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Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« on: 14-July-13, 13:50:41 »

Hey all,

I bought my brother a new system a few days ago, but he has had serious issues with the machine crashing ever since.
The machine has had a fresh installation of Windows 7, it has all the latest drivers for both motherboard, sound, chipset and video card (Latest VGA driver tested as well as the latest Beta version)

I thought the problem might be with the VGA card, as the computer would just shut off during 3d Gaming, but it also seems to happen when surfing the internet or doing normal "2d" activities

What happens is the computer will just seemingly shut off, the LED lights on the front of the case, around the dials, start blinking and the only way to get it back up again, is to turn if off at the power supply unit and then turn it back on again.

I'll paste in what my brother sent me (As I live in the UK and can't see the machine crashing myself), he said:

I dunno what the issue is but, last night the comp just shut off in middle of game play on 3 different games, and the lights were flashing, I had to turn complete power off to the power box and back on to restart comp, I kept checking all my temps with speccy and speed fan and nothing seemed high at all, also when it shuts off and I re start it, a lot of my desktop icons move around to different spots,

Update: crashed a few times on me, once playing euro, once just browsing Internet 5 min after the first one, changed out ram just for shots and giggles and ran euro on ultra for about 5 min and crashed. I dl a gpu monitor gadget, was accurate on temp but said the gpu was 0% but with just Internet would randomly jump to 99% or 40% then back to 0 and would stay and eventually crash

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AMD FX-8320 3.5GHZ EIGHT CORE
500GB SATA III 6GB/S 7200RPM 16MB
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ASUS XONAR DG 5.1 CHANNELS PCI XONAR DG SOUND CARD
AMD RADEON 7750 2GB PCI-E

There was a concern I did have when I did search earlier, via a thread on Tomshardware in which a similiar board had issues with the FX8350's wattage going above the stated 125 watts and causing the board to freeze.

It's a different board/chip, but I wonder if the wattage of the CPU goes above 125W and causes problems on the board? Hmm
I feel really guilty right now, because I bought this for him as a present, it was $700ish plus shipping etc and it's been nothing but problems ever since.
I'm going to see what version of Bios he's running when he gets out of bed, but the Live Update software said there were no updates, but I'll have him check manually.

Another issue I noted, was I sent him some ram before the PC arrived, which was:

XMS3 — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1333C9)

He originally put that ram in with the existing 4gb of ram, so I thought it "Might" be a conflict, due to them having a different Mhz value
So I had him remove the 4gb stick that came with the PC
As soon as he entered the bios, it froze and did so twice
So he removed that ram and put back the original 4gb stick and the bios worked
No idea if the two are related.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #1 on: 14-July-13, 14:06:31 »

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It's a different board/chip, but I wonder if the wattage of the CPU goes above 125W and causes problems on the board? Hmm

It#s the same with the FX8320 as it will exceed 125w as well. Furthermore 970A-G43 even lacks any cooling for the vrms what makes the situation even worse. On top of that the vrms have zero airflow because your brother uses a liquid cooling system.

Ask him to put a fan on the vrms. He can place it improvisational on the cpu socket area blowing down there and retry. Maybe that helps.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #2 on: 14-July-13, 14:15:50 »

Thanks for the reply, but I have to ask, why is the 8320 listed as compatible for this board, if it has known issues?
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #3 on: 14-July-13, 14:20:52 »

It's no really known issue with that particular board but a likely explanation. This is a Users-to-Users Forum. We don't know how MSI determines compatibility but no AMD board manufacturer excludes the FX processors although those are overstressing most current boards' power designs.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #4 on: 14-July-13, 14:22:26 »

I appreciate the reply, thanks

So I guess the alternative is get another board, or a lower spec CPU with lower voltage, or position a fan to blow on the VRM.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #5 on: 14-July-13, 14:24:06 »

He should try the fan first. At least could be that the lacking vrm cooling is not the problem causing the shutdowns.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #6 on: 14-July-13, 14:25:29 »

Thanks again, yea I suppose if he's running an older bios, an update can't hurt

I noticed the latest bios for his board, addresses stability fixes/issues.

I'll give that a try.
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« Reply #7 on: 14-July-13, 14:28:40 »

Yes, newer version will mostly also include throttling for FX processors to prevent damage because of TDP exceeding under load.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #8 on: 14-July-13, 14:30:17 »

Thanks Flobelix, I appreciate the help

I'll have him check the bios version when he's on next. I hope it's the original/older one!
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« Reply #9 on: 14-July-13, 14:31:29 »

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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #10 on: 14-July-13, 19:27:37 »

Ah no go, it's using the latest bios  :(
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #11 on: 14-July-13, 20:51:16 »

Doesn't want to crash now, yet last night it was about 10 times over and over.

And when it does crash, the fans etc stop/turn off and the leds on the front of the case are blinking, almost like it's gone into standby

You have to turn off the PSU at the rear, then back on again, to get the PC to boot up

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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #12 on: 14-July-13, 21:41:19 »

Doesn't want to crash now, yet last night it was about 10 times over and over.

And when it does crash, the fans etc stop/turn off and the leds on the front of the case are blinking, almost like it's gone into standby

You have to turn off the PSU at the rear, then back on again, to get the PC to boot up



Good luck--from the screen shot it appears you are trying to stress this configuration...;)  Only thing that might be a bit out of kilter is your PSU--500W doesn't seem like enough to push it aggressively.  The fact that your PSU is resetting itself lends some credence to that idea.  You could have a short somewhere--make sure that nothing from the mboard that shouldn't be is making contact with your case--like a screw or washer fallen in there somewhere (assuming your case is metallic.) You mention LED's on the front of the case--you'll want to recheck all of your wiring to make sure it's all been done correctly (that, too, could cause a short.)  Check your heatsink on your cpu--I mean, make sure the cpu and the heatsink are installed correctly--nothing forced or jammed. Etc.  I'd guess it's a short somewhere caused by the assembly (which means you can undo the short yourself just by finding it) or it may even be a bad PSU--check out the 220/115v switch if the PSU has one and if it's a manual switch.  That's about all I can think of at the moment!

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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #13 on: 14-July-13, 21:53:32 »

Thanks Walt

I feel stupidly guilty over the whole thing, I thought it'd make an awesome present, but it's been nothing but problems from day one.

Wish he had a spare power supply hanging around
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« Reply #14 on: 14-July-13, 22:54:49 »

Thanks Walt

I feel stupidly guilty over the whole thing, I thought it'd make an awesome present, but it's been nothing but problems from day one.

Wish he had a spare power supply hanging around

If it's any consolation it *is* an awesome present..!  Seriously, it looks to me as if something's gone wrong in the assembly somewhere--some little short somewhere.  Did you build it and ship it to him, or did you just have the components sent to him to build himself?  I'm guessing the latter--surely, as you'd have tested it out yourself before shipping.  Anyway you slice it it is a great present, though!...;)  Ask him to throttle back on the stress testing--plenty of time for that later when these other problems get solved. 

I'm not sure I understand the watercooler, though--what's that supposed to be cooling, exactly?  That could also be a problem--also, although it won't suck much power, you could have him remove the Zonar as the Realtek 887 should do an adequate job (he needs to turn that off in the bios if the Zonar is installed--otherwise you could see some contention between the two sound devices.)

If he can do it, I'd have him disassemble everything and start from the ground up in a reassembly--attach motherboard to case, attach cpu & gpu and hard drive and nothing else--and make sure everything runs in that basic configuration.  When he's satisfied, then he can start adding in the other components--and who knows?  It might be different this time--especially if there's some kind of metallic shorting going on somewhere, which is what it sounds like.

I trust you also have your product receipts and so on, if your brother needs to use them to get warranty replacements.  Best of luck and hope it works out!
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #15 on: 14-July-13, 23:19:22 »

thanks :)

Yea it was assembled by cyberpowerpc (I know...they have a mixed reputation) but I figured it would be cheaper to buy from the USA, rather than shipping from the UK

One of the reviews on newegg for the PSU says:

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34Amps on a 12 v rail is 408 watts - but New Egg states it has 500watts continuous power.

So I bought this to replace a 400w sparkle to give myself more of a power cushion, but apparently it is possible I have given myself all of 8 watts!

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Cons: Had to get this to run my new HD 6850 Radeon. Come to find out the wattage is misleading so I think it's overloading. 12v only puts out roughly over 400w. Alot less then the 480 I was expecting.

So with the 8 core processor and HD7750, I'm starting to wonder if the PSU just isn't up to task?
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #16 on: 14-July-13, 23:40:16 »

The psu is fine uless it is faulty. Still no report on the suggested solution so I guess you haven't tried to cool the vrms.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #17 on: 14-July-13, 23:42:31 »

Yea, the case' side panel has a 240mm fan which is drawing air onto the board, so I don't think it'll have any effect. :(
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« Reply #18 on: 14-July-13, 23:44:57 »

Case side panel isn't enough. It is not applying direct airflow on the vrms. Please do as suggested before we call it not being the issue.
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« Reply #19 on: 14-July-13, 23:52:21 »

Ok, he doesn't have any spare case fans sadly, but he's setup a desk fan, with the side panel off, blowing directly onto the board, heh
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #20 on: 15-July-13, 00:35:32 »

Playing far cry 2 right now, a game which crashed after about 2 minutes of gameplay...nothing yet

Gawd hehe
I HOPE it is the air/cooling issue.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #21 on: 15-July-13, 01:25:29 »

So far so good

Assuming it IS the heat issue on the board, do you have any recommendations on how to cool it?

Would sticking a 80-120mm fan in the case, loose, to blow on the board be sufficient?

Ah also where on the board should the fans be directed?
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« Reply #22 on: 15-July-13, 10:23:52 »

I marked the spot where the vrms are located and where airflow is needed.



G46 has a heatsink on the vrms. Theoretically you can also buy aftermarket heatsinks (will be sticked on) like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012
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« Reply #23 on: 15-July-13, 10:42:54 »

Thanks very much indeed

yes it seems to be the issue, my brother played farcry 2 and Battlefield 3 on ultra for about 5 hours I think, with no crash hehe

Thanks for the advice, very much appreciated!
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« Reply #24 on: 15-July-13, 10:50:04 »

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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #25 on: 15-July-13, 16:14:09 »

Interesting, I had him take a photo of the board, the VRMS' already have a heatsink on them! Bah

So I guess all it needs is a fan.

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« Reply #26 on: 15-July-13, 16:16:59 »

Is that a factory heatsink? Normally G43 shouldn't have any. If so it needs indeed active cooling.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #27 on: 15-July-13, 16:23:21 »

Hiya, yep it came with it

I guess they started adding them on later editions.
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« Reply #28 on: 15-July-13, 16:26:27 »

Probably realized that the heat of the vrms is hard to control. The tiny aluminium cooler is obviously still not enough with an 8-core FX.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #29 on: 15-July-13, 16:36:57 »

Agreed.

I wonder if it's worth him buying some coolant paste like arctic silver and applying it to the heatsink, although that might mean removing the board, so I think I'll just get him buy a decent fan.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #30 on: 15-July-13, 16:39:25 »

Could be thermal paste will improve cooling but I doubt it will help as much as a decent fan anyway.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #31 on: 15-July-13, 20:15:33 »

Would it be possible to measure that VRM heat sink?  I am a recent convert to MSI after 6 months of frustration with a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 rev3.  That board has bad VRMs and heat sinks and can not handle an 8XXX cpu.
  In my efforts to keep it alive I replaced the stock heat sink.  It may be that you could buy an aftermarket heat sink that will be a huge improvement over what is on that board now.  The best one I found was the Thermalright HR-09U type2, which is 3 1/4"/84mm long and has adjustable mounts.  I used #4 nuts, bolts, and washers but another guy used zip ties to hold it down.  I believe Xoxide has them as well as many others.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #32 on: 17-July-13, 02:43:21 »

Decided to try switching the top two fans to blow INTO the case, rather than out, 10 minutes later and it crashed just doing Skype and internet.

So I don't know, the PC was bought custom made through Cyberpowerpc, so I don't know what they can/will do at this point.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #33 on: 17-July-13, 14:38:18 »

I'm afraid all 970 boards share the same temp problems due to cut down power designs because those boards need to be a lot cheaper than 990 boards. Any same price level replacement Cyberpower can offer will therefor come with the same problem. I'd get some cheap 60mm fan(s) and try to fix them on the vrm heatsink (cable fixer should do the job). That should keep the board working. If thermal compound would get replaced too that could improve it a bit more.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #34 on: 17-July-13, 17:21:23 »

It's best to not even bother with an 8320/50 IMO. Just get a 95w processor and be happy. AMD is a huge failure in this respect, and so are most of the AMD mainboard implementations. It just sucks.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #35 on: 17-July-13, 17:30:20 »

I did ponder the idea of a downgrade, but eh, it's a gift, I feel bad for asking if he'd be ok with downgrading lol

But would downgrading to a 95 watt chip, work? for sure?
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #36 on: 17-July-13, 17:41:39 »

Yes, the thermal characteristics of the 95W TDP are much better, and cause less heat to mosfets, and to the board overall. I run a 970a g46 as well as the board in my sig. Both good boards, but I will tell you the G46-43 are NOT setup  to properly handle the octacore FX chips. They can be modded to do it but jeez man cmon....


I believe the FX 6100/6300 are the best processors for these boards. They will run right, you wont have to mod the board, no fiddling in the bios. No spending money for a fugly Horn Frog looking heatsink over the mosfets. It will just work. IMO that's the way it's supposed to be from the start. Although my 125W 975 BE works great on the G46 it's a "real" 125W TDP chip. These FX 8350/20's are not -- they can pull 140+  idle and then some. Imagine load lol. No need to turn your board into a friggin Cessna airplane just to get it to run one of those heatsticks. Pick a 95W model and never look back.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #37 on: 17-July-13, 17:51:23 »

Yea, Cyberpowerpc's response was:

We are currently looking into this issue and will get back to you when we have more information. For this motherboard it does list the 8320 chip as compatible. I will contact you as soon as I have a solution to this issue.

I might suggest to them sending me a 95 watt chip, not sure if they'd go for that.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #38 on: 17-July-13, 17:55:19 »

As you already have the FX8350 I'd consider the active cooling for the vrms as selling a FX8350 will come with a massive loss of money. It will most likely just be enough to buy a FX6300 new.

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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #39 on: 17-July-13, 17:56:01 »

I hear you
I might ask them to send me some upgraded fans.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #40 on: 17-July-13, 18:02:29 »

Well, MSI had also listed the 8350 as compatible for quite some time. The truth was - it was hit or miss, depending on how the mosfet heatskink had thermal grease spread out and how it it seated on the mosfets. It also depended on the board itself. most of them will 'run' and 8350/20 but once any real time spent with 3D or anything stressing it happens, the board starts to sputter regarding heat fluctuations. Even more-so with the G43, and for the same reasons. They aren't set up properly by MSI to handle those specific chips - even if the clockspeed is lower on the 8320 it wont matter. MSI took down the official support of the FX8350 for the G46, and eventually they will do the same for the G43 once they get enough backlash.

They are vey good boards I will tell you that I have used many of each in builds in my shop. I have even used 8350's in a few but once I stressed them (even with the best PSU's) they didn't really hold the line. With an 95W FX or older 125W Phenom they are fine. My advice see if they will give you an FX 6300. Tell them about MSI's problems with both boards and the lack of proper mosfets (and power phasing) and I think they will give you your 6300. MSI needs to improve each of these boards to adequately handle the 8 core FX series.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #41 on: 17-July-13, 18:30:13 »

Before I log out (may not be back for a long time) remember you have a warranty on that system. Use it. If you want to keep the FX you have it's ok but you will need a better motherboard. One 970A board (maker starts with an A) will run that processor. Also MSI has a 990FX that will run it very well. But before you jump to any conclusions it could also be something else causing crashes, but from my own experience with these boards it's likely the processor heating up the mosfets. Contact the system builder with the warranty and best of luck! I hope it all works out for you.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #42 on: 17-July-13, 18:31:02 »

Thanks cworange, I appreciate the advice!
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« Reply #43 on: 17-July-13, 20:50:43 »

 You might consider an Antec SpotCool fan.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #44 on: 17-July-13, 20:51:46 »

Thanks XFM, yea I'm waiting to see what CyberpowerPC say first, maybe they'll ship a fan or two, I don't know

But yea, that's the fan I suggested he buy.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #45 on: 24-October-13, 19:59:43 »

Hi all

Just wanted to post an update, changing the air flow seemed to help a fair bit, but it still seems to shut off at random.

It can be sitting idle for days at a time, with no issue, then all of a sudden it just turns off.
He can play highly intensive games, like Battlefield etc and it works fine, but when using something simple like MS Excel, it just turns off

The only thing worth mentioning is it doesn't shut off completely, the fans and such turn off, but the LEDs which show the pc is turned on, flash on and off
you can't turn it back on by pressing the normal power button, you have to turn it off on the PSU, turn it back on, then press the power button on the case

My brother wants to get a replacement PSU, but I'm not entirely convinced it's the issue, it sounds like the motherboard to me

The PSU is a Corsair CX500 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #46 on: 17-December-13, 18:15:29 »

I hope this doesn't count as necro-ing a thread (last post was in October), but it's the one closest to my situation.

I have the following setup:
  • MSI 970a-g43 motherboard
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  • Older PC tower that has a temperature sensor built into it

I built it around November 15th, and it worked until a couple days ago (December 12th I think), when it started doing the sudden shut-off thing. Same as Adresch described: shuts off, tower light blinks, have to flip the i/o switch off and back on to boot again. I consulted a friend for some suggestions, and he said I should put a water cooler in there, because the stock heatsink that comes with most processors are junk. So I went out and bought a Corsair H55 water cooler and installed that.

The computer seemed to run for a bit longer before shutting off. I loaded up the BIOS software, SpeedFan, and HWMonitor. SF said the CPU was running average of 48*C, and GPU was averaging 51*C. The CPU's highest was at 61*C and its lowest was 36*C. BIOS software said CPU was at 35*C the whole time. HWMonitor listed the GPU at 51*C, and the CPU at 7*C. These are all very inconsistent with each other as far as I can tell, so I don't know what to make of these readings. Didn't seem to much matter as the computer continued shutting off.

My options then being replacing the PSU or the motherboard, I decided to replace the power supply, since I was just within the 30 days. Switched for a ThermalTake TR2 700W. Before installing it, I pulled the tower's CPU temperature sensor wire from between the water cooler heatsink and the CPU, just in case. Then I installed the PSU, checked and rechecked all of the connections, and turned it on.

Nothing.

I then spent the next two hours rechecking everything, even unplugging everything and putting it back together. Still nothing. The best I could get was a flicker of the tower light and the fans doing a quarter turn before ceasing movement. The red LED on the front of the SD card reader stayed on the entire time, though, so I guess it was getting at least a trickle of power. I also removed everything but the PSU, motherboard, CPU, and one stick of RAM. Still no power. I think the new PSU may have been open box, so I'm returning it today for a different one, and even bumping it up to 850W.

I'm not sure that will solve my original issue though, so I'll be looking for a heatsink to put on the VRMS as mentioned. Just thought I'd get this down in a relevant thread in case anyone had other thoughts on what could be going on.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #47 on: 17-December-13, 18:47:41 »

I ended up replacing my brother's power supply as well, went for :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EB7UITQ/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It hasn't done it since and that was installed sometime at the beginning of November.
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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #48 on: 17-December-13, 19:38:28 »

@Adresch: Thanks for the update. Hopefully it'll stay that way. At least that's a great psu.

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Re: Freezing issues with MSI 970A-G43 and AMD FX 8320
« Reply #49 on: 17-December-13, 21:31:22 »

I ended up replacing my brother's power supply as well, went for :

It hasn't done it since and that was installed sometime at the beginning of November.

That's encouraging to hear. I bought the new 850W power supply, so hopefully that does the trick.


@Adresch: Thanks for the update. Hopefully it'll stay that way. At least that's a great psu.

@pWEN: OPen your own thread and don't hijack others' please. You mustn't look for a thread similar to what you have but create a mew on on your problem. >>Please read and comply with the Forum Rules.<<

Sorry, sorry! You're right, I should have read the forum rules first. I wasn't looking to hijack; I thought the symptoms and components were similar enough that it would be related. If I continue having issues I'll be sure to start a new thread.
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