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Windows 7: Odd very odd

26 Dec 2010   #1
linnemeyerhere

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Odd very odd

So I recently replaced my 2.6 Phenom X4 9950 BE with a wicked 3.4 Phenom II X4 965 BE. It went in without a hitch other than the shut down with this new chip is problematic most of the time the screen goes blue and when the case should go black it's fans and led's still glow making me have to force down the system. Does anyone have an idea why this could be happening? Any thoughts would be appreciated !


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26 Dec 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

First thing I would look at is if your bios is updated. The Phenom IIs are a different core series altogether than the Phenoms.

When you say blue screen, are we talking a BSOD or just a plain blue screen? What are you doing when this happens?
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26 Dec 2010   #3
linnemeyerhere

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Just blue screen not BSOD.......though I have had an on going BSOD on start up. So it appears at opposite ends of my computing I'm all blue....lol
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26 Dec 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

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Bios was updated prior to installing the new chip. Using MSI Live Update 4 and updated to v2.80
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26 Dec 2010   #5
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Just blue screen not BSOD.......though I have had an on going BSOD on start up. So it appears at opposite ends of my computing I'm all blue....lol
Oh yeah, you think you're hilarious :P

So when you shut it down and get this solid blue screen, your case fans are still operable but is anything else still running (hard drives, heatsink fan)? Does it do it when you put it to sleep, restart, or hibernate it?

I just need a bit more clarification.
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26 Dec 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

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It's very difficult to tell what is left running and what's turned off. I'll pull the case out tomorrow and remove the side and set it up to see. Watch when I do this the system will likely shut off fine....lol. At this point just listening to the system it seems all fans and my H50 fans along with all fans with leds stay on. But the screen goes blue as the GPU has shut off which leads me to believe the mobo is off??? But I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again. It's not the end of the world cause I can always just hard power it down. System is screaming when up which is great and also seams to be booting more consistently on the first or second try. With the 2.6 it was more tries to get a good boot without the BSOD.
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26 Dec 2010   #7
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
It's very difficult to tell what is left running and what's turned off. I'll pull the case out tomorrow and remove the side and set it up to see. Watch when I do this the system will likely shut off fine....lol. At this point just listening to the system it seems all fans and my H50 fans along with all fans with leds stay on. But the screen goes blue as the GPU has shut off which leads me to believe the mobo is off??? But I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again. It's not the end of the world cause I can always just hard power it down. System is screaming when up which is great and also seams to be booting more consistently on the first or second try. With the 2.6 it was more tries to get a good boot without the BSOD.
Pull your GPU and do a full boot/shutdown using the integrated graphics on your mobo if you have them.

If everything looks like it's off (heatsink fan off, hard drives not spinning, gpu fan not spinning) but your case fans are still on, your power supply might not be wanting to fully accept the signal from the mobo to turn off.

Let us know what is actually turning off before we proceed.
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26 Dec 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

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Cheers will do !
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27 Dec 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

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Did some reading and first tried to end a Nvidia process titled nvvsvc.exe with limited success. But with more reading I found that by turning off my windows automatic update, I'm now able to shut down without a hitch. I'll watch this over the next day or two to just make sure thats it !
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28 Dec 2010   #10
linnemeyerhere

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Well that's not it ! I'll keep banging away on this and if anyone has had this problem and solved it then of course I'm very interesting in hearing from you.
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