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#46
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The current concensus is:

Bad processor...2 (heat related failure)
Bad mobo.........1 (mobo may have taken processor with it)

It's going to be pretty tough to work in the BIOS with nothing to tell the machine what to do with the information and no video. Perhaps replacing the BIOS chip would be a way, but that really isn't done to much anymore...if at all.

I have seen processors take a last gasp before...usually right after doing something like resetting the CMOS or having it unplugged for a while. The only way to be really sure is to have it checked as a unit.
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Thank You, wannabe1 for your help again. I will see if I can take the unit somewhere and have it checked out with the proper equipment. I will advise you as to the outcome. Thanx again.

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It's always a pleasure to help you, poppyal.

There's a gentleman's bet on this one... :whistling:
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I had a similar problem. Turned the PC on, the on button light flashed orange and made a beeping sound, 'beep...beep...beep...'
Also, the fan made a whirring noise like it was trying to start but it couldn't.
No Windows, no Bios screen... nothing.
I took it to a local computer shop which said they would have a look at it for free. It turned out to be a dead motherboard and power unit.

Edit: spelling

Edited by Supercalifragilistic, 24 November 2006 - 07:42 AM.

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I wouldn't be surprised if that is his problem also, the sequence of events adds up to.... Dead Mobo, maybe the bad P/S was not working properly and put out to much current/voltage although i doubt this, safety circuitry would prevent it.


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Good Luck :whistling:
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O.K. I'm selling my daughter-in-law a barebones kit. I'll continue with the old mobo and CPU and keep you posted. My question now is: Is there much difference between an 'MSI Socket 775 mobo with an Intel celeron D 3.2 CPU' and an 'ASUS Socket 478 mobo with an Intel P4 2.6 CPU'? Will there be much variation in stability, speed, etc.? THanks.
poppyal. (I dropped the '1').

Edited by poppyal, 27 November 2006 - 08:42 PM.

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Thanks VERY much for the help while I was in the 'chat'.
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You're welcome, poppyal!

Go with the Asus bundle. I've had pretty good luck with MSI, but Asus rocks! That's all I put in machines I build. And don't be afraid to look at AMD. AMD processors are less expensive a tend to run cooler.
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Well, I have the ASUS board in my own 'puter. I was thinking of trading the MSI that is coming with the barebone kit for it. But if you feel I should keep what I have, I'll do just that. I was just thinking of the newer style and faster? CPU maybe being a step up for me. (I don't feel bad if I swap - I'm only charging her $212.00). And that's a new case and all.

Edited by poppyal, 27 November 2006 - 08:53 PM.

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What model MSI board are you looking at? They do make some pretty darn good boards, but some of the lower end boards tend to be a little weak...particularly when it comes time to upgrade. And...how much are you spending on the MSI bundle? The whole $212?
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MSI mobo #661fm3-v, and the kit is costing $185.00 for mobo, CPU, case, P/ S and CPU fan. The rest is for ink and a surge protector for her. My profit on this deal will be in rebates of $80.00. Not a lot, but it is family.

Edited by poppyal, 27 November 2006 - 09:09 PM.

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Give me a bit and see if I can find a good Asus/amd bundle.

In the meantime, have a look Here and Here for what I'd like to see in your machine when all is said and done.

Put your stuff in her machine... :whistling:

Gonna be tough to do that for $212 with case and PSU, though.
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Sorry, wannabe1, but I didn't understand the last line of your last post. Why would it be tough?
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I guess I do not understand CPUs. I was under the impression that the higher the GHz, the better/faster the unit would function. Wrong, huh?
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Hey, all, I gotta go for a bit. Please add your post/s and I'll get back to this. I guess I have a long way to go and a lot to learn yet. I wish I could help people in the manner that you all have helped me.
Be back in an hour or so.
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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