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#1 Sep 09 2010 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Well...Been playin FFXIV non stop all week....

Today got home from school and went to hop on FFXIV. My PC was frozen when i got to it. Just totally locked up. Cursor would not move, so I restarted. When I restarted the computer it started up just fine. Then I tried to run a game. Everything went great up until it was going to render 3d graphics. Before any graphics came up the computer shut down and made the long beeeeeeeeep. Tried restarting and it started fine again. So i tried a different game. Sure enough, it played everything great. Opening cutscene, menu, everything seemed to be going as fast as normal. As soon as any 3d graphics were about to be rendered it shut down again and went beeeeeeeeeeeeep continuously.

At this point it would no longer start back up. Every time I turn it on now it just goes beeeeeeeeep.

Everything I read says 1 long beep is either a memory failure, Power Supply Unit, or the CPU failing. So i replaced with brand new memory and it still went BEEEEEEEEEEEEP. I dont see how the CPU could have overheated the instant any 3d graphics are to be rendered. I would think that would at the very LEAST render the graphics THEN shut down. But it's like a switch, as soon as a game tries to render 3d graphics it shuts down.

It's an HP Pavillion
4gb RAM
Intel Dual Core @ 2.6gHz
Geforce 9800gt
550w PSU

I'd give more specifics but My PC wont start and im no computer whiz :(

Anyone have any advice? Does it sound like the PSU? Maybe the motherboard or CPU? I really want to figure this out :(

The PsU would be no big deal to replace so I want to think it's that. But can anyone verify?
#2 Sep 09 2010 at 9:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Disclaimer Speculation: Do you have a spare video card or a friend that has a video card that is compatible? Try replacing it and see if you have issues launching 3D games. If you added something to your computer recently that is drawing power away from your video card, that might be something to look at also. That is all I can think of at the moment.
#3 Sep 09 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is what my CPU is doing just on the login screen:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/lynchmob72/login1.png

When in game, my CPU temps jump upto 97-98C ... no joke.

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Yeah I tried using my roomates card but it was the same thing. I even tried unplugging anything not needed from the PSU. Still long beeps =\

Really sucks because I just cant afford a new PC at the moment. And **** the one I "had" would run almost every game on max settings :(

I just cant help but think FFXIV fried my CPU. I mean whenever I would play FFXIV CPU usage would sky rocket to like 90%+. Heck even 50%+ just on the **** white start menu when first booting up.

Another weird thing that happend yesterday was...Windows for some reason out of nowhere detected a Geforce 7100i graphics card. It auto installed the drivers and everything. I restarted my PC and it actually changed the resolution of my desktop for some unknown reason. No matter what I did it would only detect a videocard that wasnt even there. Upon restarting it a 3rd time it went back to normal using the 9800gt.

Really confusing. It just doesnt sound like a videocard error to me.
#5 Sep 09 2010 at 9:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Forget that -- How are YOU not the one who's fried?

I played XIV for about 3 hours a day for 2 days and it messed with my eyes. You've played non-stop and your PC is the one that's damaged?
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I guess I'm just an mmo veteran. One of them no lifers. But it looks like I may have to somehow find a life now.

But I really enjoy mmorpg's. Especially FFXIV. Was so excited for it now im screwed! :(


Does anyone know the symptoms of a fried PSU? Like would my PC just not start at all if my PSU was dieing?
#8 Sep 09 2010 at 9:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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Unplug your computer. Take all of your ram out. Put one stick back in and make sure it is seated correctly. Plug in and boot. Rinse repeat and post back here results.

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If it was the PSU it wouldn't crash at very specific points, and since you already swapped the memory, it's the CPU or MoBo.

It's not a matter of just happening, it's probably been happening over the past week. The CPU being put under a heavy load from the game, overheating, and slowly burning out. When you went to load the game the last time, whatever was damaged decided it wasn't going to put up with it and gave up the ghost.

Unfortunately under these circumstances, it's hard to tell if it's the CPU or MoBo that went. Although with how much these two rely on each other, it's probably a good idea to change both, A.K.A. new computer time.
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Try a different PSU.


This.

The only way to figure this out is to try to replace components one by one.

If its an HP I always say PSU first.
#11 Sep 09 2010 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
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When I start it with no ram it makes 1 short beep, followed by 1 long beep. With 1 Ram stick in (brand new) it makes the looooong beep. With 2 ram sticks in it makes the loooooong beep. So 2 new ram sticks and it still makes the loooooong beep.
#12 Sep 09 2010 at 9:59 PM Rating: Good
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Try one stick of your old ram.
#13 Sep 09 2010 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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wow and I thought my cpu overheating 3 times were bad..
#14 Sep 09 2010 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
A lot of the times when something like this happens, it's usually your PSU. CPU's generally have a point at which they'll shut off if they get too hot, but you can usually turn the pc back on after a bit. Now these HP's, and whatever other companies that make pre-built PC's usually skimp on stuff like the PSU since most people have no clue about them. They'll often give you a 300 Watt PSU with 15 amps on the 12V rail which is not enough. So if you have friends with extra crap laying around (like me), ask em if they have another PSU you could try.
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If your psu was dead it probably wouldnt even power up, I know because on my 3rd one. Sounds to me like your video card i think that Geforce 7100i driver that installed itself is the built in 1. Did u try leaving card out and see what happens ?
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****** thing is i dont wanna go start replacing all the cheap parts only to find it's the **** motherboard or CPU lmao. Wouldve wasted 50-75$ per piece.

Any ideas what a decent Motherboard/CPU would cost? Something capable of running FFXIV on standard setting? Just ballpark?
#17 Sep 09 2010 at 10:04 PM Rating: Default
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Did u try leaving card out and see what happens ?


I havent actually. Would it even display anythng without a graphics card?
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Here is what my CPU is doing just on the login screen:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/lynchmob72/login1.png

When in game, my CPU temps jump upto 97-98C ... no joke.



You either have inadequate cooling or need to clean or reseat your heatsink.

Even at full load you should never reach those kinds of temps, much less at 60% utilization.
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#19 Sep 09 2010 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I actually replaced the PSU when I upgraded the videocard. It WAS a 300w and I upgraded to a 550w along with a 9800GT.


See this is what gets me lol. Everyone thinks it's something different! You would think a single long beep would have a specific meaning, but unfortunately everything I read say it could be apretty much anything lmao.

Edited, Sep 10th 2010 12:07am by Soezu
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The beep codes depend on your BIOS
#21 Sep 09 2010 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, i'm gonna swap out heatsink/fan i got with a better one. I'm replacing the cpu/mobo soon, but i would like this to last until then lol.
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http://tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1079828&page=1

This is what I found with the power of google. Reset your cmos and/or look through this information.
#23 Sep 09 2010 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good
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If it was the PSU it wouldn't crash at very specific points, and since you already swapped the memory, it's the CPU or MoBo.

It's not a matter of just happening, it's probably been happening over the past week. The CPU being put under a heavy load from the game, overheating, and slowly burning out. When you went to load the game the last time, whatever was damaged decided it wasn't going to put up with it and gave up the ghost.

Unfortunately under these circumstances, it's hard to tell if it's the CPU or MoBo that went. Although with how much these two rely on each other, it's probably a good idea to change both, A.K.A. new computer time.


Sure it would. Depending on the GPU, a lot of them throttle when they're not being tasked with 3D instructions. As soon as they go from handling your standard 2D OS environment to 3D, power draw suddenly goes way up. If your PSU is screwed and can't deliver the needed power, things will stop working. Components don't "slowly" burn out unless you're running them at throttle temperatures for extended periods of time.

Your advice is garbage, and it irritates me. I'm offering a suggestion that they could try with a spare PSU borrowed from another PC at no cost or, at worst, would involve a small purchase to buy a new PSU that they could return (or keep and continue to use) if it was a larger issue, and you're saying no, be prepared to shell out for a major purchase even though all signs point to their being a problem with the GPU (either damaged or not getting enough power) and you're talking CPU and motherboard? NO. You're not helping. If you can't read and put together a logical piece of advice, at least be a sport and don't step on the advice of people who can.
#24 Sep 09 2010 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
Soezu wrote:
I actually replaced the PSU when I upgraded the videocard. It WAS a 300w and I upgraded to a 550w along with a 9800GT.


See this is what gets me lol. Everyone thinks it's something different! You would think a single long beep would have a specific meaning, but unfortunately everything I read say it could be apretty much anything lmao.


I've had garbage PSUs die on me in under 6 months. ****, people even have the occasional quality PSU conk out way sooner than you might think (in which case, because they bought quality, they're usually covered under a warranty).
#25 Sep 09 2010 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Those cpu temps seem pretty ridic. Most cpu's can be undervolted safely.

Go practice your google-fu on "Throttlestop" or "RmClock". It's a must on my laptop. Brings temperatures of the cpu down 30 degrees when idle, on it's max multiplier. Atleast 10-20 degrees under load. Also helps my gpu temps but with desktops it probably won't affect that.
#26 Sep 09 2010 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Soezu wrote:
I actually replaced the PSU when I upgraded the videocard. It WAS a 300w and I upgraded to a 550w along with a 9800GT.


See this is what gets me lol. Everyone thinks it's something different! You would think a single long beep would have a specific meaning, but unfortunately everything I read say it could be apretty much anything lmao.


I've had garbage PSUs die on me in under 6 months. ****, people even have the occasional quality PSU conk out way sooner than you might think (in which case, because they bought quality, they're usually covered under a warranty).


I agree, and remember power surges are the enemy. One power surge can take that power supply out and make the entire system fail. I have seen some things "work" for a little while, but then fail after a power surge hit it.

***To clarify, the power supply failed so the system no longer functions etc.

Edited, Sep 10th 2010 12:35am by Parsalyn
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well my question would be, if my psu is dead, how is the pc even starting? like what typically happens when a psu dies out? something needs to be powering the thing.

its weird because it worked absolutely fine until going to render 3d graphics. like movies would play, game intro cutscenes etc. Then as soon as 3d graphics were about to load it would shut down before you could even see them. Almost like a switch.

Now after that happend 2-3 times the computer just stopped booting up alltogether and made the beeeeeeep noise. Like someone said earlier, if it was the CPU and i left my pc off for hours wouldnt it start back up at least briefly?

OH i forgot to mention...I ran a diagnostics the first time it dropped and it said the CPU was 100%. It also said the memory was 100%. But then it froze.

Really sucks because this has never happend to me lol. I've never had a PC break. It's always just became outdated.
#28 Sep 09 2010 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Your CPU is toast. The threshold for the CPU is somewhere in the 70*C mark although they will run up to somewhere around 100*C before shutting down. You have clearly crossed that multiple times and thus fried it. I'd invest in a new CPU, I doubt it is your PSU and the reason it started up briefly was it was basically on its last leg. You started it up, it heated up and nailed the final nail in the coffin.
#29 Sep 09 2010 at 11:21 PM Rating: Good
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Have you reset your cmos yet?
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Haha.. i was seating a new hit sink and i think i pushed a bit to hard. Looking forward to my new mobo/cpu now lol.

Just goes to show you, haste makes waste for sure. ; ;
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#31 Sep 09 2010 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
Soezu wrote:
well my question would be, if my psu is dead, how is the pc even starting? like what typically happens when a psu dies out? something needs to be powering the thing.

its weird because it worked absolutely fine until going to render 3d graphics. like movies would play, game intro cutscenes etc. Then as soon as 3d graphics were about to load it would shut down before you could even see them. Almost like a switch.

Now after that happend 2-3 times the computer just stopped booting up alltogether and made the beeeeeeep noise. Like someone said earlier, if it was the CPU and i left my pc off for hours wouldnt it start back up at least briefly?

OH i forgot to mention...I ran a diagnostics the first time it dropped and it said the CPU was 100%. It also said the memory was 100%. But then it froze.

Really sucks because this has never happend to me lol. I've never had a PC break. It's always just became outdated.


PSUs rarely just up and die. Usually the first indication that your PSU is on its way out is inconsistencies in power to various different components. I've had two PSUs die on me over the years and in both cases, the first indication that there was an issue was that it would spike power to one of my hard drives and my PC would freeze. Over time the spikes (and subsequent freezes) became more frequent until finally the PC was functionally unusable. In both cases, the resulting damage to the hard drives was irreparable (physically damaged sectors) but replacing the PSU immediately solved the stability issue.

The temperature threshold for newer PC components is 105C. That's the temperature at which most components will throttle or shut down to prevent damage. Newer GPUs run > 70C under load as a matter of course and nobody really thinks twice about it. You said you had already swapped out the GPU with another one and you had the exact same issue. You said that the issue materializes whenever you try to get your PC to handle 3D rendering. That suggests very strongly that the issue materializes when your GPU tries drawing more power than it does when it's just handling your basic desktop functions. Really, do yourself a favor before you start spending money on motherboards and CPUs and try a different PSU.
#32 Sep 09 2010 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Have you reset your cmos yet?


Sorry Parsalyn, i dont knoen know what that means :p

Got some basic explanation and instructions?
#33 Sep 09 2010 at 11:39 PM Rating: Good
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Reread

http://tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1079828&page=1

This is what I found with the power of google. Reset your cmos and/or look through this information.

Basically you have a battery on your motherboard. It looks like a large wrist-watch battery. If you remove it, it will reset your system settings to default. BUT please read the link for important safety measures. Unplugging, waiting etc.

You can also reset cmos through jumpers, but most will not be able to understand.
#34 Sep 09 2010 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Really, do yourself a favor before you start spending money on motherboards and CPUs and try a different PSU.


See that's what i was originally thinking. That the GPU was looking for a lot more power to render the 3d graphics and came up short. But would that make the entire PC shut down?

Also would your PC default to a different on board GPU if the PSU wasnt supplying enough power to the 9800GT? Because like i said, last night my computer out of nowhere decided to automatically switch to something called like "Geforce 7100i" w/e the heck that is. But it defaulted to that and automatically downloaded the drivers. Then i turned my PC off a while and back on and it was back to normal. That sorta leans me towards a motherboard issue no? Or is it possible the PC defaulted to a onboard GPU simply because it couldnt keep the 9800 powered?
#35 Sep 09 2010 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanx everyone for trying to help figure this out. Really appreciate it.
#36 Sep 10 2010 at 12:35 AM Rating: Good
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Really, do yourself a favor before you start spending money on motherboards and CPUs and try a different PSU.


See that's what i was originally thinking. That the GPU was looking for a lot more power to render the 3d graphics and came up short. But would that make the entire PC shut down?

Also would your PC default to a different on board GPU if the PSU wasnt supplying enough power to the 9800GT? Because like i said, last night my computer out of nowhere decided to automatically switch to something called like "Geforce 7100i" w/e the heck that is. But it defaulted to that and automatically downloaded the drivers. Then i turned my PC off a while and back on and it was back to normal. That sorta leans me towards a motherboard issue no? Or is it possible the PC defaulted to a onboard GPU simply because it couldnt keep the 9800 powered?


Please just be a sport, try not to overthink it, and be methodical in your diagnostics. I'm not doing you any favors answering one question after another if all you're doing is thinking up more questions. If you're unwilling/unable to test with a different PSU, I've got nothing more to offer you.
#37 Sep 10 2010 at 1:06 AM Rating: Good
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So after reading all the posts, I'm surprised you have tried various things but not another PSU, this is your cheapest and safest trial/error. If none of your friends have another PSU you can try just go and buy one and keep the receipt.
A PSU can easily be mounted, tried and returned of it turns out if was not the issue (which it most possibly will be).

If it was CPU/MOBO you would have sporadic system freezes, but everything seems to be normal when you are not trying to load anything that has to do with 3d graphics. (People forget that motherboards and CPUS are built to be able to take a few hits. Also CPU/MOBO issues usually restart the computer out of the blue and freezing doesn't happen too often.

Get yourself a new PSU and make it a 600+ WATT and stay away from the no named ones. If you can get your hand on Thermaltake brand go for it.


While you are add it, clean your computer (between all the heat sinks you can find)
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#38 Sep 10 2010 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
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When in game, my CPU temps jump upto 97-98C ... no joke.


Check your CPU fan. Seems your CPU does not getting cooling enough, those temps are way to high and your PC is shutting down to prevent damage. I hope your CPU aint damaged by now.

Also the beeps can give some information. Listen to the beeps and go to the mobo vendor website and try to figure out what those beeps mean.

Good luck.
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First of all, as some said before, your CPU gets way too hot.

- check if the cooler is mounted correctly
- check if you did apply the right ammount of thermal paste between CPU and cooler (there should be just a thin layer covering the whole CPU)
- since the CPU-cooler is new as you said, is it one where you need to apply alot of force (push-pins are crap and you have the risk of damaging your mainboard) or is it one with a lever or screws?

The beep codes of different bios can be found here for example: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm

Since common systems use mainly AMI, Award and Phoenix bios and only Award has a continous beep as far as I can tell this would mean you've got a memory problem.
- what kind of memory is the new one you bought? Is it the same as the one you had before? Does your mainboard support it? DDR2 is not DDR3 and different speeds can be a problem too if the bios can't detect the RAM correctly.

The CPU shouldn't be damaged if the mainboard doesn't repeat beeping high/low.

To check which bios you've got (if you can't get to bios screen) open the case and check the mainboard for the bios chip. Usually it's placed on the lower right or left corner of the board near the SATA ports or PCI slots. The chip is about 1cm². Or you just check the manufacturer of your board which should be written on the board somewhere. Usually manufacturers always use one kind o bios.
HP Pavillion as far as I know uses Phoenix bios.

Also try resetting CMOS as described in your mainboard or PC manual.

EDIT: If you got yourself a quality PSU from a good manufacturer like Enermax, Corsair,... 550W is plenty enough for your setup except you are going to use a SLI setup.

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#40 Sep 10 2010 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Well i had a chance to look at what kind of BIOS it has and it's a Phoenix BIOS.

The beep isnt non stop, it beeps for about 10 seconds then stops for 5 seconds and keeps repeating.

Going to get a new PSU on the way home from work today. Hopefully I can find a decent deal somewhere for something good.
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I dont freaking get it. It for sure is a Phoenix BIOS yet nowhere does it show whjat 1 long beep means. Like every Phoenix BIOS beep description shows only combinations of different beeps. There's no definition for 1 looong beep repeatedly.
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I recently upgraded my computer, after a few days it started restarting itself and I couldnt figure out what the problem might be eventualy It wouldnt even start up. I tryed taking the heatsink off and putting it back on when I started it up all I got was 1 loooong bios beep which for me was RAM I took all the RAM out and put it all back making sure it was in perfectly and it worked im up and running again !

I would suggest trying your RAM, switch some of them around or remove them all completely and put them back in.
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Every computer is going to be different when it comes to the beep codes. Pick one component at a time to troubleshoot. Swapping a bunch of parts all at once is never a good idea. Try running this for the memory. http://www.memtest86.com/ There is a free download link on the left.
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I recently upgraded my computer, after a few days it started restarting itself and I couldnt figure out what the problem might be eventualy It wouldnt even start up. I tryed taking the heatsink off and putting it back on when I started it up all I got was 1 loooong bios beep which for me was RAM I took all the RAM out and put it all back making sure it was in perfectly and it worked im up and running again !

I would suggest trying your RAM, switch some of them around or remove them all completely and put them back in.


You should try reading the thread, he's ALREADY tried that.

OP - I'm with the others, start with your PSU now. Be methodical about it, you're ruling items out one by one, and the evidence supports it likely being PSU related. I had a simliar issue back in the day when underpowering an old graphics card.

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#45 Sep 10 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks again guys. I'm going to try and pickup a decent PSU today on the way home from school. Way I see it, if it doesnt fix the problem I can still return it.

Now...One thing I noticed this morning was i smelled some sort of electrical burning coming from the BACK of the computer. I have very bad smell so i could be wrong, it wasnt a strong smell but i did smell something. Keep in mind i also have allergies and couldve just been on crack thinking im smelling something.

But is it typical for a dead PSU to give off an electrical burn smell?

Things I've tried:

-I think I've ruled out the videocard. When I completely remove the videocard and use on board, it still makes 1 long beep.

-I tried switching ram around, reseating it and stuff, still no change.

-I tried brand spanking new RAM, then same deal again, 1 looooong beep repeatedly.

-I tried resetting the CMOS or w/e it's called. It did nothing.

So i guess my only next step would be trying a different PSU. If that doesnt work then wouldnt it most likely be the motherboard? I was under the impression that a CPU wouldnt cause this from happening. That it would still allow the PC to boot up, but would restart randomly all the time. I also heard CPU's dont "normally" just all of a sudden lock your computer up, but they rather restart your computer.

One thing's for sure, I'm learning more about computers lol. But this si a real headache, especially with FFXIV on the way and me not being able to afford upgrades not to mention an expensive fix to make it even work -.-

Edited, Sep 10th 2010 10:40am by Soezu
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Yes, your PSU can smell like burning death if it's dead. Don't try turning it on before you replace it because they can catch fire.
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I will let you in on a secret of the electronics field. Everything works on magic smoke. The strange looking rectangles and circles on the circuit board are just there to hold the smoke in its proper place to work the spells. Once the smoke escapes the rectangles and circles it won't work anymore.

In all seriousness it does sound like the PSU died.

HP and dell have a really bad reputation for using substandard power supplies.

If you do a search on power supply testing you can see some interesting results with supplies dieing no where close to their rated levels. Every now and then some of the tested supplies burst into flames.

I am partial to silverstone power supplies.

I hope your new supply saves your computer.
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Teneleven wrote:
When in game, my CPU temps jump upto 97-98C ... no joke.


Wooooah, man, that's hot! Mine never hits 55. You sure that's safe for that CPU? I'd look it up. Sure, you may be replacing it soon, but no sense frying it before then.
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Well. Took my PC in to a tech shop. Long story short we narrowed it down to the Motherboard, CPU, or BIOS.

Definitely was not the power supply.

Definitely was not the RAM.

Definitely was not the video card.

So they basically said that only leaves the Motherboard, the CPU, or just the BIOS. Most likely the motherboard. And from what I know, If I'm going to replace the motherboard I might as well replace the CPU as well. At this point I might as well just build a new PC all together. This just wont happen at the moment as I'm a broke *** student.

So the thread title holds true. FFXIV fried my PC. :(

Have fun when it launches guys. Wish I could be there because I really loved the game. Just cant afford to rebuild my PC. Really ****** me off because not only can I not play FFXIV anymore, but I cant play any game anymore =\

Thanks for all the replies and everyone trying their best to try and help me figure out what was wrong. I hope this doesnt happen to anyone else. But I doubt it, simply because FFXIV is so intense on everyones hardware. Even on top end PC's. Square Enix really needs to optimize their game a lot more.

Farewell, and happy hunting in Eorzea.

Soezu.

Edited, Sep 10th 2010 5:30pm by Soezu
#50 Sep 10 2010 at 6:03 PM Rating: Good
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Ouch, I feel sorry for your loss :-( Hope you are back online in no time.

You can not blame SE for it though, it was not FFXIV who fried your PC.
#51 Sep 10 2010 at 6:32 PM Rating: Default
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Yeah it couldnt have been FFXIV lol.

the PC worked flawlessly for a year and a half then after a week of playing FFXIV where it pushes all the hardware to their peaks due to horribley coded, un-optimized FFXIV, it then crashes out with either a fried MOBO or CPU. Yeah, I agree...FFXIV had nothing to do with it lol.

/sarcasm off

The fact that the CPU was always at or above 90% usage, sometimes spiking up to 100 shows something's wrong with the games programming.
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