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So i come home from a long says work, and all i want to do is check my email... computer wont turn on...

Im not a computer buff... but my first thoughts where power outage in my basement... dint happen.. everything else on my power stip worked fine... Then I thought maybe it was a bad stick of memory.. I tried all possible combinations.. I have 2x1Gb corsair XMS... fairly new.. so i doubt that it is the memory and having both go out at the same time..

Hes the big problem.. When i turn off the powersupply.. then turn it back on and try to start up the computer, i get a very quick 1/2 second burst of fan movement and start up light.. but then nothing... is that a powersupply issue? Im not sure what else to try, so untill i can get this figured out im using someone elses computer.. and witht he build i have for my computer i should be worrying about this for quite some time... but stuff happens... any ideas thoughts.. or if im posted in the wrong place.. a point in the right direction to post for people to read...
thanks

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post #2 of 12
That sounds like a PSU problem. Try a different PSU.
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Definitely a PSU issue... Lets wait for some of the big guns to get here to assess your issue!
    
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have there been known problems with compatability between the powersupply that i have and this mother board.. should i invest in a new one?
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No, I'm pretty sure that it has nothing to do with compatibility. I think your PSU just crapped out.
    
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have there been known problems with compatability between the powersupply that i have and this mother board.. should i invest in a new one?
Do you have another PSU? I would try another PSU first before you go buy one, but if you don't have another one I guess you'll have to buy one. I would get a quality PSU if you replace it.
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and if so what would be the best bet given the type of build i have? If im lacking any information to help diagnois the problem let me know thanks... im not a huge computer person.. i just like one that runs.. play some games, but mostly use it for multimedia purposes i am 80 Gb away from a teribyte.. still in the process of building but if it dont work its just an expensive paper weight right now
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and if so what would be the best bet given the type of build i have? If im lacking any information to help diagnois the problem let me know thanks... im not a huge computer person.. i just like one that runs.. play some games, but mostly use it for multimedia purposes i am 80 Gb away from a teribyte.. still in the process of building but if it dont work its just an expensive paper weight right now
Well, I really don't know about PSUs. Post a thread in the Power Supply Section. You'll get better advice.
    
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Originally Posted by hawk2316heels View Post
and if so what would be the best bet given the type of build i have? If im lacking any information to help diagnois the problem let me know thanks... im not a huge computer person.. i just like one that runs.. play some games, but mostly use it for multimedia purposes i am 80 Gb away from a teribyte.. still in the process of building but if it dont work its just an expensive paper weight right now
How many hard drives do you have?
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i have 4.. but one was external and crapped out.. good thing i grabbed all the important stuff first
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