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Computer Keeps Locking Up, Now Black

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tbart1016, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. tbart1016

    tbart1016 Thread Starter

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    I have a computer I built back in 2006. It's a bit old, but still serves my daughters purposes. Anyway, not too long ago it started to randomly freeze up. It did this constantly. Somehow I got it to work for about two weeks without issue.

    Unfortunately, the other day it just went black screen on me. I thought it could possibly be the video card so I put a new one in with the same result. I've checked to make sure all the hardware is seated, and all cables are plugged in.

    I'm pretty sure the only two components left that could be the problem, are either the cpu or motherboard. I'm wondering if there's any other possibilities or suggestions? is it possible to narrow down which component it is without trying to acquire replacement parts for troubleshooting? It's an old system, so I'm sure I wouldn't be able to find parts anyway

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Socket 939 Dual-Core Processor
    MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Motherboard
    OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC 3200
    Thermaltake Purepower 600W Power Supply
    Nvidia 8800GT Video Card
    Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
     
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    It could also be the power supply. If you have a known good power supply that you could swap in to test, it would at least confirm that the power supply is not the problem, or fix the problem if the power supply has died.
     
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    I put in a different PS and still the same result. The computer turns on, but it never posts and the monitor doesn't get a signal.
     
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