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it worked fine yesterday, i went to turn it back on and nothing. lights come on fans all start up, but the screen doesnt show anything just black, tried different ps and videocard,im thinking that either the mobo or the cpu went bad, checked all cables and still doesnt post, oh and there arent any beeps at all either. any ideas of what went wrong?
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anything?
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If possible, try to switch out memory and then switch out the PSU. The PSU sounds unlikely but this is just a sort of try-everything approach.
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i tried a different psu and it still didnt work, but since the lights turn on and everything starts up would you still think that the psu is bad? i dont have any other pc3200 ram laying around, i took both of them out eariler and it made continous beeps so the motherboard should still be good then right? if its dectecting no ram, im leaning toward the cpu
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Hi,

If the board beeps when you remove the ram that indicates that the board is good and most likely the ram is to
If you tried another video card and it is know to work then it ain't that.
If you tried a known working psu then,,,,,,,
That leaves the cpu.

I would try and remove all devices, cards and drives to see if you can get a post.

Rick
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yea ill try that took thanks for all your help, i just dont understand the computer is only like 2 months old and its worked fine until the other day. i had to reinstall xp because it went crazy finished all of that and it booted fine turned it on the next day and it didnt even post. the case temperature was only at like 27 C, and that was with an hour or so of playing doom3 or hl2 and the cpu temp was never really high either. i have no idea

Edited by freshnuts, 21 April 2005 - 09:39 PM.

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I'm leaning towards a CPU problem but you should try unseating and reseating EVERYTHING else before replacing it. It's a pain to replace it just to find out something else small like a loose cord was the actual problem.
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yea im going reseat everything, i called the company and they will send me a new motherboard and cpu, i just have to send back my broken pieces.
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