Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:12 PM
My computer has been acting up. It started by showing a pure white screen with static noise in my headphones while I was playing a game. When I try to restart it, it goes into a cycle: it revs its fans and lights come on as if it's trying to boot up, but only for a second or so. 6 seconds after stopping, it does the same thing again. Other times, especially with my old 450W psu that I replaced somewhat recently, the computer fans and lights will stay on, but no signal goes to the monitor. Somewhat recently, I finally got some interesting POST beeps, but they don't usually happen. I got one short beep, a pause, then 2 short beeps.
Since then I've tried replacing the ram, mobo, graphics card, cpu, and psu. Sometimes when I replace a part it will be able to boot correctly once or twice, but within 24 hours I get the white screen with static sounds, followed by fail computer booting. Four times in total now.
I'm frustrated because when testing the thing, I get inconsistent results (like trying one stick of ram in the same slot twice and the computer doing the 7-second cycle once, and doing the exact same thing again and having it come on but show no monitor signal the next.) I feel like I can't narrow the problem down to one part, and I really hope you guys have an idea of what to do. Usually I'm a DIY kind of person, and I built this computer myself, but I'm pretty much out of ideas.
mobo: MSI H57M-ED65 LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1333LV4GK.NE
CPU: Intel i3 530
Video card: EVGA 9800 GT
HD's: 1 tb Hitachi 0F10383 and 320 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200
Thanks for reading.