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Old 01-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes druid built it for me. And thanks for the help ill try another PSU and see if that works.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So a psu can die like that and still be able to supply some power to the computer?
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Yes- as I said - I did not know that until it happened to me. Based on the post count you (Druid) are much more knowledgeable than I - I just happen to have this specific experience already under my belt.
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I've had something similar to that happen. On my old Athlon 1500+ and board, the fans would start up, but no beep, no screen. So I looked inside, took off the HDD, nothing. I actually took the RAM out, no beeping. So I put a different PSU on there, it purred up like an Enigizer kitty. So my PSU was working, but not working enough to boot the system.
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The power supply is generating more than just 12v, it's also generating 3.3v and 5v. If any of these voltages are faulty the system will not power up.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yeah, I gave tested with my psu and it worked. Now my system is freezing on the bios screen .
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I just took on my psu to test my friend's system. Turns out his psu was faulty. Now I put it back in mine and it freezes on the bios screen. Sometimes it doesn't even get to the bios screen. I think I'm going to cry .

Edit: I just found out that it will start up when I hit the reset button on the front of the computer. I've done this sucessfully three times, but it still hangs on the bios screen if I don't.

Edit 2: System is only picking up 2GB of ram. I'm gonna try a reseat. I'm going to be so mad if my ram is fried and I have to spend a $100 on this crap.

Edit 3: Reseated. The system will start up normally now, but it is only picking up 4GB. FML.
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Reset BIOS.
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I'd say it's time to run memtest. One stick at a time.
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Yeah. I ran memtest, but it was kind of a waste. I let it run till it found 1679 errors and then just turned my computer off because my keyboard wouldn't respond, so I couldn't exit it. I reseated the memory again before I did this though, and when I turned it on this time, windows found all 6 gigs, so whatever. Everything works now, but god, what a waste of a day.
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