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Jarlax

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In another post on the forum I discuss some problems with my computer.
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=555888

The gist is that after a power outage at the house the machine will not boot up again. The system fans and the video card fan turns on when you push power but nothing posts. I eliminated the MB by purchasing another and swapping it out...same symptoms persist. So my next thought is that maybe something happened to my PSU so I went and bought a PSU tester for $6. The PSU in the box is a PC&C SILENCER® 610. When I hook it up to the tester and turn it on all the lights but 1 lights up and it beeps at me. What this means is that PG, +12v, -12v, +5vsb, +5v, and +3.3v all turn green. But the -5v does not turn on. The manual just says lights will illuminate and a tone will be heard.

Should all the lights turn green? I do not have another 24 pin PSU to compare against and am not sure how to read the results.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.
 
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Jarlax

Jarlax

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Groovy, so it seems the PSU is fine and I should look somewhere else. Thanks!

Possible issues:
MB -> new MB has same results, not it
PSU -> Tester seems to say it is good, not it
CPU -> New one on the way...
Video Card -> Took it out and booted, machine still acts the same
Memory -> Will take them both out and boot, then one at a time to see if I can get posting screen.
 
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Jarlax

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Well it turns out that one of my memory sticks has gone bad on me. Funny thing is I thought I tested them first thing but out of desperation (nothing was working) I tested them individually again and this time I got life with one stick but not the other. So I ordered some new memory from the egg and I am going to look for my packaging to see if my gskill has a warrenty.