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Windows 7: Component failure in my new computer?


25 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Component failure in my new computer?

My computer was working okay yesterday, but when I tried starting it up today, all I get is a black screen. The fans are still running, my motherboard was showing a red light for the CPU. I want to know if it's a CPU failure, or my GPU.
CPU: AMD FX 8350
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R.2.0
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 2GB SC
PSU: Corsair CX600M
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 1600Mhz 2x4GB


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25 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hey bud, the first thing I would do personally would be to reset the bios in this situation. I don't know about your particular motherboard, but most new ones have a button to do this, or a jumper. Failing that, you can go "old school" and remove the CMOS Battery for a couple of mins.

See if that gets it to boot again.

Paul.
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25 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hey bud, the first thing I would do personally would be to reset the bios in this situation. I don't know about your particular motherboard, but most new ones have a button to do this, or a jumper. Failing that, you can go "old school" and remove the CMOS Battery for a couple of mins.

See if that gets it to boot again.

Paul.
I tried the jumpers, but it still didn't work also I hear my hard drives powering down, and attempting to restart.
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25 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

In that case I would go back to basics, remove cpu, check for bent pins, re-seat cpu, and cooler, remove everything else, just try it with 1 stick of ram etc, see if that helps things. I don't recall many cpu's ever going bad, it could be the motherboard, but test everything out first.
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25 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tried it, nothing worked there is no post beep, the fans are spinning and the cpu light stays on.
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25 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Looks like an rma then mate.
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25 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok, thanks for your help.
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