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CPU BLOWOUT.....ASUS CROSSHAIR, 8600 GT * 2, 2 GB KINGSTON RAM, 160 GB HDD!!it sucks

By hitman4683v1
Nov 24, 2007
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  1. Hi ppl....
    Am totally new to this forum!!!
    I am here cuz I have a real big problem!!
    My config is as follows.....
    Mobo ==> Asus Crosshair..
    CPU ==> AMD AM2 3800+
    GPU ==> XFX 8600GT * 2 (thts where the stuff started)
    RAM ==> 1GB 800Mhz * 2(Kingston)
    HDD ==> 160 GB Seagate SATA2(7200.7)
    PSU ==> 600 Watts Typhoon(I guess this caused it all):dead: :eek:
    No addon cards and FDDs etc...
    I added a new Kingston RAM and the new 8600GT XFX to my system today!!

    But guess what after that the System wudnt just boot.................
    I checked with an open case...the GREEN LED...on the MOBO(SB_PWR written by its side) wasnt lit.....I tried with a 550 Watt PSU of a frens....the system still is dead..........I tried removing the new stuff and checked again with both PSUs....it still doesnt work..........!!!!!!
    I tried out my cards on an M2NE mobo they are fine.........

    The system is simply dead............
    Need it online ASAP.......I lost my warranty card stuff............

    So can any of u dudes help me out.......
    Cud u tell me what to look for or how to approach........


    PLZZZZZZ PLZZZZZZZZ HELP mE OUTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:dead:
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    It's best to start off as simple as you can with just one video card and one stick of memory, nothing else. Then try the other ones one at a time, you may find a bad one. If you know one of those PSUs worked you probably can rule that out.

    I like to try with no memory at all. That should give a beep code through the case speaker. Then add one stick. If that doesn't work try another memory slot. Some mobos are picky and need a clear CMOS after changes.
  3. hitman4683v1

    hitman4683v1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried both combos!!!

    I tried both the combos...
    First I just had the my old RAM and old GPU.....Tried booting...no luck..
    Then tried with no card and no ram...
    But still no stuff from speakers....
    All I get is this kewl set of Blue lights on my zombie mobo:( ........I loved it so much:(
    Will try out the stuff again..........

    Is it possible that mobo goes down without PSU getting blown out....???
  4. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Posts: 95

    If it doesnt boot with anything, than you probably shorted something out. If you can, like Mirob was implying, start from basics and use process of elimation from there. Maybe your motherboard shorted, in that case, but make sure its nothing else.
  5. hitman4683v1

    hitman4683v1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Solved The Mystery

    Hi guys finally solved it!!!!!!!!:grinthumb :) :cool:

    This is a simple stupidity from my part and a kewl feature from the makers.

    There is this li'l Led Switch on the back panel that lights up the onboard LEDs
    when u need to do some repair work with Crosshair Mobo.
    i TURNED IT ON AND THEN forgot to it turn it back off....

    Now its back and its kewl.........I am so happy my investment aint lost!!!!!:)
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