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Comp keeps shutting down! Should I RMA?

Azn Tr14dZ

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#1
My comp(see signature and sys. specs), only one week old, keeps shutting down, a blue screen with the text saying "if this is the first time this happened, restart ect...) shows up for less than a secon, the the comp boots up again. But if I am on Windows long enough, I can't shut it down, and have to manually do it! Should I RMA to newegg? And if I do, what's wrong with my comp? Motherboard? Memory? I don't think it's the hard drives, or video card, or power supply. What do you guys think it is?
 

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Please guys, I need to know!
BTW, if I don't reply right away, it's because it keeps shutting down right now.
 

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ur screwed. :)
 

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I'm serious, please help.
Slip Slice, if something is messed up, I can RMA, and not spend money. You, on the other hand, need to get a new video card, and that can cost $1xx to $2xx. How much will I spend on this fixing my comp? Barely any at all, only shipping and waiting. So STFU!
 

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#5
lol, im just joking lol, and plus yes I can fix it buddy, found out how just need the walk through....I have to reset bios on the card. Will find out soon enough.. :) to bad, thought u knew it all.
 

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If I did flash my card, I would flash it with the right BIOS! And are you sure your graphics card is ok? That why you need a new everything on your signature? You need a new graphics for sure(Lol, 9550!)

Anyways, can anyone help me please? if not, I'm just gonna RMA my memory, my processor, and my motherboard, since those are the only thing affecting it. Maybe hard drive, probably not.
 

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im sry Azn, not everybody is rich like u. We don't all have red geeky hair, and bigazz glasses, and get w/e the fk we want. Some of us wait until prices go down, or work for it. And I see nothing wrong with my 9550 right at the moment, other than what i did to it.. But if I do get it fixed , I can play BF2 all all medium settings no lag. Aint no trouble to me.
 

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Rich like me? Is an X800XL the most expensive card? NO! I barely spent money on it! You think I have red hair and glasses? Don't think so. I'm not even gonna bother with you.
 

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Gr8!
 
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Ok piece of cake usually this results from a few things, no big deal.

Two Most likely Problems
Motherboard Issues (Sometimes you get a bad motherboard)
Power Issues

Your motherboard has amazing reviews according to newegg, which leads me to believe its a power issue, you simply can not OC a CPU on a bad PSU it just dosen't work. Check your voltages with some software, also tell us what your PSU is. I'm betting if you remove the OC on your CPU you will not get the bluescreen problem

What is your PSU? You only wrote 450 Watt, is it some generic POS PSU? Your system dosen't have a heavy load so you could easily get a good psu under say 60$ that will fix you up.

In my experience after working on tons of computers blue screen is usually caused by PSU or Motherboard. Tell us what your PSU is.
 

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Well, namesdontmatter, it doesn't shut down randomly anymore. I just did a clean install of XP Pro and RAID 0. It fixed all the problems but one, it won't shutdown at all. Everything loads fast, just like how RAID 0 should be. Good performance in games(tried CoD2 really quick), CoD2 loads faster too. But, when I press Start/Shut Down, it won't shut down. It'll say Saving Settings, then Logging Off, then Shutting Down, but it doesn't shut down. Is it possible a bad power supply can affect this? It's a POS power supply that came with my case. Since my Antec broke, I've been using this one. So, is it the power supply?
 

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The current temporary POS PSU I'm using right now has 18A on 12V Rail. Yeah, I know:laugh: . Should I keep it at stock settings until I get a new power supply? Can you reccomend me one under $60, oreven better, one of those $80-90 PSU with a mail-in-rebate?

Thanks,
Azn
 

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Now I have been pretty quiet till now but no more.

I TOLD YOU TO CHANGE THE CHIPSET FAN!!!!!!

Its junk. Nf4 chipsets run hot anyways so they need a good cooler. You may have fried it.

Also there are 3 VERY good PS's (best in their classes)
If money is a object and ur not SLI than the PS I used in RedChrome is EXCELLENT.
I had 4 hdds, OC CPU, OC X800GTO, 7 Fans, H2O and lights.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817163030
(Newegg is wrong it is a dual rail)

If you have money this is one of the BEST
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817185002

And if ur insane and using Quad SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817256006
 

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Should I get that a chipset fan for the nForce 4 chipset? How can I tell that it's still not fried?
 
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It costs more but cause ur video card is on top of the cooler this is very good.
http://www.subzeropcs.com/force_chipset_cooler.html

Bad (cheap) Ps cause more probs than anything. Its important to sit down first and figure what you want to do with ur comp (OC, H2O, Lights, Multiple HDDs or SLI) than pick the right PS first. Its the backbone to your comp.

Its fun to go crazy OCing but if you dont have a good setup it will fry....
 

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Mark, you see that previous post?
 

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I need a good PSU, over 500 Watts, and under $60-$70. Can you find one? I hate looking for PSUs.
 

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I'm planning on going SLI later on, when DX10 and Vista comes out. So, 500 and over would be nice.
BTw, they don't have and chipset coolers on newegg do they?
 

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So...
 

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Come on...wow, I guess I'm gonna have to wait.