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First of all, I want to say hello, and say I'm glad I found this forum! Three weeks ago my computer was running fine, but I noticed that my CPU was getting a little too warm so I installed a Corsair Nautilus 500 liquid cooling system. That's where the nightmare began. First of all the first cooling system I received from Tiger Direct was faulty...the coolant pump didn't run, and I overheated my CPU numerous times, trying to get it going. (Hope I didn't fry the CPU) After receiving a new cooling unit, I installed the unit, and it ran fine. I was playing some Silent Hunter 4, (a very demanding program), played for about 15 minutes or so, and my computer suddenly restarted. I let it boot, restarted Silent Hunter 4, and played for another 5 minutes or so, and suddenly it seemingly attempted a restart, again, but never made it to POST. That's where I am right now :) I don't know if these are symptoms of a fried CPU or not. Something else strange I've noticed is that when the computer is powered up, the CD/DVD rom drives don't seem to be getting any power, or at least the CD trays won't open on those drives when I push the eject button...no lights on the drives either. Can a power supply fail sectionally? (400 watt power supply)...(I've checked all electrical connections thoroughly) Could this be a fried CPU? Any ideas folks?
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First thoing is that a NO POST BEEP means the hardware is not being seen. Use a known good power supply to replace yours. See if you get any post beep at all. Do the fans spin? any lights? Next is to disconnect all hardware except what is needed.

PS, cpu, cpu fan, 1 stick of memory, hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor is all that is need to boot up. Will the computer boot up set up this way?

Heres some Foner charts that explain procedure used to find the problem.

http://www.fonerbooks.com/pcrepair.htm

With these you should be able to narrow down what you are looking for.

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Oki doki...thanks for the chart...gonna have to buy me a new power supply, and I'll give 'er a try. I definitely want to tinker around with it some more too....like something isn't making good connection. I'll let ya know what happens in a few days...thanx a lot :)
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Well...it seems that everything is pointing towards the motherboard/CPU. I guess the faulty cooling system fried something, and Tiger Direct, or Corsair both refuse to make it right. There went $500. :)
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