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For the reformat you do use the CD
Put it in, restart computer, when it asks if you want to run the CD press any key. '
Then its pretty basic after that, just follow instructions.
Quick Google search came up with this, might be useful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyMWz5UEgoI

Ok, I will do a full reformat as soon as possible and re-install all the drivers online instead of using the Driver CD it came with. I will post the results on this thread when I finish
post #22 of 75
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Matx, one pci e slot, support for only 2 dimms. Id be very wary overclocking that Bulldozer on that board. Doesn't look like an enthusiast board to me.
I would return it if at all possible.

I really wish I could return it but newegg has a 7-day return policy for desktops. I have considered trying to return it to Ibuypower since they have a 30-day return policy but I am going to try to fix the problem as soon as I can without having to deal with shipping costs.
post #23 of 75
http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.asp?Model=N68-VS3%20FX

That is the download page for your board. Make sure that a ll of your drivers are up to date before anything else.

After you update everything. Then clear your cmos, and update the bios
post #24 of 75
I always like to clear CMOS, and then flash bios....Restart, and boot back into bios, and flash it a second time
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I really wish I could return it but newegg has a 7-day return policy for desktops. I have considered trying to return it to Ibuypower since they have a 30-day return policy but I am going to try to fix the problem as soon as I can without having to deal with shipping costs.

I dont know that I would necessarily return it. The components are not all that bad IMO. The PSU is most likely crap, but you can replace that at very little cost.
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Ok, I will do a full reformat as soon as possible and re-install all the drivers online instead of using the Driver CD it came with. I will post the results on this thread when I finish


I would most definitely update all the drivers before I would do another OS install. Just to see.
post #27 of 75
A full reformat is not necessary if bad drivers are at fault. Uninstalling via control panel + driver sweeper should do the trick.

From there I would visit all of the component manufacturers websites and download the latest drivers. After doing so, check to see if the problem has been solved. If not then continue doing the following:

Install several hardware monitoring programs:

Cpuz, gpuz, occt, msi afterburner, and hw monitor. Open up occt and select the cpu test then monitor cpu temps and any voltage fluctuations via cpuz and hw monitor. Write down temp ceilings and 12v/5v/3v fluctuations.

Do the same with gpu test except monitor using gpuz, afterburner, and hw monitor. Record results.

Once again run the same thing for the blended test. Record results.

If your computer crashes during any of those tests then take note of which one and report back. That will narrow down where to look.

If none of those things help then I urge you too look in your bios for any power saving features and turn them off. As this may cause unwanted processor downclocking while gaming.

Hope you fix your problem!

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post #28 of 75
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Just finished reformatting my computer, in the process of installing the drivers right now using the driver tool on canyourunit.com
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I always like to clear CMOS, and then flash bios....Restart, and boot back into bios, and flash it a second time

How do I clear my CMOS and flash my bios? I've never had to do that before. I see an option during startup to flash my bios but all that does is give me and option to boot up windows 7, is that it?
post #29 of 75
I dont anything about canyourunit.com

i would probably get my drivers from the link that I gave you earlier. straight from your board manufacturer site

First you will need to download the bios onto an external hard drive or usb flash drive. Then when you boot up and go to that flash utility, it should recognize it. I have never flashed an asrock board though, so you might want to read the guide in your motherboard manual

As far as clearing the cmos, there is a little tiny jumper on your motherboard. You will just move it to the clear position for 30 seconds or so, and then put it back to normal. Before you move the jumper, I would unplug the power supply, and then press the power button on your computer a couple of times. then move the jumper


Here is the link to the bios for your board. You will probably want to download the instant flash one. There is also a "how to" button there. Should explain

http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.asp?Model=N68-VS3%20FX&o=BIOS

Then go back to this page and download the drivers

http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.asp?Model=N68-VS3%20FX&o=Win764


Also, here is the link for the user manual, just in case you dont have it

http://www.asrock.com/mb/manual.asp?Model=N68-VS3%20FX
Edited by Lukinrats - 6/8/12 at 11:24am
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Here is a photo of the cmos jumper setup.
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