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Old 03-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I just build a dual core computer at about 7.0 GHZ, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD, and windows vista home premium lite. I also have a BFG 8500 video card. Everything was working fine about an hour ago and now I can't get any video from my computer. Everything sounds okay and seems to boots, but no video. My video card is brand new, so I don't think it could be a problem. I did hit the one button next to the buttons for shutdown, restart, hibernate, etc. The button looked like the shutdown button, so I clicked it and ever since then, no video.

I disassembled the computer and put it back together and I still get no video. Also, I get no onboard video. I manually restarted the computer many times to no avail.

This is driving me nuts. Any ideas? I'm sure there is a quick fix for this.
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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Do you have your motheboard manual? If you do, then find out how to reset the BIOS (there should be a jumper configuration on the motheboard). And just a little note, no CPU runs at 7.0GHz, what you have is two cores both @ 3.5GHz, you can't add these values up.
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Yeah, dual core speeds cannot be added up.

Ok, as for your GPU, can you see the POST screen? So far, it looks like a driver issue, because the card seems to work fine past POST.
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Nope, I never saw anything. I just heard the hardware power on. The monitor just has shown the "test screen". I never saw the bios screen or the bootup menu.

Also, my power supply I believe died which might have caused this problem. I noticed it was less noisy than normal and the whole system seemed to be struggling. I then took the case off, took the PSU out, and it never worked again.

I'm thinking about replacing the PSU because that seems like the solution. Right?
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:41 PM   #5
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If you're power supply died then the hardware can't power on...
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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If you're power supply died then the hardware can't power on...
I should have been more clear. It never powered on again after the PSU died. During the struggling stage, it would power on, but I would not get any video.
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:19 PM   #7
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If it was struggling to power on and now it wont even do that then my opinion would be the power supply but i would borrow a power supply to just test whether it is that or not, tho im pretty sure it is
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tahts probably a monitor problem. try using a different monitor.
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I don't have another power supply or anything to test it. It's not the monitor because I tested it on another PC and it powered up fine.
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