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    BIG problem, PC wont boot!

    I have an Asus a7v8x w/an xp 2100+ @ stock. I shut down pc last night, now it will not boot. The power supply was left on, and the only thing i get is message from the mobo saying: "SYSTEM CPU CHECK FAILED". what could be causing this and what can i do?

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    Member skab's Avatar
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    Shut it off, unplug the psu, remove the hsf, remove the cpu and reseat it. Replace the heatsink compound and then the hsf and try ita again? Is what I would do.
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    ...I would also reset the bios (jumper)...
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    At stock settings, resetting the bios will not change anything.
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