. I've not had any trouble with it besides the normal stuff so I had thought about going with the HP custom built again. I checked the prices with HP and then went to Tiger Direct and I couldn't believe the difference in prices comparing systems of equal features. I can get one from them for about half of what I would have to pay to Hp and all of the junk doesn't come on it. Now I am considering purchasing one from Tiger Direct but my question is, have you purchased a computer from them or know of someone that has? If so, what is your opinion of this company and their custom built computers? I have read their reviews but it was from their web site. I like to get the actual users opinions one on one but not from the sellers web page. Do they built reputable and reliable computers? Thanks for your time.

A:Custom built desktops

I bought one of T.D. PowerSpec $549 specials maybe 5-6 years ago. Once I realized it was only about $250 worth of parts, I told myself I would never buy a pre-built/box store computer ever again. I can't stress enough on how easy and how much $ you will save if you build one yourself. You can buy the parts and have someone build it for your for $70-100 bucks and it will be custom to your needs. $300 parts +$100 labor and a better finished product sounds a lot better than $549 if you ask me.

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Over the last few months I've experienced random freezes that occurred without any warning. Sometimes I hear static and crackling noises from my speakers when it does so.

I've tried:

Uninstalling Intel Rapid Store Technology
Setting RAM voltage to 1.5 from 1.54 (default)
Setting Power state to S1 in BIOS
Updating Motherboard
Updating to latest official Nvidia drivers (306.97) for my EVGA GTX 560 Superclocked edition
Changing Power plan to "High Performance" and "Never sleep"
Scanned for malware using Microsoft Security Essentials (came up clean)

The freezes typically occurred with Firefox and were the ones that hard locked the computer, forcing a hard reboot. Recently, I received "Windows Explorer has stopped working" errors when I click to go to the Action Center in the Control Panel. It happens after I hard reboot.

Also, my PSU is an Antec 650W Earthwatts and I have a Crucial m4 128 GB SSD, version 000F. The rest of the specs are in the Dxdiag I attached.

So the question is: What is going on with my computer? Is my PSU too weak to handle the hardware, or is there a conflicting program/piece of hardware?

A:Custom Built PC Freezing

Not enough information given to determine whether there are conflicts with hardware or software.

Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Download and install CPU-Z and Upload screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs. In the SPD tab, upload an image of each slot. To upload all screenshots, it would be best to:generate the images using the Snipping Tool,
go to where the images are saved,
right click in a blank area within the folder where the images are saved,
create a new folder,
name the folder CPUZ,
select all the images,
place the pointer over an image,
press and hold down the left mouse button and drag the image (all images should move with it),
drop the images into the CPUZ directory you created,
create a compressed (zipped) folder of CPUZ
upload the .zip file to the forums.

Also, go into your BIOS and post all Voltages (CPU, RAM, NB, IMC, etc.) and all RAM settings (timings, frequency, etc.)

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Okay I have a costum built pc, I built it about 2 years ago. I'm currently running Windows Vista 32 bit. The other day I went to go turn it on and the motherboard instead of giving me the normal 1 beep, it gave me 1 long and 3 short. It goes to start up and then the screen goes black, it shows me my cursor but still the screen stays black. I have an Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard. I looked up the beep codes and it told me " no video card or bad Ram." Well I switched the ram and changed the video card and I no longer get the beeps but the screen goes black after Windows start up. I used my old hard drive to see if that was the case, same problem. I was wondering if anyone could possible help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!

Asus M2R32-MVP Mobo
AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core +6000 Processor
750Watt Power Supply
Nvidia 8800 GT Video Card
1 TB Hard Drive
Windows Vista 32 bit

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Attached is all the information required by the BSOD posting instructions. In addition to dump files from the passed few days.

Windows 7 x 64

? What was original installed OS on system? - Windows 7 x 64
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) 2 HDD's roughly 5-7 years old, SSD 2 years old,
everything else is 3.5-4.

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 3.5-4, yes the OS has been reinstalled
? CPU - Amd Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.40 GHz
? Video Card EVGA Nvidia 550 Ti
? MotherBoard Asus M4A88TD-M Micro Atx
? Power Supply - brand & wattage PC Power and Cooling 950

? System Manufacturer Self Built
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop, Dual Monitors

16 gbs RAM, Corsair, (G Skill -(I believe)).

Additional Notes:
To my knowledge, the BSOD's occur randomly, not when I am using a specific program. It has been an ongoing thing for
months. I just restart and it goes for a while, then another BSOD. Furthermore, all my games crash. Sometimes after
hours of playing. Other times repeatedly in short windows, less than five minutes. I have formatted all my drives,
reinstalled windows and all my programs. However, it should be noted that upon booting the system reads two
windows OS. However, one is not bootable.

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A:BSOD - Custom Built PC

New Addition:

I just ran verifier again, as my first attempt was different from the instructions given on this site. No BDOS as of yet. Will keep this thread posted on future details.

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I built a desktop which was running great for about 5 months. Then after a night of working perfectly fine, I turn it on in the morning and I get nothing showing up on the monitor, black screen, then the computer restarts itself a few minutes after but then just displays a continuous black screen. First I reset the bios because I had it set to performance mode which slightly clocks things higher. The computer starts up and runs all day. Next day the problem comes back, I reset the bios again even though it was already at default settings, and nothing changes. I pull the video card out, a gtx 770 and put it in a different pci slot, the computer then boots up. Runs fine for the next couple days so I assume that pci slot it was in went bad. But then the same exact issue happens again, computer automatically restarts and holds at a black non displaying monitor screen. Everything else is on, all the lightes and leds, all the fans, no weird noises anywhere, no beeps from the motherboard though too. I pull a stick of ram out, then another, nothing with the ram makes it boot up.

I switch the monitor over to the integrated graphics and pull out the gtx 770 but the symptom stays exactly the same. I put the video card back into the original pci slot I thought went bad and plug in 1 of the 2 6 pin power connectors the card requires and I get on the monitor an error display message basically saying to plug in the other 6 pin connector. So at this point either the video card is going bad ... Read more

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Ok I Am trying to get a PC I built to work. My problem is that when I try to load XP the Setup starts to load and then it stops while trying to load all the setup files.
AMD64 3000 Biostar MB NForce 150
GForce 5600 FX Cinema Video card
CD/DVD Burner Combo I/O Magic
1.44 Floppy
Maxtor 80 Gig ATA 133 Ultra Hard Drive
430watt Power supply Z Alien case
512 Geil Dragon PC3200 400DDR Memory

When the computer turns on the POST is 1 beep. Then it goes to a Biostar screen and the it goes to the screen to enter the Bios. Sometimes when turned on the computer will stay on the Biostar screen. Please help.

A:Trouble with a new Custom Built PC

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Ok, so I have a custom built PC, everything is on one 500GB hard drive.

I want to format the PC to empty with just windows (like a factory restore)

I have a windows 7 cd and key.

I have things that I don't want to lose (around 50gb), I am unable to burn this and have no where else to store it.

Would it be possible to create a new partition now, move them files over to that partition, then format the C: reinstall windows, then continue using my PC with my backed up files still there? If so, can you offer any help please.

Thanks alot.

A:Restoring a Custom Built

you can make a new partition say D and move your 50 GB to that partition and then install fresh windows 7 to C drive. that will automatically format/wipe your C drive without touching D drive.
Remember if those 50GB files are programs/system files you wont be able to use those programs. but personal files like pictures, office documents etc will stay and can be accessed. in fact you can leave that D drive as second partition.

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Case - Raidmax Sagitta 2 (No PSU)

PSU - Corsair TX Series, 750 Watt, ATX, PS/2

Motherboard - ASUS SKT-775 P5Q DELUXE S/L 1600FSB

Graphics Card - Inno3D nVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, 1GB GDDR3

Audio Card - Creative Soundblaster X Fi Xtreme Gamer

Proccessor - Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo Processor - 3.00 GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Socket LGA775, 45 nm

Memory - Corsair - TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) PC2-6400 DDRII-SDRAM PC Memory

TV Card - ASUS My Cinema P7131 Dual - DVB-T receiver / analogue TV tuner / video input adapter - PCI

Network Card - Edimax EW-7728In 802.11n PCI WiFi Card

Hard Drive - Generic Hard Disk Drive 500GB SATA II - 1 Year Warranty

CD Drive - Pioneer DVR-116DBK 20x Internal DVDRW Black Bare

This would be my first custom built computer so want it to work

Would be good if this would work for gaming.

A:Custom built PC will this work?

1 GB for 9800GT is stupid. Get a 512MB GTS250 or Radeon 4850 for about the same price, they're quite a lot better performers. Radeon 4870 even, they're pretty cheap for the performance they offer.
IDE DVD drive is not really a good choice, rather go SATA. Pioneer, LG, Sony, Samsung and Lite-On have good drives, performance*quality/price-wise.
Also, don't get a generic HDD. Samsung has nice affordable drives with 3-5 year warranty. WD and Seagate usually have a little bit better quality, but anyhow. Seagate has some problems with their recent 500-750GB models, maybe 1 TB too.

A sound card wouldn't really be needed, but it's always a good thing to have if you really need the best sound you can get.
Can't say anything about those TV and wireless cards, I guess they'll do their jobs.

Then the to real thing. Socket 775 is dead. AM2+/AM3 isn't.
I would go with Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P and AMD Phenom II x3 720 BE. Better quality motherboard, faster CPU in most cases, mutli-core support is coming up in games, etc... Hmh.

You could down the PSU to a 650TX.
All in all, something like this:
Mobo: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-199-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1482 (not UD4P, but 90% as good for anything. OC potential might be a little less)
CPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-238-AM
RAM: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-190-CS&groupid=701&catid=8... Read more

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After spending hours putting together my new PC ( some new parts, some old parts from my previous computer) I finally get the thing to boot up. THe fans are spinng and the lights go on, but the only thing is theres no display. Ive tried multiple things to get it to work, but still no luck. If anyone has any feedback as to what i should do, it would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the Specs:

ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK 520W ATX Power Supply

POWERCOLOR AX3650 1GBD2 Radeon HD 3650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16

OCZ Platinum 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Also keep in mind the MoBo has an onbord video card which I've tried already, by itself and while the graphics card was still attached.

A:No Display on my Custom Built PC

when you disconnect the video card, does the onboard work?

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I?m building a PC and have finished assembling. However when I go to turn it on it does not work. PSU connectors are all correctly placed and the PSU is on.

A:Custom Built PC will not turn on

OK, first of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what hardware you are running. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc, etc. Do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for ALL of your parts.

Next have you read the guide at the top of the hw forum for problem builds? If not, do so. If you follow ALL of the steps, you will find the cause of your no POST condition.

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I'm looking at getting a new fileserver and am stuck between going for a NAS box or building my own XFS server.

I've been looking at the following NAS boxes


Firstly, how energy efficient is a NAS? Thats my main point of interest. Or would I be better off building a low power server myself?

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Hey Guys!

I will be building a custom computer in about 2 weeks. What do you think of the following hardware:

CPU - Intel Q6600 (OC 3.0GHz)

CPU Cooler - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

Motherboard - MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX

Memory - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Graphics Card - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

CD/DVD Drives (2) - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

Case - Antec 900

Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 64

Power supply - Thermaltake Purepower 600

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Ok, i'll keep this short and simple because I don't have much time atm. I built this computer about 4yrs ago and within the past 1yr I've gone through 3 power supplies, 2 OCZ (bleh) and lately, as of lastnight) the 3rd one which is an ULTRA X4 750W atx psu. It was working GREAT, I left my computer on lastnight because I watch movies on my ipod touch while in bed from it. When I woke up the computer was off and we had no storms. So right away I was sniffing away at the PSU (the last one burnt out, it stunk of sucky psu) but it doesn't smell. When I try to turn the pc on the LED lights flicker just a tiny bit once and you can barely see it. However, the keyboard stays light (the LED's in it) and the green light on the mobo stays lit. I tried seating the ram but it still didn't work. I don't remember the EXACT specs but I'll try to post what I remember below...

AMD quad-core black edition cpu
The mobo i think is ASUS and it was espensive, made for crossfire ATI
4gb ram
2 internal 500g HD's (1TB total + 500g external 1.5TB total)
onboard sound HD
and 2 ATI HD3800's (the 3800 series) crossfire
PSU - Ultra X4 750W atx

I really can't afford to go buy ANOTHER psu, the wife knows I'm stressed out now because... yea i play wow, big deal, but I'm also the CEO of a small gaming community... my work is computers. This is the first time I've ever posted for help. I was going to go buy a new PSU and have it work for 4months but maybe it'll break again. The only thing I dread doing is ta... Read more

A:I need help with my custom built pc not turning on please.....

Is a 750 Watt power supply enough for your system? In my mind, it is bordering on just enough, and some power supplies have a percentage of wattage that they lose. You have crossfire, may need a hundred more watts or so, but I'm just guessing. Your system is set to High performance power right? That drains on the power supply too, check the power supplies specks compared to what you plugged into it to see if you overshot it.

Also, it may very well be that some hardware is wearing on the PSU to make them go out like that. It could either be that you always bought the wrong ones (need crossfire supported PSU), or some other hardware is messing with them. Someone else may need to troubleshoot with you, but These are my suggestions.

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Hey everyone. This is a first post, sorry if it's in the wrong place. I'm stressing myself out trying to solve this problem on my own, and it's even harder because I don't have any tech-savvy friends that live around me to help in person.

I recently browsed newegg.com in search of a collection of desktop parts to put together a new budget gaming rig. Ordered on Wednesday, everything came Friday. Figured it would all go together smoothly, as I researched what I was buying, got second and 3rd opinions from various internet friends, and etc, etc.

Here's the parts that I bought (I apologize for them being linked from Newegg.com):
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156237
Power Supply (I bought this last year, still works great): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680
RAM (bought 2, so I have 4 sticks): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134492
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127434
CD/DVD R/RW drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

I also have 3 internal hard drives that have had no issues, and are capable of being powered by the PSU I own.

Well, I get everything unboxed, and put together. I'll post a step by step of what I did:

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I've gotten a BSOD several times:
Stop code is: 0x00000050
It flagged usbaudio.sys
Full System Specs: See Attached Txt file (I tried to use Speccy's web publish but their server seems to be down). Note: My computer is custom built (built in 2009).
Additionally I used BlueScreenView and despite the BSOD flagging usbaudio.sys, the report from bluescreenview flagged the following in the past three dmp files:
1. dmp from today flagged ntoskrnl.exe
2. dmp from 2/22/14 at 3:41pm flagged nothing
3.  dmp from 2/22/14 at 3:26pm flagged ntoskrnl.exe and nvlddmkm.sys
4. dmp from 2/22/14 at 1:39am flagged ntoskrnl.exe and nvlddmkm.sys
I'm confused here as the BSOD screen reports one thing at fault while these dmp's flag another.
Any thoughts?

A:BSOD - custom built PC

Since "Nvidia" video driver seems to be appeared on more than one dumps, please update our graphics card driver as well as any USB audio device driver. If the BSOD continues, please "7-zip" and attach most recent crash dumps with next reply.

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Hi all,

I've recently built a computer with the Gigabyte GA-7VM400M (revision 2, I believe) motherboard, an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ processor and Kingston 1GB DDR memory, as a usable filling to the void in my desk until I can build a more high-end rig.

I bought them used (from highly rated sellers on Ebay, though the memory is from an old, retired PC) and assembled them out of the case of an old, custom-built PC. I have none but the essentials (motherboard, CPU, and memory installed) yet the system fails to boot, giving an unrecognized beep code. I'm thinking it's the memory, but I got my doubts as I individually tried multiple cards, each being tested in different slots.

I've tried everything, from the multiple memory cards as stated above, trying multiple dedicated video cards, and reseating the CPU, and shorting the "clear CMOS" and "100MHz FSB" jumper pins.. However, it still gives the beep code.

The thing about the beep code is that it's not similar to anything listed on the motherboard's manual, and there's a BIOS tag on it for the Phoenix D686 BIOS, while the manual only mentions that the motherboard comes with the AMI and Award BIOS.

An audio file with the beep code can be found here.

Thanks in advance.

A:Issues with a custom-built PC

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I get a BSOD at mostly random times. I've attached the files as per the posting instructions. Any help is appreciated.

Edit #1:
I ran driver verification - no BSOD occurred. Attached is the result of verifier /query.

A:BSOD - Custom Built Computer

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Hi, I have been getting seemingly random crashes on a computer I built. I have run memtest, prime, and seatools and hardware seems okay. Hopefully I can get some help with these BSODs. Thanks

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7 professional
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Clean install using upgrade disc iso
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? bought it through microsoft student discount program.
? Age of system (hardware) (~3 months)
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? (3 months also. never reinstalled)
? CPU i7 930 D0
? Video Card hd radeon 4500
? MotherBoard gigabyte x58 ud3r (latest bios)
? Power Supply - brand & wattage OCZ 550W

here's the complete system specs:
i7 930 cpu
gigabyte x58 ud3r (latest bios)
6 gb corsair ram 1600mhz (running at 1333 w/ 1.5v)
1tb samsung spinpoint hd
hd radeon 4550 gpu
ocz 550w psu

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Custom Built PC

Hi -

23 BSODs since 31 October 2010

18 of the 23 occurred during the last 9 days.

All bugchecks are memory related -
0x1a = memory management error
0x50 = invalid memory referenced
0x19 (0x3,,,) = pool list is corrupted

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

ntfs.sys mentioned in BSODs = NTFS file system = HDD

Run HDD diags - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Keep in mind that memory could be physical RAM or virtual (page file - HDD); also problem may be unknown hardware failure affecting RAMs ability to properly hold kernel code.

Windbg Logs
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Tue Dec 14 17:34:48.160 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:09:49.174
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+6368 )
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
Bugcheck code 0000001A
Arguments 00000000`00000031 fffffa80`05816810 fffff880`07eb4000 fffff8a0`0d4e446e
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Dec 13 17:34:32.030 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:05:48.934
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Last year I built the following system:

Mobo: ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe ATX - nForce4 SLI X16Compatible (NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI™ Intel Edition)
Processor: Core 2 Duo (2.9)
Chipset type: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16
BIOS type: Award
Hard Drives: 2X WD / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
RAM: Corsair TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB)
Graphics: Two XFXGeForce 6800 Extreme 256MB, SLI, PCIe
Case: GIGABYTE GZ-XA1CA-STB Black:Aluminum SECC ATX Mid Tower
OS: Windows XP Professional
Ran like a dream for a year--no problems.

Problem 1:
All of a sudden, my two front USB ports stopped working (started to get those annoying Windows pop-ups that there is an unknown device). I opened the case, disconncted and connected the plug from the front chassis USBs to the MOBO and restarted, and nothing--the USBs are still dead. Any ideas where the problem could be, on the mobo or on the case? Anyone ever have this happen before?

Problem 2:
My Mobo has four slots for DDR2 RAM. I originally put in two and recently decided to add another two (paired) and bought exactly the same type (Corsair) that was already installed on the system. I know that this version of Windows will probably only recognize 3-3.5 gig tops, but I put in both new RAM chips. When I fired up my system and checked the memory, it still only listed the original amount of RAM (it's like those two new sticks aren't even there). I made sure they were seated correctly and that the clips that snap dow... Read more

A:Couple of Problems With Custom Built PC

Does same type of ram mean same model number? If not these systems are getting tougher and tougher to add to.

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I recently ordered the parts to build a computer and once I had everything hooked up I could not get the computer to start up.

PC components:
Raidmax Smilodon Tower with 500w PSU
Asus P8H 61-MLE Series Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 LGA1155 Processor
G.Skill DDR3-1333 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
Western Digital 320GB HDD

The MoBo led comes on showing that the PSU is plugged in and on but no response when the PC switch is pressed. I've tried moving the MoBo jumper to reset the CMOS with no response yet.

Also, when I unplug the ATX12V plug from the MoBo I get a light/fan response but still no boot...

Any suggestions or help?
Plz and Ty

A:Custom-built computer won't turn on

sounds like you may have the power and reset plugs in the wrong places read your manual and see where they need to be plugged

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Hi, My name is Trevor or Trev and i've been building my desktop over the last 4-5 months. Everything has been going great until a couple weeks ago. I had a couple BSOD. (which i'm not sure if they're related or not to current issues) Also my windows live account said my account had been accessed by someone else and recommended virus scan and my Origin account also did the same. I've experienced some strange things in windows like I'll notice my anti-virus service isn't started and can't be fixed w/o a restart, random system hangs, poor browser performance in google chrome, today i tried to shutdown my computer twice both times it was at the shutting down screen and finally went to a BSOD, and there's been a few times that i've been playing a game or switching from a full screen window back to windowed and my computer will turn off both monitors like it's shutting down then it will turn itself completely off for a few seconds before coming right back to life with windows still loaded and the applications i was using usually still open. Anyway I've put allot into my computer and I would greatly appreciate some help in trying to figure out what exactly is happening.
Here's the logs and any other info needed just lemme know.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 ... Read more

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My husband bought a custom-built PC from CyberPowerPC about a month ago. Ever since he got the PC we have had a problem with the screen glitching...it almost looks like someone hit the screen. Then, it will go to BSOD. I have posted an image of the error screen we are getting. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, we have uninstalled and reinstalled Windows 7, the graphics drivers, and also have been very selective about the Windows Updates because that was causing an issue before.

A:BSOD on Custom Built Computer

Welcome to the forum.
That is probably a video card error. It should still be under warranty contact Cyber Power.

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Hello, I have a custom built tower that someone gave me, i need help finding a motherboard that has all the front panel connectors that are posted in the pictures, what kind of motherboard do i need. Can the motherboard be new, or does it have to be an older type?


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Just built my first PC, but the moniter wont trun on and i cant acess the BIOS? It's not the moniter as i used fn+f8 on my laptop and i viewd everything fine.

i When i power on, it all works, but the moniter just stays in standby mode. I turn the power on, I am using onboard graphics as my video card does not support vga(ati 4890), and my moniter is old and only supports vga.

when i power on i hear the Hardrive, the CD drive works, Graphics card fan spins, the psu obviously works, the green light on the mobo lights up. I hear the beeps, i saw the heatsink spinning.

I'm sure the ram is in correct (both in the yellow slots next to each other, not one yellow and one black)

The psu is 750w from cossair. the only thing im not sure of is that the cpu is in right. i remember putting it in, and putting the stick next to it under the tab bit. i had some trouble installing the heatsink.

Should i check the cpu? can i do it now that the thermal pad is all over it? or will i have to clean it and buy some thermal gell?

My cas eonly came with 4 "6-32" screws, these are the i was instructed to screw the motherboard in with. i used all 9 of the brass elevators, but i just put one screw in each corner as i only had 4/9. could the brass elevators with nothng in be grounding the mobo?

If anymore info is need juet let me know. i can get photos up if needed. need me to list my parts? just say so.

A:My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor?

Take the graphics card out, it's disabling the onboard video.

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I bought a custom PC from ecollegepc a couple of years ago. I want to do a full factory reset but I can't figure out how.

I press F9 during bootup which brings me to a screen where I can choose to repair my computer. But then it takes me to another screen where it asks me to select a keyboard input method. From this screen, I am not able to type anything or use my mouse. I am using a wireless keyboard and mouse if that makes any difference.

I'm not even sure if this is where I am supposed to be to do a full factory restore. Can someone please help me? I never had this type of problem when I used an HP.

A:Factory restore a custom built PC?

A Custom-built computer should include the disc/s used to install Windows. The OEMs or System Builders create programs that allow the user to do a Factory Restore from the partition on the HDD used just for that purpose.

As for the keyboard, many times the USB or Wireless USB won't work until after the Operating System has loaded, might try a PS/2 device at least to enter the BIOS and set Legacy USB as Enabled to get that support.

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Just built my first PC, but the moniter wont trun on and i cant acess the BIOS? It's not the moniter as i used fn+f8 on my laptop and i viewd everything fine.

i When i power on, it all works, but the moniter just stays in standby mode. I turn the power on, I am using onboard graphics as my video card does not support vga(ati 4890), and my moniter is old and only supports vga.

when i power on i hear the Hardrive, the CD drive works, Graphics card fan spins, the psu obviously works, the green light on the mobo lights up. I hear the beeps, i saw the heatsink spinning.

I'm sure the ram is in correct (both in the yellow slots next to each other, not one yellow and one black)

The psu is 750w from cossair. the only thing im not sure of is that the cpu is in right. i remember putting it in, and putting the stick next to it under the tab bit. i had some trouble installing the heatsink.

Should i check the cpu? can i do it now that the thermal pad is all over it? or will i have to clean it and buy some thermal gell?

My cas eonly came with 4 "6-32" screws, these are the i was instructed to screw the motherboard in with. i used all 9 of the brass elevators, but i just put one screw in each corner as i only had 4/9. could the brass elevators with nothng in be grounding the mobo?

If anymore info is need juet let me know. i can get photos up if needed

A:My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor?

Try removing the graphics card since you're not using it anyway.

You can buy extra motherboard mounting screws. I always keep a variety of extra PC screw hardware since cases don't always supply enough as you discovered.

If you decide to check the CPU, you will have to clean it and reapply fresh thermal compound.

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I get BSOD on my computer as soon as Windows 7 boot up. If I unplug the power supply for about 30 seconds and replace it, the computer will boot up and run for about 30 minutes before going back to BSOD. I have noticed that the computer will also have lines in the screen etc right before it goes to BSOD. The computer temps are running around 35c - 50c at its highest. The computer specs are listed below.

ID-INFO 321082 BLKPEARL 1 0.00 0.00
MODEL1 C SERIES 1 0.00 0.00
SW-152-120 JUST CAUSE 2 GAME 1 0.00 0.00
MN-172-103 SCEPTRE X270W 27" 16:9 1920 X 1080 BLACK LCD 1 248.00 248.00
MO-107-101 BLACK USB MOUSE 1 0.00 0.00
CU-197-206 INTEL i7-960 3.20GHZ 8M 1366 RETAIL 1 1,279.00 1,279.00
HD-403-306 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM 3.5" HARD DRIVE 1 0.00 0.00
RM-317-401 KINGSTON HYPER X DDR3/1600MHz 2 GB MEMORY 6 0.00 0.00
FA-205-110 COOLERMASTER V6 GT CPU COOLER FAN 1 22.00 22.00
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A:BSOD on Custom Built Computer

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? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 Ultimate x64
? 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)? 1 year, although many BSODs have happened as soon as 3 months after new PC was built
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 month, yes-- hard drive started failing after BSOD.

? i7 920
? GTS 250
? Asus Rampage GENE II
? Cosair 750W

? System Manufacturer: Custom built
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom): Custom built

I also should mention I run 4 SSD's in RAID 0 (long story as to why it's set up this way... gifts turned into doubles... don't ask), and I'm afraid that this expensive setup may be causing the biweekly crashes. I also have a 500GB HDD. These BSODs come and go, and last time they caused, (or my hard drive caused?), a BSOD that ended up with a dead SSD.

Well, I reinstalled a new SSD and it worked great for awhile... now they're back and I'm afraid.

I've attached what I believe is the correct BSOD info file. Let me know if you need anything else! Thanks in advance for the help!

A:BSOD on custom built desktop; help!

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

Just FYI, we see a lot of issues with SSD's. Here's my notes:


There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's.
Here's what I suggest:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard)
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to swtich controllers also.-
Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.

You must install all updates - to include SP1 and subsequent updates (especially when using state of the art hardware). Please do the following:


Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
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Does Anybody know of anyone, place- or website where sumone can build me a custom Wireless PC keyboard with a built in Touch-Pad and sum other features like back lit keys ect ect..???

A:Need Custom Built Wirless keyboard..???

Try www.cyberguys.com, and www.tigerdirect.com. Both used to carry them.
However, most do not work well and fail early. The only good ones I have used were made for IBM thinkpads... but don't work well on other machines.

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? OS - Windows 7 x64
? clean installed on 120GB Corsair SSD (CSSD-F120GB3A-BK)
? full retail version
? <6 Months old
? <6 Months old - have you re-installed the OS? No

? Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge (BX80637I73770K)
? ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155
? Antec HCG-750 750W ATX12V

This was a custom build I completed early August.

A:BSOD custom built computer

There are not any .dmp files in the upload to look at.
Check in the C:\windows\minidump folder to see if there are any, if there are zip up and upload, if not check the PC is set to collect mini dumps.

Check the PC is set to collect mini dumps> How to Check Computer is set to collect dumps

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Hi, first time posting on a forum like this but getting desperate and feel I need to get help from people who actually know stuff about PCs

My custom built PC comprises the following components:
MoBo: ASUS P8P67-M Pro
RAM: 16Gb (4 x4Gb)
Processor: Interl Core i5 - 2500K 3.30GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTS 450

Constructed the entire about ten months ago now and from the off I noticed I had some issues, the main one of these was the system randomly rebooting. This I can not tie to a single event as it has occurred during gaming, doing work, or just idling, therefore regardless of the stress on the computer it will still happen at complete random.
One moment I can be watching the screen and the next moment the screen is blank (all lights inside the case and all fans remain active so clearly power is not completely lost) then it will reboot as if it has just been manually turned on. I have taken this to various PC shops and they can find no reason for this happening other than the possibility of overheating and this shutting down as a protective measure but that is not the case as the CPU remains below 45 even during intense gaming. I am open to ANY suggestions for what to check (I dont know too much I am afraid) and am considering contacting ASUS and intel directly to inquire.

Again, any advice on what to do would be much appreciated!

A:Custom built PC random reboots

What brand/wattage PSU is being used?

Post the temp and voltage readings from the BIOS (look for Hardware Monitor)

Follow the steps outlined below and post the required attachments.


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Recently, I have encountered several computer problems. The first of all of my problems started before I installed the new RAM, when Windows XP got the BSOD before startup. Trying to fix the problem, I decided to attempt to repair. Unfortunately, I have several Window XP disks and each one was somehow corrupted. Then, I wanted to do a fresh install. Trying to get to the fresh install was a pain however, as I was put into an endless "Setup is continuing" every bootup.

Anyways, this is besides the point. I finally got Windows XP to install, and once I did this, I installed DDR2-Dual Corsair 800 5-5-18T RAM cards. So, the computer was running very smoothly, and in the middle of playing "Platform Racer 2" the computer crashed. Ok, no big deal, this happens with a custom built computer every now and then. Ok, so I go back to the computer and browse the net - CRASH! I decided it may be the RAM, and I tried switching the slots. However, when this happened, I recently realized I did something incorrectly and only 2GB are active. The time of the computer running is about 5X longer, and I have yet to see a crash.

Which leads me to the main point - Is there a reason that only 2GB works with the computer, and not 4? It may just be rotten luck, but I am unsure.

ASUS P5ND2-SLI Motherboard - 4 Slots, 8GB Supported
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.2GHz
OS = Windows XP Pro. SP2 32Bit
NVidia GeForce 7800 GTX

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A:Custom Built Computer crashes with 4GB of Ram, but so far, not with 2.

Try to check the frequency of RAM which is newly install . Is it match with your mother board?
The BSOD error mainly came with the problem of RAM.

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