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Old 05-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i am new here so i hope i am putting this in the right place if not i do apoligize.

The reason i am writing this is because i have found myself in a little bit of a situation, in 2011 i bought a stationary pc and a couple of days ago it turned off randomly, i then cleaned it out and took out all the cables and reconnected them. This made the cimputer work for about 30 minutes and it shut down again, i did it alla gain and this time it worked for about 3 days same thing happened total shut down.

When i repeated the reset of all cables, this time, it did not work. My first thought would be that the power supply unit have died, i then just find it weird that i can still turn on the pc and all the fans are running smoothly it just never really boots further than turning on. It is not my screen i ahve tested it with my laptop and it is working fine.

Here are the specs:
Graphics card: MSI GTX 560 m. opimized cooling (1 GB)

CPU: Cooler Master Hyper TX3

RAM: Corsair/Kingston 4 GB DDR3, 1333 Mhz (DUAL)

Primary Harddisc
Samsung 1000 GB, 7200rpm

PSU: Corsair GS700

Hope you guys can help!
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you try to replace the power supply, if anything check out our and maybe one of our technicians can help you..
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there any way to check for sure if it is actually the power supply that is the problem?
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Is there any way to check for sure if it is actually the power supply that is the problem?
Yes, replacing it with a different PSU and see if the problem persists. That is the best and most efficient way.

But I wouldn't blame the PSU just yet. It could also be an overheating issue.
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Either that or a short.
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So lets say the PSU is fine, how do i check if it is overheating and more importantly fix it ? And can i check for a short ?

I am guessing you would suggest taking it to a professional technician and have them take a look?
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So lets say the PSU is fine, how do i check if it is overheating and more importantly fix it ? And can i check for a short ?

I am guessing you would suggest taking it to a professional technician and have them take a look?
You can try maxing out the CPU and GPU to increase temperatures. Use Coretemp and MSI Afterburner Kobuster to maximize CPU and GPU load then check the temperatures using
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You can try maxing out the CPU and GPU to increase temperatures. Use Coretemp and MSI Afterburner Kobuster to maximize CPU and GPU load then check the temperatures using
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When i turn on my computer it only starts the fans, it doesent actually boot up, so how am i supposed to do this?
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You didn't really specify what your parts were to begin with, but to test for a short you take the board out of the case and lay it on a piece of cardboard.

First thing's first though, unplug your HDDs and reseat your RAM to see if this is causing a fail to post. If you have an IGP (video ports on the motherboard) then take the GPU out too.
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