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Windows 7: Computer Died - Need to Pick Your Brain

01 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I'd suspect the PSU actually and test that first since it may be easiest. Just because there is no visible blown caps doesn;t mean that something didn't fry. And just because there is V on all rails doesn;t mean that there is any A to speak of. WHen the machine starts pulling the amps, the PSU may just be shutting down.

On the other hand, a short on the MB will also shut the PSU down so it could be either...

If you have a spare just try replacing that first, then go for the MB (since that is a LOT harder to deal with including reinstalling the OS and everything)

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04 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

If you guessed the motherboard you were spot on. Dropped in another motherboard and everything worked perfectly.
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04 Feb 2010   #13


Looks like a good excuse to build a new system.. working on an ATX box with DX58SO motherboard and an i7 extreme 975 right now
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