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I'm confident it's a burned mosfet ... Look for some "weird stuff" around the VRM area, and if possible take off the heatspreader. ALso post a pic of the vrm area, it will be helpful for sure
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Why not get a 965BE? It seems your 5870 doesn't want your 9950 in there anyways . You should get much better performance out of that card.
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Chances of your CPU dying are slim, probably your PSU or something
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I'm confident it's a burned mosfet ... Look for some "weird stuff" around the VRM area, and if possible take off the heatspreader. ALso post a pic of the vrm area, it will be helpful for sure
Where would that VRM be? Heatspreader? You mean CPU Heatsink and fan? xD
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I had a sort of similar problem over the weekend with the PC I built for my parents. After an hour of testing, it turns out that one of the Ram DIMM slots died, no matter what Ram stick I put in there the PC had no display when powered on.
It sounds like a dead DIMM slot or a stick of RAM Died.

As for a burned MOSFET, you're looking for blown tops or topical stuff that has spilled onto the motherboard almost.

But first, I'd start running some tests on your ram or if the system goes down again, swap whatever stick of RAM is in DIMM Slot 1 marked on your mobo and see if it boots up or gives errors.
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My friend had a similar problem when I built his PC.

Check the power connection on your motherboard and make sure that + and - are in the right slots. After trying this on my friends board it worked fine.

He was having the same issue with the usb bug. He'd plug in a usb wire and the screen would turn black and stop working.

In the end I just left only his power_sw wire connected because something was going on with his reset_sw wire.

Just leaving the power_sw wire plugged in seemed to work fine no more reset when plugging in his usb devices.

Try that and see if that helps best of luck to you.
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My friend had a similar problem when I built his PC.

Check the power connection on your motherboard and make sure that + and - are in the right slots. After trying this on my friends board it worked fine.

He was having the same issue with the usb bug. He'd plug in a usb wire and the screen would turn black and stop working.

In the end I just left only his power_sw wire connected because something was going on with his reset_sw wire.

Just leaving the power_sw wire plugged in seemed to work fine no more reset when plugging in his usb devices.

Try that and see if that helps best of luck to you.
That's a "new built".. if that were the issue then wouldn't I have at least experienced that all these 3 years? (My system's almost 3 years old xD)

Well, IDK what the + and you are telling me about though LOL
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It sounds like a dead DIMM slot or a stick of RAM Died.

As for a burned MOSFET, you're looking for blown tops or topical stuff that has spilled onto the motherboard almost.

But first, I'd start running some tests on your ram or if the system goes down again, swap whatever stick of RAM is in DIMM Slot 1 marked on your mobo and see if it boots up or gives errors.
Any RAM tests that doesn't require burning of CDs? Like an .exe from within windows? Or at least on the windows 7 installation cd?
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Why not get a 965BE? It seems your 5870 doesn't want your 9950 in there anyways . You should get much better performance out of that card.
Budget issues xD Plus, it doesn't sound practical to me ATM..

If I get a 965 BE right now, find out that's not the issue.. what a waste of money xD.. Might as well put that 140 USD to a Sandy Bridge plat. or the upcoming dozers xD

Guess I need to find out more about RAM diagnosis, etc.. the ones that barely cost anything at least.

You still make a good point though.
Edited by tubers - 4/28/11 at 5:49pm
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Did you reset CMOS?
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