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July 7, 2009 9:12:05 AM

hi everybody ive got a proplem with my pc i think it might be a power problem but im not sure. when i turn on my pc all the fans turn on but the cpu fan its spin a bit than stops and spins and stops and the dvd drive makes a sound like when it trys to read a dvd and on the screen it says no signal. so i turn of the pc and turn of the psu from the back then wait a little and turn it back on after a small delay its starts and everything is bak to normal but i have to do this every time i start up my pc.

ive narrowed it done its not psu, not ram, not the optical, not the hdd, it could be either motherboard or GPU

p35-dq6 mobo
4gb ram 800
e6600 cpu
640mb 8800gts
1tb wd hdd
320gb wd hdd
new vantec 600w ion+2

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July 7, 2009 9:13:12 AM

also when i pulled out the ram it didnt beep
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2009 9:54:11 AM

It is quite possible that it is that PSU going through a slow death. I'd replace that Craptech PSU with something else now! Look for: Antec, PC P&C, OCZ, Corsair, Enermax, Zalman, BFG, or Silverstone/Seasonic (unless in a 220v area). The fact that you have to flip the power switch on the PSU means it's dying. Vantech is not known for any quality PSU's. A good quality 550W is more than enough for that system (with a little extra for upgrades).
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July 7, 2009 10:21:18 AM

this happened before i got the new vantec ion+2 i had a coolermaster psu when this problem accurd and i bought the vantec but it didnt fix the problem.
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2009 10:36:26 AM

Quite possible that the crappy coolermaster damaged the motherboard. However that Vantec is not doing any good anyway, they aren't even a 3rd rate company. Always go for top tier when it comes to power supplies.
July 7, 2009 10:43:21 AM

is there any way i can know for sure that the motherboard is the problem and can it also be the graphics card the problem.
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2009 2:11:32 PM

Try the video card in another PC, if the problem persists its the videocard. If it has no issues, then the motherboard is FUBAR.
July 7, 2009 2:38:49 PM

ok ill give it a try
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