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I have had my computer for about a week. It was running very well with no problems with. However I came home last night and everything on my computer screen was hard frozen. Literally nothign was responding - so I rebooted the machine. When I did this the computer acted like it would power on as normal then just did nothing. The blue led turned red on the mobo as always but nothing popped up on the screen.<br><br>
I cleared the CMOS and tried again and still the same problem. What's wierd is it will do different things. Sometimes after clearing the CMOS it will let out a continuous stream of fast beeps (I read somewhere a continuous long beep is memory - but these beeps seem really fast). But the DDR2-800 memory from corsair hasn't been a problem to this point. Sometimes nothign will happen - but nothing ever comes on the monitor.<br><br>
I was running this system<br><br>
Core 2 6600 - (OC'd to 2.9ish - base 2.4)<br>
Corsair DDR2-800 (set to its rated value of 2.1 Volts at 800 speed)<br>
p5b deluxe mobo<br><br><br>
Does anyone have any thoughts?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have had my computer for about a week. It was running very well with no problems with. However I came home last night and everything on my computer screen was hard frozen. Literally nothign was responding - so I rebooted the machine. When I did this the computer acted like it would power on as normal then just did nothing. The blue led turned red on the mobo as always but nothing popped up on the screen.<br><br>
I cleared the CMOS and tried again and still the same problem. What's wierd is it will do different things. Sometimes after clearing the CMOS it will let out a continuous stream of fast beeps (I read somewhere a continuous long beep is memory - but these beeps seem really fast). But the DDR2-800 memory from corsair hasn't been a problem to this point. Sometimes nothign will happen - but nothing ever comes on the monitor.<br><br>
I was running this system<br><br>
Core 2 6600 - (OC'd to 2.9ish - base 2.4)<br>
Corsair DDR2-800 (set to its rated value of 2.1 Volts at 800 speed)<br>
p5b deluxe mobo<br><br><br>
Does anyone have any thoughts?</div>
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Sounds like RAM. Yank the RAM noting the one in position #1 on the bank. Take the position #2 RAM module and put it in position #1. Boot with a single module. Does it boot?
 

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Tried booting with many configurations of RAM modules. I took out 1 and booted with it that way, swapped the position of the RAM modules...nothing seemed to work.<br><br>
I even tried moving the RAM modules to the black slots on my board (it has 2 yellow and 2 black) and still wouldn't boot. I find it unlikely that BOTH of them died at the same time is the reason it seems fishy. And as I said - RAM errors are longer beeps I read - these are short. Thanks for the suggestion though. Anyone else have a thought?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Tried booting with many configurations of RAM modules. I took out 1 and booted with it that way, swapped the position of the RAM modules...nothing seemed to work.<br><br>
I even tried moving the RAM modules to the black slots on my board (it has 2 yellow and 2 black) and still wouldn't boot. I find it unlikely that BOTH of them died at the same time is the reason it seems fishy. And as I said - RAM errors are longer beeps I read - these are short. Thanks for the suggestion though. Anyone else have a thought?</div>
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The BIOS is telling ya something...Do you have a junker video card to swap in?<br><br>
Also, have you looked up the beeping pattern with Google?<br><br>
EDIT: I agree, both modules are unlikely to be bad. Also, I take it you have pulled the plug out of the power supply and replugged it in? That's the only way to make the P5B Del. boot into the safe BIOS.
 

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I have swapped the video card into my old computer and it booted and ran just fine (images came up on the screen like normal).<br><br>
I also inspected the CPU and it looks just fine. The screen it froze on initially was during a quick benchmark to make sure things were stable - though I hadn't changed anything in a while - just wanted to check temps under load. The CPU temp was 57 on the frozen screen so that's no where near too hot.<br><br>
I did look up the beeping patern - however all I could find was continuous LONG beeps, not short ones. I'll keep looking - all your help is appreciated. And yes I did unplug the power cable when i tried reseting the CMOS like 5 times<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Any other thoughts?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have swapped the video card into my old computer and it booted and ran just fine (images came up on the screen like normal).<br><br>
I also inspected the CPU and it looks just fine. The screen it froze on initially was during a quick benchmark to make sure things were stable - though I hadn't changed anything in a while - just wanted to check temps under load. The CPU temp was 57 on the frozen screen so that's no where near too hot.<br><br>
I did look up the beeping patern - however all I could find was continuous LONG beeps, not short ones. I'll keep looking - all your help is appreciated. And yes I did unplug the power cable when i tried reseting the CMOS like 5 times<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
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You have, of course, pulled EVERY single cable and unecessary card from the MoBo? Pulled the entire MoBo and tested it outside of the rig? Tested the MoBo with another PSU?
 

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I haven't tested with another PSU (which I did actually mod with a new fan recently - but it blows more air than the last one so I doubt that's the problem.<br><br>
I have pulled out my sound card, tried booting with 1 of each of WD Raptor Hard drives which I normally have raided - and I have tried re-connecting every power cable and connector possible.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't tested with another PSU (which I did actually mod with a new fan recently - but it blows more air than the last one so I doubt that's the problem.<br><br>
I have pulled out my sound card, tried booting with 1 of each of WD Raptor Hard drives which I normally have raided - and I have tried re-connecting every power cable and connector possible.</div>
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Mainboard failure? I DOUBT it's the processor...they are designed NOT to overheat and fail.
 

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If I was getting consistent behavior I would be more confident int he board. But as I said - sometimes I boot and I hear nothing. Another time I'll reset the CMOS and the next couple boots will have those fast constant beeps. It makes me think something is screwed up in the motherboard...<br><br>
Do you tend to agree there?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If I was getting consistent behavior I would be more confident int he board. But as I said - sometimes I boot and I hear nothing. Another time I'll reset the CMOS and the next couple boots will have those fast constant beeps. It makes me think something is screwed up in the motherboard...<br />
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Do you tend to agree there?</div>

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Yeah...if you have pulled the plug, popped the battery, shorted the RTC and kicked it's a$$...I would say it's the mainboard. Something popped on one of the MOSFET's or the NB/SB chip is dead.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Maybe that little onboard battery needs replacing.</div>

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I don't think so. If the battery dies, the only thing that would happen is the PC would loose it's configuration when the power was turned off. <br />
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Although, the CMOS might notify you at BOOT that the battery was dead.
 

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Stupid question here....I see where the battery is. It's the circular one I assume. How do you get it out? I have tried to pull on the little tab sticking up at the lower end of it and it seems stuck.<br><br>
I don't want to break anything for sure. Someone have a walkthrough?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Stupid question here....I see where the battery is. It's the circular one I assume. How do you get it out? I have tried to pull on the little tab sticking up at the lower end of it and it seems stuck. <br />
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</div>It's actually designed to eject out like a spring. Unplug the PSU and place a flat bladed screw driver ON the battery facing the little metal tab. Press the tab away from the battery towards the plastic housing and it should pop out.
 

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I think you may have a dying PSU.<br><br>
Please fill in your system specs so we can get a better idea what hardware you have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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Core 2 6600<br>
Corsair DDR2-800<br>
Ultra X2 550Watt PSU<br>
Asus P5B Deluxe Mobo<br>
2x WD Raptor in RAID0<br>
SoundBlaster XFi xtremeMusic<br>
XFX GeForce 7900GT<br><br><br>
The PSU is brand new - though as I said I did mod the fan - I don't think that would have caused such a thing. And as I said - everything in my case seems to turn on just fine - without issues - its just nothing shows up on the screen and the system seems to hang at startup. (Or do the crazy beeping thing).
 

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The first thing my p5w dh and e6600 x1900xtx on the stock coolers kill a "600w" cooler master extreme power psu. It was a peice of junk, but they killed it good.<br />
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It used to run a 3700+ SD on a MSI RD480 and x1900xtx with no problem
 

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I'm going to do some more testing tonight - I'll try another PSU I have sitting around just to see if it will boot. I'll keep you guys posted. Really ruins the new computer experience when these things happen.<br><br>
Any other thoughts as to causes?
 
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