I recently built my first computer, installed windows 7 and everything was off to a great start. Approximately two days later I was playing a game when the video got choppy then shortly thereafter I got a BSOD. Unfortunately I didn't really know what was happening so I didn't write down any of the error codes.
After that I tried turning it back on and started, but BSOD again. Again, didn't think to write down the codes. Tried a third time and same result. Then, I tried turning it on and nothing displayed; the monitor didn't pick up anything.
This was my build at the time:
AMD FX-6100 3300Mhz 14MB 95W
Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (PX38G1600C11)
Cooler Master RS450-ACAAD3-US GX Series ATX Power Supply
EVGA Geforce 9800 GTX+ from like 4 years ago (my friend had it laying around and gave it to me, it is a 528MB card)
When this all went haywire I assumed it was the graphics card so I ordered a new one. That card is:
EVGA GeForce GTX 650
The new card didn't change the result. When I try to turn it on I don't even get the motherboard screen.
Any thoughts/ideas/tips/help would be greatly appreciated!
I'm hoping nothing is FUBAR right now but I don't like my chances. I'm ordering a POST test main board diagnostic analyzer card which will hopefully give more clarity on the underlying issue. It arrives Saturday so until then I'll just be patient.
Here's my update. I got a mini mobo speaker and a POST analyzer card. When I have everything plugged in as normal, the post card displays 50 and 84. The speaker remains silent (I did pull out the ram to make sure it worked).
I read somewhere that Gigabyte uses AMI for POST codes in which case the two codes mean this:
50: The memory below 1 MB has been tested and initialized. Adjusting the displayed memory size for relocation and shadowing next.
84: Locked key checking is over. Checking for a memory size mismatch with CMOS RAM data next.