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Dead PC - Ideas?
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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

Could be the psu.

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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

My post came up blank again.

I've tried two different cases, so I can rule out the PSU.  It's either the MB, CPU or RAM (obviously).

I'm getting nothing, not even a BIOS splash screen, so prime suspect is the MB.

Thoughts?

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Great link here  ((with great links from here too)

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbysymptom/tp/computer-wont-turn-on.htm

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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

Duff DIMM was the problem.  The PC is working fine with just one 4GB DDR2 DIMM right now.  Problem is DDR2 RAM is now so pricey that it's cheaper to upgrade the MB and replace all 8GB (the working 4 and the duff 4) of DDR2 with DDR3 than it is to buy a single 4GB DDR2 800 DIMM.  Grrr...

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Indeed   Smile

Well the computer will work real well with the newer memory   Smile   Good  then     :bounce:

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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

Alantiggger wrote:

Indeed   Smile

Well the computer will work real well with the newer memory   Smile   Good  then     :bounce:

DDR2 and DDR3 aren't interchangeable - grrr

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Yeah, I misread... anyway get a new mobo and the newer, cheaper memory then as it will be a lot better.

I bought this mobo about a year or so ago and it is a pretty decent one for the money :  http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/P8P67%20PRO/

It might be worth a look at Benedict_Arnold and as you say the memory IS pretty cheap. add a decent cpu and you are good to go     Smile

 

 

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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

I forgot to add that I bought the Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor  CPU  (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)

There is also the cheaper i3 2120 Sandybridge Dual Core 3.30GHz Processor CPU  around  £90.00 or so and cheaper still the Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual Core CPU which can be bought for around the £50.00 mark.

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Yeah, but this was the left-overs from the left-overs PC.  Not going to spend any more moolah on it unless someone else (i.e. 'er indoors whose office it is intended for) coughs up.

In April I upgraded my primary PC to an i7-3930K 3.2 GHz hex-core with 32 gigs of RAM and a shedload of RAID'd SATA-3 storage.  The leftovers from the upgrade were added to a cheap new motherboard to build an Q9650 3 GHz quad-core media PC with 2 terabytes of RAID'd SATA-1 hard disks and 8 gigs of RAM, and the left-overs from that got used to build the PC in question.

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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

Ahh  !

 

Well, keep remembering to tell your other half as to HOW GREAT it would be to upgrade   Smile

As to WHY it will all be for    'her'  etc     Smile

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RE: Dead PC - Ideas?

Buy a second hand 4gb ddr2 stick off ebay for around $30

 

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tbh 4GB is perfectly adequate for a 3rd PC. 

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I can remember when 4 MEGAbytes was considered a lot of RAM....

Pass me pipe'n'slippers would you?

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