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03-28-2012 07:43 PM
Its getting Power put a new 500 watt PS in it and it worked good for awhile, Then Did a Memory dump on me. Now it won't even let me use my recovery discs that i made when i got the pc. or let me rein stall my win 7 operating system in it. it trys to start the green lights in the cd player start flashing then just stops dead. Please help. is it my hard drive , CPU or MB ? I have had to replace the hard drive in this 2 times already. any suggestions on a up graded hard drive or Mb ? Please put a part number for them. i also upgraded this when i got it from 4 gb to 7, and a bigger video card, and installed a B.R. Player in it. NOTE it did work after i had to put a new power supply in it, Then i reinstalled the win 7 operating System again and worked awhile then did the total memory dump on me. NOW NOTHING HELP PLEASE. Thank You.
03-31-2012 02:44 PM - edited 03-31-2012 02:44 PM
I looked over your other posts. Please post the manufacturer and model number for the power supply.
You seemed to indicate that the power supply has a 20 pin ATX connector. Is that correct?
03-31-2012 06:18 PM
Hi Dave Thanks for reply, My Power Supply is a COOLMAXX BY GE, The Power Supply Has 20 Pins all in line and then has an Extra 4 Pin connector ,Both the 20 Pin and the extra seperate 4 Pin has white Arrows on Both ,I was told to go ahead and connect the 20 pin and the seperate 4 Pin to My MB since the mother Boards Socket is 24 Pin,and i was told to Connect the 20 pin and 4 pin with arrows Pointing towards each other. Like this
4 Pin 20 Pin With the Clip on it. to keep it in place the 4 Pin has no Clip, Even if it did theres no way to clip it to the socket to secure it. It Just pushes in .
Hope this will give you enough to help me. Thanks Hope to hear Back Soon. wyocwboy
03-31-2012 06:48 PM - edited 03-31-2012 07:01 PM
Other than the PSU change, what else has changed on your PC? What make and model of video card?
I can't tell by your explanation if you have connected the PSU up correctly. Please post the PSU model number.
The separate all by itself 4 pin ATX power connector connects to the motherboard.
If the ATX 20 pin connector has a 4 pin connector attached to it then review the PSU manual for connecting up the attached 4 pin supplemental ATX connector. It appears to be correct.
I suspect that your motherboard is flakey. Do a search on this forum for the motherbaord model in your PC.
Follow this troubleshooting power supply issues. Don't skip any steps. It might help locate the failing component.
03-31-2012 08:05 PM
Thank You, I'll get the MB and Video Card Info and send it back. It will probally be Monday before i can send it. Thank You Again.
10-01-2012 08:23 AM
From your post what I see is that you went from 4gb to 7gb!! This means you aren't matching sticks. I suggest you go to 8gb. I saw the blue sceening and tested at 5 gb of ram which initially failed and then passed. It tells me that the motherboard is very particular about the memory that is used and the pairs of sticks. My mother in-law has this system and I'll need to match the 2gb Samsung with the same.
HP did a poor job IMHO of building this without matching pairs. I know this may seem trivial and you can run unmatched pairs but just because you can doesn't mean you should. Check the Motherboard manufacturers guildlines for memory requirements. In my experience when MOBO dies usually you get to the BIOS and that is it.
I have seen the behaviour you have encountered with the recovery unable to proceed and it won't if there isn't memory available or it cannot allocate it.