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MikeTrottermb December 29, 2011 05:37 PM

Computer died on me!!
First I'll let you guys know what I have:

Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics Card: MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OC GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory: Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1333ELK

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Drive: LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750


I was playing a game on my computer the other day and after about an hour of play my computer just shut down. My first thought was that my cpu or graphics card overheated so it shut down. I let it sit for awhile and and tried to turn my computer back on. The computer turned on but the monitor was getting no signal.

I opened up my case and noticed that the fan on my graphics card wasn't running so I assumed my graphics card had tanked. I threw in another graphics card and still nothing. There is a red LED light on the mobo that says "CPU_LED" and I googled this and I found a few people that said their problem was a failed power supply. I thought this was reasonable as that would cause my graphics card to not work since these things take a quiet a bit of juice. I'm in the RMA process to get the power supply exchanged for the new one but I was just posting on here to see if you guys think it could be something else as I need to get this thing fixed as fast as possible. I edit videos for people and web design and I have many projects that need to get done, so I can't go without this thing.

Thanks in advanced for your help!

P.S. Everything is under 2 years old...about 1 1/2 year old hardware. Pretty agitating that stuff is already failing!

supaflyx3 December 29, 2011 05:44 PM

It's the PSU. Ditch the OCZ psu and get a quality one.

MikeTrottermb December 29, 2011 05:49 PM

Roger...that's what I figured. I would buy another one if I had the cash laying around...for now I guess it's RMA time.

KaptCrunch December 29, 2011 05:52 PM

got use of multi-meter to check PSU or a known good PSU

I guess it's RMA time......then sell it

martin_metal_88 December 29, 2011 08:20 PM

Mostly PSU when they are OCZ. When it's overheating problem the computer is more likely to shut down the software that cause it ( load ) or to throttle before it reach problematic level.

canada2005 December 29, 2011 09:09 PM

I had an OCZ 700watt that did this before. Above posters are correct it is the power supply. You get what you pay for with PSU's.

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