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Old 12-09-2008, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I'm having problem with booting my pc, specs:

Q6600 2.4GHz
Crucial BallistiX 2GB
SEAGATE 250GB Barracuda
MSI P35 Platinum
GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB
Antec TruePower Trio 550W

Hadn't used it in a while, started it up one day and it crashed. When ever I start the pc now, all fans begin to run and then it powers off and starts again for a couple seconds in an endless cycle. I'm suspicious of the power supply, after sitting for so long. Would appreciate any sugggestions.
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Sounds like the psu is failing. Either that or the motherboard has issues.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like the psu is failing. Either that or the motherboard has issues.
Any thing I could do specifically to see if it's the mobo or psu?
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For $19 I got a digital multimeter at Radio Shack that will do everything you need to do to check PSU and mobo voltages. Works like a charm, the one I have.

Oh, I want to mention that CrazeD has a tutorial sticky on using the meter so check that out. I'd provide the link, but don't have time to look for it right now.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It sounds like an over heating issue. Check your heat sink,and fan for dust.
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