computer died on me a while back
dang...this came out kinda long...im sorry =[ please help me though!
AMD athlon 3200+
LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb
1GB Kingston Ram
Radeon 9800 Pro
430W Antec PSU
this happened months ago and ive been using my dads computer since then, but he wants it back and i need to get that thing fixed now =/
it just died on me all of a sudden one day. it happened gradually actually. it just restarted on me all of a sudden, then when i tried to get into windows again i could get it, but itll freeze or restart on me again, then after a while, i couldnt even get into windows anymore, and now all i get is a black screen.
this computer had been running for 2-3 years already. the CPU was overclocked just slightly, i brought it up .2ghz on stock cooling. people on newegg said they brought it up higher, but i didnt want to do anything too crazy.
so my first guess was that my cpu died on me, i tried changing the paste and put on some artic silver but it didnt really do anything...and i gave up after a while and didn't try much.
recently i tried removing the stick of ram and hard drive to see if the mobo would beep, and it didn't.
when you unplug your monitor from the vid card, but have your monitor on theres a box floating around saying "no connection. check cable connection" or something. when i plugged in the monitor into the videocard on that computer the box goes away, so im guessing the video card is ok.
the red lights on the mobo do turn on when i plug in the computer, and all the fans start running when i turn on the computer, the cd/dvd drive even makes that sound when you first turn on the computer, but the screen remains blank and nothing happens.
the mobo has a onboard sound card, so im guessing if i plug in speakers into the soundcard it should been through those speakers?