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post #41 of 59
Sounds like failing hardware to me. More than likely it is the motherboard. If it were the RAM or the GFX or any part besides the mobo, it would beep repeatedly in a certain manner to tell you what part it is that is causing the problem.
post #42 of 59
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Okay...but the thing that sounds weird to me is the fact that it seemed to slowly but steadily get worse and worse over time.
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Okay...but the thing that sounds weird to me is the fact that it seemed to slowly but steadily get worse and worse over time.
That's why I thought it was a fried pin. A fried pin will give a weak connection that will degrade over time, but if they all looked alright I'm at a loss. BSOD's are usually caused by software malfunctions though right? Straight restarts/shutoffs are more along the lines of hardware malfunctions.
post #44 of 59
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Lol...sounds like there isn't one working part of my computer. But I'll recheck the pins just to make sure they're not fried.
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post #45 of 59
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I checked the pins and all of them were copper colored except for four of them. The four of them were like aluminum colored.

EDIT: That would be the 24 pin connector.
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post #46 of 59
I'm talking about corroded or oxidized connections, but that's fairly rare for that to happen. How old is this motherboard?
post #47 of 59
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Not even 2 months.
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post #48 of 59
That's unfortunate. Try taking it all out of the case and placing the mobo flat on a glass table, or equivalent surace, and connecting only the bare minimum to get into the BIOS. Mobo, psu, keyboard, vid card, and one RAM stick, I think that's all you need. you can just use a screwdriver to short the 2 pins for the power button. See what that does for you.
post #49 of 59
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Okay...I'm gonna go out tonight so I'll try that either later tonight or tommorow...and if I dont have a glass table, what other table object could I lay it on?
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post #50 of 59
Wood, something non-conductive. Try not to use shag carpet though
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