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About TheReaper

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  • Birthday 01/31/1977

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    London, UK


  • Computer Specs
    Asus P5N32-E SLI 680i Mobo/7.1 Sound (BIOS Rev. 1403)
    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 3.6 Ghz
    4 x 1 Gb RAM Elixir PC2-6400 @ 805 Mhz
    2 x Gigabyte 8800 GTS 512 Mb (G92) @ 820/1120 Mhz SLI
    3 x 160 Gb SATA II 16 Mb Cache/3.0 Gbs HDD's
    EZ Cool PS-07 1050 Watt PSU
    Ultra MicroFly Aluminium Tower
    2 x Acer X223W TFT Monitors
    Windows XP Pro 64 and Windows Vista Ultimate 64
    10 Mbps Virgin cable Broadband Ethernet Connection
  1. TheReaper

    How do I test for faults?

    Ok I stripped out the whole machine to the shell, cleaned out every component and reseated them all. Tried a minimum hardware setup. Still nothing. I replaced the CPU fan with a new one but still nothing. I did the jumping the two pins again, still no go. It must be the motherboard. I think it may be easier and more cost effective to build a new one. I built my other rig and it is great. I should never have got one built from a store lol.
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    How do I test for faults?

    Ok weird thing... Now when I plug in the power lead, without pushing the power button, the CPU fan is spinning constantly but no other signs of life, still no lights or beeps etc. EDIT: I unplugged and plugged back in and the CPU didn't spin, then I unplugged and plugged in again and it spun again. I think the fan has a dirty/sticky spindle or something but it has power going to it through the mobo. But still no power anywhere else.
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    How do I test for faults?

    Hi Wevs, yes it worked for 2 years without any problems. No one ever tried overclocking this system it just stopped turning on one morning. The PSU was clicking so I tested it and swapped it out with a 500w new PSU. EDIT: I forgot to say it is not the system in my sig it is my daughter's eMachine 370.
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    How do I test for faults?

    I installed a tested new PSU and apart from a slight initial movement from the CPU fan by a couple of mm's there's no signs of power from the mobo whatsoever, no lights, sounds, nothing. There's no noticeable bulging caps on the motherboard or visibly burnt traces.
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    How do I test for faults?

    Lol. I stripped it down and rebuilt it to make sure all connections were solid. The PSU is definitely working and I just tried a new power switch and still nothing. What's next? MOBO? How do I test that?
  6. Hi all, I just tested my PSU and it is working so next is what? The power switch? Mobo? What should I test next and how? I know the PSU is ok as I replaced it and tested it with a paper clip and chasis fan. But when I install it and press the power button nothing happens. Please help
  7. I'm leaning towards the J30 as they are both the same price online
  8. TheReaper

    Which gaming chair?

    Hey all, I need to find out which gaming chair is suitable for a 13 year old girl using a PS2? Any ideas for a budget chair that is ok? Thanks
  9. I keep getting lock ups and restarts...as well as the occasional shut down. No idea why. I changed the ram, hdd's and cpu...could it be the mobo?
  10. Would this work? Plug something like this in to a USB1.1 machine to gain use of a USB2.0 wirless adaptor??? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-2-0-4-SQUARE-POR...id=p3286.c0.m14
  11. Hey I got hold of this old laptop, but when I try to use my Netgear wireless adaptor which is USB2.0 it won't connect, I assume this laptop has USB1.0? It's Netgear WG111 v2, I have all the old and newer drivers. I'm using XP Pro. o2 wireless. Is there anything I can do to get this laptop online with this adaptor? Thanks
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    RAID 0 - hardware or software option

    I was going to use the one on the mobo, I just assumed it was the one to use and setup in BIOS. Didn't realise I might need another card. ASUS P5N32-E SLI 680i is my mobo
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    RAID 0 - hardware or software option

    Ok excellent, thanks XxHellxRaizerxX
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    RAID 0 - hardware or software option

    Ok, new question, on my 2 new 80gb drives (Western Digital WD800JD Caviar SE) the jumper settings say: Master or slave no jumper required, Jumpered pins 5+6 enable SATA 150mb/s only operation. So is it better for performance speed in RAID 0 to leave the jumper off or put it on pins 5+6? Thanks.