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Jun
23
comment Computer not POSTing “randomly”?
Yes, this behavior has been present since I purchased the new motherboard. I'll be really disappointed in yet another motherboard company if I got a defective one. My old MSI had a broken ethernet port. I want to be 100% sure if I need to put a 3rd motherboard in this computer, though.
Jun
23
comment Computer not POSTing “randomly”?
I damaged the CPU while removing it from the old motherboard. One of the pins was bent, and I knew I was screwed. The damaged CPU never touched the new motherboard. The Window's reactivation was triggered by my motherboard change, I believe. I'm assuming it's some sort of security feature to keep people from copying their hard drives, therefore providing illegal copies of Windows. I don't see how I would have blown a capacitor, because the new motherboard has only seen new components, except for the old RAM.
Jun
23
comment Computer not POSTing “randomly”?
Okay, well, I found the manual and looked it up. I cleared the CMOS via the jumpers, but I'm still getting the same output. If I can get it to POST again, I'll clear it in the settings. Unless, of course that's not the problem...
Jun
23
comment Computer not POSTing “randomly”?
How can I do this? I pulled out the battery and put it back in, but nothing happened. Is that correct? Do I have to pull it out, turn the computer on, and put it back in? Or is just pulling it out and putting it back enough?
Jun
23
asked Computer not POSTing “randomly”?
Apr
12
accepted Motherboard Specifications Clarification
Apr
12
comment Motherboard Specifications Clarification
Ok, well I guess that makes things simple. I had no plans to change my processor up until last night when the new one came. I had looked into boosting up my cores, but I didn't think I had the proper cooling. I never looking into that subject, but I might...
Apr
12
comment Motherboard Specifications Clarification
Thanks, I asked so I wouldn't break anything :)
Apr
12
asked Motherboard Specifications Clarification
Apr
6
awarded  Supporter
Apr
6
awarded  Commentator
Apr
6
accepted New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off
Apr
6
comment New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off
Ok, thank you. A this point, replacing the entire thing doesn't seem like that bad of an idea! But it was time for an upgrade anyway :) I tried with a PSU from my other computer and it still didn't work.
Apr
6
comment New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off
They got bent when I removed the CPU. I pushed them back and it fit in. Does that mean that's the problem? Looking at the CPU now, I can't even tell which ones got bent.
Apr
6
comment New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off
Holding the power button down does not turn off the system. I should mentioned that the CPU pins were bent a little, but it still fit in the slot. When my old motherboard died, I did not have these symptoms, it is only with the new one. So I'm unsure if it is the PSU, but I'll do some tests.
Apr
6
asked New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off
Dec
12
awarded  Teacher
Dec
12
accepted Custom Built Computer Shorting Out?
Dec
12
answered Custom Built Computer Shorting Out?
Dec
6
asked Custom Built Computer Shorting Out?