System won't go POST then to Bios

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darkwarlord

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The other night (A safe shutdown) and just so ppl know what I've been doing, since December I've been playing WOW:pandaria daily...for hours on end. 6+.

After the shutdown, I left to get groceries came back home and turned on my PC...it would not boot.
no beep...just fans REVing up and down. Turned it off, turned it on. switched voltage, switched it back. unplugged my video card, plugged it back. everything I did, the same thing...fans rev up, no beep.

Today, I get on my laptop and check around. ppl mentioned CMOS and it's battery. I removed it, 5mins later put it back in. Dejuvu... look more...mention totally unplugging every damn thing in the pc, even the power coords on the MB.

I unplug the one next to the CPU, and the massive one on the MB then power on and it works but I only have my one HDD, since other is unplugged. shut down (safely), hook it up....deju f'in vu... repeat the unplugging of the motherboard power, and it works...

but, each time I did that the cmos resets and tells me the times are wrong, etc. sets the crap back to 2008.

before I go buying anything, is the cmos battery on it's last legs? since isnt that what loads the bios, and if it's dead..it wont boot? but by unplugging it, forces a hard reset?
or is it something else.
(posting this on that very computer atm, after unpluggin the MB power)
 
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Replace the cmos battery.

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dai

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a flat cmos battery does not stop it booting into the bios,it just sets it default every time you boot up

include in your specs the power supply

make
model
wattage

run this and check your cpu temps

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 

darkwarlord

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PSU is A-Power AK680 power supply. Don't see model on side sticker, but MF date is 0209.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4770, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 343389 MB, Free - 56046 MB; M: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 311336 MB;
Motherboard: , TRS780-M1
Antivirus: None

I uploaded PiriformSpeccy images of my temps and voltages. motherboard also shows cmos and versions.
1 is main window
2 is cpu
3 is ram
4 is motherboard
 

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