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Metho

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I am experiencing a weird boot problem... Whenever i shut down my computer after it has been on a while it does not like turning on again! I get a single short beep (the good kind) then it freezes just after the post screen (displays my processor but does not display how much ram i have, says memor) and then it restarts only to stop at the same point again and do another restart etc etc etc...

However! when i disconect the power from the back of the psu for 10 seconds and plug it back in it starts fine, everything apears to be stable. Restarting the system works fine, its just turning it on after its been on a while that i'm having problems with. Temperatures in side the case are all around the 40 to 60 degree mark (110 to 130 fahrenheit) I have tried multiple ram tests, updating the bios on the motherboard, unplugging everything and putting it back in again incase something was shorting the power supply but i have run out of ideas. I'm thinking i need a new motherboard or powersupply but i'm not sure which! please help!

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I probably would not suspect the PSU, at least as the most probably cause. Normally a PSU issue will be very consistent and easy to duplicate. The best way to find out for sure would be to test the PSU in a different system and see if you can duplicate the same issues, or test a different PSU in this system. It may also be a good idea to run http://www.memtest.org on the system to make sure you do not have a memory related problem, and while you are at it, I would see if you can duplicate the same issues while running in safe mode. If the issues go away while in safe mode, then there is likely a software/driver problem.

 

If all else fails, we would have no problem replacing the PSU for you, so that you could at least rule it out as a possible problem. You can use the On Line RMA Request Form and we will be happy to replace it. Be sure to check the box that says “I've already spoken to Technical Support and/or RAM Guy.”

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Thank you for the help, I have tried running memtest and it didnt pick up any errors, I have since updated some drivers and played around with some settings in the bios (nothing to do with voltages though) and have since been unable to replicate the issue.

 

So either my computer is in a good mood today or i've fixed the issue (heres hoping its the latter!)

 

Thanks again for the help, will post with further updates (hopefully there won't be any)

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