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Computer wont turn on?

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  1. Legacy

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    Ok i just got my comp that a friend built for me and it was running fine... I put it on standby and left the house.. I get back and it is off and wont turn on... the fans will go on for like 2 seconds ocassionaly when pressing power but other than that NOTHING happens... please gimme sum suggestions

    i also got sum suggestions from http://www.gotfrag.com/?node=forum&id=28099&x=5253386F
     
  2. OlTramp

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    Sounds almost like it went to hibernate. Will it start in safe mode?
     
  3. Legacy

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    it wont start at all it goes on for 2 seconds OCASSIONALLY and turns right off
     
  4. mobo

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    Remove the sond card, video card, all but one stick of ram and any other expansion slot cards and try rebooting. If it does then go one by one back in until you find the probem area.
     
  5. Legacy

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    i tried all that :( i guess its either the power supply or the motherboard is fried :/
     
  6. mobo

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    Make certain the mobe isn't touching anywhere on the case as well.
     
  7. Legacy

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    alright and if its not u think most likely this is a power supply problem?
     
  8. mobo

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    could be ram..
     
  9. Legacy

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    i tried other ram :\
     
  10. scoutt

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    unplug the computer from the wall and turn the switch off in the back on the PWS. give it about 10 seconds or so and then plug things back in. if that doesn't work it is a Power supply problem.

    how can it be ram if it doesn't get that far?
     
  11. Legacy

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    now i got it on and its sayin "CPU Overspeed" and i dont kno wat to do plz help
     
  12. mobo

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    Reboot the pc and press the del key promptly when it starts. then look for frequencies and voltages. In here you will see the fsb and multiplier. They must be set to which the cpu will run at or lower. My guess is it is set too high.
     
  13. mobo

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    what is the particular processor you have there.
     
  14. Legacy

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    i have a amd 1700+ althon xp and the numbers in Delete or bios i think its called r grey so idk if i can change the voltages or w/e
     
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    have you tried ?
     
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