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Hey guys I need some help!!!

I'll start from the top, I've been running my pc overclocked for months 2.5GHz temps never rising much above 40 load. Last night I turned my PC off and it stayed @ the log off screen for ages, I just help in the power button to turn it off in the end. Didn't think anything of it, woke up this morning tried turning it back on and it didn't post, the DVD drive seems to start up, all the lights come on but it doesn't do the usual beeps. Have I messed my CPU or could it be my graphics card or my mobo? Can anyone help?

 

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Sounds like a mobo problem. I would have said PSU died, but it powers up, so it can't be that. Did it go through a storm or anything? I recently fixed a computer whos mobo blew after a storm (luckily nothign else went with it).
 

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Right I've tried a CMOS reset, taking each stick of ram out, taking out the graphics card and reseating it. It doesn't make any beeps, the only thing that seems to happen is the DVD drive starts up and the lights come on the mobo. Theres a PC shop open till 6pm today so if I can find the problem I can go buy what I need.
 

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Nothing smells funny, I have a spare old 939 socket mobo, I might try plugging everything into that and see what I get. No beeps I thought would mean either dead mobo or dead all components ie CPU, graphics ram.
 

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Here is something that helped me with the exact same problem.

Start off by making sure all your hookups are plugged in
atx+12v+ any other connector

now unplug it from the wall or turn the switch off.

Take all your ram out and put one in the main slot (some it's the 3rd one up)

take your cmos battery out

Hold your power button down for 1min to drain any power left in the board

set it to bios jumper to clear, and wait

after 30min-24hours put your battery back in and move the jumper back into its normal spot

plug in a PS2 keyboard (No a USB one will not work) and hold insert down.

Plug in your PSU

Turn it on and see.
 

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Right I've change the mobo and now its sorta working, keep getting blue screen of death evertime I boot into windows, something about irq driver. I think I will be able to get somewhere now!!! I'll post back any updates or if I get stuck with a problem. Thanks Guys!!!
 

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All back to normal! I've lost my overclock but at least I've got my PC back!
 

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No idea why it fried but at least I'm back, now I just need to buy a better mobo. I'm running a Foxconn mobo which is crap for o/c
 

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Still, I'd give the PS a serious look, check the voltages with the system under full load for about an hour.
 

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Still, I'd give the PS a serious look, check the voltages with the system under full load for about an hour.

I was a bit worried about the PSU, I might get a new one and a new mobo.
 

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I have a good feeling it is either your Motherboard, or your powersupply, since I have suffered from having both problem in the past, either bad luck, or parts getting old, I would say those two are the one's I would focus on the most, try and borrow a powersupply from someone, or if that is not possible, go to a computer store, and get them to test it for you.
 

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Originally Posted by Monkmachine View Post
No idea why it fried but at least I'm back, now I just need to buy a better mobo. I'm running a Foxconn mobo which is crap for o/c

the reason ur mobo probably fried was due to a spike in the electricity. not all surge protectors protect against them and they r undetectable. it is actually worth spending the money on a surge protector or ups that protects against energy spikes.
 
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