A friend's PC is not starting up, the power is there harddrive is going all the fans and everthing put no picture just black.
I have tested the monitor with another PC and that works so I cant understand whats going on, I on plugged the monitor cable when its on and then it say's no signal so I think it definatly and motherboard cpu issue as it was running o/c without extra cooling.
My question is if he bought a new motherboard CPU and RAM would he just be able to connect the HDD and CDRW etc and it would go from there with out losing data as its at of warentee with no software for components? It wont even disaply BIOS with or without the graphics card in ive even cleared the CMOS in a hope the o/c settings would be reset to default??????????????/
Thankfully all is well, my friend admited he had earlier that day and tried to get the AMD 2400+ to run at 2.3ghz!!!!! without doing anything in the way of cooling or knowledge of waht he was doing !!!!
The issue was resoved by removing the CMOS battery and power supply to the motherboard and clearing the jumper to allow it to reset, it seems as if the system was not starting to protect the system, but after I while of removing everything we had music to our ears the POST bleep!!!
This is very good as its his mothers PC and he was ready to order a new motherboard, cpu and RAM from ebuyer so we are very happy its running again!!!!
So let this be a lesson to all new budding overclockers!!!! research what your doing first!!!
Well im owed a few beers now as I have been here since 4pm and my girlfriend is going to fry me when I get home!!!