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Rotten242

Post screen looks like the Matrix

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Hey guys.

 

So, I wanted to replace my chipset fan and CPU hsf. I got an Evercool VE-RE and an XP-90+68cfm panaflo fan.

Now, when I boot my computer and it gets to the post screen, I get 1 of 2 things:

 

1. Text that is somewhat readable, by that I mean there are some weird characters but I can make out what it says

2. Completely readable text with green lines/characters all over, looks a bit like the Matrix.

 

The Lanparty logo also looks messed up; the colors seem to bleed vertically on my screen.

This does not happen 100% of the time, it happened intermittently last night and this morning I turned it on and it looked ok.

Could it be that I didn’t seat the chipset and/or CPU hsf correctly and it’s over heating? (Explaining why it didn’t happen this morning after I turned it off overnight)

 

I wouldn’t think it’s my video card since I didn’t do anything to it, at least I hope not.

 

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks a lot.

 

PS. Everything is at stock speeds, I have not attempted to do any overclocking.

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hi Rotten,

Welcome to the forum.

Distortion like you describe usually means a corrupt cmos.

so i'd suggest clearing cmos as :-

 

1. pull power *A/C Power from wall outlet*.

2. pull battery

3. clear cmos jumper for minimum of 30-60 seconds *For Real troublesome systems use 8 hours*.

4. replace cmos jumper to normal position

5. replace battery

6. replace power *A/C Power from wall outlet*.

7. boot to bios and load optimized defaults

8. save and exit

9. boot back to bios and now you can change settings to your liking. *Is what we are trying to get to*.

(General Official Way to Clear Cmos

 

Let us know if it sorts it :nod:

luck

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Hello,

 

Or you damaged the board.

 

When placing the XP-90 and chipset fan did you remove the board out of the case, off the motherboard tray and on to a flat surface?

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Hello,

 

Or you damaged the board.

 

When placing the XP-90 and chipset fan did you remove the board out of the case, off the motherboard tray and on to a flat surface?

 

Yes, I did.

Thanks.

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I'm still hoping that something wasn't seated right and a component was overheating.

Is there a way I can check the temps without actually booting into windows?

 

Also, what are reasonable temps for the chipset and the cpu?

 

Thanks

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I have had a similar problem. After a lot of head scratching I found a tiny drop of thermal paste on the video card. As this stuff is highly conductive, it was shorting out contacts on one of the VGA memory chips, causing intermittent screen corruption.

 

Long shot, but might be worth checking.

 

Maybe check that there is no excess paste around the CPU causing a short also.

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i get a similar thing, but only if i hard-reset or hard-shutoff the baord.

 

I get little OK's written all over my screen, if i shutdown the psu turn it on again and restart it goes away.

 

i didnt take my board out when installing the xp-90 what does that mean?

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i didnt take my board out when installing the xp-90 what does that mean?

Easier to damage cpu/moobo I guess.

 

ragdoll - Great siggy m8 did u mean to have the text there below it :D

 

luck

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