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Multiple lights and computer boots to black screen (was functioning)

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January 18, 2012 9:32:06 PM

Hey,
So I have a PC from cyberpower that has worked great for ~1 year. Recently it started hanging for a long time (up to a couple minutes) when waking up from sleep.

Just a week ago it failed to boot with a DRAM_LED on solid red until I turned it off. On the third attempt it booted slowly but once up it seemed to be functioning normally. Since then I have told it not to hybernate and have been shuting down when I am not using it. On booting the DRAM_LED goes on, then the goes off as the VGA_LED comes on, and finally the VGA_LED goes out just as the BOOT_DEVICE_LED lights up. Each is on for a .5-2 seconds, after which the computer boots and runs completely normally as far as i can tell.

(update)
now same sequence except screen remains black after boot. there is a single beep while the boot_device light is on before it continues to a normal boot. The beep isnt new just forgot to mention it.

Thoughts/advice?

Thanks.

Specs:
CPU: OEM Intel i7-950 3.06GHZ 8M LGA 1366
RAM: 3x 2GB DDR3 1600 MHZ Memory
VIDEO: ATI Radeon 5770 1GB DDR
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58
Hard Drive: 1TB Sata II 3.0GB 7200RPM

January 19, 2012 3:22:21 AM

What is your PSU size and brand name? It sounds like your PSU is dieing. Also do you monitor your temps? Have you up dated all of your drivers? Reposte and we will work from there.
January 22, 2012 12:13:08 AM

DM186 said:
What is your PSU size and brand name? It sounds like your PSU is dieing. Also do you monitor your temps? Have you up dated all of your drivers? Reposte and we will work from there.


Thanks for the reply.

On the highly embarrassing end, the blank screen was the death of my trusty yet ancient monitor so everything is still running just with the lights and warnings as described.

Power supply is Xtreme Gear 950W
I have not updated drivers in ~6 months but will do that as soon as I get a chance.
Have not monitored temperatures in the past but installed PC Probe that came with the motherboard and will keep that running.


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January 22, 2012 12:20:07 AM

Problems with sleep mode that come out of nowhere after 1+ years almost always mean the PSU is dying, in my experience.

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January 22, 2012 11:41:04 PM
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fishy12 said:
Thanks for the reply.

On the highly embarrassing end, the blank screen was the death of my trusty yet ancient monitor so everything is still running just with the lights and warnings as described.

Power supply is Xtreme Gear 950W
I have not updated drivers in ~6 months but will do that as soon as I get a chance.
Have not monitored temperatures in the past but installed PC Probe that came with the motherboard and will keep that running.


Ya it is true your PSU is on it's way out and having the same brand of PSU you have is not very good at all I waiting for mine to bite the big one. I am babying it to get some life out of it. My next PSU will be a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic and XFX will be one of those brands.

If you want to monitor your temps use MSI Afterburner. And up date your drivers. If your system is not running well it is putting stress on your PSU. Here is a link to MSI Afterburner. Good luck to ya

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
January 23, 2012 3:51:34 AM

Awesome... well relative to the "your motherboard is dead" I got elsewhere.

Thank you again for the replies
January 23, 2012 3:53:04 AM

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January 23, 2012 8:09:08 AM

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