Fried MoBo or PSU?

July 7, 2009 at 23:10:17
Specs: Windows XP
Well seeings how i cant find a related question on here, I'll just ask it. Computer (a) gets error beeps when all the sticks of RAM are taken out and then powered on, but computer (b) does not get any error beeps. Is the motherboard fried or is the power supply.

Everything on the computer seems to turn on but nothing shows up on screen. The hard drive turns, the graphics card fan spins, the CPU fan spins, and the disk drive opens and closes, but the green light on the front of the tower does not turn on like it usually would to show that its running.

Its been doing this ever since the power to our place flipped a breaker. Could this have something to do with it? Oh, and dumbass me didnt have it hooked up to a surge protector, so im pretty certain the sudden power loss had something to do with it...

p.s computer (a) is different from computer (b). computer (b) has the problems

sorry for this being so long

Specs off the top of my head..

MoBo - FIC P4M-915G/PD1
PSU - Asus Peak 350W Rated 300
Graphics Card - Saphire radeonx1600 pro
Processor - P4

Please Help!!

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July 8, 2009 at 00:06:40
I'm assuming a) & b) are different Computers

Computer a) behaving normally. BIOS Beep-no RAM

If we're talking about Computer b No RAM, No BEEP, and its the one that shows no Power light on the front Panel, I would say one or more circuits in the Power Supply have failed.

PSUs' do not always fail totally.

I would start by swapping in another compatible,"known GOOD", PSU. Or, if you prefer, pull the PSU and test or have it tested.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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July 8, 2009 at 01:20:20
thanks for the suggestions and sorry about the confusion of what computer was which. ive been up late and in lack of sleep... any way, the computer that has the problems is (b). thanks again for the reply...

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July 8, 2009 at 05:16:01
The fact that there's no beeps when the RAM is removed is not a good sign. You either have a bad CPU, bad motherboard or as Dumbob said, a partially failed PSU.

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