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My computer doesn't shut down (properly, as it should)


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When you hear the fan as you say can you place if it is from the PSU or the video card?
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i did check the PSU. The readings weren't exact, not sure if that matters. like when it was supposed to be 12volts it would be 12.23 or 12.18 and when it was supposed to be 5 volts it would be 5.20 or somthin

Is that anything of concern?
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When you hear the fan as you say can you place if it is from the PSU or the video card?


actually, it seems the fan is the one on the motherboard.

Edited by jadi929, 20 August 2009 - 07:27 PM.

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If the fan you are hearing is the one on the MOBO then you may be dealing with a heat issue also.

From post #11

GPU 64C equals 147F
HDD 50C equals 122F
CPU core 64C equals 147F (This is the one that bothers me)

Is the fan on the CPU turning or does it seem sluggish?
Turn the system off and check it for dirt or anything that may be stopping it or slowing it down.


The highlighted is verifying the fan may be part of the issue
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so how would i go about diagnosing the motherboard? and how should one deal with a heat issue when theres no signal to the monitor? any help would be appreciated since i'm trying to get this fixed in time for school
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Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except

* keyboard
* mouse
* video output
* 20+4 powercable
* 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
* Cpu fan wire
* power and reset button to the case
*case speaker

Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.

The goal here is just to test the mobo:
Does the system now post to the monitor?
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nope, still no sucess. i think it might be possible. but is it also possible that the new video card i installed might have blown too?
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It's very possible the video is shot.
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what could have blown the vid. card? was it because i continuously turned the pc off by holding down the power button?

i'm thinking of returning the one i paid for and see if i can get another one
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Most likely it was just faulty
How old is it?
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well its just a few weeks old

i bought it from best buy and still have the receipt, so i can return it :)
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Good ideal
Also I would recommend looking at replacing the PSu.
It never hurts to cover all the bases .
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how much would that cost? does best buy have it?
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Best buy should carry PSU's
Usually about 30.00 and up depending on the brand and wattage.
I would suggest a Corsair 550 watt if they have one.
Very dependable and a steady 12 volt rail.
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i didn't get to go to best buy today, but i did try turning it on without the video card (the cpu has on board graphics)

and when i turn it on now, it start to beep, continueously. and the beeps are kinda long, like about for 1 or 2 seconds

perhaps you could tell me what that indicates
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