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Windows 7: Newly built computer, Bios freezes after few seconds of entering

06 Jan 2014   #21

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
My personal opinion, it could be a bad CPU, but if it is, that is an extremely unlikely problem. It is quite rare that you get a bad CPU. A bad PSU, Motherboard or ram, yes, it happens quite frequently, but a bad CPU is extremely rare. Start up is an extremely stressful time for a computer. Remember, you are going from off, a complete stop, to full power on every component. That puts stress on every component and a bad or even weak component is going to show up and not work correctly. See if you or your friend can use a multi meter and keep tabs on the PSU, especiallt when under strain. See the values and how much fluctuation there is in it. Swap Graphics cards with your friend and see how his computer does with yours and how your computer does with his. Try a different hard drive, Disconnect all drives except for the new one. See whay happens. I rebuilt my whole computer once because I couldn't get it to post. All the time, it was a bad hard drive that wouldn't allow the computer to start. Try borrowing if possible all components of the computer and testing them one at a time until you find the one causing the problem. If you go through that and still have no resolution, your problem is the motherboard or, as your friend said, the CPU as that's all that's left.
You were right, it was a good idea to try everything out. I found out at my friends that when I kept all of the same components and just switched my Graphics card for his, it wouldn't freeze anymore. I just got a the same Graphics card as he has tonight, and I'm going to try it out to see if that solves the problem. Thanks again.

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06 Jan 2014   #22

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

That sounds great. I hope it resolves your problems. Please let us know how things go for you. What card did you get? That was only a curiosity question. But, please let us know if the card solves your problem. Good work for giving it a try. Well done.
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17 Jan 2014   #23

Windows 7

Thanks so much for all of your help. It turns out it was the GPU (don't know why), but I've had it replace and now it works. Thanks again
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17 Jan 2014   #24

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

That's great news, I'm glad you have it working right. Good work, you did very well.
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