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Computer help needed #218829
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Where do i start... oh yeah this is scotts old pc frown

Its a P4 3ghz
1 gb ram
120 or 160 gig hdd (cant remember)
Gigabyte motherboard

Here's the story:

We had a problem getting the pc to even switch on, so replaced the PSU with a slightly higher spec one (300 to 350 watt), the pc now powers up.

Then it wouldn't load at all, so i ordered and have now fitted a brand new motherboard which is the exact same model as the original one, same revision code too.

The pc still wont load up, even with just the hdd and dvd drive plugged into the m/board

ANY IDEAS ?

Before i go down the local computer shop and ask for help there

Thinking processor myself

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Re: Computer help needed [Re: Tony_1985] #218833
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Do you get to the boot screen?

Try changing the RAM and graphics card; most problems like this are memory related.

It's rare for a CPU to die unless its being overclocked. Especially an Intel.

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Got it running

A mate of mine managed to work out that the processor wasn't in its slot properly

Just the fun of re-installing windows to come now

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Originally Posted by Tony_1985
the processor wasn't in its slot properly

How the fook did you manage that??? omg

I do worry about some people and PC's lol... mind you, I knew a PC engineer once, who managed to put a molex into a DVD drive upside down raftl

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Originally Posted by Tony_1985
managed to work out that the processor wasn't in its slot properly
Just how do you do that?

I'm amazed its worked afterwards, and no pins were damaged.


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Originally Posted by Mark
Originally Posted by Tony_1985
managed to work out that the processor wasn't in its slot properly
Just how do you do that?

I'm amazed its worked afterwards, and no pins were damaged.

Im wondering if he had forgotton to put the active heatsink on; otherwise, as you rightly say, pins would have been crushed, especially with the force that the Pentium 4 heatsinks press against the shim!!

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havent got a clue how that happened, but the pins are all fine

and its running now


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Just count yaself lucky then... very lucky smile

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yeah very lucky

running win xp sp2 fine now, just set up all my software

internet is being a little funny, but i think thats my wireless router,

its the one you get from sky and its about 18 months old

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Lol gutted.


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