AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
BIOSTAR TForce4SLI 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
EVGA 256-P2-N516 GeForce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model KVR400X64C3AK2/1G x2
This is my first homebuilt computer for gaming, about one year ago. I got it during the summer and had lot of heat problem and installed a WC. It solved the problem, but the price was high, I lost a GPU. Recently, my computer is acting funning. It usually happened during the winter time, the computer won’t boot when I push the power button. Later I realize, after I push the power button, I have to wait for like a half of hour to push again for it to boot. Sometimes, if I push the power button too many times, when it boots up half hour later, it will continue to restart itself, this continuous for like for a couple of months. And now it won’t boot again T_T. It won’t respond to the power button, no beep or anything. However there is one red light on the motherboard is lighting the whole time, indicates VGA error. Even when I installed a different video card it, it still won’t responds.
I tried to clear the comso, that didn’t works.
I tried to kick it, that didn’t works
I tried to kiss it, that didn’t works
So anything idea? Anyone?
of course I did, we're all civil in here. Just it doesn't talk back to me. Then I stared kicking and screaming
anyway you might just have the right guess, since it is the only thing can be effected by temperature. since I already check out the video card, that only leave to cpu, it scares me that if my cpu got damaged. but why did the motherboard indicate it's the vga problem?
I heard that PSU sometimes can supply with a little energy just enought to light up the motherboard, so I check my PSU by connected the black and green wire, well the WC and fans did pulmps and spin pretty good.
I also tried to moving around the sticks, no luck.
At last I uninstalled the WC, replace all the Water blocks w/ heatsink and fans, and also check for leaks. no luck.
however I did discover that my motherboard was set on SLI the whole time, while I was only using a single GPU. coulde that be the problem?