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Is this a ram problem?

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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  1. It could be anything.


    Post your specs first ...

    CPU:
    RAM: with link please.
    Motherboard:
    GPU:
    PSU:
  2. Try booting it with just 1 stick.
    Its probably the ram, I had the same/similar problem.
  3. My bet, its the PSU possibly.
  4. 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=N82E16817170018
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226089
    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138111
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047T7NI2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01

    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...
  5. 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=N82E16817170018
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226089
    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138111
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047T7NI2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01

    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
  6. GPU is the video card. But, can u try another PSU?
  7. BTW, did u do any updates or upgrades the night before?

    Or anything out of ordinary with the PC?
  8. 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?
  9. nope, I didn't update anything. I did some Windows updates a couple days ago.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Best answer
    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.
  14. 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=N82E16817171031

    Some decent PSU brands are...

    Antec (2)
    Cooler Master (2)
    Corsair (2)
    PC Power and Cooling (1)
    SeaSonic USA (1)
    Silverstone (2)
    Thermaltake (2)
  15. I got this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Hopefully it'll do the trick! I'll report back next week. thanks
  16. That is actually very good one : )
  17. Best answer selected by scubaslim.
  18. got the PSU today. I'm up and running. thanks everybody!
  19. looks like i spoke too soon. my problem continues here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314776-30-problem
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