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Hello all, I currently have a computer with these parts:

New parts:

Saphire HD 4850 512 mb
1 TB harddrive (not sure of brand)
Rosewill 850w power supply

Older parts: (all 2-3 years old)

Asus mobo (sorry, don't remember the model)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
2 gigs corsair value memory

Here's the problem I'm having with it.

Since installing the new parts, a few things are happening. First, when booting up a game like Age of Conan, the mobo will beep once and it'll power off (definitely not overheating). This was the only time it was happening - playing that game.

Now, it's randomly shutting off for no reason (might be idling on windows startup with nothing running). Sometimes, the video just cuts out. This has happened in the BIOS where the video card should I have no effect on the video.

My brother concluded that the power supply was probably bad and I ordered a new one. Does that sound like a good diagnosis?

Now, I'm planning on upgrading the CPU/mobo/memory. Here is what I have picked out so far. I would really appreciate it if anyone could point out a better mobo (I just picked the first one I knew was compatible with the chip) and if the memory is good. I'd like to hover around the ~$300 I already have, but I'm not opposed to spending a little more if it'll make a big difference. Thank you!

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor $169.99

Gigabyte GA-MA780G Motherboard $89.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ $42.99


I feel as if the mobo might be a little lacking as it's only $90. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help/comments/suggestions!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
TBD TBD Saphire Radeon 4850 512mb TBD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Wester Digital 1 tb HD Windows XP - Home Edition 19" LCD Garbage (for now) 
PowerMouse
Rosewill 850w Razor Copperhead 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
TBD TBD Saphire Radeon 4850 512mb TBD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Wester Digital 1 tb HD Windows XP - Home Edition 19" LCD Garbage (for now) 
PowerMouse
Rosewill 850w Razor Copperhead 
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post #2 of 5
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Originally Posted by elohel View Post
Hello all, I currently have a computer with these parts:

New parts:

Saphire HD 4850 512 mb
1 TB harddrive (not sure of brand)
Rosewill 850w power supply

Older parts: (all 2-3 years old)

Asus mobo (sorry, don't remember the model)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
2 gigs corsair value memory

Here's the problem I'm having with it.

Since installing the new parts, a few things are happening. First, when booting up a game like Age of Conan, the mobo will beep once and it'll power off (definitely not overheating). This was the only time it was happening - playing that game.

Now, it's randomly shutting off for no reason (might be idling on windows startup with nothing running). Sometimes, the video just cuts out. This has happened in the BIOS where the video card should I have no effect on the video.

My brother concluded that the power supply was probably bad and I ordered a new one. Does that sound like a good diagnosis?

Now, I'm planning on upgrading the CPU/mobo/memory. Here is what I have picked out so far. I would really appreciate it if anyone could point out a better mobo (I just picked the first one I knew was compatible with the chip) and if the memory is good. I'd like to hover around the ~$300 I already have, but I'm not opposed to spending a little more if it'll make a big difference. Thank you!

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor $169.99

Gigabyte GA-MA780G Motherboard $89.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ $42.99


I feel as if the mobo might be a little lacking as it's only $90. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help/comments/suggestions!
are you sure you're having enough amps for your psu? 4850 requires 18-20amps if i remember it correctly. but you should have at least 25amps.

remember it's not always about the watts but more of the amps of the 12v rail.
   
Ivy's Panther
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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Ivy's Panther
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Heh, I have absolutely no idea to be honest.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
TBD TBD Saphire Radeon 4850 512mb TBD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Wester Digital 1 tb HD Windows XP - Home Edition 19" LCD Garbage (for now) 
PowerMouse
Rosewill 850w Razor Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
TBD TBD Saphire Radeon 4850 512mb TBD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Wester Digital 1 tb HD Windows XP - Home Edition 19" LCD Garbage (for now) 
PowerMouse
Rosewill 850w Razor Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
I would be inclined to go for an AMD 790X or 790FX type motherboard, myself.
4690K System
(12 items)
 
HTPC
(9 items)
 
HP dv6 laptop
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4690K ASRock Z97 Extreme4 XFX Radeon 7950 32 GB DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO SSD Samsung DVD/CD-writer Corsair Hydro H60 Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
ASUS PA248Q Dell U2412M XFX 850W Black Edition XXX Fractal Design Arc Midi 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium Dual Core E6700 MSI G41M-P33 Combo ATI HD4350 Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 WD Caviar Blue Windows 7 64-bit Sony 32" TV set 
Case
Apex TX-381 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 430M GT230M (1 Gb dedicated) 8 GB DDR3-1066 640 GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) 15.6" 
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4690K System
(12 items)
 
HTPC
(9 items)
 
HP dv6 laptop
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4690K ASRock Z97 Extreme4 XFX Radeon 7950 32 GB DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO SSD Samsung DVD/CD-writer Corsair Hydro H60 Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
ASUS PA248Q Dell U2412M XFX 850W Black Edition XXX Fractal Design Arc Midi 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium Dual Core E6700 MSI G41M-P33 Combo ATI HD4350 Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 WD Caviar Blue Windows 7 64-bit Sony 32" TV set 
Case
Apex TX-381 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 430M GT230M (1 Gb dedicated) 8 GB DDR3-1066 640 GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) 15.6" 
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post #5 of 5
sounds like power problem, try swaping PSU and see what happens
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