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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Changed power supply, having more problems.

It's acting like it's overheating, but super quick. The first time I powered up with the new supply, I was able to run through setup, and boot fully. It was on for several minutes, but now it won't stay on for more than 30 seconds. I went back through and reconnected all the plugs to make sure it's tight, but it didn't help. Also, after the first bootup, the monitor is only turning on every 2-3 times that the tower powers up. I'm not sure what my next step should be, any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 05:40 PM
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hmmm... i had that same problem! cant seem why it did it. why type of comp. you have?

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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It's a media slave a friend built for me a couple years ago. It started life as a Gateway a decade ago, if that matters.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 07:40 PM
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Make sure you are grounded properly on the motherboard have you checked your CPU fan to make sure it is turning on and spinning ...you can check this in your bios to see the RPMS

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 07:45 PM
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Sounds like the motherboard is gone.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 08:54 PM
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pull all of the memory except for one stick and then switch them out to see if theres any difference, swap video cards if you have one to see if it might be the culprit also
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 12:59 PM
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it doesnt take long for a cpu to over heat, have you tried looking at all the obvious shit like fans spinning, dust removal, check the bridges fans too.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 01:31 PM
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Make sure there is thermal compound on the cpu. If the fan was taken off a couple of times, it may have been removed.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 03:09 PM
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thermal compound wont cause it to over heat unless you have the worlds shitest heat sink. its only there to smooth out any impurities in the metal for a better face to face seal, it wont cause your pc to overheat in 30 seconds if its not applied or at all. Unless you're overclocking your pc, air cooling and need every beat of efficiency its not going to make a big difference. I'm not knocking thermal paste, just saying the lack of it being the possibility of a overheating problem is fairly improbable.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 04:46 PM
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This is after a previous power supply went bad? Well, on its way out it could have spiked voltages to the motherboard or the CPU .
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 10:23 PM
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Reload BIOS defaults or "fail safe" settings and try again. If that doesn't work something probably got fried. You might pull everything extra out of it and work your way up until you find it.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2009, 08:40 PM
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Also make sure you mobo battery is not dying

To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I just got around to messing with it again. Today it stayed on for probably 20-25 minutes before dying. Everything is clean and well connected, so I'm guessing something else is shot. I've never cracked a case before this, but I'm not afraid to dive in, any advice on reading materials or websites to guide me through a rebuild?
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