Second Time Computer Crashed & Won't Turn On

July 7, 2011 at 20:53:33
Specs: Windows 7, 8 GB
Computer Specs:
MSI 785GM-P45
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8Ghz
Windows 7 64-Bit
Radeon HD 4650
OCZ DDR3 8 GB Memory (4x2GB)
Power Supply is an Eagle Voltas ATX 500W (ET-PSVT500)

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Hello all,

Not sure if this is the right section, but I'll keep it short.

6/10/2011: I was rendering an Adobe After Effects file, my computer crashed and will not turn on. The front lights were blinking gradually. I unplugged the main power cable, cleaned the entire computer, switched RAM around, replaced a new power supply. BUT the computer still did not turn on. When I press the power buttons, nothing happen at all. The lights flash 0.2 seconds like it's going to turn on but it just turns off immediately. Absolutely nothing occurs at all.

So I replaced the motherboard with another of the same model and everything works perfectly.


7/06/2011: I was rendering an Adobe After Effects file, my computer crashed
and will not turn on. It was pretty much exactly like the previous incident with the red light blinking gradually. I don't want to just replace the motherboard again and not know what really happened. Also, this motherboard model is discontinued.

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A theory that I have is that some surge might have taken out the processor. But if you think about it, both times the same thing happened during the same event of rendering an After Effects file. If the first time was a surge, then my processor would have NOT worked when I replaced the motherboard.


I really need help, does anybody have any clue as to why it happened again? Or if you have any fixes and solutions, please please let me know.


Cheers,
Thomas


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#1
July 7, 2011 at 23:21:22
I beleive PSU is the problem. If the board is bad replace both psu & board.
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... Or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#2
July 8, 2011 at 00:25:17
Hi Kuwese,

Thank you for your suggestion. I will look into another PSU.

But the reason why I didn't suspect it yet was because when the first incident occured, I bought a new PSU and installed it. However, that did NOT fix the problem. And when I got my new motherboard, I put my OLD PSU back in to test, and surely enough, that old PSU works fine with the new motherboard. So that made me think that this time, the PSU wouldn't be the problem, don't you think? :)

And I'm just really baffled as to why the board is bad, since I bought it pretty much brand new and unused.

I'll look into another PSU to see. If anybody else has any other suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

Regards,
Thomas


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#3
July 8, 2011 at 01:24:18
Why the system crash in the middle of heavy task? The main reasons are bad psu or cpu overheat(assume everything is installed correct). Try to pull out motherboard, cpu psu and a stick of ram then test them outside(don't use v-card if u have IGP). Also u can try to reinstall cpu heatsink(old thermal paste must be removed before applying new one), do u know how apply thermal on amd processors?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#4
July 8, 2011 at 05:35:25
"Power Supply is an Eagle Voltas ATX 500W"

Cheap junk. You get what you pay for.


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#5
July 8, 2011 at 11:28:12
@ Kuwese, I do have slight knowledge of how to apply thermal paste on a processor. But for an AMD, are there any specific method you would use? The X method or just the dot and squish it down with the heatsink?

@ Mickliq, I didn't know that Eagles was a bad brand. What brand would you recommend for a power supply? :)

Thanks!


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#6
July 8, 2011 at 15:45:27
Some of the better brand names include Corsair, Thermaltake, and Antec. But you can't just go on brand name alone. You might want to check out the variety of PSUs at a reputable site like www.newegg.com where you can check out the specs and also read actual customer reviews of the units.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4


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#7
July 8, 2011 at 16:16:06
Okay guys, I just went out and bought a new power supply and as predicted, it did NOT fix the issue. The computer still does not turn on at all.

I will reapply the thermal paste tomorrow.

Any other suggestions?

Thomas


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#8
July 8, 2011 at 21:17:11
What brand did u purchase? Did u pull out the motherboard? Use the dot method.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#9
July 8, 2011 at 21:46:41
I tried both Cooler Master and Thermaltake. No I didn't pull out the motherboard, I just unplugged and replugged wires.

By the way, I also tried installing a new graphics card just to see, and it did not improve the situation whatsoever.

Thanks


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