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December 15, 2011 10:46:07 PM

ok im getting really fustrated i said i was going to buy a new PSU so i did and im still getting the green light on motherboard but when i push the power button nothing turns on.. If my motherboard was dead would there be a green light on it? and if my CPU was dead wouldent the computer turn on and give me a error screen or something..?

Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-M
RAM: 8GB DDR3 PC3 LOW DENSITY 1333MHZ
PSU: A-POWER AK 680 WATT
HEATSINK: Alimunum copper based
Case: Steel ATX Mid Case Chasis
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster 7.1
CPU: AMD PHENOM 11 X4 965
HARD DRIVE: 1 TB
DVD DRIVE: TOSHIBA SAMSUNG

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December 15, 2011 11:08:33 PM

if your cpu was dead you would get a blank screen--no error message or anything

check your heatsink is properly on--if possible check your cpu in a friends pc
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December 15, 2011 11:10:26 PM

What is the power rating for the computer. What is the wattage of the previous PSU and the new PSU you had. Also, have you considered unplugging all power cables in your computer? I have this happen with me. Just unplugged it for 24 hours, plugged it back in, turned power on( I had to hold down the power button) and viola!
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