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Ok so this is quite long story, so bear with me


i built AMD computer (check specs below), at first there was no signal to the screen. my friend said to get a new cpu to flash the bios, so i got a cheap sempron. the new cpu didnt work either, but after a few suggestions from friend, i took out a stick of RAM and sure enough, it worked. i flashed the bios after installing windows and swapped CPUs to my fx 6300. after a couple of days i randomly got BSODs, like once every 2-3 days from then on, after restart it was normal. yesterday, i left the computer for an hour max and when i came back there was just a black screen, but sound was working. i pressed power button, the fans and everything turned off, but the power led just kept on flashing. nothing stopped it so i had to turn off the PSU. when i turned it back on, there was no signal to the screen again, just like before. i tried the RAM, but still nothing. swapped CPUs, it started, but got as far as just after the windows starting up screen. after that it was just black. i kept on changing between the two CPUs, but nothing (fx still showed no signal). i turned it off and left for an hour, i came back and turn it on with the sempron in, BUT THEN NO SIGNAL!!!! i tried RAM, CPU everything.

any help would be greatly appreciated, and just saying, this incident has led me to not like Asrock (my motherboard) or AMD...

SPECS:
-Asrock 970 extreme3 mobo
-AMD fx 6300 6 core 3.5 GHz CPU
-VTX3D Radeon HD 7850 2GB
-Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
-OCZ 500W Modxtreme PSU

i think thats it.

thanks
post #2 of 14
if you swapped CPU's you most likely need to re install windows. especially going to a new architecture like PileDriver...

since you have updated BIOS everything should work now, you just need to re-install windows for your new CPU
post #3 of 14
You don't need to reinstall Windows if you upgrade the processor.

Besides, this isn't an OS issue as he can't boot at all right now.

BSODs are a sign of instability. Reset your CMOS and then (assuming you can boot) manually set everything in the BIOS to their default values. I'm talking about voltages, frequencies, memory timings, and multipliers.

Then run memtest to make sure your ram is good.
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post #4 of 14
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Ok guys thanks for your replies but I still can't boot up. It could be a mobo issue since the cpus suddenly went off, and I think it killed off my old keyboard (it stopped working after a bsod)
Then again, the psu could be pumping too much power into it.

Thanks again
post #5 of 14
Is anything powering on at all? Do any of the fans spin?

Or are you just not getting any video?
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post #6 of 14
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SOLVED

Ok, so you mentioned resetting the cmoc, I didn't know what it was, looked it up, did it, and now its working.

Thanks for your replies

Just one more thing, do you recommend doing anything to prevent bsods in the future?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Sorry, I meant CMOS
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by nikhil1231 View Post

SOLVED

Ok, so you mentioned resetting the cmoc, I didn't know what it was, looked it up, did it, and now its working.

Thanks for your replies

Just one more thing, do you recommend doing anything to prevent bsods in the future?

Glad it worked out for you. And I apologize for not elaborating more on the process earlier.

Now that you have it working go into the BIOS and set all the voltages, memory timings, dividers and frequencies manually. Assuming all your components are good, you shouldn't get any more BSODs.
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post #9 of 14
The one thing I would suggest is to monitor your temps while using the machine(gaming,surfing etc over the next couple of days) This way you will have an idea what your temps normally are under different loads. So if you do get any problems at a later date you can compare your temps.

The Asrock 970 extreme 3 CD has some software on to monitor temperature.
    
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Glad it worked out for you. And I apologize for not elaborating more on the process earlier.

Now that you have it working go into the BIOS and set all the voltages, memory timings, dividers and frequencies manually. Assuming all your components are good, you shouldn't get any more BSODs.

by that do you mean to the default settings? If so, how will i know what they are?
Edited by nikhil1231 - 2/7/13 at 12:56pm
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