Computer will not turn on

By nimbus_racing
Mar 4, 2008
  1. nimbus_racing

    nimbus_racing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I understand what you are saying. The only possible causes of failure I can think of are:

    - the M/B or the card or something is drawing, ever so slightly, more power (as suggested by kimsland)

    - plugging the psu into the other computer changed something in the psu.

    I'm not too phased about my graphics card. The clip design is there to ensure no contact is made and there is still a decent amount of paste there. The card isn't overclocked and is rarely put under HEAVY stress (i.e. games)

    Anyhow, thanks a bunch to everyone for the help. I'll get the new PSU over the next couple days (fingers crossed that works)!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Please reply back (in a couple of days) when you get the new 24 Pin plug (+4Pin) ~550Watt PSU (hopefully also with Sata power - this way you're updating)

    I'd like to know if it works too.
  3. nimbus_racing

    nimbus_racing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    LOL. I dont beleive it!

    I was about to ask you whether you thought 550 watts was too much and was going to give you a list of my specifications. I had forgotten how many GHz my cpu was so I took off the heatsink to see if it was listed on the chip. It wasn't.

    So anyway, put the heatsink back on powered it up and NOW I HAVE PICTURE!!!

    What does this suggest if anything?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Whaaat ! :grinthumb

    Resolved :D
  5. nimbus_racing

    nimbus_racing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    thanks again for helping me with my TWO problems!! :grinthumb :grinthumb
  6. kerz

    kerz TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Wow, sounds like the chip wasn't seated in correctly.

    Don't play any heavy GFX games, you don't want to pop that PSU.:)

    I'm glad you got it working. Guess your board can run the PCIe slot with 20pins after all. And thanks to you I've learned something. :rolleyes:
  7. nimbus_racing

    nimbus_racing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    The chip was seated properly and locked in. My initial thought after it got working was that the CPU may be overheating or the cpu fan may not have been getting enough voltage (replugging it in may have rectified this). There was a fair bit of thermal paste though albeit baked solid.
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    CPU or HeatSink must have been loose or had incorrect contact.
    Thanks for the update.
  9. kerz

    kerz TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Ahh yes, the power to the CPU would definitely cause the PC not to boot.

    An overheating CPU will, in most cases, start the system but it will shutdown fairly quick or will lock-up after it boots.

    Glad you got it working again:)

    KZ Out.
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