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July 12, 2013 6:50:59 PM

Recently built a homebuild general purpose/mid-range gaming pc but am now encountering a whole string off odd issues:
(1) internet: connected to the internet but the tool on the taskbar shows I am not connected. Internet is very slow and I am experiencing high ping playing online games. I do not have this issue on my 4 year old laptop. I am using the in-built WIFI on the GA-Z77n-WIFI (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...)
(2) games: I installed GTA IV, played it for a bit all fine. However, now I can't start it anymore. The game simply freezes after the intro credits.
(3) random shut downs
(4) other odd little issues

Has anyone ever had issues like this?

My full specs are:
CPU: i5 3470
Mobo: GA Z77N WIFI
GPU: GTX650-DC-1GD5
RAM: Corsair 8GB dual channel XMS3 DDR3
SSD: 120 GB Samsung 840 series
July 12, 2013 6:53:32 PM

try reinstalling os, check BIOS for what it says your hardware is, see if your ethernet is plugged in (highly recommend at least trying ethernet)
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July 12, 2013 7:00:33 PM

sixsamuraisoldier said:
try reinstalling os, check BIOS for what it says your hardware is, see if your ethernet is plugged in (highly recommend at least trying ethernet)


Thanks for your reply, how do I "check BIOS for what it says your hardware is"? You mean at windows start up?
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July 12, 2013 7:02:41 PM

ageo7836 said:
sixsamuraisoldier said:
try reinstalling os, check BIOS for what it says your hardware is, see if your ethernet is plugged in (highly recommend at least trying ethernet)


Thanks for your reply, how do I "check BIOS for what it says your hardware is"? You mean at windows start up?

whatever your motherboard asks for, you normally press esc,f8, or something during startup, NOT windows startup
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July 12, 2013 8:00:34 PM

The ping may be due to the fact of antivirus software.
Running windows firewall, and another firewall at the same time like zone alarm. while the hardware firewall of a router is also running.

You didn`t mention what power supply you were using.
It`s brand and it`s wattage and what amps it can put out on the 12v power rails. The Amp rating is important just as wattage.
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July 12, 2013 11:42:51 PM

Shaun o said:
The ping may be due to the fact of antivirus software.
Running windows firewall, and another firewall at the same time like zone alarm. while the hardware firewall of a router is also running.

You didn`t mention what power supply you were using.
It`s brand and it`s wattage and what amps it can put out on the 12v power rails. The Amp rating is important just as wattage.


I am just using Windows Firewall and AVG anti virus. My PSU is Corsair TX650M Modular Enthusiast series.
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July 13, 2013 9:45:22 AM

ah, the 840 series...
if its nto the 840 pro then it may be a failure of ssd, that ssd is known to be particularly prone to failure
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July 13, 2013 7:37:02 PM

sixsamuraisoldier said:
ah, the 840 series...
if its nto the 840 pro then it may be a failure of ssd, that ssd is known to be particularly prone to failure


Really? I never saw any issues with the 840 on the net... Weird
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July 13, 2013 7:40:00 PM

ageo7836 said:
sixsamuraisoldier said:
ah, the 840 series...
if its nto the 840 pro then it may be a failure of ssd, that ssd is known to be particularly prone to failure


Really? I never saw any issues with the 840 on the net... Weird

thats odd, when i was doing my research i was strongly turned away from the 840 due to the numerous bad reports, the 840 pro is amazing though
i doubt that your issue is ssd related, but it might be, and try using ethernet
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