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Problems With newly built pc

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by death0119, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. death0119

    death0119 Member

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    built this computer for a friend and they where havign issues with it rebooting for no appernt reason. so i got the computer back from them installed a after market cpu fan thinking it was possibly a heat issue, and formatted and reinstalled windows just in case it had a possible virus. while i was installing windows it rebooted one time and i had to restart the install. then i got it installed got everything updated got avg/adware/spybot on it and updated. then i took the computer back to the friend house and while i was settign it up for them it rebooted again on me, and sevreal more times while i was trying to do other things. when i submitted the error reports to microsoft it spit back one of two things, driver error source unknown and possibly a memory problem. but once again it coulnt pin point anything on ethier of the error reports. i know its not a virus, so im thinking its etheir a hardware issue or a driver issue. possible bad memory. any ideas as how to pin point the problem would be greatly helpful.

    system specs:
    Raidmax Diamond 228 ATX-228SP Mid Tower PC Case (Beige)

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor (Venice) Socket 939

    Asus A8V-VM K8M890 Athlon 64(FX)/64 X2 Dual-Core/Sempron Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, LAN, RAID/Serial ATA

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD400JD 40GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB

    ASUS DRW-1612BL 16X Dual Layer DVD±RW Drive w/LightScribe (Black)

    Asus EN7100GS512/TD/128M GeForce 7100 GS 128MB PCI-Express Video Card

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Full Version) Single-Pack OEM

    Kingston KVR400X64C3AK2/1G 1GB Kit DDR400 PC3200 Memory

    Logitech Ultra X Keyboard & MX310 Mouse Combo

    Acer AL1516AB 15in LCD Monitor (Black)

    Freezer 64 pro after market cpu heatsink/fan
     
  2. DoubleDwn

    DoubleDwn Regular member

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    I have two thoughts on this. First, double check that the bottom of the mobo has sufficient clearance, and is not shorting on anything.

    Secoond, I would try different memory. Very well could be a bad mem module.

    What kind of PSU do you have? Could it be a faulty PSU, not putting out enough power?

    ~Rich
     
  3. death0119

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    I totally fogot about the psu, not sure what it is it came with the case when i purchased it i will need to go to my friends house hwne i get time again and find out, i will post back then. and the mobo is mounted proparly i can garentee that, im very carefull about mounting the devices correctly.
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    if the power supply came with the case it'll be rubbish, get a proper power supply and the problem will almost certainly be solved.
     
  5. death0119

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    If i need to get a new psu whats a good psu i can get for under 50$? and how many watts am i gunna want? for the system specs i listed
     
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    power supply is atx 12v power raid max 380w
     
  8. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Yeah it's rubbish, get the one I posted.
     
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    Yeah, don't know how reliable zipzoomfly are on their rebates though...
     
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    alright thanks for your help :)
     
  12. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

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    They aren't very reliable. I had bought a 8500 GT from them and sent the rebates in a week after I recieved it. It was supposed to be post marked within 30 days of purchase and it was but they told me it wasn't. So don't rely on rebates from them.
     

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