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July 6, 2013 7:09:54 PM

Hi, i gotta problem. my little cousin hit my computer with a chair on accident, and it turned off. when he turned it back on, it posted. but when i got home, i went to put in my password, and the windows 8 screen that you have to pull up was frozen. so i turned off the computer, turned it back on, and nothing. the lights in my fans turn on, but the screen doesnt turn on. it doesnt make any beeps, but then after about 5 min it starts beeping three long beeps. i reseated the memory and changed the sata cords that go to the hdd. i dont know what to do. and just in case it matters. i have an amd fx-4300. asrock extreme 3 mobo. 8 gigs of ddr corsair vengeance ram. and a 7770 video card. any suggestions?

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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 7:25:35 PM

Try booting into safe mode, if that works then shutdown normally and try rebooting into Win, if no joy try resetting the CMOS and be sure to reset date and time in BIOS, then try and boot into Win
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July 6, 2013 7:28:04 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Try booting into safe mode, if that works then shutdown normally and try rebooting into Win, if no joy try resetting the CMOS and be sure to reset date and time in BIOS, then try and boot into Win


it doesnt have a boot screen when i turn it on. so how can i boot into safe mode?
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July 6, 2013 7:30:40 PM

quicksand10 said:
http://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?id=286

Apparently, 3 long beeps means no memory.

Check again. :) 

Keep us posted.


i literally just reseated both the stick of ram. so should i try one stick at a time and see what happens?
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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 7:37:38 PM

Yes
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July 6, 2013 7:58:02 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yes


so i took out the second stick, and it booted. i took the second stick and put it in the first dimm slot. it booted. but when i put both in, it doesnt boot. does that mean the second dimm slot is messed up? meaning i cant use it?
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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 8:04:03 PM

Could well be, what mobo?
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July 6, 2013 8:05:40 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Could well be, what mobo?


I have an asrock extreme3+
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a b } Memory
July 6, 2013 8:14:29 PM

Reseat your RAM and Video card.
- Check all the connections that are likely to have come loose.

Your cousin might owe you a new PC...
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July 6, 2013 8:20:57 PM

Tabris DarkPeace said:
Reseat your RAM and Video card.
- Check all the connections that are likely to have come loose.

Your cousin might owe you a new PC...


so i took out the first stick of ram, so the second is in the second slot. it actually posts, but it has 5 quick beeps. but when i have both sticks in, it doesnt post. i have no idea.
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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 8:35:27 PM

Whan you say 2nd slot, is that physically? If so try slots 1-3 from CPU
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July 6, 2013 8:37:05 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Whan you say 2nd slot, is that physically? If so try slots 1-3 from CPU


no i mean 1 and 3. i have them in there right. should i try 2 and 4?
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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 8:40:06 PM

Can give 2-4 a shot, yes....if no better, might reseat the CPU and when doing so look to see if any bent/broken pins, whe the chair hit the computer the heat sink could have been jarred and in effect jammed the socket with the CPU
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July 6, 2013 8:41:01 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Can give 2-4 a shot, yes....if no better, might reseat the CPU and when doing so look to see if any bent/broken pins, whe the chair hit the computer the heat sink could have been jarred and in effect jammed the socket with the CPU


alright. ill try 2 and 4.
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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 8:42:52 PM

Keep us updated
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July 6, 2013 8:53:55 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Keep us updated


2 and 4 doesnt work.. im so tired of working on it. so what should i do?
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a c 1945 } Memory
July 6, 2013 8:57:30 PM

I'd check the CPU/socket if it's bent pins can be straightened with a couple razor blades, next step would be to pull the guts and troubleshoot at the bench, have a guide I wrote that might help here:

http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11279
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July 6, 2013 9:03:10 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd check the CPU/socket if it's bent pins can be straightened with a couple razor blades, next step would be to pull the guts and troubleshoot at the bench, have a guide I wrote that might help here:

http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11279


thank you, im too tired to do it tonight, so i will post tomorrow after i do it all. do i need to get new thermal paste when putting it on?
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