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My new build keeps running into problems

So recently after waiting 4 years I said screw it and decided to ask around for computer parts. I'm a good month or so into it and I have a build. Definitely not the most impressive but it'll do for the time being, specs are as follows:

AMD A6 6400k APU @ 3.9.GHz
NiC C5 Universal CPU Cooler
ASUS a55m-e motherboard FM2
8Gb of DDR3 HyperX 1866 MHz RAM
500w psu (not sure on the exact one)
XFX R9 280x
500Gb seagate barracuda 7200rpm

As you can see, modest, nothing crazy, I know about the bottleneck. Now, with the background out of the way, I've been running into problems regarding my OS. First and probably the most annoying, whenever I install windows, i install all my drivers as usual and after a boot or two my OS refuses to start goes into auto repair mode and can never fix the problem. Second when it first sets up instead of using my APU integrated graphics it resorts to standard VGA adapter. I'm sure this is normal but I thought I should put it in there. When I do get the drivers up though and I try to change my resolution to anything that isn't 1024x768 or 800x600 it goes into a black screen and puts me back into one of those resolutions. Any answers would be helpful

Edit: Also my graphics card isn't plugged in for those of you who are wondering. I'm getting a 6 to 8 pin adapter for the PCI cable it requires

Update: I reinstalled windows again and managed to get some new resolution in although this time my computer was using the integrated graphics rather than the VGA output. These resolutions include: 1280x768, 1280x800, 1360x768, 1366x768 and it stops there.
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  1. Don't really know what to think about it,but what monitor are you using? Also what cable to connect ...

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    Edit: Also my graphics card isn't plugged in for those of you who are wondering. I'm getting a 6 to 8 pin adapter for the PCI cable it requires

    Seems to me that psu isn't up to the task.
  2. I'm using a regular Samsung television that just happens to have a VGA input. And I'm using VGA. Also a 500watt power supply should be enough for the bulls I currently have I have already ordered the adapter and I'm getting it in 2 days. What I think the problem is with the resolution though is the VGA input. Since my television is standard 720p I think (most smaller TV'S are.) As for the windows getting corrupted it has stopped idk why I didn't do anything different to be honest.
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    Might be that the tv just can display the resolutions you mentioned above since 720p, so you can't really expect more ...

    For the psu might that be true if a single rail and even then is quality always an issue,but you just try it.:)
  4. Yeah, this is my first build. I made it out of people basically donating shit for my system so I'm not too concerned about the specs just happy I have it. As for the TV in HDMI it seems to be able to reach 1080 and above just not in VGA, maybe because it detects the pixel count of the TV. Because I've hooked it up to my laptop at 1080 via HDMI
  5. Could well be the case. I guess that the tv has no hdmi?
  6. Vic 40 said:
    Could well be the case. I guess that the tv has no hdmi?


    Yeah, it has HDMI. As I said it was hooked up to my laptop.
  7. Then tried pc via hdmi on the tv?
  8. Vic 40 said:
    Then tried pc via hdmi on the tv?


    When I get my graphics card powered up I will but at the moment I can't because the motherboard doesn't have an HDMI output. When I power the graphic card I will try HDMI
  9. If you have an adapter could you try dvi to hdmi ... just no sound with this option.
  10. I wish I did but I don't have any of that stuff.
  11. Well it was worth the shot,but then you just have to wait and see how it goes with the R9 280X ... ;)
  12. Vic 40 said:
    Well it was worth the shot,but then you just have to wait and see how it goes with the R9 280X ... ;)


    Haha yeah thanks for all the help, I appreciate it
  13. You're welcome.:D

    May i ask which 500watt psu?
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