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    Default Hardware Failure

    I have a ASRock M3A785GMH/128M mother board and sometimes for no reason at all my computer shuts down. This normally occurs when playing games. I am not sure if it is my motherboard, graphics card or any other hardware item that is faulty. Is there some software than can help me detect the piece of hardware that is not working correctly?

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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    You might have a failing power supply.
    How old is your psu?
    Brand and model names?
    Can you borrow a good quality power supply to test with?

    We need detailed information about ALL OF THE HARDWARE in your system.

    We can best help you after you create a detailed hardware list in the System Specs portion of your
    forum profile http://forums.tweaktown.com/profile.php?do=editprofile at the bottom of the
    profile page or in your forum signature http://forums.tweaktown.com/profile....=editsignature.
    Be sure to include brand names and model numbers.
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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Canning_s View Post
    I have a ASRock M3A785GMH/128M mother board and sometimes for no reason at all my computer shuts down. This normally occurs when playing games. I am not sure if it is my motherboard, graphics card or any other hardware item that is faulty. Is there some software than can help me detect the piece of hardware that is not working correctly?
    A good start is a hardware monitoring program that displays the temperature of your CPU and graphics card. The "no reason" may be high temperatures.

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    I have a A1 3500 ATX Max 480 Wat PSU. All of the hardware for my computer is about 3 1/2 years old, all purchased at the same time. My computer has only been crashing in the last month or so.

    Here is my computer hardware:

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    ID
    Host Name : Simon-PC
    Workgroup : WORKGROUP


    Computer
    Model : OEM
    Serial Number : To Be Fille***********
    Chassis : Desktop
    Mainboard : ASRock M3A785GMH/128M
    BIOS : AMI (OEM) P1.20 08/04/2009
    Total Memory : 4GB DIMM DDR3


    Processors
    Processor : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4C 3.2GHz, 2GHz IMC, 4x 512kB L2, 6MB L3)
    Socket/Slot : AM2r2/AM3


    Chipset
    Memory Controller : ASRock RS780/880 Host Bridge 2x 2GHz (4GHz)
    Memory Controller : AMD F10 Athlon 64/Opteron/Sempron HT Hub 2x 2GHz (4GHz), 2x 2GB DIMM DDR3 1.33GHz 128-bit


    Memory Module(s)
    Memory Module : Corsair VS2GB1333D3 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
    Memory Module : Corsair VS2GB1333D3 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)


    Video System
    Monitor/Panel : ViewSonic VG2227WM
    (1920x1080, 21.7")
    Video Adapter : ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (10CU 800SP SM5.0 850MHz, 1GB DDR5 4.8GHz 128-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)


    Graphics Processor
    OpenCL GP Processor : ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (800SP 10C 850MHz, 1GB DDR5 4.8GHz 128-bit)
    Compute Shader Processor : ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (800SP 10C 850MHz, 1GB DDR5 4.8GHz 128-bit)


    Storage Devices
    SAMSUNG HD103SJ (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 32MB Cache) : 932GB (C:)
    WDC WD10EADS-00L5B1 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 32MB Cache) : 932GB (E:)
    WDC WD2000JB-55GVA0 (200GB, ATA100, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache) : 186GB (D:) (F:) (G:)
    DVDRW IDE 16X (ATAPI, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (H:)
    DTSOFT BDROM () : N/A (J:)


    Logical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk (C:) : 932GB (NTFS) @ SAMSUNG HD103SJ (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 32MB Cache)
    Caviar Green (E:) : 932GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD10EADS-00L5B1 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5", 32MB Cache)
    Hard Disk (D:) : 10GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD2000JB-55GVA0 (200GB, ATA100, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
    40 GB HDD (F:) : 39GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD2000JB-55GVA0 (200GB, ATA100, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
    Another Drive (G:) : 137GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD2000JB-55GVA0 (200GB, ATA100, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
    Optical Drive (H:) : N/A @ DVDRW IDE 16X (ATAPI, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)
    Optical Drive (J:) : N/A @ DTSOFT BDROM ()


    Peripherals
    LPC Hub Controller 1 : ASRock IXP SB600/700/800 SMBUS Controller
    LPC Hub Controller 2 : ASRock SB700/800 LPC host controller
    LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T0 B0-73
    Audio Device : ASRock IXP SB600 High Definition Audio Controller
    Audio Codec : Realtek Semi 888 High Definition Audio
    Audio Device : ATI (AMD) EG JUNIPER XT Audio Device [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
    Audio Codec : ATI (AMD) HDMI Audio
    Serial Port(s) : 1
    Disk Controller : ASRock SB700/800 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
    Disk Controller : ASRock SB700/800 IDE
    USB Controller 1 : ASRock SB700/800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    USB Controller 2 : ASRock SB700/800 USB OHCI1 Controller
    USB Controller 3 : ASRock SB700/800 USB EHCI Controller
    USB Controller 4 : ASRock SB700/800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    USB Controller 5 : ASRock SB700/800 USB OHCI1 Controller
    USB Controller 6 : ASRock SB700/800 USB EHCI Controller
    USB Controller 7 : ASRock SB700/800 USB OHCI2 Controller
    SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : ATI SB700 SMBus


    Printers and Faxes
    Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4 (600x600, Colour)
    Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)


    Scanners and Cameras
    Scanner : Microsoft Brother DCP-J140W [00809278d787] (Scanner, USB)


    Network Services
    Network Adapter : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet)
    Network Adapter : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 (Ethernet, 100Mbps)
    Network Adapter : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 (Ethernet, 100Mbps)
    Wireless Adapter : TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N Adapter (802.11n (HT), AES-CCMP, 54Mbps)
    Wireless Adapter : D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B)


    Operating System
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 6.02.9200
    Platform Compliance : x64


    Windows Experience Index
    Current System : 5.9
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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    I have done a quick "What PSU do I need for my system" at Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator and the value returned is 424 Watts. My current PSU is 450. From my above Computer Info, is a 480 Watt PSU good enough?

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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    I recommend using the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator.
    You should never run a power supply at more than 80% of its maximum rated load for an extended period of time, such as when gaming.
    Take a look at my psu posts and recommendations in the http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...e-ud3r-v2.html thread starting with post #11.

    Your power supply is the foundation of your system and you need it to provide clean and stable power, now and in the future. Lower end power supplies use much cheaper components that won't last as long as highly rated power supplies from the best review sites, such as JonnyGuru, HardOCP, HardwareSecrets, PCPER, TechPowerUp and BenchmarkReviews.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    Plus, it's possible that a PSU that isn't as good (so usually the cheap ones) may kill your motherboard and/or other hardware with a power spike. Don't go cheap for a PSU that might destroy your expensive hardware.

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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    Sometimes my computer does not turn on with the first press of the button. Well, it turns on but just sits there doing nothing. Is that a motherboard issue? Also, is there some software you recommend to check for hardware failures, the motherboard in this case?

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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    > normally occurs when playing games

    Does it do it at other times too?

    Does Windows Event Viewer provide you with any detail when this occurs?

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    Default Re: Hardware Failure

    It actually only happens when playing games, hence I think it is graphics related. Not 100% sure tho. The whole computer just turns off, so no crash report or error message.

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