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Computer Crashes

By dman123isback
Nov 8, 2009
  1. Hi I have been having this problem for about 6 months now. When i purchased this barebone styled pc, it was fine. Then out of no where it would crash when i tried to play games. It started fine, i was able to play games. Then it started to get worse and worse. I sent it back into the company i bought it from, and they said that it was an OS error and that the hardware was fine. I DO NOT BELIEVE THEM ONE BIT! I just installed Windows 7. The pc crashed and froze a few times while trying to Boot from CD to install windows 7. When the pc freezes, my USB logitech g5 mouse will turn off. So i normally used that as a way to tell if my pc crashed and if i wasnt able to wake it from hibernation.

    Also, the pc will crash and repeat a sound over and over.. most of the time it picked some strange noise to repeat. I opened up Microsoft word, and it also crashed. Then after the reboot, i opened word again and it was fine.

    Specs:
    * Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core) 8000K
    * Intel Socket 1366 CPU fan
    * MSI X58 Pro, DDR3, Cross Fire, GB LAN, iEEE
    * 6GB (3x2GB) PC3 8500 DDR3 1066 Triple Channel
    * NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    * 500.0GB Western Digital 7200RPM SATA2 UDMA 300 16m cache
    * Hard Drive Cooling Fan Aluminum Internal
    * Samsung LightScribe 22x SATA DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW
    * Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    * Wireless 802.11 N 150MBs LAN USB Adapter
    * Nikao Black Neon ATX Case w/ Temperature control, front USB & iEEE
    * Dual Case Fans 80 mm DC fan (two fans)
    * Corsair 750W ATX Power Supply, SLI ready



    Thanks in advance! I hope this problem goes away!!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Nice system, reset the bios to the default settings and see if the system stablizes...
     
  3. dman123isback

    dman123isback TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried to reset the Bios, no luck :mad: Any other ideas?
     
  4. AnaTom

    AnaTom TS Rookie

    Try turning off the hibernation, setting the Power functions in the Control Box to all on, and setting the screensavers and junk to all off,

    and in the BIOS turn the hybernation off.

    Once it gets stable, I guess you can work from there.

    Maybe that helps.
     
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Are you saying you were unable to re-set the BIOS? when you say No Luck?
    AnaTom has a set of good ideas.
    The first action is likely to et it back to normal, and re-test.
    I would also use a simple mouse and keyboard during this phase of testing.
    If you get error messages, what is reported in the message?
     
  6. dman123isback

    dman123isback TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when i said "No Luck" i meant that my pc was still acting up. i had to set it to defaults to install windows 7 on friday.
     
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