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March 13, 2011 8:15:01 PM

Last month I was burning a dvd with some photos and all of a sudden my computer went into like hibernation (which i had turned that option off) anyways I shut it down and when trying to start it up it went through 3 second power cycles (turning on turning off) not ever giving a signal nor post. So after reading different forums I thought maybe it was a bad motherboard, bad psu, bad memory, etc. So I first bought a new psu (nothing), then new memory (nothing), then I bought a new motherboard (nothing) I didnt think it could be the CPU seeing the fans turn on and the CPU does get hot, i thought if the CPU was dead the motherboard wouldnt start period, now I have a new motherboard, new memory, and a new psu, but the problem still is the same thing. I checked to see if the cpu was fried but I dont smell nor see anything. Someone told me to try a different heatsink, but if i have to buy a new cpu they come with one.

What others told me was :
1. Try a different power cable (didnt do anything)
2. Take it out of the case and put it on a wood table making sure there isnt a short (nothing)
3. Reset the CMOS (will try that but this is brand new and I havent been able to get a signal so I have no componets hooked UP)

Any ideas?

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March 13, 2011 8:37:15 PM

Easter egg the ram. try one stick then another.
When you say the CPU gets hot, what temps are you talking about?

A comprehensive list of components and how long you've had them (old vs new) would be helpful. Also let us know what you've done including BIOS and software updates. Thanks.
March 13, 2011 8:43:01 PM

I am going to try and use each stick per slot there is 4 slots so maybe something will click, and I am basing the heat to as of touch. I've always thought it the CPU didnt get hot that meant the cpu just was dead.