Pc problems :(

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bruts, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Bruts

    Bruts New Member

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    Well were to start. Started was back when the pc would freeze up and would not be able to do anything, all the fans lights and screen still worked. This would happen fair few times, crash every few minutes to few hours or even days. After it freezing the pc would not boot up, apart from all fans and lights starting, just no bleep sound on boot up and nothing on screen this would happen for from 10minutes to an hour with it not booting, then after that would boot up fine with not changing anything.
    So did the usual test as much as I could but still same problem. So sent off the mother board for an rma seeing as the temps for all parts cpu, graphic card etc was perfectly normal. Motherboard came back and was full tested and with no problems. Then after that sent the whole pc off to get tested. The place which tested came back with saying it was graphic card problem ( but they did have problems seeing as the pc would not crash for them until the last day they had it). So got an rma done on that with BFG, who sent back whole new card. Then after say 4 minutes after installing the card the pc goes again, then again after few boot ups and now same thing will not boot. Just really stuck now and not to sure were to go next

    So question be does anyone have an idea on what it could be my problem? Tested all parts apart from the cpu and power supply.

    List of parts are as follows
    AMD 64 3700 San diego
    Asus A8n-Sli
    Geil 2gb (2x1gb)
    BFG Geforce 7800GT OC
    Hiper 580w
    WD 350gb

    So if could leave some info would be grateful

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lethal Abz

    Lethal Abz Maha Guru

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    clear cmos and clean install operating system. Could be a driver conflict or corrupted windows. Clearing the CMOS ( taking out the mobo battery for 5 mins ) and make sure to put battry back on.
     
  3. Bruts

    Bruts New Member

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    Done few times, even used 2 different hd's with fresh install of XP and still the problem happens
     
  4. CTman

    CTman Ancient Guru

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    Clear CMOS, it is very easy: use a jumper. Leave the jumper in place (in your case: 2-3) for 20 to 30 seconds and then return it to its default location (in your case: 1-2).


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    As for the crashes and freezes, it could be caused by several things;

    - the freezes could be caused by overheating of the cpu; check the temperature of the cpu. If you ever have detached the cpu cooler/heatsink and after re-attaching the cpu-cooler but without re-applying some fresh thermal paste, then you should re-apply some fresh thermal paste. But don't apply too much thermal paste (too much thermal paste will have the opposite effect). Also you make sure the processor is cleaned before re-applying the fresh thermal paste!

    - It also could be the memory modules; check the modules one by one; avoid mixing modules of different brands with different timings, different chips (winbond, micron, samsung, hynix etc.); use one of the modules and see if the pc is more stable with this one module. Then switch to the other one and see again if the pc remain stable or not. Maybe one of the modules have gone bad.

    - a possible cause can be the psu; even the best psu could become defective.


    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2007

  5. Bruts

    Bruts New Member

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    Thanks for the information so far. I carried out the above as advised, except waiting on a new power supply.
    Has anyone else got any other ways to test.
     

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