1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Where are you sat?

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by Mr_Taz_UK, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. MGEdit

    MGEdit Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I guess I will have to bring it into a computer repair shop and see what they could do with it. I am not sure what is wrong with it at all.

    It says on a site to take it apart and then plug stuff back in one at a time to see if its a hardware problem. I would probably need to buy a POST card to see what is wrong with it.
     
  2. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    4,961
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Your motherboard has probably died then? That would be my very limited analysis.

    You should probably take this to a new thread and the guys can help you in more depth without cluttering up the place - ddp might even split it off this one for you if he can do that (don't think so though).
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,355
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Probably a failed board or PSU (Am thinking board, but it could easily be either). Common with Asus boards, though this one would have failed unusually prematurely. Also agree, I had no idea it was the desktop thread I was replying to when talking about this!
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  4. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    4,961
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    68
    I must admit I initially thought I was in the AMD building thread! Anyway, without further ado I'll stop bumping this with irrelevant replies.
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,328
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    143
    mods can't split threads, don't know if admin can or not.
     
  6. MGEdit

    MGEdit Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Would I have to buy a new mobo then?
     
  7. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,355
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Possibly. It is very rare a GPU causes a PC to shut down, so I expect the GPU itself is fine. Since it's easier to test, try and borrow a (decent) PSU to test the system with first, in case it's the PSU. Changing a motherboard is a lot more hassle (and in this case, expense too)
     
  8. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    4,961
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ah right D, okay. I've asked Ketola because I happened to be in contact with him earlier; he may oblige if we're lucky :)

    Anyway yes, trying a new PSU first is always a good bet if you can. As a complete aside, why has no one introduced a 'clip-in' system for motherboards? Unscrewing it is most of the hassle IMO.
     
  9. shaffaaf

    shaffaaf Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    46
    RMA the GPU, if its that, the PSU, if its that, or the mobo, if its that. why pay more for replacements?
     
  10. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,328
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    143
    lets stay on topic as per thread title.
     
  11. MGEdit

    MGEdit Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I have since put in for a refund of the PSU. I will not kno until about a week.

    I have already tried two psu's and still the same problem. Every time I try to play the sims (with all updates installed) on the computer I get a blue screen with an error message. I think it could be the GPU, that it's incompatible with the mobo.
     
  12. shaffaaf

    shaffaaf Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    46
  13. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    7,276
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Where am I sat? LOL! Not on a piece of $h!t chair anymore. I upgraded to a 109$ manager chair at walmart. VERY nice chair. Some assembly required ;) Let's just say you could probably pick up my old chair for 10-15$ I believe its called a task chair. It started squeaking really bad, hence my new chair :D
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Moved into my college Dorm... A downgrade from my previous setup but I like it!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Domreis
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  15. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    7,276
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    118
    That's a 16:9 monitor isn't it? It seems unusually wide ;) I guess I'm used to the 16:10 monitors xD
     
  16. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Indeed it is... It is a Del U2711. Res 2560X1440
     
  17. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    7,276
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    118
    ah hah! I thought it looked rather large also :D Me and my measly 24" 1920 x 1200 samsung :S
     
  18. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Yep! It is a beast! I can't wait until I can get it properly calibrated! That will make editing that much easier.
     
  19. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,355
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Nice, the U2711s are excellent monitors...
     
  20. greensman

    greensman Regular member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    4,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    The GM has monitor envy!!! I has a lowly 21.5" but a step up from the 19" I had before. :p
     

Share This Page