Hey, my name is Chris and I just purchased a new machine from newegg a couple of weeks ago. I hooked it all up and was working fine until today when some very strange things happened, things I had never seen before. Here are my computer specs:
Intel Core2Duo E6300 Conroe
2x512 mb corsair xms2 ram
Asus P5B P965 board
Xion PowerReal 600w psu
evga nvidia 7900gs card
Something out of that list died I think, I just need to know which so I can do an RMA with newegg before my classes start this Spring. Here's what happened:
I was playing civilization 4 for a couple of hours when my rig did a restart. I was pretty used to this with my last rig as it did it quite often if something got too hot while playing a game. Upon the reboot, I got a bios message saying that my CMOS settings were wrong and the overclocking failed (even though my AI oc'ing has been set to automatic for the past 2 weeks and had been working fine) (also, my cpu ran about 49c max with stock heatsink, I didn't think that was too much). Anyways I checked the bios just to make sure and the oc'ing was still set to auto. I did a save settings & exited to reboot. Upon reboot this time, however, instead of instantly rebooting, my machine temporarily shut down for probably 5 seconds, then started back up. I thought nothing of it. I came back a couple minutes later and the only thing on screen was my desktop background. No icons, no nothing. I tried bringing up task manager but nothing came up. had to shut down via power button on tower. This time when it booted up, I saw the flashing underscore on screen hoping that the windows xp logo would show up, but it never did. Just a black screen after the flashing underscore. Uh oh. So I did another hard shut down. This time upon boot up, my monitor would not even recognize a signal from the PC. I did one more hard boot and the next boot was the same, no signal from pc. So I pulled cmos battery, reset the cmos jumper, replaced it all, and tried booting up again, still no dice. So something obviously has happened, I just am not sure what. I'm leaning towards cpu or vid card. Any advice would be amazing! I hope my description of the problem wasn't too much. Thanks and I look forward to a reply.
A few last things....all of the fans spin up when i turn on the machine, all case fans, psu fan, cpu fan, and gpu fan. Also, the green LED light on mobo is on. But nothing appears on screen. Hope that also helps. Thanks.
Edited by bvjens31, 04 January 2007 - 03:45 PM.