VariKusBrainZ wrote:Did you build it yourself?
The fact that you didnt know how to access Windows Power Management via the Control Panel reveals alot.
Do you know someone with more technical knowledge than yourself who can look at your setup.
Im betting on a BIOS setting if its not the soundcard/driver
Good advice if the OP hasn't enough experience. I would first of all reset the BIOS to its default. It is rare we need to mess with the advanced settings unless we are overclocking CPU or Memory (even this is made easy by a motherboard utility mostly).
The settings you might need to experience with the BIOS are mostly disabling some devices to see if the problem goes away, for example the network. Or even the sound card itself, taking it off or change the PCI slot (like the old days!). But my guess, if the hardware installed correctly, it is some Windows 7 driver is causing the problem.
the ssd i swapped out had windows 10 on it, same problem
It might be a motherboard problem then! Which motherboard is that MSI (I don't trust this brand because I had very bad experiences with it in the past). Anyway, I suggest if you tried everything, then it is better to see a PC technician. The most difficult thing to discover is if the motherboard has a fault somewhere.