why has god forsaken me?
Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:44 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:08 PM
my sons pc is a pos.
Hope this stands for Pretty Old System
i was wondering if there was a way to check the video or memory, since i have nothing to swap out.
Yes but I need more description of PC
(1) Make & Model
(2) Type Desktop Tower Notebook
(3) Make & Model of Motherboard
(4) Make & Model of both New & Old Power Supplies Was replacement New or Used
(5) Age of Computer
(6) Operating System & Service Pack installed
(7) Any upgrades to memory video Hard drive recently that could be contributing to this issue???
(8) Verify that you did not knock any connections loose and that all connections are properly made
(9) Tell me about any thing odd that you encountered when inside case
Word of caution when replacing Power Supplies be careful if PC is from a Proprietary Manufacturer These companies do not follow PC Standards
OOOPS- Did a little research on your recent posts -
I see that you have Made 5 different Posts on the same issue Tell me more about the Fan Problem
You said you moved the connection?? from where to where??
You indicated your motherboard is [/b]MSI motherboard with K7T Turbo Ver.3[/b] here is the website
Also you indicated the PC is a Tower Did someone build it for you?? If so you should have some manuals for Motherboard & Tower Case
From your posts I would venture to say the Processor may have fried / overheated?? Tell me more about all the problems/issues on PC How long has this problem/s been happening
Post back information required and put a little more effort into researching the required info you should have some manual/s on PC where was it purchased?
Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:51 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:29 PM
Ok Enough information to get started
the connection for the cpu fan was not and will not work. when we run the plug to the fan for the case it runs.after your suggestion i looked at hte cpu and it appears to have some corrosion on it.
This appears to be the Root Cause This indicates that the Motherboard CPU Fan Power Circuitry has a problem And probably has other problems Although it all could be the result of a Fried CPU
Would need more information about system In order to determine the best approach to upgrade but 1st Lets look closer at the CPU Fan Assembly
Read the following instructions over several times to get acquainted with the process Just take your time and be aware of loose connections & be careful not to be the cause of a loose connection
The Fan Assembly should be mounted on top of the CPU Heat Sink And should be secured by 4 corner screws Need to mark a corner of the Fan and Heat Sink to establish proper Mounting Orientation so when you can reinstall the Fan Correctly
You want to disconnect the Main Power Cord from PC before starting
Now disconnect power connector to CPU Fan And carefully remove the 4 corner mounting screws from the Fan be careful to not burr the screw heads or strip the threads when removing the screws Use proper size Phillips Type Screwdriver And be careful and not drop any of the screws while removing They are small & may be difficult in locating
NOTE You are only removing the FAN Only the FAN Not the Sink Block -
Make note of the Orientation Markings before removing So that you will reinstall the same way
Now inspect the Fan for Broken blades worn bearings cracked mounting frame etc Also look for Excessive Dust Buildup on the Fan Blades And On the Heat Sink Assembly If it is extremely excessive where it is Clogged This would be the beginning of the CPU Freezing Depends on how Long if CPU is Dead or Not
If Fan is damaged You can purchase a new Fan at any computer store Just bring old one with you for size information
You may have to pick some of the clogging out And you can use a Can of Compressed Air Dust Just be Careful To keep the Can Upright at all times Tilting the can will turn the Air Pressure to Liquid which will make matters worse Read Instructions on the Can It may require that you turn or reposition the Case & keep the Can Straight -
While you are in the cleaning Mode You may as well clean the Entire Case for Dust Bunnies Also look/inspect all connections for proper & secure connection It is very easy to knock something loose and not know it -
Now when cleaning is completed Orient the Fan Assembly Correctly and correctly reattach the 4 screws being careful not to strip the threads or burr up the heads Just loosely install all 4 screws before tightening And verify that Fan Wiring does not get caught under the Fan Housing Then Tighten each screw a little at a time So that Fan is evenly mounted
EDIT Reconnect CPU Fan Power & verify correct & secure connection 2/2/2007
Now if you are Lucky PC will now Boot up The Proper Fan Rotation will be in the manner that Air is being Forced down into the Heat Sink & exiting out the Side Fins of the Heat Sink Assembly Check the Exhaust Fan Assembly in rear of Case The proper rotation should be forcing the Hot Air OUT
Post back the results I think it may be too late This process should have been done maybe a month ago but maybe you are lucky CPU is well protected against overheating but if that circuit fails then ???? The Motherboards needs to be replaced
No use in replacing only the CPU Depends on how old Motherboard is & how much RAM Memory etc
We will discuss this later
Edited by Jack123, 02 February 2007 - 04:40 PM.
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