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Old 08-13-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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The computer I'm going to refer to is the one I received from a friend with only motherboard, CPU, RAM, Case, and DVD-ROM. It used to be a Gateway GT5032, but I have added parts. I took out the SATA HDD from my old dell and plugged it in on this one (It has Windows and the drivers from the old Dell). I bought (all in sig) a new PSU, Video Card, fans and thermal paste.

I have a 120mm intake and a 92mm outtake fan. Before applying the thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5), I cleaned off the CPU and Heatsink with isopropyl alcohol. I've never really applied thermal paste before, but I looked up the instructions etc. I applied a little bit, at most the size of a BB, I doubt it was even that much, then I spread it using a card. I accidentally got some on the pins though, so I carefully cleaned it a Qtip and the alcohol.

After that I finished plugging in everything and proceeded to attempt a start-up. Because the HDD had drivers from the dell, but I know Windows has some basic drivers, I plugged my video into the motherboard. Unfortunately when I turned it on there was no image.

Where could the problem be? Can a bad processor cause this? The person who donated me the computer said he was 90% sure the reason it wasn't working was the PSU. When I turned it on all fans powered up, and I'm pretty sure the motherboard is fine because the fans are connected to it. The only things I could possibly think of that could not be working properly is the RAM and the CPU.
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Just because the fans are spinning doesn't mean the PSU and/or the motherboard are not at fault. Try a different powersupply, and if that doesn't work, RAM.


I doubt the CPU is the issue assuming there is no remaining compound on it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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My first post might not have been clear. The PSU just arrived today (I got the computer without). I can try changing the RAM. As far as the CPU, I cleaned off remaining compound on it BEFORE I APPLIED the Arctic Silver 5
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Do you hear any beep codes at startup? Are you sure the motherboard supports the CPU with it's current BIOS?
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Motherboard is fried. No lights, no beeps. I started without RAM. And I couldn't find anything else that could have been the problem.
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Sounds like it, it should be beeping it's tits off with no memory in there.

Try assembling just the basics outside the case on a non-conductive surface to remove the chance of a short.

You do have the case speaker connected yes? (no lights isn't good)
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All cables that came in the case were connected properly. I checked for lights found none at all. There isn't any chances of shorts as the motherboard is on stand-offs.
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Motherboard is fried. No lights, no beeps. I started without RAM. And I couldn't find anything else that could have been the problem.
of course it won't light up or beep, it won't start without the RAM, put the RAM back in and I bet it'll be un-fried...
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There could be a short anywhere.
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All cables that came in the case were connected properly. I checked for lights found none at all. There isn't any chances of shorts as the motherboard is on stand-offs.
Do not think that. Anything and everything can cause problems with a computer. Take that board out of the case and see what happens.
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