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May 8, 2009 10:06:45 PM

Hey guys,

This was my 1st ever PC build, I have had lots of issues getting it to run smoothly.
Here is the build:

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

I am running XP home, I have lots of crashes, slow internet loading, blue screen of death, ect. I would like to start over but now I can't boot from the XP CD (Blue screen stop error).

Is it a hardware or software issue?

Any help would be appreciated


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May 8, 2009 10:25:36 PM

It's not overclocked at all?

Only flaw I can spot is your PSU - PSUs that are comboed with cases (with the exception of Antec) are typically horrible.

I would replace the PSU with a Corsair 450 VX or a Silverstone ST400 (both lower-priced, high-quality PSUs that should easily power your system). If that doesn't work, it's likely a defective core component. You'll need to RMA your motherboard, memory, and maybe even CPU.
May 8, 2009 10:32:34 PM

Not overclocked, I believe it may be the PSU also, I don't think I can just return that since it was a combo.
There isn't even enough plugs to hook up the two cord adapter for the video card. Thanks for the response.
May 8, 2009 11:29:01 PM

You can't return that, but you can buy another one.

Either of the two aforementioned PSUs would be perfect.