Problems turning my computer on

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by marcround, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    Hello, i was wondering if someone could help me with a problem my computer has had for a while.
    When i turn my computer on the monitor does not display anything but if i spend 5-10 mins turning the computer on/off the computer will pass post and beep once and then the monitor will display the usual.

    Does anyone have any ideas of what the problem could be?
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  2. IPlayNaked

    IPlayNaked Banned

    Messages:
    6,559
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    XFire 7950 1200/1850
    Does it stay on, once you get it turned on? Like, can it play games and stuff?
     
  3. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    yeah its fine when its turned on i was playing bioshock 2 earlier without problems and im using it right now
     
  4. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,728
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    ASUS gtx560ti on T260HD
    id say its the PSU or GPU that's at fault
     

  5. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    yeah me and a few friends thought that too

    i have already tried using a different psu and the internal graphics, i still had the same problem
     
  6. Labyrinth

    Labyrinth Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    61
    GPU:
    Tri-X R9 290 4G
    Possibly motherboard, cpu or ram

    to test ram use this in safe mode if you can http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

    for the cpu remove it and look underneath for any marks like spots that look darker than the entire cpu

    for the motherboard well i guess you could try another board if you can or test each part to rule out the other parts,
     
  7. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    alright, ill run the memory test in a few minutes
     
  8. lysaer

    lysaer Master Guru

    Messages:
    853
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    4 x 780ti
    if the cpu was burnt the system would not boot up at all ever.

    @op have you updated the bios on the mobo at all lately ?
     
  9. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    im running memtest86 instead, it has done 1 pass without any errors but ill leave it testing until it has done at least 5 passes

    ______

    ive never updated the bios on it

    ______

    here are the things ive tried in the past:
    •different psu with graphics card
    •different psu using internal graphics (i couldnt even get the computer to turn on which may or may not reinforce a faulty motherboard)
    •one stick of ram at a time (incase one but not both of the sticks were faulty)
    •a different cpu
    •taking both sticks of ram out to see if i get any beep codes (i had none)

    also the psu i have is an unbranded one that came with my pc case, maybe unstable power damaged my motherboard or something? (although if this were the case it would be odd since the computer eventually works fine)

    if it is the psu at fault what are the chances of a second psu causing the exact same problem?
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  10. IPlayNaked

    IPlayNaked Banned

    Messages:
    6,559
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    XFire 7950 1200/1850
    I'm gonna tell you it is almost certainly not the RAM and GPU.

    I'll say it's definitely not the processor.

    Gotta be the motherboard at this point. You tried fixing everything else it could be (plus some things it couldn't be) and now all you're left with is the motherboard.

    Get a new one, and you're good to go.
     

  11. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    Yeah thats what I thought before making this thread, I just thought I would see what opinions other people had first - thanks :p

    I'll leave getting the new motherboard for a week or so though just to see other peoples thoughts on this.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  12. Labyrinth

    Labyrinth Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    61
    GPU:
    Tri-X R9 290 4G
    not really i had a defective cpu core 2 quad that only showed two cores instead of 4 and it also had a slight darker mark on the cpu, cpu doesnt need to be burnt out it can be defective and still operate to a certain extend
     
  13. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,728
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    ASUS gtx560ti on T260HD
    id now say its the motherboard :/
     
  14. 0rpheus

    0rpheus Active Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte nV 9800GT 512MB
    I had the exact same problem with my old PC, at first I got it working after a few tries, but it got worse over time to the point where it took over half an hour to finally get the PC to boot normally. I noticed that it had something to do with heat- I used a hair dryer and warmed the whole PC from the inside and usually got it working that way(weird, I know).

    It lasted for about 3/4 of year, until one day my mobo decided it was enough and wouldn't power up at all. That's when I finally got a new PC :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  15. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    I have been having this problem since october last year, hopefully my motherboard will hang in there a little bit longer before giving up completely :)

    I'm still curious about what could have caused the problem in the first place. Also I will be ordering this motherboard either next weekend or the weekend after - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asrock-sock...3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266785725&sr=8-3

    The reason I'm keeping the budget low is because I intend to replace the machine at the start of next year.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010

  16. Omagana

    Omagana Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    1
    GPU:
    RTX 2070 Super
    Hmm no1's asked is your CPU overclocked?

    Unstable OC can cause boot issues like this.
     
  17. marcround

    marcround Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    it was overclocked last year but atm im using the default clock speeds
     

Share This Page