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Last night I let my computer download some of my games from steam. The next morning my computer was off. When I booted it up all I got was a black screen. None of my perphials are working either. I tried reseating the memory, tried some g-skill memory as well, resetting the CMOS, removed the CMOS battery, etc. I had this problem before last year on a different board but later got a system up after reseating the memory. I'm starting to think that maybe it's a windows problem. Is this common? Or does anyone know how to fix this? It's not my gpus either.
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reseat your cpu. tedious and crappy to do. but if you get no screen and all your components work you are down to a posting problem which to me points to your cpu not doing its job
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Rep+ I'll reply once I try that. Any other input?
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I would check the power connectors on everything, mainly the main atx/4pins. Sometimes these pull out or worse burn out.

If it were just a windows problem I would still expect a post to the bios/uefi. A black screen but still turns on to me points to a power issue, cpu issue, or ram. The ram is less of an issue. Even with one bum stick most boards I've seen still post, just in a different channel mode (aka like single channel). Still it might be a good idea to pull out all but 1 ram stick and test. If that doesn't work check another one. Might as well go ahead and check a different slot.

If the above doesn't work I'd begin to be suspect that the board went out.
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you made sure it's not just your monitor? Probably not, but easy to test with other pc/laptop, preferably on the same connection.
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I would check the power connectors on everything, mainly the main atx/4pins. Sometimes these pull out or worse burn out.

If it were just a windows problem I would still expect a post to the bios/uefi. A black screen but still turns on to me points to a power issue, cpu issue, or ram. The ram is less of an issue. Even with one bum stick most boards I've seen still post, just in a different channel mode (aka like single channel). Still it might be a good idea to pull out all but 1 ram stick and test. If that doesn't work check another one. Might as well go ahead and check a different slot.

If the above doesn't work I'd begin to be suspect that the board went out.

this sounds like a good idea usually with a bum stick you will get a bsod but you never know
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So fret switching out my motherboard and trying my cards independently I'm pretty sure I killed my CPU somehow. Maybe I cranked down the water block too tight? Anyways I've been out of the loop for a while. What's the best bang for the buck am3 CPU?
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