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Windows 7: Power surge damaged components or bad replacement parts. (troubelshoot

02 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 64bit
Power surge damaged components or bad replacement parts. (troubelshoot


I was recently the victim of a power surge that fried my multi-adapter plug.

When I tried to boot my system lter and the LEDs in the case flashed for a second, and went dead. I then stripped the whole computer (even taking apart the PSU). Once I put everything together again, the system booted fine again. There was no indication that the system sustained damage and everything functioned as usual.

Later while playing BF4 I noticed that There was some type of lag, where the graphics would momentarily hang en then "rubberband" back...hardy noticeable. I contributed this to internet lag. Then I noticed that this also happened in offline games, however not always. I then made peace with the idea that some components might have taken damage from the power surge and ordered a new mobo, chip and ram.
The only parts I did not change out was the HDDs and the PSU and the GPU.

Granted the I upgraded from an old phenom II 955 the NEW MSI Z87-G43 GAMING LGA 1150 Intel mobo required both the 4Pin "CPU" connectors from the power supply. That being the only notable difference between old and new configurations, I assembled the new components and tried to boot the PC.

As soon as I hit the power button, the mobo LEDs, the Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB LED's and Corsair 800 GS lights up and the system fans spin to life, however there is no image on the screen. Nothing.

I then Removed my Powercolor 7950 3GB and connected the DMI connector to the MOBO screen output and booted. still no display.

I then removed 1 Module ram, then swapped it out with another. still no dice. Fairly sure it's not the ram.

I disconnected on of my HDDs swapped it round with another and tried different SATA ports on the Mobo. No dice.

I disconnected all the PSU plugs and and reconnected them and everything lights up and spins up but no image displays. I have also noticed that the CPU does not get hot/warm at all.

So, I am not sure if the new components are faulty and or if the PSU is faulty. Any ideas how I can determine/troubleshoot without buying unnecessary replacement components?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 64bit

Well, gonna try another PSU tonight
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 Power surge damaged components or bad replacement parts. (troubelshoot

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