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i built a new computer....


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Josiah_Fordahl

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ok so i built this new computer... and about a month later i had it on for like two days straight and (i kinda skimped on the power supply... ) so it burned out... so i just got this new power supply ultra x connect 400 watt... and i hooked everything up... when i turn it on all the lights come on. but i hear no beep.. and i get no picture... so what is going on? did my motherboard die too? or my processor or? what? i am dying here.... :tazz: lol

thanks in advance..... - Josiah

i can give you all the specs if you want.... ?

i have a western digital sata-160 gig hard drive
a chaintech geforce 5500 256mb graphics card
a 7.1 chaintech surround card
a gigabyte k7 triton 400mhz fsb
a athlon xp 2400+ 2.06 ghz
a ultra x connect 400 watt power supply
a dvdrw
and a cdrw


can anyone help?

running windows 2000 pro/ windows xp pro
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makai

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so what is going on? did my motherboard die too? or my processor or? what?

All are possible.
What you need to do is strip out all non-essential components from your system... including printers, router,modems, etc.

Reset the bios by pulling the battery and leaving it out for a minute or two... then power up with just these components...
PSU
motherboard/cpu
vid card
1 stick of ram
keyboard
mouse

If you still don't get anything, you're going to have to find components somewhere that you can use to swap in so you can isolate further. That's about all you can do at this point.
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If you have a speaker attached, to find out if the motherboard is bad when you try and start the system without either RAM or a video card it should give you a beep code, if you get this it is a good sign that it is ok otherwise it indicates a larger possibilty the motherboard is faulty.
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ok thanks guys! i love this site!!!! :tazz:

i will let you all know how it turns out..

- Josiah
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hmmm.....i hate those.....unlike me i dont assume u have the luxury of spare graphics cards, processors and Ram. If you cant figure out what it is, you may need to get cheapy spare bits (RAM, Video Card, Processor) Or if you can, get a cheaper Diagnostic Pci Card, it may not be too accurate finding the problem but itll atleast let u know if the mobo is actually alive.
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