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Possible cpu overheat or memory failure?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Deathscythe_Hell, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Deathscythe_Hell

    Deathscythe_Hell Thread Starter

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    You know, with all the computer problems i have between my computer and my family's computers(most of which i bult) i'm suprised i don't hate computers. First of all I want to say that all information in this is second hand. The computer in question is my mom's and we live in different parts of the state so it is rather hard to see firsthand what is going on. Here is what has happened:

    Over the past month or so her computer has just suddenly froze a few times while she wasn't there. I didn't think it was any major problem since it IS windows after all. Also the clock on the computer was starting to get further and further off each day(she would reset it every dya yet every day it would get further and further from the real time). Today the computer was froze once again. She reset it and the biostar logo for the bios came up and it just hung on that. She tried resetting it again and this time it just repeatedly beaped until she used teh power switch on the psu to turn it off. Now when she starts it up the fans start and even the NIC gets power(the light is beeping), but the monitor doens't even flicker and she said that it didn't sound like the hard drive is spinning up. There are no longer any beeps and she has to turn it off with the psu switch. Any clues?
     
  2. spaceman_333

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    Hi,

    The first thing I would do is replace the CMOS battery.

    Spaceman
     
  3. JSanguancheu

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    replace cmos battery

    check CPU heatsink fan is working

    try some new memory
     
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