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
Intel Dual Core @ 2.6gHz
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?