Is my boot issue from bios problem?

March 12, 2011 at 08:35:51
Specs: Windows 7, Intel® Core™ i7-950/12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz
I'm having an intermittent boot problem with a new (ish) pc built by cyberpower. How do I troubleshoot this when it happens only occasionally?

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March 12, 2011 at 09:16:05
CyperPowerPC may have built it, but you ordered it. You loaded up with high end components, then chose a low end piece of sh!t power supply to run it all.

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March 12, 2011 at 09:23:10
So what power supply would you recommend. This is the first custom build pc I've ordered and I went with the default power supply. I guess that was a mistake?

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March 12, 2011 at 09:37:11

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March 12, 2011 at 09:42:44

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March 12, 2011 at 10:46:17
They're both Corsair. You don't need a 950 watt psu. Go for the 650.

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March 12, 2011 at 17:24:30
You are having an intermittent boot problem. Meaning what? So many answers without first defining what your problem is? For example, an intermittent boot problem because it sometimes will not power on? Or one because it does power on, but the power controller sees a problem. Then does not let the CPU execute? Or it boots but creates a BSOD problem?

Your replies are classic of popular myths that solve all problems.

For example, when it does boot, some critical facts can be obtained from (for example) the system event logs. That is where problems are recorded so that an informed tech can learn later what was always defective.

Let's assume it was a supply problem. Name of a supply says almost nothing. For example, a perfectly good supply can sometimes be intermittent in an otherwise good system. Or the supply could have always been defective. Normal is for a defective supply (when the system was built) to routinely boot a system. But with numbers, you could have identified a defective supply months ago.

Computers typically consume only 200 watts - 300 max. But if promoting supplies to people who ignore relevant numbers, then salesmen will hype 600 or 900 watt supplies. Watts is a deceptive number. Relevant is amperage for each voltage - each 3.3, 5, 12 volts..

To know what is wrong means a full minute using a meter. Then those numbers either identify the problem. Or make possible answers from those who better know hardware. Otherwise do what anyone would recommend. Just start replacing parts until something works.

Two choices. Keep replacing parts at increased expense. Or spend a least amount of labor and money to first learn what is wrong. Then replace only the defective part. That starts with what is meant by "it does not boot".

Meanwhile, it is new. Therefore it is 100% on the manufacturer to fix it. Anything you do to make the problem reproducible will make a solution occur faster.

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