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how do I know whether a fan error on post requires action?

I have an HP a6400f PC, (it's a tower) and after a brief power blackout, I started getting a generic "Fan error" problem upon startup. I can click through the error and boot into Ubuntu. ...
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Computer force restarts when graphics card is installed

Specs: Intel Core i7 4770k with Corsair H100i Asrock Z87-ITX Corsair Vengeance 8GB x2 Rosewill HIVE 650W EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Runs to monitor through HDMI cable from GPU I've been troubleshooting a ...
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Debugging power on issue

First off I don't know if this is the correct fora, for this kind of question. My personal Acer Aspire 5745G has an issue, namely that it usually has issues powering on. The issue is that when the ...
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Replaced screen in Acer Aspire, now won't power on or acknowledge it's plugged in

I recently replaced the LCD screen from a different model Acer Aspire (Both 15.6" , same connector and LED backlight) in my laptop. I've replaced LCDs from other laptops before, so I'm fairly ...
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My new motherboard doesn't start

I've purchased the following components for a new machine: Asus Z9PR-D12, Be Quiet! E9-580W 80+ Gold, Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.1 GHz, Crucial 16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz CL9 ECC Registered. I assembled the ...
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53 views

Nvidia GTX 780 cable installation

I have researched online but I am not confident in how I should connect of my GFX to PSU and MB. I have checked the manual which came with the PSU and the manual which came with the case, none of ...
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28 views

Powering a HP BL680c Blade Server Without a Rack

I picked up an old HP BL680c from a computer surplus store and have no rack with which to power it. The board seems to indicate that it merely requires 12V in. When I try to run it off of regular 12V ...
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39 views

Need assistance in connecting my PSU fan cable

I noticed that my PSU got really hot during gaming (to the point where it shut down my computer). I searched my PSU's model name (AXP-630P12P) and it said that the fan on the PSU was supposed to start ...
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36 views

Hard drives not always recognize

I'm having an issue. 80% of time when I power on my computer my hard drives aren't recognized (on BIOS). It's really random. I have a 4770k i7, an asus maximums IV hero, an SSD kingston 128g, a ...
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85 views

Can a motherboard work when only supplied with ATX12V?

I am thinking of making a silent NAS for 3-4 people. Today I bought: 4TB Western Digital HDD 2x4GB DDR3 204 pin RAM Supermicro X10SBA motherboard which has 24 pin and 4 pin power connector. Does ...
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Connect a codegen 200xa power supply to an Asrock H61M motherboard

I am trying to use some computer parts I found at home to build a computr for my parents... Well, right now I have a Codegen 200XA power supply, but it deosnt seem to have an ATX12V1 conector, which I ...
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POST Beeps - was my mobo playing taps? Now it won't power on

I have an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo mobo. I use it for a file server for home. It's in a case with a total of 8 SATA drives, mostly the green eco type, of various brands. Four are connected on the mobo, ...
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63 views

Multiple PSU rails: How do I find out which is which?

The title explains it all: I have an Antec VP-450 PSU and it has two 18A 12V rails. There are two yellow wires which I assume are 12V: one is solid yellow and the other has a black stripe. (The yellow ...
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1answer
47 views

Computer won't start back up. [duplicate]

I unplugged everything from my computer a couple of days ago because I had to move it. After half an hour later I plugged everything back but my computer wouldn't start. It's a HP desktop. Here are ...
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139 views

Debugging a “Somewhat” Faulty PC Component

TL;DR: I have a component that fails very infrequently, preventing my computer from POSTing (I am suspicious that this may be a motherboard issue). Since I cannot reliably reproduce this error, what ...
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77 views

How much power can a 3/4 pin fan connector handle?

I was thinking of buy 5 very high power 120mm fans. These ones to be sepcific. Delta PFB1212UHE. These fans require a lot of power. They are 4 amp, 48 watts. They sell them with the 3 pin ...
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101 views

Either my CPU, motherboard or PSU is bad. Which one is it?

I've asked a question here before, in December 2013, about a hard drive I wasn't sure whether it was bad. Turns out it was just a side effect from a bigger problem. Symptom: It started with Windows 7 ...
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1answer
47 views

Desktop Computer - One Second Shutdown

Hello superuser community. My computer just died on me yesterday, I've spent over five hours trying to figure out what broke but had no success. My computer's hardware CPU - Intel I5 2500K @ ...
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104 views

Motherboard with no post code beeps

I was helping my son put together a new computer and we've run across a weird problem. We started with an msi motherboard, i7 processor, generic case, 8gb ballistic DDR3, and power supply. The ...
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1answer
91 views

Computer stopped working after connecting to LED sign (using USB cable)

I have this Chinese (important) LED sign that can be connected to a computer or it can automatically read the information (what text to show) from USB flash drive right after connecting it. It also ...
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27 views

PSU replacement made the whole PC fail

What happened is a long story, but I'll try to be as short as possible. My PC failed without warning yesterday, I suspected my PSU (an Antec HCG 520w), so I bought a new one (Corsair RM 650w) and I ...
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48 views

Is My Mobo Dead?

My desktop is on the fritz and I think my motherboard's (MSI 890FXA-GD70) to blame, but just to be sure I wanted to ask. It started with my CPU (AMD Phenom II 975 BE) clock spazzing out. It went from ...
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77 views

Asus Anti-Surge problems?

Well I just disabled Asus anti-surge thinking that absolutly nothing will happen and it wouldn't bugger up my PC in anyway posible. Well it did. I was playing a game and suddenly it powerd down and ...
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80 views

PSU blue wire reads strange voltage

I was testing my PSU with paperclip method and checking the voltage of every wire just to be sure it is 100% functioning. What surprised me was that every wire was working just fine but one, the blue ...
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1answer
51 views

CPU - motherboard compatibilty issue

I have an old PC, that has AMD Sempron CPU on 1 GHz in it. And it works fine. I would like to try to upgrade CPU with one of the old CPU's I have, that are slightly better than current one. Those are ...
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1answer
190 views

ASUS Anti-surge protection fried (?) MOB and PSU

I bought a pc about 2 months ago and it was working great until yesterday. I was playing Magika ( steam game ) which is a very light game and suddenly my PC rebooted. When it came back, the initial ...
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67 views

How to consider power supply when building a PC?

I've looked at multiple PSU calculators online and they've all given me a range around 600-800 Watts, most being closer to 800 W. However, I've looked at multiple forums that talk about how ...
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90 views

New PSU won't power on with GTX780, works fine with 9600GT

A friend of mine had a PSU blow in the middle of other rotten luck, so I have him my PCP&C Silencer 910w and bought a SeaSonic SS-660XP2 (660W 80+ Platinum) as the replacement. It's a much ...
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39 views

Socket 1155 Motherboard

I am trying to build a media PC, and would like to put in it a socket 1155 CPU. The only motherboards that I can find require the 24 power inputs from a standard PSU. I'm trying to find a motherboard ...
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243 views

Computer Shuts Down, BSOD, Aggravation

---BOUNTY & EDIT--- Ok, here is the latest update, and attached a bounty! So I ran all of my ram sticks 1 at a time for around 24 hours each. None of them caused a BSOD. I ran test on all of ...
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399 views

how many amps on the PSU 12v rail is used by a motherboard and CPU?

How many amps on the 12V rail does the motherboard, CPU, and RAM use? And how to find out for specific boards? I imagine this would be a reasonably common question people have when designing a new ...
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1answer
80 views

Can I use two different PSU cables from the same brand?

I have an old rig and a new rig, the "old" one is using a previous generation AX850 (the ones with the gold writing on the side, not the red), and a new RM 850. I want to add a second graphics card ...
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1answer
58 views

PSU issue and compatibility

I have an HP Pavilion 6604y desktop. It is a dual core 2.8GHz, 6GB, 1TB HDD. I updated to Windows 8.1. My problem came before I upgraded though. A few months ago I was on my computer when it ...
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55 views

Battery port/internal battery supply/motherboard problems in an Acer laptop?

I'm not exactly sure what one is wrong. I personally think that it's the charging port, but two different computer repair places have given me the following answers in the title. It's not my cord, ...
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1answer
141 views

Tracking down the cause of a blue screen error (code 124)

I've been having problems with a blue-screening PC lately (BCCode 124), and I've been trying to track down whats causing it. I had the idea to run a bunch of stability tests to try and isolate the ...
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1answer
87 views

Is it safe to use a tower case pc horizontally? Does it affect HDDs, power supply?

I've got a PC with damaged GPU card, the card itself doesn't seem to work when the PC case is in the default position (it doesn't even start and when it does it resets itself quite often). Everything ...
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1answer
39 views

Computer wont turn on immediately

Having an issue with my stack, I'll try to describe it as best I can. Was hoping for some advice from you kind people. I turn off my computer normally every time I shut it down, no programs running ...
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1answer
34 views

GPU and MOBO Bios

I have an older PC with Specs CPU e7400 (C2D) GPU 9600gt MOBO MSI p45 neo PSU 550W So my cousin gave me his old 8800GTX to replace my card. After connecting the two six pins and all the PC won't even ...
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73 views

Computer randomly shuts off, and won't start until power is reset

I have been having an issue with my computer lately. The computer randomly turns off, as though someone pulled the plug, except and USB attached hardware, and motherboard remains powered on. The ...
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49 views

Computer randomly shuts down with a fading alarm power button and CD drive

I am currently experiencing something very very odd. Having build my PC myself, I have never had any issues (or anything heat related). A few moments ago my computer shut down very randomly and ...
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1answer
54 views

Processor voltage spec and motherboard socket voltage spec mismatch

I have an Intel Processor E2160 [Socket LGA775, spec no. SLA9Z (CPU Voltage: 0.85V-1.5V)] Can this processor be installed on Intel DG41TY Motherboard (LGA775)?. The Processor Spec No. mentioned for ...
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Computer won't power on

Was working fine for over a year, now won't boot. LEDs on the GFX card and one on the MOBO labeled PWR glow when plugged in, but nothing happens when I push power and shorting switch pins does nothing ...
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No SATA drives after PSU Upgrade

I know this sounds a lot like this but I just confirmed that my MBR is fine as well as the SSD drive in question. What happened: I upgraded my be-quiet 700w PSU to the 1000w dark power pro. When I ...
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New video card HIS 7790 OC 1GB: sytem doesn't boot

I've upgraded my old video card Gygabyte 7750 to HIS 7790 IceQ Turbo. After installation of card onto mobo, plugging power into video card and powering on, system starts but doesn't boot. Power is on, ...
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76 views

Computer making beep sounds

i left the computer downloading with IDM and told it to shut down when the download is finished, when i came back i pressed the power button and i got 1 long beep and 2 short beeps then it keeps ...
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242 views

Monitor in power saving mode while CPU is still running

I am have a problem with my LCD going into power saving mode. It all started about three days back by randomly going into power saving mode while PC is smoothly running. Then the frequency of going ...
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1answer
50 views

PC will not power on with normal power supply

My ASUS M2N-SLI motherboard would not turn back on after running fine for 5 years. Connected a new (still in the box) 430W power supply - ATX 2.1 - the system powers on. The power supply doesn't have ...
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1answer
91 views

PC Does not turn on

I have this weird issue, that I've had for a very long time. I've spent many hours trying to figure this out, but cannot figure it out. I purchased a Cisnet machine around 2008, which runs Windows ...
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1answer
76 views

Is my power supply dead?

I recently bought a new NZXT Phantom case and went ahead and moved all my components from the old case. It took a while to get some things in, and then to do a little bit of cable management (as much ...
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1answer
747 views

CPU fan turns on for a second and stops, PC does not start at all

I have checked my PSU and it works fine. When I turn on the MOBO, the CPU fan, case fans and the psu fan itself turn on for half a second and then turn off. The PC remains off. The Bios light turns ...