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Hey guys, I got sick of my crap performance with vista even with my bfg 8800 gts 640MB i just bought (not in system stuff in sig yet), so I went to go back to XP.

I got home from school today and decided it was time, and started the format and all, after the format and the copying of files in the crappy blue dos screen, it reboots and then will finish the installation, but I got BSOD'd, which is because of some stupid thing in my bios that I gotta disable and I forgot to, so that was that.

I rebooted and went into BIOS, was looking for the setting (had not changed anything) and my screen went black, G15 became unlit, and computer grinded to a hault and I saw the LED's on my fans flicker and bit and fans sllow to a stop...

pushed the power button a couple times nothing... so I was like ***.... swithched power off... checked cables makignsure I didn't hit the power bar with my foot or something, tried again, giot the fans to jump a lil, not even a full turn, but no boot.

I thought it was probably my PSU so I grabbed my little Thermaltake PSU tester and plugged in my 24pin tester, Green light shows up... hmm.. tried a 4-pin molex, no green light, tried CPU power, no green light... Checked all ym connections and everything, no good.

So I'm thinking its my PSU but I'm not a problem expert so I could be wrong? what you guys think? I need to get this thing back up ASAP for school!
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post #2 of 8
Its an ultra.

Case solved.

DAMNIT how do I always manage to get into your threads.
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The older Xconnects were crap and liked to fail alot. How old is it?
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Very nice!
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Old enough, I'm okay if it failed, finally can takei t o ut back and smash it ****less.... but I wana know if you guys agree that its the problem? And IT BETTER NOT HAVE TOUCHED MY GPU!. if it took out my CPU/MOBO or something WOO C2D here I come baby!
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post #5 of 8
By the results of your test:

"I thought it was probably my PSU so I grabbed my little Thermaltake PSU tester and plugged in my 24pin tester, Green light shows up... hmm.. tried a 4-pin molex, no green light, tried CPU power, no green light... Checked all ym connections and everything, no good."

I would say that the PSU is toast....

bummer day bro...
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post #6 of 8
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actually if its my PSU it'll be a happy day, if my GPU was taken out it'll be a heads are rolling day... if my CPU is toast... angry but happy day, becuase i'tll give me reason for a c2d system that I shouldn't be buying right now
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post #7 of 8
I like your attitude...

You have my best wishes for the GPU's survival.
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post #8 of 8
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Took my computer in, and PSU is dead hehe, so I bought a OCz gameXstream! woo! BEAUTIFUL!

so I'll have a video coming soon that kopis going to do with me about Ultra you'l see

Turns out, the fact that I never have used my PSU tester I got was a problem, when I plugged in the 24pin it'd come up with a green light for 12v or something I forget, but really, when I plugged in my OCz psu, I realized all the lights are suspose to light up and the PSU actually Turns on rofl!

opps!

PCE X-Connect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone wana buy UV round cables for an x-connect?
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