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New MSI P45 motherboard and MSI Gtx 295 casuing problems.

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July 9, 2009 5:50:00 PM

Hey
I got a problem.
Last week I installed a new motherboard and graphics card.
After I`ve been getting random blue screens. ( Sometimes it just reset. One frame I`m doing something, the next its black).



http://img32.imageshack.us/i/sataa.jpg/ (If the link doesnt work for you)

Setup:
Msi P45 Motherboard
Msi geforce Gtx 295 Graphics card
OS on a Velociraptor.
Ram: Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2 4x1Gb
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
Vista 32bit OS.

I think I have the correct drivers.
Pls does anyone have a idea?
Dont really think like formatting my comp.
a b U Graphics card
a c 235 V Motherboard
July 9, 2009 7:30:03 PM

You left out the PSU.
July 9, 2009 9:33:06 PM

NorthQ 4775-500BULK, ATX 500W
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July 9, 2009 9:38:22 PM

I doubt its powerful enough to power a GTX295, never heard of NorthQ, lol. Also why did you pair a GTX295 and a 2GHz E6400?
July 9, 2009 10:03:17 PM

Couldnt afford to upgrade it all at this point in time. But do you seriously think that the PSU is the reason for the blue screens?
a b U Graphics card
a c 235 V Motherboard
July 9, 2009 10:27:42 PM

The specs for the NorthQ 4775-500BULK PSU are: +5v@30A, +3.3v@33A, +12v1@20A, +12v2@20A, -12v@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A. It looks good on paper.

The specs for an Antec Earthwatts EA500 500W are: +3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@17A, +12V2@17A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A.

Since they both are 500W PSUs, they should have similar specs. I know that the Antec can exceed 500W.

For testing purposes, can you install a video card that draws less current to see if your system still crashes?
a c 106 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2009 11:46:43 PM

Lutador said:
Couldnt afford to upgrade it all at this point in time. But do you seriously think that the PSU is the reason for the blue screens?


Purchase a 70amp single rail power supply and answer your own question. The most important part of a high end gaming machine and people keep assuming that it's ok to buy junk.
July 10, 2009 4:50:47 PM



Would the one called CFT-750-14CS do the trick then?

Will change back to my previous card soon and test. A 8800 GTS.
a b U Graphics card
a c 235 V Motherboard
July 10, 2009 7:15:54 PM

It could be the PSU, but it could also be the video card or the motherboard. Who makes that Turbo Series PSU?
July 10, 2009 8:26:29 PM

Been using my previous video card for a couple of hours now. No crashes yet.
The producer is Chieftec.
July 10, 2009 8:55:29 PM

New video card and motherboard..? And you didn't format/reinstall windows?? Did you at least uninstall all of their drivers?
July 10, 2009 9:59:06 PM


No, I didnt becuase it was the same chipset on the motherboards.
However it seems that it was/is the PSU as Ive been using my previous video card now for many hours without any crashes.
The drivers were the same for both cards anyhow.
a b U Graphics card
a c 235 V Motherboard
July 10, 2009 11:37:07 PM

That still leaves the PSU (most likely) and video card.
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