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crgibby

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Recently my computer decided that it doesn't want to boot up anymore. Well technically it wont turn on at all. When I push the power button the fans make about 1 rotation and turn off, then if i push the button again nothing happens. The leds on the mobo stay on but the fans wont even spin, unless i flip the power switch on the psu and wait for the mobo leds to go off then turn the psu back on, then it'll spin the fans like earlier. I hadn't done anything to the computer since I put it altogether, but i went ahead and opened the case and went thru all the components making sure the ram/heatsink/gpu/sata/ide/fans and power connectors were seated properly.

The computer is:
evga 680i sli mobo
intel quad core 2.66ghz
2 evga 8800 GT
750watt psu
6gigs ocz pc2 6400 ram 2x2gig sticks and 2x1gig sticks
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rshaffer61

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Sounds like a bad Power supply
You can buy a power supply tester at most computer stores.
Is it connected to a surge protector?
Have you had any storms lately?
Any power surges or brown outs?
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yeah it's plugged into a surge protector, and we haven't had any power outages since this has happened. I was think it was the psu, or maybe the cpu, but b4 i go spending $200 on a shot in the dark I wanted a 2nd opinion
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can you find a power supply first?
even borrow one from someone just to see if it is the power supply first
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I will check around to see if I can find someone with a big enough psu. The computer I'm on now only has like a 300watt psu, i dont think that'll do the trick ???
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anymore the lowest you would waant is a 500 at the least. Most system builds I do have a 650 in them.
Good for everything I put in now and for later upgrades
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future use must be taken into consideration these days :)
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