Hey, this system i want to revive has been dead since jan 2011, all of a sudden, when i turned it on, all fans were 100% but no video signal nor post.
Tried evrything, takin out ram stick, video card... no beep beep.. so i just left it as i had another system with amd 955BE..
Hopefully the mobo is busted, and my q9550 lives. I've controlled its temps ever since i got it n they never went over 59º under load, i've been using an asetek liquid cooler, replaced with a corsair h50 and i've never overclocked this cpu.
I tried everything, one slot, each stick of the 4 running single, didn't get beep when gpu or ram missing... I also placed the case over a cardboard just incase there was any grounding problem, disconnected devices.. etc
Oh and this is something interesting, initially i ran a 9800gtx sli system, back in august last year some fan was always 100% so i replaced the cpu cooling, but afterwards i realised that it was one of the 9800gtx fan stuck at 100%, i use evga precision n i have a custom fan speed setting, and one day it came back to normal automaticly, but some days later that gpu died, so i ran single 9800gtx and then this one died too O.o well sounds like a horror movie :\
Don't know how that happened, in summer running demanding games, gpu1 was at like 76ºC underload and i just quit playing if they were over 80ºC which is normal too.
So regarding the psu underpowering the gtx470, probably not if as i had run stable an sli system for 3 years, and the gtx470 ran perfectly during the 2 weeks the pc lasted alive..
Sorry for all that writing aha, i will take the cpu to a local store for proving that it's alive and about my budget, i'll try to expend as little as possible, a good lga 775 with ddr3 support, 4gb ddr3 1333 i reckon around 120 euros? yah
Just a thought... You have to buy a mother board and ram, why not sell the chip and go for a full upgrade? My thinking is for a little more you'll have all current generation tech, rather than spending upwards of 130-150 on old stuff. If not I'll see if I can find a good 775 board, but a lot of them have been discontinued.
I was tempted to get an i7 2600k and intel 1155 but considering that i'll need new memory + the cost of the set which is pretty affordable for the quality but it's not cheap + a new case as this one is a fancy piece of junk... it quite goes over my budget so it'd be better to have in use this q9550 and gtx470 i have as i wouldn't get much profit trading a q9550, mobo (incase it's alive) and the other stuff...
As u said most of them have been discontinued, i was looking for an xfx 750 one but this is the best i found, and it's only 66 euros, considering that theres not big difference between ddr2 n ddr3, wat do u recommend?
ima take the cpu to a local store for havin it tested n the least i can do is to purchase the mobo from them. They've shown me some 50 euros asrock socket 775 with ddr3 1333 mhz support. Should i "risk" myself n get it or should i wait a bit more n tell them to bring a more specific model, either asus/gigabyte/msi ?