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Zangetsu

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I have just finished building my new computer and I seem to be experiencing a Shutdown issue. The shutdowns seem to happen the most when I run the Windows Vista Computer Rating Score system. It also happens when I do some minor things also. I'm not sure what the problem is, and I was hoping to find a solution here.

Here I have listed my Computer Hardwares that my computer was configured with along with the links towards most of them:

APEVIA X-Navigator ATXA8NW-BL/500 Black/Blue Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811144091

ECS P4M800PRO-M2 V2.0 LGA 775 VIA P4M800 PRO Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135048

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115016

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium DVD - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832116142

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146569

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE Combo - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106058

ASUS Black 52X CD-ROM E-IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM Drive Model CD-S520/A5 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827134012

SABRENT Firewire PCI Host Controller Card with 6pin to 4pin Cable Model SBT-VT6306 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16815123012

Chaintech GeForce 6200 AGP 8X 512MB DDR

2 More CD Drives (Making a total of 4)


If anyone knows what might be causing the Shutdowns on my computer, help would truely be appreciated. Thank you~ =D
 
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#2
more than likely buggy vista and or buggy vista drivers also i think vista hates AGP cards as it used to do the same shit to me
 

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#3
no, his problem is the ECS-p4m-800-pro, i had that board and my computer would do the same thing, i built a computer for a customer and he wanted that board, and his does the same thing.......If you can, return that board for something else and get a pic-e mobo and vid card!

you got to upgrade the card someday! might as well make it sooner than later!
 

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so the problem that i'm encountering is due to the motherboard? ok then, i'll try to find a better motherboard. If you guys can recommend me to a compatible motherboard, it would be great. Thank you for all your help and support, that saved a lot of trouble. THANK YOU~! :roll:
 

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i take it you need matx? and you want a pci-e or agp?
 

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#7
matx stands for micro atx!
to be honest! you just made your self a nice plate of spaghetti with some crap on it!

in other words! you will have a nice setup untill you get to the graphics card,

so agp, that one sounds pretty good, your more or less stuck with via chip sets and i hate via chips! that may be just my opinion. Your obviously on a budget (am i right?) so it looks like getting a "nice pci-e" motherboard is out of the picture.....so i would say, yeah get that one.

edit:
unless your not going to upgrade for a long while! your hands are going to be tied up by getting a agp motherboard! since ever new graphics card is PCI-E then it's getting harder and harder to find a good agp card! so imho i would try to get a pci-e board
 
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yeah, I wont be upgrading for a while, atleast not until I get out of high school. :laugh:
Well, thank you for your help and suggestions~ :toast:
 

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#9
Could be that psu, though I have one in a computer and it works fine.
 

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I DO have a 550W Power Supply that I have never opened yet, so I guess I can test it out before I decide to buy a new motherboard, so thank you. =]
 

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Apevia, while I do one one (aspire 500W in my sis computer) isnt a highly regarded psu. Any psu that comes with a case (save for antec cases, Thermaltake, Tagan, Silverstone, etc) arent worth a flip. Best to invest in a separate PSU :)
 

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just to be more clear on this issue, after an unexpected shutdown, just pressing the power button itself wont turn on the computer. I have to disconnect the power plug for approximately 10 seconds, then reconnect it before the power button is fully functional again. =/
 

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Hmmm, try the better psu.
 
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yea sounds like the psu is over volting or detecting a fault condition somewhere and shutting off to keep itself from frying itself or something else
 

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nope, it's not the PSU, I just tried my new PSU and the same thing is occuring, i'll probably need to buy a new motherboard... :(
 

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Is the board still under warranty? Just RMA it. But first, check to see if your ram is bad. Download Memtest86 and test your ram.
 

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@ wile e

i had two of those boards and two versions of the board....it's got to be the mobo! now i might be wrong (doubt i am) but i might be!
 

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my new items havent been ordered yet, but another thing i'm curious about is the Hard Drive. I have an internal 3.0Gb/s hooked up to this computer, and the motherboard labels 1.5Gb/s. Not sure if this could be the cause of the problem, but it was just something that had just popped up on my head =|
 

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It shouldn't be a problem. You just have to make sure that you leave the little jumper on the hard drive. That puts it in SATA1 (1.5Gb/s) mode.
 

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Yes, it will fit. The board is just standard ATX, and so is your case.