AMD Phenom II X4 954 Deneb 3.0Ghz 95W
MSI 770-C45 AM3 Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD4850 512mb 256bit
RaidMax 730w Power Supply
Sony DVD Burner
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 Gb HDD
My first issue was trying to install windows 7. During one point in the installation, my monitor would say "No Signal" and the computer couldn't be turned off unless I shut down the PSU. I tried multiple times, and decided to install Ubuntu, at least to get my drivers installed and everything running before installing windows. Ubuntu installed with no problems!! So I started it up, and after about 1 min of being up and running, the monitor goes black ("No Signal"), and the computer won't turn off. I went through all the troubleshooting I could, but haven't figured out what the problem is.
1. Not overheating, left CMOS on for 5 minutes, and temp never went above 37C.
2. All peripherals are connected properly.
3. Reset CMOS.
This is the interesting part, I opening the case to watch what was going on inside. The MSI 770-C45 has Active Phase Switching, which supposedly saves energy by controlling the power supply's output. There are 4 LEDs lit on full load, which is how the computer starts up. After the 1 minute mark, right as the LEDS switch to low load, (1 LED), the monitor goes to black (No Signal), and the computer is unresponsive. I know they have to be connected, but how?
I have also heard that I need to set the timing and voltage for the RAM... Is this true? Thanks.