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WARNING: Wall of texts might cause nausea, constrained eyes, never ending yawns from boredom.

Rated T for Teens for minor profanity.

How my upgrade should have ended.


on oct 25 2011, battlefield 3 came out. it was time to upgrade. it all started on calm before storm friday afternoon on oct 28. got off work, picked a used graphic card, picked up a new case and new cpu. to my surprise, case was on sale, so was cpu. all was well.

got home, had dinner and preped to transplant components to a new house. psu, cpu, hdd etc, etc... it was getting late so decided to continue on saturday.

oct 29, 2011. what a glorious day. As if warning of first snowfall in Ontario was never broadcasted. Wished winter never came. Started the overhaul took pictures to make a build log, was impressed with how it was coming along. Into the afternoon assembly completed ready to fire it up. First shot and it springs to life. sick. Just as how it should have been done. installed windows, drivers, softwares, bf3 was still not in my possession so installed bad company 2. voila with every eye candy turned on it was night and day from my outdated system. new patch was out which was painful to download. its ok, all was well.

oct 30, 2011. Today just as beautiful as yesterday. After brunch before going to sunday service, turned the computer off and played bad company 2 to kill some time. computer freezes as i was about to knife someone in the back. the bind did not register and screen froze. what the beep... restart the computer, shooting blanks... video card spins and fan speed pulsates... cpu fan spins. "ok after im back from the church"

two and a half hours later, came home and started the pc again. same thing. frustration begins. took out the card, put the good old video card in. same thing. no post, no screen nothing. must be the power supply... goes to my usual local parts store, after lengthy search and help of ocn members picked up a seasonic psu. came home was impressed with the packaging, overdone, non environment friendly. wth i was on a mission. swap the psu and crossing my fingers same thing happens. *** is going on? one ram boot fails, no video card boot fails. took the cpu cooler off and start. cpu warms up no problem...

after all the energy i put into the fun weekend project it intended to be all is not well. As i am ranting the parts are all over the floor (all hardwood) screws under my feet and still troubleshooting. last hope is a new motherboard.

simple upgrade it should have been turned into a full system build in a slow painful way. will update tomorrow after work and try the new motherboard. i have enough parts to build a second computer. my journey continues...
iGame
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 Stepping Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Diamond HD 6970 2GB 4GB DDR3 1600 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Asus VH236H LCD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-Series 760W Corsair Carbide Series 400R Logitech G5 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 448 Headphone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3420M AMD HD6650M 6GB DDR3 1333 Hitachi 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 15.6 Inch LED 
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iGame
(16 items)
 
iWork
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 Stepping Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Diamond HD 6970 2GB 4GB DDR3 1600 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Asus VH236H LCD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-Series 760W Corsair Carbide Series 400R Logitech G5 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 448 Headphone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3420M AMD HD6650M 6GB DDR3 1333 Hitachi 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 15.6 Inch LED 
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did you try clearing CMOS?
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