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Problems with new-(2nd hand) build PC

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November 14, 2013 12:01:11 AM

Hello Tomshardware-forum-readers!

I don't know if I'm in the right sub-forum.. but I'll ask my question:

About like a month ago I've build a PC for a friend of mine:
Parts:
MSI P45 Diamond
Q9300
8GB DDR
600W Voeding (OCZ MODXSTREAM)
2x XFX 6950 in xFire
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Problem:
All components run on stock-speed.
At my place i've build the system / exposed it to a 5-hour stress-test. (Nothing happens)

When I installed the PC at my friends place.. the PC stops working after 2-3 minutes and reboots (with no-signal on the screen)

At the bottom on the MOBO it will show an error-code (5 red LED'S) (means: CPU not propperly installed / defective CPU)

At my place i've taken the PC apart again.. reinstalled everything.. stress-tested it for 5 hours.. (AGAIN nothing happens.. no crashes etc.)

Even resetted BIOS / Tried with 1 videocard.. (nothing bad happens)

Afterwards I've taken it back to his place.. and AGAIN it dies..

Already took it apart 2 times..

Does anyone else have an idea..? What2do?

Thanks in advance!

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November 14, 2013 12:44:33 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmm
Interesting.... has it occurred to you that during transit or while you're transporting the whole rig you could end up loosening a few parts that might lead to that sort of an error?
You seem to have only assembled the rig at your place, both times???? What's the idea.... you could do that for the whole century and still it'd be fine at your place and end up not working at your friends....
The point of "love of labour" is rather pretty useless when it comes to computers.... my 2 Cents
Dismantle the rig, take the parts to your friends place, rebuild it there use ducktape if you have to , and it's going to work..... PERFECTLY.
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November 14, 2013 12:46:52 AM

alyoshka said:
Hmmmmmmmmmm
Interesting.... has it occurred to you that during transit or while you're transporting the whole rig you could end up loosening a few parts that might lead to that sort of an error?
You seem to have only assembled the rig at your place, both times???? What's the idea.... you could do that for the whole century and still it'd be fine at your place and end up not working at your friends....
The point of "love of labour" is rather pretty useless when it comes to computers.... my 2 Cents
Dismantle the rig, take the parts to your friends place, rebuild it there use ducktape if you have to , and it's going to work..... PERFECTLY.


Its just rather annoying.. Ill just try to re-build it at his place.. Just makes me a sad panda.. (let alone the 25 KM drive every time.. with the current gasoline-price-rate haha)

Thanks anyway ^^
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November 14, 2013 12:47:56 AM

Panda sounds perfectly right..... but believe me this time it's going to be a happy one...
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