computer doesn't turn on computer less then a year old

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ringdingbing
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i7 920
asus p6t
12gb ram
msi gtx 295
antec tpq-1200w
windows 7

i left starcraft2 running while i was out .

when i got home the computer was off.

when i turn the computer on, it got stuck on the windows start up screen .

i ran the windows repair option

i was able to get into windows. but then it turns off

thinking it was a hardware issue .. i did the paper clip test with the power supply and determine it wasn't the powersupply

 

I hope it's not the motherboard.

tommorow morning i will clear the motherboard setting. and see what's the deal.

thanks for reading and your replies.

 

EL_Gato
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Starcraft 2 the Beta? That's a very unstable game.

I have almost the same setup, I'm going to go with that it's a hard drive issue.
Your OS might be a little corrupted if there is problems or errors in the hard drives. If you have an extra hard drive which has or can have a Windows Operating system on that.

Always good to retrace your steps, which each piece of hardware calmly. Put all settings to default in the bios.

Not an expert but I've had my fair share of trouble shooting problems with mysterious computer issues. Keep us posted and see it through.
 

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ringdingbing
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I changed the power supply and still same issue.
changed the video card same issue.

so am i safe to say the motherboard is the issue?  

dustyschaffner
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did you check your ram?

KoutaFG
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Well its either the Mobo, hard drive or your ram, I'd first test your ram, keep one in at a time and boot the system up, go through each ram stick and if you keep getting the same thing, then I'd test your hard drive, if you have an extra hard drive laying around, try installing windows on it with the computer, if it turns off in the middle of installing then... Its your motherboard.

Also I don't know what your OS is but if its windows 7, if 32-bit you need 1 gig to run windows 7 and 2 gigs if your running 64-bit for when your testing your ram.

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That's very true KoutaFG, it might definitely be a Ram issue if he has a HUGE ram issue, which would suck. Since he specified, what 12gbs of ram? That's nearly impossible for 5 sticks to stop working though.

But I would suggest cleaning the ram sticks and dims. Possibly it may be a port problem, dust or wear and tear. I unfortunately am not feeling my P6T deluxe as I am never gonna to buy a SAS based HD and it doesn't have Sata 3 or USB 3.

If you decide for a New Motherboard there is a Gigabyte x58 for only $200 that has both. Send the P6T back for repairs and sell it once you have it back as a refurbished item. (If you conclude your motherboard as the problem.)

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p6t?  go into the motherboard settings and try to increase the "QPI bus voltage" to 1.6volts

 

your motherboard RAM slots are full and thats putting alot of stress on the motherboard especially if its the first version.  I have to do the same thing with my P6T V2.  This is only the case if its a RAM issue. Im guessing its a hard drive issue though.

It could be overheating though? Check all fans and cpu heatsink are mounted correctly. also check for dust in the heatsink.  Are you using stock heatsink from intel?

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EL_Gato
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You are the man WE-DeusEX! That is very useful news for me as well. Thank you

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It actually only takes one stick of memory to bring the rest to a halt, so its actually very possible.

Really I'm just trying to make sure he tries every thing before he finds out if he has to spend the big bucks to upgrade the more expensive parts to replace.

But in any case, right now I think its either the  ram or the harddrive, I don't leave my computer running when I head to bed for this pacific reason, it gives things a chance to have something go wrong.

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I leave my computer on for a month-LOL-It only makes problems if you don't know what you are doing or have something heavy on-star 2.

I would recommend using linnux to boot memtest and test ram 2-6 gigs at a time. If it comes back ok and ure voltage is ~1.64 then most likely the HDD is the problem.

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Any luck with this issue??