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computer became unstable after moving.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i recently moved 500 miles and had to put my computer in storage for a month, and then i moved my computer to my new home. when i plugged it in and turned it on, it would turn on and off, and on, and off, every couple of seconds. it finally let me get in the bios where i disable OC. it would then turn on just fine. (but a few of the USB ports in the back were not reliable). the computer worked just fine when i was browsing the web, but when i played a game (overwatch) i was getting terrible FPS. when i tried to restart it it would not turn back on again, but instead did the on off on off cycle every couple of seconds. I think it the motherboard got damaged durring the move, but i am not sure. it could also be the RAM or PSU.

 

I already tried the following

-making sure all the power plugs are plugged in correctly

-making sure the ram is seated correctly

-look for visually damaged parts (there were none)

because the computer will not even post, i do not think software has anything to do with it.

 

my specs are the following

i7 4770k, 1080 TI, 2x 16GB DDR3 ram, 600W 80+ bronze power supply, MSI z87-g41 motherboard.

 

also because of the move, i am broke. i could probably afford to buy up to $200 in parts.

 

so my question; what is most likely the problem, and is there a way for me to test the parts without buying replacements parts? (remember, i am broke, so i do not want to buy a part on a "maybe this will fix it" unless i have no other choice) and can i maybe fix it without replacing any parts (wishful thinking, i know)

 

 

 

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Try clearing the CMOS. 


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Well unless you had it in a temperature and humidity controlled storage unit, you basically left your computer outside for a month.


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If you're comfortable enough to try it, then take it all apart and put it all back together again (reseat GPU, Cooler, CPU, MOBO etc). Something (anything) could have come lose in the move which is causing the issue.

 

Also as the above response, you can also clear CMOS.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i cleared the CMOS, i was able to OC the CPU again, and play a game without any issues

thank you so much

lets hope it stays stable

 

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