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How can i find out exactly whats wrong before i start buying new components? I only have $250 at the moment, i just need to get my pc back in business.
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What fuse keeps blowing? In the PSU? Surge Protector? House fuse?
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What fuse keeps blowing? In the PSU? Surge Protector? House fuse?
House. Sometimes when we run our washer and dryer at the same time power goes out on the second floor of my house. This has been so for a very ling time, and i have everything in my room plugged into a nice Belkin surge protector.
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Are you able to switch to a different wall outlet without the additional household appliances? I would not want my computers on that particular line if it is blowing fuses. Fuses can be slow blow or fast blow and and surge protectors are not bullet proof.
post #15 of 23
Doesn't the Corsair PSU's have inbuilt over-voltage protection? How long have you had your current system and how long has it been running @ OC'd speeds? Maybe the heat finally killed your processor?

Find a friend with similar components and switch out parts 1 by 1 to be certain what is dead.
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"Doesn't the Corsair PSU's have inbuilt over-voltage protection?"

Almost definitely it does. But even that protective circuitry can fail like any other component. Especially after numerous overcurrent episodes. I was not stating this was the silver bullet to solve his problems. But personally I would not feel comfortable having my PCs receiving A/C from a line that is periodically blowing fuses. Would you?
Edited by Albatross1991 - 5/4/11 at 1:27am
post #17 of 23
Have you tried waiting 2~3 min and then try blindly logging into the computer. I had a BenQ monitor with a failed backlight that I diagnosed this way. Was I ever relieved to hear the windows login chime.
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Are you able to switch to a different wall outlet without the additional household appliances? I would not want my computers on that particular line if it is blowing fuses. Fuses can be slow blow or fast blow and and surge protectors are not bullet proof.
Id have to move my computer to a room on the first floor

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Doesn't the Corsair PSU's have inbuilt overe-voltage protection? How long have you had your current system and how long has it been running @ OC'd speeds? Maybe the heat finally killed your processor?

Find a friend with similar components and switch out parts 1 by 1 to be certain what is dead.
Ive had this computer for almost 3 years, running ocd for a year and a half. I have a temperature monitor constantly running and last i saw it was at 50 degrees with minecraft and a video playing. I have no friends to swap components with either.

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Have you tried waiting 2~3 min and then try blindly logging into the computer. I had a BenQ monitor with a failed backlight that I diagnosed this way. Was I ever relieved to hear the windows login chime.
I have my 360 connected to the vga of my monitor and it still works.
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Bad stick of rsm it looks like.relieved itsnot thcpu or motherboard
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post #20 of 23
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Ok, everything is working as it should now. I guess I'm lucky it was just one of the 1GB sticks and not one of the 2GB sticks (or a more expensive component). Going to see if I can RMA it, as I bought it last July. Corsair is pretty good with RMA I believe..
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