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PSU, Motherboard, or Graphics card Malfunction? [URGENT]

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So the problem isn't fixed yet? :/ Bummer.

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[quote name='Toonshorty']No, that PSU looks awful. How much are you looking to spend?

Also, the 9800GT is quite old now. We're already three series ahead of that and heading into four.

It's an decent card still but it will become quite old quite quickly. I'd recommend something more... futureproof.[/QUOTE]

Not looking to spend over $200, seeing as I can buy a new computer for just over that, Also I don't care about gaming I thats why I'm looking at the 9800 GT. It's cheap and is better than my 8800 which worked for everything I needed it too. I don't do any sort of gaming what so ever other than occasional RS, or Flight Sim.

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If you are able to get to your desktop, try to update all driver's...

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[QUOTE=Mayhem';508687]If you are able to get to your desktop, try to update all driver's...[/QUOTE]

Obviously you didn't read one line in my OP...

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Sorry, i did read a little bit, but maybe you can check your computers power coord? it may be loose, if not you do have a hardware problem or something that is in your computer that is causing to react the power button, i'm not really sure what you have to do but this does seem serious..

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[QUOTE=Mayhem';508692]Sorry, i did read a little bit, but maybe you can check your computers power coord? it may be loose, if not you do have a hardware problem or something that is in your computer that is causing to react the power button, i'm not really sure what you have to do but this does seem serious..[/QUOTE]

Yeah tell me about it, I have about $200 to spend to fix this, but I've been looking around and I can get a newer computer with similar specs for around $200, so I might go with that if all else fails.

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[quote name='Zykev2']Yeah tell me about it, I have about $200 to spend to fix this, but I've been looking around and I can get a newer computer with similar specs for around $200, so I might go with that if all else fails.[/QUOTE]

You can get a computer for $200? That's £120.

That'll barely get you a second hand dual core PC.

[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027[/url]

Good PSU that isn't going to take your whole system with it.

[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125366[/url]

Around 25% faster than the 9800GT.

Both parts are $140 together so you'd be left with $60.

I'd make sure that it is the PSU first though.[URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125366"][/URL]

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if your getting a high pitched whistle from the psu and it happens under load or running certain demanding apps... it could be a blown capacitor in the psu... they whistle when they crack at the top.

Would definately get your psu checked out or just replace it (mine blew last month and it was a leaking capacitor in the psu)

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[quote name='Toonshorty']You can get a computer for $200? That's £120.

That'll barely get you a second hand dual core PC.

[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027[/url]




Good PSU that isn't going to take your whole system with it.

[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125366[/url]

Around 25% faster than the 9800GT.

Both parts are $140 together so you'd be left with $60.

I'd make sure that it is the PSU first though.[URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125366"][/URL][/QUOTE]
Ebay people build there own computers and sell them as i said IM NOT A GAMER so i dont need a triple core dual amd mti triple x graphics card lol but ill look into it those are both better than what i have?

So i got an update there was a switch behind my psu which was set to 115 i flipped it to 230 and it runs nut no lights nor bios beeps come on and no display but fans and everything are running. Could something havr blown while i was running my turbofan?


Thanks for the help btw Edited by Zykev2

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[quote name='Zykev2']Ebay people build there own computers and sell them as i said IM NOT A GAMER so i dont need a triple core dual amd mti triple x graphics card lol but ill look into it those are both better than what i have?

So i got an update there was a switch behind my psu which was set to 115 i flipped it to 230 and it runs nut no lights nor bios beeps come on and no display but fans and everything are running. Could something havr blown while i was running my turbofan?


Thanks for the help btw[/QUOTE]

You didn't flick that switch while it was running did you?

If you move that switch while the PSU is running then they usually blow up into a million pieces.

If the fans are running then it appears there is power. I have a feeling it might be the motherboard more than anything.

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