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Hello

I am working on my parents computer that is coming up on 7 years old now. The CPU is an old E6300 Core 2 Duo I believe. The motherboard I believe is using a 965 chipset. So now the problem...I have the computer set to automatically turn on and run some software in the morning before anyone uses it. However, one morning I noticed that the computer was not on. I then proceeded to turn the computer on only to get a dreaded front panel code with a motherboard post error beeps.

I looked up the front panel code and it brought me to the memory. So I decided to take out one stick of ram and reboot. No luck, I proceeded with the test, testing each socket with each stick of ram. All gave me the same results. However, sometimes I can get the computer to post. But when the computer is shutdown and restarted the same error comes back up. This is making me believe it was a motherboard problem. I then did some googling and found that sometimes electrolytic caps on the boards were known to go. I replaced the two I suspected were gone but the problem still came back up.

I have tried known working memory modules on all the sockets. I am beginning to think this is a motherboard issue. Any thoughts?

Thank you!
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post #2 of 5
Could be motherboard or power supply.

Do you have a spare power supply that you can test with?
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I was beginning to think it was the power supply.

I did test it with a multimeter and got around 12 volts going to one of the molex connectors. I may try swapping my psu in it just to see what happens.
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If the computer is dusty try cleaning it out, especially the ram/DIMM slots.
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It was dusty, I did try to blow it out with my breath and the slots do look clean. I'll have to try some canned air though. Any other advice?
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