CPU or MB DEAD HELP!! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 146
Default CPU or MB DEAD HELP!!

the other day my system just died. The night before all i was doing was playing games.Next morning i hit power switch and power comes on, cd-roms read and lights go out.HD light stays on for 3mins and monitor never turns on. WTF? I've changed video cards , unplugged HDs CDroms's.Change ram everything but it doesnt seem to affect it at all.Even switching PS doesnt do anything.5hours of trying and finally it booted i reloaded windows,got all that done and it rebooted for after updates and it died.That was 3 days ago. Is my MB dead or the CPU ? Both are brand new and less than 1yr old. PCCHIPS M950 with P4 2.4ghz

badkitty is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 420
Send a message via AIM to silence782

I'd check your outlet itself, first. Rule that out before you do anything drastic

Still weak, I know, but getting better:
CPU: AMD AthlonXP 2500+
1.8GHz @ 333 FSB
512 DDR 2700
160 GB westerndigital hd
Dual booted with XP/Fedora Core 5
PCchips M848A mobo
nVIDIA GeForce MX 4000 video Card
Associate\'s Degree in Applied Computer Sciences.
A+ Certified for Hardware and Operating Systems. Network+ Certified
silence782 is offline  
Old 08-11-2004, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 146

ya i did that.First thing i did was switch surge protecters...switch power cords abosutely nothing has worked. I just wondered if someone could tell me for sure by the problems if its the cpu or MB. It wont even boot bios.I turn it on and it never swictches monitor on and i get NO BEEPS.
badkitty is offline  
Old 08-12-2004, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 111

Check your CPU, heatsink, and fan. I had a very similar problem just recently. I took the heatsink and fan apart and noticed that the thermal grease was basically gone. I cleaned both the top of the CPU and the bottom of the heatsink, reapplied new thermal grease and my problems seemed to disappear.
Dean66 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

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 10:14 PM.

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