Thread created on Wed Jun 05, 2013 16:06:00 Last replied to on Fri Aug 16, 2013 19:55:36
about a month ago I was watching tv with my PC on next to me, it was idoling, and then it reset itslef and booted back up to the log in screen where i left it at for 5 minutes then it went off and came back on but there was nothing, nothing on the monitor, no beep code
after some testing I determined that it was the motherboard and sent the mobo back to the company which I had purchased it from.They said it had been physically damaged when it clearly wasn't as I take care of my PC components. After a lot of waiting I went and bought a new mobo today, installed it and it does the exact same thing.... I'm thinking it could be the CPU but wouldn't I still get a beep code of some sort?
I built the rig myself and it had been running perfectly for 6 months, no temps above 50 degrees as I have a good CPU cooler.
Has this happened to any of you? I feel like throwing it out of my window right now! any help or information would be great!
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if it was a PSU problem it probably wouldn't even startup...
usually when its a problem with the PSU its either dead and not working or the capacitors have decraded over time but it can't be either of these since it takes roughly 2 years before the capacitors start to degrade.
If no one provides a good answer I'm sure my brother can give you one when he gets home because i think hes had this issue before.
Yeah, try removing all but 1 stick of RAM, if it still happens swap to another stick. Another thing that might help would be to try booting with no RAM; if you don't get any beep codes it could be a sign it's the CPU, or PSU as mentioned above.
It's been a while since I've had to do any trouble shooting though so I might be mis-remembering.
Another thing to check is that the CPU Fan is installed correctly and flushly against the Processor. I had this problem when a couple of my clips on the fan broke and it wasn't sitting tight enough and the CPU was overheating after a few minutes. Also ensure that thermal paste is applied generously, but evenly. Re-thermal pasting your fan and processor could be worth a shot.
Most likely overheating, remove the cpu cooler, run through cold water or use air pressurizer (in a can) to clean the dirt. If u used water make sure its completely dry before you replace it back. Also look at the bottom of the cpu cooler and see if the thermal paste is not dried out, if so scrape it and apply a bit (even it out).
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