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#1 KDot2

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

So I bought this PC 2 years ago from ecollege PC and it really works great when its on but if it gets turned off somehow it takes a lot of tries to get anything on the monitor when I turn it back on. Sometimes I have to reseat the RAM a few times and then it works. So usually I just dont turn it off and it works great. Ive known I should get it looked at but I desperately need it for work and school so I didnt think I could afford to have it away for a couple weeks to get repaired. This time I have tried a bunch of times reseating the RAM and it still wont turn on. What do you think might be wrong ?


in the past once I would get it to turn on it would work absolutely perfectly for months until I got turned off again so I didnt think the problem was too big Im gonna try to get it on in the meantime and also try some new RAM


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:33 AM

Ive memtested and tried both stick seperate since the problem started and Ive tried many monitors so Im starting to think maybe motherboard or GPU ?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

When this happens what exactly does happen?

 

Are the fans inside the case running?

 

Are the LEDs indicating hdd activity?


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

When this happens what exactly does happen?

 

Are the fans inside the case running?

 

Are the LEDs indicating hdd activity?

 

 

I believe so yes everything seems to be running except nothing on the monitor



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:11 PM

That motherboard has onboard video, remove the dedicated graphics and see if the problem persists.  Most motherboards with onboard graphics will automatically switch to the onboard graphics if the dedicated board is removed.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

how difficult is it to remove a graphics card ? Ive never done this before and I would hate to screw something up worse



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

actually I removed it and the onboard worked !!!! guess its the card

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

Glad to be able to help you get it sorted out. :thumbup2:

 

Sorry it was bad news.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

well defintely good news that it wasnt the motherboard ! any chance a reseat could take care of the problem ?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

I got side tracked, a honey do list was foisted upon me.

 

Actually I was going to suggest reinstalling it and make sure it is seated properly and the the power connections are tight.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

Do I need to do anything but re put it in the PC how it was ? I did this and went back to not working. Im guessing the card is indeed shot.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Also if I decide to buy a new card will the installation pretty much be the exact same ? Im looking at some 660s and 670s



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Guess I spoke too soon

 

I originally took the card out ...

 

tried the onboard twice ... worked both times

 

put the card back in ...wouldnt work

 

took it out now the onboard wont work now ... Im stumped ... guess it could have coincidence that it worked twice in a row after not working multiple times with the card in but that doesnt seem too likely ....very odd

 

Im stumped






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