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#1 tomtay

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:20 PM

Hi there,

I recently got a PC of my friend who claims the motherboard(asrock p4i65g) is fried due to the graphic card(Radeon r9550-128 cdt). The last time he switched it on he got the blue screen of death. So I put everything back together minus the graphic card plug the moniter into the intergrated card then switched it on. The stand by light came on I pressed the boot up button the computer started up everything sounds normal but the monitor stays black. Can any give me some suggestions all welcome.

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Thomas

p.s I thought that if the motherboard was fried then the computer shouldn't even switch on is that right?

Edited by tomtay, 10 January 2008 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:37 PM

hello,

You are correct about the motherboard being fried, it shouldn't work. With regards to your problem, It sounds as though the integrated graphics has been disabled in the BIOS, can you see the BIOS when you boot the PC?
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:34 PM

nothing at all the monitor doesn't react to me pushing the power button on the tower. Is there a way to find out if the radeon graphic card is compatable with the motherboard.

Edited by tomtay, 10 January 2008 - 05:34 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:39 PM

Did you physically remove the Radeon card?

Doing so will make the onboard graphics the default, since no other card will be detected.

Duplicate topic...thread in Hardware Forum.

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Edited by hamluis, 10 January 2008 - 05:43 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:12 PM

Nope it's no in I have even had my other graphic card in aswell still a blank screen.

Is the other thread started by me I was trying to put the radeon graphic card in my own PC but I'm getting driver problems missing files and 0xc0000006 error.

I thought I'd better start a new thread for this problem as it's bigger fish.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:31 PM

Can you go through the process in steps form when you press the power button, are there any beeps, fans spinning HDD spinning etc?
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:35 PM

Theres a kind of beep not like beep beep just a low noise as you press the button The fan starts it sounds like the hdd is spinning
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:47 PM

If thats the case, the first step would be to make sure all the components are seated correctly, check that all the cables are plugged in, also check the monitor itself.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:48 PM

The computer may turn on ie getting power even if the motherboard is fried.

This could be a process of elimination.
See if the CPU fan is spinning.
Remove all add in cards.
Disconnect power to all hard drives, floppies etc leaving only one cdrom connected to power.
The system may have to have a load on it to post.
Connect video & power only, nothing else.
See if it works then

If not reseat the memory
If still no go take the memory out & try it with no memory.
The system should complain with a series of beeps that there is no memory installed. assuming that the PC speaker is connected. If it does not complain, without memory in it, chances are good that it went to motherboard heaven

Although there is a chance that it may be shorting out against the case
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:03 PM

I know the monitor is fine my other PC works on it.

Ok I disconnected the hdd cards the lot except the cdrom , the fan starts and the cdrom is making noises still no beeps(speakers in) I took out the ram booted up still the same. But when I plugged the hdd in it sounded the exact same so the hdd aint turning.

Is this bad should I just hit it with the 20 oz hammer? :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:07 PM

In that case the board may have had it, you may be able to salvage to components and purchase a low cost board as a replacement.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:10 PM

Yeah one that will take the graphic card and a pentium 4 do you know how I can find out what to buy so everything is compatable.

Many thanxs for the help.

Edited by tomtay, 10 January 2008 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:36 PM

Normally I would recommend cpuz http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php but as the system doesn't work we need to approach it differently.

1 If you remove the processor and clean of the thermal pad/paste, you will see some writhing, this will tell you the make model and speed of your processor

2 If you look carefully on the RAM, it should give you a code for example DDR333 or PC2700, this is the speed and model of the RAM,

3 If you are sure you want to keep the graphics card look on the motherboard itself, it would have been in a PCI slot or AGP or PCI-E.

Once you have these details we can search for one that is compatible.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:53 PM

OK

The cpu is a pentium 4 3.00 ghz /1m/800

The RAM is ddr one stick is 512mb, 400mhz, dimm, ddr and the other stick is 256mb, ddr , 400 , cl3

The Graphic card is a different story it caused the problems I think he updated it. The slot on the board is a agp the graphic card is a radeon r9550 - 128 cdt I have the manual here it doesn't say what kind it must be an AGP.

A QUICK EDIT - Just took a look at the cpu and the fool has put the cpu in wrong and has flattened about 6 pins on the corners I have straightened them will it still work or is the another thing to replace.

Edited by tomtay, 10 January 2008 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:10 PM

Thats not good about the processor, if you have straightened them it should work ok but I wouldn't put money on that, its up to you if you want to replace it or not,

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134771 does this look like the processor spec wise?

Edited by nigglesnush85, 10 January 2008 - 08:11 PM.

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