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Old 01-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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I have been having troubles with this computer for a few days now, i have tried just about everything. Swapping out the CMOS battery, taking out RAM (no beep codes). I have done a lot of troubleshooting on many sites, but this is the first post im making.

I was playing a game last night and it froze, i just restarted, it booted fine, then about 5mins later, it froze again and has been dead ever since. I go to hit the power button, the little yellow light with the cylinder picture next to it flashes yellow for a second then goes off, but nothing else happens. Hard drive, CD-Drive, Fans, all turn on and sound like they are running. but nothing boots. Id have to unplug the power cord and put it back in and hit the power button to be able to attempt a restart.

I am using a Compaq Presario SR5333WM

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-Base processor
Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4200+ 2.2 GHz (65W)
2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
Socket AM2

-Chipset
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
[I am using a GeForce 8800 GS GFX card instead]

-Motherboard
Manufacturer: ECS
Motherboard Name: MCP61PM-HM
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Iris8-GL6


if someone can help me with this, id probably marry them...

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Bump, can someone give me something to work with?

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Your symptoms point to a bad PSU. Do you have or can you borrow another one to try?
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i narrowed it down to an overheating problem i believe, someone else said it was the PSU, but its worked fine forever. and its been working good in the new tower for weeks.

i just need to get some thermal paste and see if that fixes the processor overheating.

i think its that because i unplug the processor and then put it back in, put the fan on, and every time it will boot, but then about 30secs to a min in, it scatters the screen, and crashes.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:36 PM   #5
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Okay it is definitely not a power issue anymore, i just bought a new psu.

it is continuing to do the same exact thing...

Any ideas?
is there ANYTHING left i can do?
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Is the cpu heatsink properly attached? Is the cpu fan properly attached and operational?

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