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OMG PLEASE HELP!!! I'm desperate!

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April 8, 2012 9:16:18 PM

**EDIT! CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply



My computer crashes, the monitor says "No Signal Detected" but the lights and fans stay ON inside the computer!

I can reproduce the crash every single time I run "Windows Experience Index" to get my WEI Score.
It crashes every time it gets to "Direct3D 10 Texture Load Assessment" or at "Direct3D 10 ALU Assessment"

When my computer crashes, I have to manually go behind my computer, and switch off the PSU to get it to shutdown all the way. The power button does nothing.

So I went to Fry's and bought a new graphics card, but the problem CONTINUED!

I have heard Graphics Card issues, PSU (Power Supply) issues, RAM issues, and even something about S3 suspend to RAM/Resume Video issues. I don't know what to do next!

The things I know for sure:
It isn't the graphics card.
The PC is NOT overheating.


I can play World of Warcraft for HOURS with no issues, but the instant I tried increasing the graphics settings to "ULTRA HIGH" it crashed immediately! The monitor went black, the fans stayed on, and I had to switch off my Power Supply to turn it off fully.

**It never crashes on anything else except for ONE time while watching a YouTube video. However, since I replaced the graphics card - it has never crashed on YouTube videos - only when attempting the Windows Experience Index Score.

This is a brand new custom built machine, all the components are brand new. Which makes this even more confusing.
Here's my PC!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit (Legit Genuine Copy)
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
AMD FX 8120 8-core processor, 125W
MSI 760GM-P23 motherboard [FX]
ASUS Geforce GT 440 video card
Patriot 2x4GB 1333 DDR3 RAM (8GB Total)
OCZ Agility 3 Series 60 GB SSD

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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2012 9:31:17 PM

Drivers are all up to date? System BIOS up to date? Windows up to date? I'd start there.
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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2012 9:33:01 PM

besides what egilbe already advided you. if you did it all properly.
what is the power supply?
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April 8, 2012 9:37:06 PM

What power supply do you have? Could also be a memory issue. Install one at a time. Do what egilbe said first, though. See if that helps.
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April 8, 2012 10:36:52 PM

i think it could a memory issue , put one ram at a time but at different slots at different time and see if you have the problem.
The thing is, when u play wow , all the system ram is not going to be used.
U have the error only when all the ram is used, that is when u benchmark with the windows , so ram could be the issue.
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April 8, 2012 11:26:00 PM

I just checked MSI website, 125w CPU are not supported on this motherboard..

just check the product page, there is "note 1 and note 2" text worth reading.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
April 8, 2012 11:49:02 PM

don't make multiple posts. it's too hard to keep track.
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April 9, 2012 2:04:54 AM

check if your BIOS is up to date. if not update it.
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April 9, 2012 6:12:28 AM

Best answer selected by mosawyer27.
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