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I just built a new pc with the Asus m5a78l motherboard.

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Hi, I just built...

Hi, I just built a new pc with the Asus m5a78l motherboard.

Technician's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your Asus? And what operating system are you running?

Windows 10. ASUS m5a78l-M plus/ usb3

Technician's Assistant: Have you installed any updates recently?

Updates for windows or for the drivers?

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Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
with the mother board above and some other parts I am having an issue where whenever I put a small amount of strain on my new build, my computer will freeze and reset without giving me any errors.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Okay thank you. First, what type of memory and how much are you using? Do you have a good heatsink and fan installed on the main processor?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just double checked the fan and heat sink so that should be good. I’m using 2x4 GB g.skill ripjaws ddr3 pc3
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Do you have sufficient air flow through the case?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
three intake fans and one outtake. Also this occurs even when I have the side panel completely removed.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Have you changed any of the BIOS/UEFI settings on the motherboard?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Does it always crash or just when using a certain program?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not a specific program but it’s not random.. it’s only when the computer has to do a little work. For example if I play a video on YouTube or start a video game or run pretty much any program.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Have you checked event viewer to see if there is anything listed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
but I don’t understand it tbh.. can I email you/ send you a text file?
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

You can post it as an attachment here.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Here
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Give me a minute please.

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Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

What version of Windows are you using and how did you install it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Windows 10.. I downloaded the windows installer onto a usb with the windows 10 media creation tool. Then when my computer was booting I booted using the usb drive.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Windows 10 pro specifically
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Okay. How about your hardware drivers? Do you have the latest from the manufacturers?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I believe so. I installed everything I thought I needed and then used driver support pro to fill in any gaps I needed and to get the most recent versions.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Did the motherboard come with a setup disc?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It says it is a chipset support dvd, not sure if that is for instillation. I do not have a disc reader though. I could install the disc on another computer and then put it on a usb. The disc says it only supports windows 7. So I went to the Asus website to find the most recent drivers.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Well the chipset updates should be available on the Asus web site as well. I am more inclined to think this is either hardware, memory, or possibly a video driver issue. Try removing one of your memory modules and see if your machine will run continuously. If not swap them around and try again.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No configuration of memory works.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

You mean nothing changed, it still freezes and restarts?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Correct, that is what I meant.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

What are you using for a video processor. Did you install a card or are you using on board video from the motherboard?

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Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

You can also go to this LINK for this utility. Hopefully you can keep the computer running long enough to take a few readings.

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Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

You can also consider the size (wattage) of your power supply. What are you using there?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I do not believe I installed a video processor.. I must be using on board video from the motherboard
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My power supply is 850 w
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Okay then there are two things you can pretty much eliminate. What are you using for a hard drive?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Samsung evo 850 ssd
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Check Device Manager to see if you have any problems listed there. Did you setup or check the BIOS/UEFI for the hard drive setting?

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Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Also check for a setting in the BIOS called Smart Boost. Disable it if it is on.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
As soon as I click on anything in device manager my computer resets..
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do you get to bios through “bios setup” when Your PC starts?
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Normally you should see instructions to enter the BIOS setup when the computer starts. Something like press F12 or F1 to enter setup.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Mine is delete.. whenever I click it, it shows it for a second but then it closes and continues to launch windows.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
When I was installing all my drivers, the computer never reset once. Could I have installed an improper driver?
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Are you sure you are accessing the BIOS or are you accessing the boot order setup?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am accessing the bios.. it says “bios setup” - del key
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Try pressing and holding it as you restart the computer.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I did, the setup pops up for a second but then goes away.. can I continue this service without additional charge tomorrow? I want to try resetting my computer completely and reinstalling drivers more carefully.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Yes you can. Just post here and I will respond as soon as I can.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay thank you.
Tech Support Specialist: Dan, Computer Support Specialist replied 7 months ago

Good luck!

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