Pc not starting .. plz tell me what to do

By mrhammad ยท 7 replies
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Hi,
    Well i just installed a new heat sink and fan on my processor which is 3.2 prescott and my mobo is intel d865 gbf. after installing the fan when i tried to start my pc .. it didnt start.. i installed the fan for the first time in my life so i dont know what did i do wrong but i followed the instructions from the book which came with the fan.
    Now the only thing which i can see on my system is a very small green light on mobo and yeah one more thing .. i think my pc recognizes my monitor. but nothing else happens .. did i killed my mother board ?:S
  2. mrhammad

    mrhammad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have tried resetting cmos battery and tried taking out battery.. looks like its the psu problem ? anyway of checking psu without buying a new one?
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    did you remove the CPU to change the HSF? if you did, are you sure that you didn't bend or break off a pin?

    since you get the green light on the mobo, that means that it is getting power.

    when you boot up, do you get any beeps or LEDs? and do you get any video at all at any point in the bootup?

    disconnect and re-seat everthing (and blow out any dust if necessary)
  4. mrhammad

    mrhammad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i got tired of waiting to figure out what happened to my pc so i took it to the local shop near my place. they did some checking and now they say that fan and power supply has started to work properly so its the mobo which has fried or something.
    they are offering to change my mobo which is 32 quid .. and its Asrock p4 v800. i have no idea which and how this company is and ive tried to google for this mobo and cudnt find and reviews. So what do u guys say ? shud i get this asrock mobo or shud i buy a new intel one ? or any other company? please let me know.
    P.S i am a casual gamer and i use my computer 14 hrs a day and dont shut it down ever.so answer me in regards to this . thank you
  5. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

    okay, asrock is a pretty decent mobo...asus, and gigabyte are better..check out newegg.com you can get some good reviews about mobos, and you can buy them online. i basically learned what the good and bad brands are from there.

    all the links are intel compatible since you have a intel processor [also called cpu]

    here is a link to some asrock motherboards


    gigabyte mobos..


    asus mobos

  6. mrhammad

    mrhammad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for ur help mate
    nice site
    i guess i might go for Asrock after all..mix reactions .. but its cheap so i hope it works fine untill i get a upgrade
    thanks again
  7. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    I think asrock doesn'T have a very good reputation tho
  8. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

    you know it very well could be that the back of your computer the on or off button is on lol...to tell if its on the "o" shouldnt be lower then the " l "
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