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Hi.

For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing issues with my computer. Initially, it would BSOD randomly. This became more and more frequent with multiple different error messages.

Eventually, it has decided to no longer boot successfully. There is no POST and it fails to display anything on the monitor.

Currently, it still refuses to boot, but, will restart the boot procedure after 30 seconds or so. It continues to do this until it is shut off, however, the resets are sporadic and happen at random intervals.

So far I have:
Reset the CMOS
Replaced the CMOS battery
Replaced the PSU
Tested the RAM
Booted without any PCI-cards or HDDs

None of which have solved the problem.

My thoughts tend towards a Motherboard or CPU failure, so, I would like to get some feedback to see what people think is most likely.

I appreciate any help people are able to give.

Regards,
Sicariidae.
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post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sicariidae View Post
Hi.

For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing issues with my computer. Initially, it would BSOD randomly. This became more and more frequent with multiple different error messages.

Eventually, it has decided to no longer boot successfully. There is no POST and it fails to display anything on the monitor.

Currently, it still refuses to boot, but, will restart the boot procedure after 30 seconds or so. It continues to do this until it is shut off, however, the resets are sporadic and happen at random intervals.

So far I have:
Reset the CMOS
Replaced the CMOS battery
Replaced the PSU
Tested the RAM
Booted without any PCI-cards or HDDs

None of which have solved the problem.

My thoughts tend towards a Motherboard or CPU failure, so, I would like to get some feedback to see what people think is most likely.

I appreciate any help people are able to give.

Regards,
Sicariidae.
First of all, please fill out your system specs.

It is more likely to be the motherboard then your CPU. Have any other motherboards to try the CPU in?

Also, have any other video cards to try out?
    
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post #3 of 22
Please fill out your specs in more detail (model names and numbers would be helpful)

Pay close attention to your PSU also, if it is a none-branded or poor model you could have a failed PSU on your hands instead of the other parts having a problem.
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post #4 of 22
Would bet on the motherboard unless you were running an insane amount of voltage through your CPU (about the only thing I can think of that will kill a CPU).
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post #5 of 22
Yeah...no POST with power on cycles is what happens with a bad video card in my book.
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post #6 of 22
OMG guys, did you read the first post? He said he replaced the PSU and tried booting with no PCI cards...e.g. bad motherboard.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
OMG guys, did you read the first post? He said he replaced the PSU and tried booting with no PCI cards...e.g. bad motherboard.
If they haven't messed with the graphics card I would say that over the mother board first. When mother boards die they ussually just die completely or freeze in the POST. Key word is ussually...anything is possible though and I know I haven't seen every motherboard go bad in every way possible. I think it is worth the OP's time to look into it.
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post #8 of 22
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Added my system specs.

Should be able to get hold of a spare GPU to see if that is the problem.
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sicariidae View Post
Added my system specs.

Should be able to get hold of a spare GPU to see if that is the problem.
Just so we're 100% clear, did you try booting without your GPU installed?
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post #10 of 22
That is definitely your mobo.
    
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