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Newlybuilt System crashes on Game Startup

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January 19, 2010 12:31:14 AM

Here's my build:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Quad-Core Socket LGA1366, 2.66Ghz

MOBO: Asus P6T Socket 1366 Intel X58 ICH10R Chipset CrossfireX / 3-Way SLI Dual-Channel Triple-Channel DDR3 2000/1800/1600(O.C,)/1333/1066Mhz 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Dual GigaLAN 8-CH HD Audio 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s

RAM: Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D Matched Triple 6GB Kit (3x2GB) DDR3-1600MHz 8-8-8-24 240-pin Triple Channel Memory

PSU: Ultra X3 ULT40311 1000-Watt Power Supply - Modular

GFX: MSI Radeon HD 4890 Video Card *OC'D* - 1024MB DDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV

The computer keeps shutting down, then automatically starting up every time I load a game.

What's the problem? I've logged temperatures, done stress tests, nothing seems to be the problem. My processor hasn't even been touched in terms of Overclocking it yet. The video card came OC'd out of the box.

Any help?

January 19, 2010 12:49:31 AM

What OS? What games does it shutdown when you load? Are there any games that work?

If you're sure it's not a temperature issue:

First, make sure you have the latest GPU drivers: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Then check your memory by creating a bootable USB flash stick with memtest86+: http://www.memtest.org/

If that doesn't help, check and see if you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard.
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January 19, 2010 12:52:54 AM

I'm using Windows 7 x64.
There are no games that work. Assassin's Creed, Left 4 Dead 2, all of them turn off as soon as the game loads. Even Warcraft III.
I have the latest GPU drivers. I forgot to mention that I have the latest drivers, including BIOS revision, as well as I tried memtest86+ already.

This is the first system I have built where I have come across a problem such as this.
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January 19, 2010 12:59:42 AM

When you updated BIOS the last time, did you load the default settings? Did you change anything?

Load a game to make your system crash. Reboot and enter windows. Check your Event Log - by opening the Event Viewer application - and look for any errors or warnings that occured at the time of the crash.
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January 19, 2010 1:53:29 AM

Found out the problem.


MSI is a piece of sh*t company, don't go with them for video cards.

Used an old 7900 GS video card, and it worked flawlessly with any game.


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