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My pc wont start up anymore :(

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Linus Techies.

 

So i posted a thread about a month ago on what to upgrade. Decided on grabbing another set of 2x4 GB ram to get from 8 to 16 GB Ram.

After installing it,i had some problems, eventually it would recognize them and the pc worked.

 

Now my pc wont start anymore. It boots up, the lights in the pc go on for 5 seconds, then all lights turn off. It tries to boot up again. Rinse and repeat.

 

Ive tried unplugging the new Ram, plugging them in in a different configuration, only plug in one ram. No success.

I figured it muat be my cpu thermal paste. To install the ram, i had to lift the cooling block from my cpu to get under there. 

So i ordered new thermal paste, cleaned the cpu and cooling block and reapplied it.

Sadly to no success.

 

Now i am truly lost and have no idea what to do.

 

If i cant find a solution, i will go the next step and replace the motherboard and CPU for a newer generation, costing me probably 400 bucks...

 

Help :(

 

my specs:

 

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM: 16 GB
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Motherboard: MS-7673

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I suggest clearing the CMOS (the little circular battery under the graphics card there) which will reset the BIOS settings, and should refresh any issues the PC might have to make it unable to boot.


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I'd say try to exhaust every options before you spend a lot of money on new stuff. Make sure the cooler is mounted properly, double check every wire and make sure they're securely plugged in, since they might have loosened a bit when you were moving stuff around. Put the old ram back in and see if it boots. There's a chance you got DOA RAM, which you should be covered by a manufacturer's warranty. 

 

side note, pretty sure i have the same gpu lol. 1060 6gb?


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off topic but what's wrong with your cooler? does it have rust on it? because as far as i know most coolers are silver. not brown. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
45 minutes ago, seoz said:

I suggest clearing the CMOS (the little circular battery under the graphics card there) which will reset the BIOS settings, and should refresh any issues the PC might have to make it unable to boot.

What exactly do you mean with "clearing" it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, markopolomp said:

I'd say try to exhaust every options before you spend a lot of money on new stuff. Make sure the cooler is mounted properly, double check every wire and make sure they're securely plugged in, since they might have loosened a bit when you were moving stuff around. Put the old ram back in and see if it boots. There's a chance you got DOA RAM, which you should be covered by a manufacturer's warranty. 

 

side note, pretty sure i have the same gpu lol. 1060 6gb?

So the new ram i got, i got 2nd hand. The guy sais he just upgraded his casw and tried to sell some of the old hardware.

It also worked for about a week.until now.

There weee some problems at the start, that i managed to troubleshoot somehow.

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14 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

What exactly do you mean with "clearing" it?

Reseting it to default settings, removing the battery and waiting a minute or 2 should work. Don't worry, it won't delete your files or anything.

 

Also, can you try running the system with one ram stick? And try each one separately if one doesn't work.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
38 minutes ago, timl132 said:

Reseting it to default settings, removing the battery and waiting a minute or 2 should work. Don't worry, it won't delete your files or anything.

 

Also, can you try running the system with one ram stick? And try each one separately if one doesn't work.

So i did all the things suggested. Unplugged all cables. Pkugged them back in. Removed the battery for a fes minutes, put the RAM inside in different slot.

 

Now the pc turns on for 1 second before turning off. Instead of 5 seconds... :(

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Posted · Original PosterOP

No matter where or in what configuration i plug in the ram. Same result.

Curiously, same effect when i DONT plug in any RAM. Maybe its not even recognizing them? Both the old and the new.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I AM IN THR BIOS!

after struggling for an hour, one of the power supply cables wasnt plugged in into the motherboard. 

Now that its in, im getting to the bios!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks like it was human error after all.

After plugging in that last cable i missed, everything seems to be working correctly.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

NEVERMIND!

I am back to the previous issue of turning on and off every 5 seconds.

Just like at the start of this threat.

 

Right after plugging in the last part to the motherboard; it worked!

I wenr to windows 7, and it told me to restart to apply changes.

So i Did. And i cant get back into windows 7 or BIOS ever since.

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Remove the GPU, storage, and all but one RAM stick.

 

Test all your RAM in all your slots. Test your PSU in another system if possible.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Crunchy Dragon said:

Remove the GPU, storage, and all but one RAM stick.

 

Test all your RAM in all your slots. Test your PSU in another system if possible.

I removed the new RAM-Sticks i bought. PC turns on now, everything works normally with the "old" configuration.
As I have no other system, and the PC works with 8 GB, i'm gonna leave it as that for now.

Until everything burns down again

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2 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

I removed the new RAM-Sticks i bought. PC turns on now, everything works normally with the "old" configuration.
As I have no other system, and the PC works with 8 GB, i'm gonna leave it as that for now.

Until everything burns down again

Does the new RAM actually work?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Crunchy Dragon said:

Does the new RAM actually work?

So i installed it about a week ago. It worked then, after turning PC off and on again several times. My PC was telling me it's recognizing 16 GB's, so both my old 2x4, and my new 2x4 DDR3 Sticks.


Then 3 days ago, I couldn't start my PC for some reason, giving me the aforementioned "Turning on for 5 seconds and turning off"-problem.

I figured, because i need to lift my CPU Cooling block, to get the RAM slotted in place, that the thermal paste might be brittle - cuz i built the PC late 2011.
Today I removed old Thermal paste from the CPU and cooling block, applied new one, and tried to get it to work.
- Then i posted this thread, you know the rest.

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2 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

So i installed it about a week ago. It worked then, after turning PC off and on again several times. My PC was telling me it's recognizing 16 GB's, so both my old 2x4, and my new 2x4 DDR3 Sticks.

Did you try changing the order of the RAM sticks? Sometimes boards can be finicky with different kits like that.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Did you try changing the order of the RAM sticks? Sometimes boards can be finicky with different kits like that.

I did try that. THe Motherboard has slots for 4 ddr3 sticks, i make sure that the pairs of my Sticks are in the same colored slots.

I could try plugging them in reverse order - but for that I'd have to go through all the thermal paste trouble again... getting the cooling block mounted is a fucking pain in the LINUS...

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