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Paul-81

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Hi, I know I'm new but I have searched the forums for answer but haven't come up with anything that works so far.

I had a windows 8 Pc that was working fine till one day it crashed and wouldn't reboot. I bought a new hardrive but for some reason couldn't install Windows from new so I decided to buy all new components.

I am running a MSI - Z77A-G43 motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570 S1155 3.4ghz CPU
2x4GB Crosair Vengence LP DDR3 memory
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 3
The only thing unchanged is my PSU. which is - Xclio X14 SP 650W PSU

Everytime I try to boot from Windows 7 from DVD it gets to about 60% of copying files then reboots. It tells me that there was a problem and to choose 'Repair' from the options but this does nothing. I have tried this process several times now. I have no USB devices plugged in. I have tried booting from another harddrive, from another machine that has Windows 7 on when I do this the screen just goes blank and goes no further. I have even tried booting a version of Ubuntu, If I try to install it or boot from disc it just reboots.

Any help is greatly appreciated, it is driving me insane.
 

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OK, some things to check;
1 What bios version are you running? When I check the msi site, it shows that bios 2.4 or newer is needed to support that cpu. You can see the bios version displayed during post.

2 Test the memory with memtest. http://www.memtest.org/ Test your hard drive with the drive maker's diagnostic. Both of these run from bootable media so no need for an os to even be installed.

3 Enter the bios and check your temps and voltages; specifically the cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values. This should be under something hardware monitor or health. I do not use msi boards so I cannot give you an exact bios menu; read your manual.
 

Paul-81

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Thank You, much appreciated.

I am running version 2.5 of the Bios.
The Memory test and HD diagnostics showed no errors.
My CPU temp is around 40C Mainboard around 33C The voltages are spot on apart from the 5V which is running about 4.7V. CPU core voltage is 1V.

Not sure what else I can try. The only thing that isn't brand new is my PSU. Not sure if that could be the issue?

Thanks again
 

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4.7 is pretty low. You need to remember that is under a no load situation ie when in the bios. When you stress the system, the voltage is going to drop lower. I would swap in a known good pw supply for testing.

Just so I understand you tested with memtest and there were no errors. You tested the hard drive using the long or full test and there were no errors.

The memory test you see during post means nothing; it is only testing how much memory is installed; not testing each memory address.
 

Paul-81

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Thanks it seems to have gone up to 4.9V at the moment. My PSU is about four and a half years old, so probably time for a new one. Any recommendations? Are Cooler Master any good?

Thanks again for your time and help
 

Paul-81

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yes, that is correct I tested with memtest from a usb and the full test on the hard drive
 

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We recommend corsair, seasonic, pcpower&cooling, or FSP. For a basic build, antec is ok as well.
 

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In regard to corsair, not the builder series. Those are lower in quality than the regular corsair units.
 

Paul-81

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Thank you. I will get one tomorrow, what wattage should I be looking at, for that set up? Is 650W enough?
 
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