|So i have a problem with my computer/s. Its hard to tell what my problem is without telling the whole story. So here it goes:|
Recently~month or 2 ago or so i bought a pc from a guy, not a shop. I was very interested if it will work at all, cos you know when you dont buy from shop you dont have any guarantee, so i did everything carefully, brought from street waited half an hour for it to catch temperature of room and then plugged in and started it up. It went really well until a week or two ago, one day i was just playing warcraft3 and everything just stopped. Like froze, didnt go black or blue screen but just froze everything, including sound, video, everything. So i opened it up and started to search for fault. First thing i did was restart pc. PC started, but it didnt POST, mother board on monitor wasnt seen to be starting up, hard disks were running, and green light at power button was on. Monitor itself was acting as thou monitor adapter was plugged in GPU but GPU itself wasnt plugged into mother board. I mean i tryed to remove GPU and there was no changes on monitor.
So i thought it was 2 things - eather motherboard or processor. After 1 week research i started to think of new possibilites such as, maybe ram isnt plugged in exacly right, cos on other pc i put rams somehow wrong, like theres dual channel ram slots and you have to have channel A 0 be equal to channel B 0 or something like that bios told me. Also possiblity that maybe BIOS is f---ed. So i tryed eveything with rams and tryed to remove motherboard battery for 30 mins and plugged back in to clear CMOS as i read somewhere, but none if it helped:( I also tryed other GPUs and Rams and hard drives but none helped. Also tryed to run with just 1 ram, motherboard and GPU without hard drive or additional stuff.
Motherboard is ASROCK k7s41gx
2x1gb ram ddr1
geforce fx 5500
3 samsung hard drives
As far as i understand ASROCK has AGP x8 slot which is perfect for Gefore Fx 5500 which work on AGP x4 x8 so slot itself shouldnt be a fault. So i dunno i feel i have tryed everything.
So while i'm working on it, thinking to maybe go to a specialist, but rather would not to, i'm working on other pc.
Its 2.8Ghz P4
Those two 1gb rams from broken pc
Intel D865Perl Motherboard
Took biggest HD(250 gb) from the broken pc
It has integrated sound and net
and the most annoying thing is VANTA/VANTA LT video card grrrr.
The annoying thing is that it doesnt have 3d accelerator and i cant run world of warcraft without it and probably a lot of other games, and it also is slow, i'm getting 15-20 fps on warcraft while i had 40-60 fps on the Geforce FX 5500. So i tryed to change GPU like million times under million types of configurations. Even under 3 different windows(lol i dont think it helps, just i reinstalled 2 times for other reasons;). NO CARD WITH 3D ACCELERATOR WORKS!!!! W.T.F. I just dont get it, seriusly. I searched internet for my mobo info and i only got pleasant news, that the mobo is good, it has 8x and 4x gpus supported, it has a lot of pci slots and ram slots, you can put a processor until 3.4ghz. But why i cant install any graphics card other then the Vanta sh1t!???? Really it has to be one of worst graphics card i've seen in my life...
GPUs i tryed:
nVidia VANTA / VANTA LT Works only on d865perl(i tryed it on 3rd pc but dont remember result, prolly work. 4th sisters pc have vanta too so i think it should work everywhere)
GeForce FX 5500 Works on 3rd pc(800mhz with really old mobo, i dont even know if theres mobo name on the mobo, its that old), used to work on ASROCK K7S41GX but since it died, doesnt turn on anymore. DOESNT WORK ON D865PERL. For unknown reasons.
Radeon 9000 Work on 800mhz p3, doesnt work on D865PERL for unknown reasons and also doesnt work on ASROCK K7S41GX.
Please help. There are 2 main problems to conclude my post:
1) Why my new pc died? Did that dude who sold me it knew that it would die?
2) Why on D865PERL Doesnt work anything then Vanta?
Thanks in advance!