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What happened to my computer? It won't even turn on.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by alexluong, Jun 11, 2008.

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  1. alexluong

    alexluong Thread Starter

    Jun 11, 2008
    Case ( Thermaltake Armor Jr. Gaming Case )
    Power Supply ( 600 Watt -- Power Supply SLI Ready )
    Processor ( [=== Quad Core ===] Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (4x 2.4GHz/8MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
    Processor Cooling ( [=== Silent ===] Extreme-Performance INTEL CPU
    Motherboard ( Asus P5N-E SLI nForce® 650i SLI Chipset w/6-channel CODEC, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB )
    Memory ( 4096MB [1024MB X4] DDR2-800 PC6400 )
    Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
    Hard Drive ( 200 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
    CD/DVD Drive ( [Lightscribe Technology] 18X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( Sony Q170A Dual Format/Double Layer 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

    I am clueless as to what has possibly happened to my computer. Previously, I was running Windows XP 32-bit on it just fine for a months. However, I decided just yesterday it was time to upgrade to Vista Ultimate 64-bit to make the best use of my specs.

    It ran fine that day. Everything was super smooth and looked wonderful with Vista even giving my computer a 5.0/5.0, meaning I assume it was able to handle it.

    That night, I left my computer on to download some essential programs. At about 4:00AM in the morning, I woke up to realize my computer was beeping. It was one long continuous beep, and I actually had to run around the house before I actually discovered what it was. My monitor turned itself off as well, so it appeared. Definitely something was up, so I just decided to shut down the computer and went back to sleep.

    I awoke two hours later to go to school, but logged on to cram a little more for my tests and check the weather and whatnot. When I was finished after a few minutes, I hit the log off button. Then my computer started making that beep again. I turned it off and headed to school.

    So now I'm back from school after about 7 hours, and I try to use my computer again. For some reason, it fails to even power on anymore. What could possibly be the problem? Notice this was a day after installing Vista Ultimate 64-bit, when my computer has been running fine for months with XP 32-bit. Could the use of my quad core and RAM to their full potential have led to such problems?

    Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Jun 3, 2006
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