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June 15, 2012 1:28:51 PM

This morning I came down to my computer to find it running, but unable to wake up. I restarted it, but nothing shows up on the monitor. I have it hooked up to 2 monitors and neither one is showing anything. I tried switching from the video card to the motherboard and still nothing. I have a feeling the computer is not booting up because I can't access it through the network either. I am by no means an expert, so I appreciate it when people talk to me like I'm 5. Any ideas of what the problem could be or how to find out what it is would be great. Thanks!

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June 15, 2012 1:34:41 PM

It could be anything.


Post your specs first ...

CPU:
RAM: with link please.
Motherboard:
GPU:
PSU:
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June 15, 2012 1:35:58 PM

Try booting it with just 1 stick.
Its probably the ram, I had the same/similar problem.
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June 15, 2012 1:42:55 PM

My bet, its the PSU possibly.
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June 15, 2012 1:54:14 PM

I don't have time to open up my PC right now, but here are the things I know are in there.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047T7NI2/ref=oh_deta...

not sure what the GPU is off the top of my head

unfortunately i only have 1 stick of RAM so I cant experiment with it...
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June 15, 2012 2:03:56 PM

scubaslim said:
I don't have time to open up my PC right now, but here are the things I know are in there.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047T7NI2/ref=oh_deta...

not sure what the GPU is off the top of my head

unfortunately i only have 1 stick of RAM so I cant experiment with it...


Even if the PSU is not the problem in this case, for the love of god replace it, Logisys makes only the cream of the crap

something along the lines of a low powered Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, etc
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June 15, 2012 2:08:45 PM

GPU is the video card. But, can u try another PSU?

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June 15, 2012 2:09:34 PM

BTW, did u do any updates or upgrades the night before?

Or anything out of ordinary with the PC?
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June 15, 2012 2:11:54 PM

No, I know what a GPU is. I just don't know what GPU is in my computer. I don't have another PSU, but I suppose it's cheaper than buying new RAM.

If it were the PSU, wouldn't it not power on at all? On a side note, what makes 1 PSU better than another? As long as it works, aren't they all the same?
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June 15, 2012 2:13:02 PM

nope, I didn't update anything. I did some Windows updates a couple days ago.
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June 15, 2012 2:39:24 PM

First, try re-seating your ram or put it in slot B(2nd slot)
& Also, see if you can borrow a PSU from a friend.
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June 15, 2012 3:05:22 PM

bartholomew said:
First, try re-seating your ram or put it in slot B(2nd slot)
& Also, see if you can borrow a PSU from a friend.


re-seating the RAM will be the first thing I do when I get a chance tonight.
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June 15, 2012 10:40:22 PM

I re-seated the RAM and tried it in the other slot. Same problem. It powers on, but nothing happens.

So I guess the next step is to try a different power PSU? I guess I don't understand if its the PSU, why does it turn on at all?? Also would still like to know the benefits of getting a "better" PSU. Thanks
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June 15, 2012 11:11:28 PM

To try a different power PSU, will help to eliminate the problem.

If it will work with a new PSU, problem solved, if not, lets keep looking.

PSU deteriorate over the time, like anything else.

Your PSU may have high/low spikes, that happens when capacitors starting to fail.

The longer the PSU works, the WATT's are getting lower.

Cheaper PSU's are using cheaper parts, so it dies quicker,

that's why u can see 500W psu for $30 and for $150 as well.

Even if the PSU turns on, it can be the problem. And often is.

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June 15, 2012 11:15:22 PM

U can buy one and if its not the problem, return it back to the store.

This one would do.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Some decent PSU brands are...

Antec (2)
Cooler Master (2)
Corsair (2)
PC Power and Cooling (1)
SeaSonic USA (1)
Silverstone (2)
Thermaltake (2)
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June 16, 2012 3:10:41 AM

That is actually very good one : )
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June 21, 2012 8:45:40 PM

Best answer selected by scubaslim.
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June 21, 2012 8:46:22 PM

got the PSU today. I'm up and running. thanks everybody!
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