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#1 50mobber


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:56 PM

OK so i recently built a computer. everything works fine, notice that the cpu temps were high so i decided to buy a a zalman for it. Some how i put it on wrong causing the mother board and CPU to fry according to a fry technician. So i bought a new CPU(E8400) and Mobo (ASUS P5Q Pro). After i put it together i started it and the fans spin very fast, faster than normal and i get no video signal. the only thing i did different this time was put Arctic silver 5. No idea what is going on.

Here is the rest of my build

mobo: ASUS P5Q Pro

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 4870

Cpu: E8400


HD: 2x western digital 160 gb (Running RAID)

HD: 2x western digital 500gb (running Raid)

Edited by 50mobber, 10 September 2008 - 03:57 PM.

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#2 rigacci



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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:18 PM

You could try reseating any memory or your video card.

Just to be sure, you could remove the Mobo from the case and lay it on a wooden table or piece of cardboard. Set everything out so you can be certain you have nothing shorting out.

If that works, then put everything back and see if it still works. If it doesn't, look for a short between the case and the Mobo.

Good luck.


#3 Sterling14


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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:31 PM

Also, check all your connections, especially the 4 or 8 pin cpu power connection.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:19 PM

No PSU specs?


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