Just last night my computer crashed, which is to say it locked up completely and didn't respond to anything, now whenever I boot it up (I don't hear any system beeps) I have nothing on my monitor, the monitor just displays that it can't find anything on HDMI. Help?
The card really looks fine, nothing is broken and I don't smell anything burnt
Do you think my monitor could be involved?
Also this is a good a time as any to mention that I hear a crackling noise coming from my PSU when I turn my computer off.
Open the case. Almost every motherboard had a GREEN LED located somewhere on the board. If the system is pulled into the wall and the toggle power switch on the back of the supply (right next to the power cord) in on, this LED will light. No, computer doesn't have to be boot or running its on ALL the time.
If it's off, you have NO POWER.....
Could be the power supply. Or, some component failed so badly it is shorting out the supply.
POST Details of system.... & let us know if the LED is ON
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply
Also I smelled the power supply, it seems to have that acrid smell of burning components, is there a possibility that one part of my power supply could go out? i.e. the part that provides power to the video card?
Ok, my bad, I looked at your MB on line. I don't see any on MB LED, just the Power Switch on the motherboard itself. Does pressing that button cause the system & CPU fans to spin up? Or power supply to turn on, as seen by its fan spinning up?
I know you said you don't get the normal beep codes.... or any beeps.