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Old 08-13-2009, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The other day I was playing Counter-Strike, and my computer had a BSOD. I can't quite remember what the error was, and out of pure irritation I just simply shut the computer off and went to bed. The next morning I woke up and turned the computer on. It will not post, and all I get is a black screen. The fans on the motherboard spin, and the lights come on, but no display, and no post. I have tried reseating the RAM, taking out one stick of RAM, unplugging everything (HDD, video card, floppy, etc.), to no avail. The only thing I can think of is it might be the power supply. I ordered a new one today off of Newegg, and hopefully that will fix the problem. I just wanted to see if anyone had any other guesses. Here are the specs on my machine...

eVGA 680i Mobo
8800 GTX video card
650W Power supply
Two 150GB HDD

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have tried reseating the RAM, taking out one stick of RAM
Did you then swap the one you took out with the other?

It doesn't sound like a power supply issue to me if the fans and lights turn on.

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The power supply can be bad and still have lights and a few fans spinning.

I've had a few EVGA 680i mobo's die on me. The Northbridge is known to get extremely hot.
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