A few hours ago I was playing TES blivion and all of sudden the screen locks up and i hear crackling noises from the speakers. This has happened a few times before, most likely due to how many mods i have installed so i restarted the computer. Other times when it would freeze likes this, (only happened around 3 others times before and only on oblivion) the computer would resart succesfully and i would be able to get right back in but this time it had a message like "please reset CMOS jumper or reset settings in bios for memory or cpu"(i think it also said something about overheating but i checked my temps,cpu was 42). so I first went into the bios and hit "Load Defaults, save and restart" after this i haven't been able to get a response from the monitor. i reset the cmos jumper on pins 1-2 for a min then put them back on 2-3 still nothing, took out videocard put it back in snug checked cables everything is as it should be. Fans start up, I can hear the hardrive running. Three lights come on green,orange and blue but i'm pretty sure that allways happenes.
I had a problem with this computer about a month ago i think but it was just because of crappy Nvidia software, other then that this computer should be running fine. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
You might test your memory to make sure you don't have a bad stick. Stability issues like this can be several things but I would start with the memory. If you haven't already I would update the bios for the mobo, that can be a problem as well.
how would i update the bios if i can't get anything displayed on the monitor? All the whistles start up, fans, lights, etc.. but no display.. heat comes from evey device too so i think there all working. Also a fan for some reason isn't working now, ill test to see if its the fan or the input hopefully just the fan it's an old one anyways.
ok i got it started up again by taking out one stick of memory. I still can't get it to post with two though , is there a solution or is the stick no good?
EDiT>> Yep the one stick isn't working tried it by it's self and it doesn't work. It must have overheated, i changed the settings of he ram to it's factory settings . 4-4-4-12 with 2.2 voltage so i don't know why it isn't working but my other stick seems fine. anything i can do to revive it or is it gone?