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System Not Starting

Last response: in Systems
August 12, 2012 11:10:50 PM

Hi, everything in my system seems to be dying. Last week my RAID card (Areca ARC-1222) failed, so I replaced it with a new one (Areca ARC-1882ix). My system worked fine for the next 24 hours, and then the RAID card started giving me alarms every few minutes saying the 3.3V voltage was low (it seems to fluctuate from 2.96 to 3.06, but the other voltages were all fine). I tried reseating the ATX connector from the PSU, and then turned my computer on again, and saw display artifacts and random characters, and the computer won't start anymore.
Picture of what I see on the screen:

So now it seems my RAID card failed, Graphics card died, and PSU is bad, all in the same week. Could the bad PSU have caused the other components to die? Might the system work after replacing the PSU? I've ordered a new PSU, so we'll see what happens.

Thanks for any help.


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August 12, 2012 11:34:29 PM

Smells like PSU is the problem-maker.
August 12, 2012 11:42:55 PM

Forgot to mention the system is a little over 3 years old.


Motherboard: Asus P6T6 WS Revolution
CPU: Intel Core i7 960 (I think)
Memory: Corsair Dominator 16GB
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 285
PSU: Zalman zm850
RAID: Areca ARC-1882ix
Add'l RAID: Highpoint something crappy

System HDD: Plextor M3 256GB SSD
RAID Array HDD: Hitachi 2TB 7k3000 (8 Drives)