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gjw24

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I've been having an issue today with my computer. Yesterday I believe it overheated and now something is not right. This morning I got it to start up completely and was hoping by letting it cool off it would be fine, like always that is not the case. It froze so I restarted and it came up again. Then it froze for a second time and when I restarted it this time it would not come up.

There is no signal going to the monitor, and I have the albatron PX845G pro II motherboard so instead of giving me error code beeps it is supposed to talk in a nice female voice but I cannot understand what it is saying.

I've taken everything apart and put it back together and it did not help. I have taken one thing out at a time and nothing has working.

I have two video cards and both are not working. I have three different sticks of ram and trying each one, one at a time in each of the three slots has not made a difference.

Is there anything anyone can help me with? Is there a way to figure out my the motherboard is trying to say to me that i cannot understand?

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Try removing all PCI and graphics cards so you are trying to start up a barebones system. Your onboard graphics should provide a signal to the monitor.


If you're not having any luck with this then the problem will be one of PSU (unlikely as it is powering up) , Motherboard, CPU. It sounds like you may have cooked your CPUor something similar.

Are there any fans that don't start up when you power on?

Stick your nose in there - anything smell burnt (hi tech stuff, I know).

Sorry if this is all obvious. The overheating must have been caused by something - usually a fan failure.
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Well there wasn't anything bunrt inside. Like you I was down to the cpu or motherboard.

After I had posted this I remember that i've had a similar problem before and it was caused by the short circuit on the motherboard.

I've replaced the motherboard and lukily I was right and everything is working smoothly again.
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Nice work and thanks for lettting us know the outcome.
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