How to resolve constant Blue Screen of Death?

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I had recently assembled my new computer, installed Windows 7 and run it without any problems until I am constantly encountering the dreaded Blue Screen of Death! I was able to restart my computer manually until just minutes ago when the entire system failed to boot up at all! I kept trying for about one hour and recheck all the cables until I got lucky! Just before I went into BIOS, it states: " Advanced Clock Calibration Failed. Press F2 to enter Setup." I then called my computer vendor and he told me to load default settings in BIOS and saved it.
Here is the error dump log my computer had saved!

Is the BSOD due to this advanced clock calibration failure which the motherboard states or some other mysterious hardware issue? Need help as I do not wish to receive another BSOD as it could cause errors on my harddrive!
Appreciate your answers!
 

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Your vendor told you correct resetting the BIOS was the right thing to do. Based on the information you provided I would guess your BIOS wasn't setup correctly and/or you were overclocking. Resetting the BIOS places everything at default which should solve your issue.
 

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I had loaded default settings in BIOS but the same problem persists! If I got lucky to get my computer booted into Windows,I will not be able to use my computer for more than 1 hour before it crashes into the same BSOD again!
 


Check the ram.
 

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ASUS m4a78lt m le v2 Motherboard
AMD FX 8320
Kingston DDR3-1600 8 GB RAM
Onboard Motherboard Graphics
Thermaltake 750w Bronze Plus Power Supply
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard drive
LIteon DVD Multi Recorder
 
I think that is this unit:

Thermaltake Smart / Smart M Channel Well Technology (M Suffix, 550P, 650P, 750P)

If I am right, that is a Tier 4 power supply. And here is what the PSU list on Toms says about Tier 4 power supplies:

Tier Four
No Japanese capacitors found. Only Taiwanese capacitors and may even include Chinese capacitors. Very basic safety circuits or even thin gauge wiring used. Not for gaming rigs or overclocking systems of any kind. Avoid unless your budget dictates your choice.


So the best I can say is that it is a poor quality power supply. And it appears that your system is "crashing" because the power is going out on it.

I am going to link the list of power supplies below. I only recommend buying a power supply that is listed under Tier 1 or Tier 2. Please find a power supply from those tiers, and replace the one that you have now.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
 

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But the power supply box package says it uses Japanese capacitors. I do have a feeling it could be due to either the power supply or simply my board couldn't handle a AMD Fx 8320.
 


It can be the board CPU combo but have you checked the ram?
 

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RAM tested and passed without an error! After googling, I do have a stronger feeling that my ASUS M5A78L-M V2 may not be able to handle my AMD FX 8320! I had already purchased everything! I wonder what more can I do about it!
 


Voltage regulation is done on the motherboard and the power state failure may be it not being able to handle 125watt CPU! I can not find the V2 of the board but the first version was just AM3 no FX support and 95watt TDP limit!
 

So that is not the board you listed and for some strange reason Asus does not have access to the CPU support list in your link. In all reality though most 760 chipset boards have bad voltage regulation. This is no exception http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database
 
CPU
AMD Socket AM3 ;Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Support 45nm CPU
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ 2.0 Technology (by CPU type)
Support CPU up to 95W
*Refer to www.asus.com for the AMD CPU support list


Asus is normally very good at providing supported CPU lists. In this case however, there is no support files at all. I tried several ways to find them on their site, and never managed to get there. I also could not find anything that mentioned a V2 of this motherboard. It is possible that there is a V2 that does support 125 watt CPU's, but you would think they would have been jumping all over the place to let people know about that if that were true.

So I have to fall back to what the specs say. And in this case, it clearly says it only supports CPU's up to 95 watts. And then says to look at the AMD CPU support list, which is not there.

So if you are dropping a 125 watt CPU into that board, you are most likely exceeding the power capabilities of the motherboard power regulators which can also cause that error that was in the image.

Bottom line, this is probably a motherboard issue. If you get the motherboard replaced with one that does support a 125 watt CPU, and the problem continues to occur, then it is most likely the power supply.
 

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Another problem found with this computer is that it is not able to wake up from "Sleep"! I do also recalled that the computer was unable to power up after I had just successfully assembled it and had to keep trying until I got lucky! All the more it sounds like a power issue with the PSU. I am using ASUS M5A78L-M V2,a newer version of the same board which clearly states on it's specifications that it supports CPU up to 125W and AMD FX 8320 on the support list.
I believe it's the PSU which is causing these problems. I will take the PSU back to the vendor for an exchange for a better PSU.
 
DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE is a failure for a device driver/hardware combination to change its power link state. IE lfailure to change a sleep state of the driver rather than a failure in the system power. Most of the time you would just update the device driver from your motherboard vendor website.

the orginal error would most likely be automatic BIOS controlled overclocking, you would reset the BIOS and update to the current version
or disable the BIOS overclocking.
 

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I restored my BIOS to default and after Windows had finished installing all the updates, I do not encounter the BSOD again and hopefully not return again! Also, my computer has no more problems waking up from "Sleep"! This makes me think it may be one of the device driver controlling the power which is the main culprit!
 

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