PC Sometimes Boots, Most Times Doesn't Even POST - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2010, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 6
Default PC Sometimes Boots, Most Times Doesn't Even POST


My PC sometimes POST's and boots and other times it doesn't. And when it does get to desktop the computer freezes.

The PC is a new build (3 weeks old) and for the past 2 weeks, it freezes usually any time between the computer turning on to when it reaches the desktop, and so requires me to keep restarting the computer (average around 4-6 times) before I can use the computer normally.

Once it's turned on and working, the computer won't crash or freeze at all.

And it's gotten worse over the past week where sometimes it POSTS and sometimes it doesn't and after lots of restarts it reaches the desktop and works perfectly.

I am thinking it is most probably the memory, what do you think and may you please help me.


EDIT: I'd like to add that when it doesn't POST there's no image on the screen.

Here are my computer specs:

CPU: i7 920 @ stock speed
Motherboard: XFX X58i
Memory: some generic Micron, 3x1gb, here it is: MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1
PSU: Corsair 650w

dedparrot is offline  
Old 08-29-2010, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: PC Sometimes Boots, Most Times Doesn't Even POST

Run Memtest86+ Try testing it with separate sticks, to pinpoint it.
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boots fine...no POST beep... TonCrafter Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 08-10-2010 12:54 AM
Unable to see any POST/BIOS screens until Windows boots... jman0023 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 08-26-2009 09:06 PM
Post your fastest SuperPI times thebleakness Overclocking and Modding 767 02-18-2007 07:24 PM
New build booted few times, now won't even POST brianf408 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 10-05-2006 06:29 PM
Post your boot times!! Joeisalsocool Microsoft Windows and Software 13 12-07-2004 11:17 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.