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Bad MoBo/RAM/PS??

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#1 kikkilee


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:00 PM

So over the past few months, I've had random times where when trying to boot, the computer would give a series of beeps and I would have to power down and reboot. A month ago, I could barely get into Windows at all! The computer would turn on and I could hear the fans going, but nothing would come up on my screen. This did not happen all the time. However, when I was able to get into Windows, at any given time, the computer would just randomly turn off and attempt to reboot. I took it for 2 separate diagnostic checks. One told me it was the power supply. After wasting money on a brand new power supply, I still had the same problem. The 2nd guy told me it was my motherboard. Now before I look to buy a replacement, is there anything else it could possibly be besides my MoBo. My thinking is the fact that at times, I was able to boot into windows makes me think my Mobo is fine. My computer is very old and I'm not looking to put a whole lot of money into it. Any help would be appreciated.


Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
GEForce FX 5200 Vid card
ASRock P4vt8+ Mobo.......I found an ASRock P4v88 Mobo on Ebay...would that be compatible??
VPower 400 W is original PS not sure what model....the one i bought was an OCZ Stealthxstream 400W

Thanks a lot.!!

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