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bad mobo/ram???

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#1 jheboy


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:29 AM

I have this computer for a year now. It rans smoothly and then it encounter bsod. try to reset, fan is spinning, dvd/r is ok but no bios no beep and no post and no video. already try swapping ram,power supply to other computer but still the problem stay.(i owned a small computer shop). Clean the inside of the cpu and replace the cmos battery but still the same result. yesterday i try to turn it on it takes about 30 minute to boot with beep and post. enter the post and wait another 3o minutes or so to access it. what seems the problem?? is it bad motherboard or ram???

cpu model

AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor

n6100 n430 onboard video
2 gb of ram

need help badly

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#2 dc3


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

Hi jheboy, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

This sounds like it is a problem with your operating system or an infection.

Try booting into Safe Mode. If you can boot normally into it try doing a System Restore. Choose a date prior to your problem.

I don't think your problem is hardware related.

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#3 MrBruce1959


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:07 PM

Hello if I may offer some advice here.

First thing you should do is remove your RAM from your computer.

Clean out your RAM slots, I would recommend using a new toothbrush or something similar and run it through the RAM slots.

Check the RAM modules for oxidation where they make contact with the slots, if they appear dark colored try using a cloth to wipe the contacts.

Return the modules to their slots.

If you can enter your BIOS setup utility at boot up and choose load system defaults, save and exit the utility.

Allow windows to boot up and load again.

Let me know if this has changed anything.

Your problem seems to be memory related, it appears like your computer is using the hard drive for memory instead of the RAM modules, which is what is making your system run/load so slowly.


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