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Something happend to my new system, and I dont know what..

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by TechnicalFreak, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. First "new system" information:

    PSU: Tagan 2 FORCE II TG900 900W.
    Motherboard: gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6.
    CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition.
    Graphics card:Asus Extreme Radeon HD3870X2 (only 1 card, not two..).
    HDD: Seagate (cant remember number) 250Gb SATA-II.
    Memory: Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5D (2Gb DDR2, PC2-8500).

    Problem: I was playing BF1942 until the early morning (and damn, it looks beautiful now!), and then about 4 hours ago it just freaking died :banghead: . It just turned itself off..
    And nothing I do can get it working again, I searched on the web on my laptop (this one) on how to "power up without a computer" thing, found it.. took my multimeter to measure if there was something wrong.. It still didnt power on.

    It doesnt smell like any blown caps. There hasnt been any thunder or so, so no lightning has struck system. I must inform that it was not connected to a grounded outlet since only the kitchen and bathroom has that..

    I talked to my uncle who is an electrician and he was talking about "power spikes" or something (dont know english word for it, too damn frustrated and angry). He said that could be the reason.

    So is my entire system dead now? Has all of the $$ I spent gone up in smoke??
    Cant find words to express how I feel right now...

    I dont want to open the PSU since that would void the warranty on it. Could it be the fuse?
    Dont even know where its located.. FFS, why me? Why now?? Why today...

    However I have the 480W psu from my old system (that is in parts, ready to be sold), is that PSU strong enough to power the system? I mean just to check if the mobo and so on is ok???

    I swear, if my system is completely gone... im gonna... :mad:

    Thankful for any replies given..
  2. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 19, 2007
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    I'm 90% sure your psu is dead. It's hard to tell if it took anything with it until you try another power supply. Also, that 480w would be OK to test with, for a very short time...and only to see if your other components are ok.
  3. trog100 New Member

    Dec 18, 2005
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    take one out the cards out freak while u try the other psu..

    your psu certainly was being overloaded at 900 watts.. but it might be faulty


    ps.. wrong freak.. the other one has two cards.. he he
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2008
  4. kwchang007

    kwchang007 New Member

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    Yeah, maybe to see if your system will boot, but I would turn it off once you see the windows loading sign come up. But the better way would be is if you have another computer in the house is to go and try your current psu in the other computer.
  5. PuMA

    PuMA New Member

    Jul 15, 2006
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    well if u cant "jumpstart" with shorting the PSU pins i would say its ur PSU.
  6. Ok.. So its the PSU then....
    But how,why??

    I have been running the other system almost 24/7 for 5 years and this one decides to die?!

    Feel so clueless right now...
  7. Azazel

    Azazel New Member

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    bad luck i guess... :)...happens to the everyone...
  8. Sure.. But come on now, on the 2:nd day?! What are the odds for that?
    I'm still trying to tell myself "This is just a bad dream, and when I wake up none of this did ever happen!"
  9. lemonadesoda


    Aug 30, 2006
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    If there is a fault, it will usually happen early on... so no surprise it went on day 2. Actually, consider yourself lucky. Its much worse when a PC goes after 100 days, or 3 years, and NO BACKUP. Think of all the lost data.... you only lost 2 days. :)

    Look on the bright side.

    And good luck fixing it.
  10. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Freak, sorry to hear about this. What's the specs on the 480W?
  11. I'm not home right now, so I can't say that right away.
    Trying to repair a HDD having MBR errors..
  12. WhiteLotus


    Jul 30, 2007
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    make sure you can get a RMA on that PSU, but yea i would try your other PSU just to see if it took anything with it when it died.
  13. Nitro-Max

    Nitro-Max New Member

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    Its highly unlikely your whole system is dead so dont worry too much the mobo normally takes the worst hit from power spikes the rest should be fine but it sounds like your psu just failed so hopefully everythings ok.

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