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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:08 PM
Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:45 PM
Alright so here's the story. Back in late 08 I bought a whole bunch of parts to build a new PC. Specs are XFX nForce 680i SLI MB, Core 2 Q 6600 2.4GHz, 8 gig of DDR, 2 sata HDD's, 2 dvd burners, 600W Xion PSU and nothing fancy past that. Ran 24 hrs a day for about 2 1/2 years, came home one day and it was off. Hit power, lights and fans came on and nothing else. So far I've replaced the MB with a nearly identical one except it was the NON LT model and I got a coolermax 700w from a buddy due to suggestions from others that the PSU could be suspect....well, that's not it. It's STILL doing the exact same thing and no matter what is connected or not it just kind of hangs with nothing responding. The only thing that's bothering me is this. On the MB itself there are 3 colored LED's. A blue, a green and an amber. All 3 are lit up when for some reason I only recall the blue and green being lit and nobody at XFX can tell me if that means something or has anything to do with my problem. Figures. Any ideas?
Edit: Moved topic from System Building and Upgrading to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:48 PM
Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:58 PM
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:36 AM
Your motherboard is this one listed here? > XFX nForce 680i SLI MB
Only site that comes close is this one listed below, however I want to mention this site also has world-wide based web sites as well, which can be located off of this site, but for the most part I have the USA site selected below.
Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:39 AM
Take a close look at the CPU and see if the thermal paste / padding used is crusted or dry. Also see if there is a lot of dust build up.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:05 PM
Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:45 AM
Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:07 PM
Make sure the CPU fan is connected to the right header on the motherboard.
Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:34 PM
Is there new thermal paste on it?
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