Forum discussion tagged with Fault.
  1. ryanscottnewton

    [SOLVED] System not booting (CPU Issue)

    Hi All, Working on a friend's PC at the moment running a Ryzen 2600. Plug into power, motherboard lights come on. Press power button, nothing happens, no beep, no sound, no fans, nothing. Take fan & CPU out, place back in, PC boots fine, after a day and some moving of the PC around the system...
  2. Nemanja97

    [SOLVED] I think I bought a bad card

    Hi there. So I recently bought a used ASUS rog strix 1080 ti from a buy/sell website I use regularly. The description looked solid, I spoke with the person on phone (I didnt ask for benchmark photos or videos or any info at all Which I realized was a big mistake afterwards) I was sorta in a...
  3. SupradeepGuha

    Question Sparks from the SMPS and PSU and PC is not turning on!

    Hi! I encountered a problem last night. I have a very old PC running on Intel i3 processor & 6GB of DDR3 RAM. Last night suddenly my PC started to shut down/turn off automatically. I turned it on but after sometime it turned of automatically, and that was the last Inturned it on full...
  4. S

    Question BenQ monitor showing horizontal lines

    Hello, I bought a monitor from an ebay seller around this time last year. It has always had a strange flicker from time to time, and the internal fan doesn't switch off unless the monitor is fully powered down, but it was still unusable. However, it's recently started to show flickering, black...
  5. rgabor

    [SOLVED] MSI GTX 980ti problem

    Hi! I bought and MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming OC graphics card. The guy who sold me the card told me that it started giving out no signal when he tried to turn the pc on one day. I installed it in my pc and there is indeed no signal. The msi logo lights up, fans start spinning, the gpu is heating up...
  6. X

    [SOLVED] rave lights on power up then lights disappear after 2 sec

    Made a new pc build today. CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo V2 62 CFM Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Ram: Corsair Vengeance RGM Pro SL 32gb (16x2) DDR-3600 HDD: WDBlack 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM SSD: Crucial P1 1TB m.2-2280 NVME SSD GPUL: EVGA GeForce 3060TI 8GB FTW2 Ultra...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] PC screen going flashes black & keyboard suddenly stops functioning? Any ideas?

    Hi Everyone, I have been having some difficulties with my PC of late, I'm not to sure why, but the symptoms go as, Flash of a black screen - At first it was when I closed a video, Netflix or YouTube (Never with gaming though) i would get about a second of a black screen and then back again...
  8. SquishyChs

    [SOLVED] How would I know if my motherboard is dead?

    The lights on the board are lit so I am thinking it is getting power (could still be an issue with power but all the cables are seated well and its lit), and power seems to be coming through my USB ports. However when I boot my PC up, it whirrs and lights up but my display remains black. The...
  9. C

    [SOLVED] [SOLVED] BSOD] Critical Process Died, No Minidump + Random

    Good morning! Looking for some help here as I'm getting very stressed out. I can't guarantee my issue is my NEW SSD but, it's weird that its been happening since I have got it. My computer will randomly crash, when idle, or under load. I will get the error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED with no...
  10. extrobr0

    [SOLVED] Computer wont boot up after plenty of replacements

    So last year in september, my motherboard, wasn't secured properly, fell out of its place and broke my whole pc. Eveything died and i couldnt get it to start. I tried rebuilding and nothing. Around that time i was busy and couldnt afford to fix it so i left it for a while. Now fastfoward, i...
  11. kelvs

    [SOLVED] HDD suddenly acting weird

    Hi, i got this HDD a year ago, I mostly put games in it, everything was fine until one day when I need to update a game, it won't anymore, it has writing issues it seems, is there any fix for this? Any cause?
  12. Jordan1503

    Question No post issue after power outage

    Trying to get to the bottom of what is wrong with a friends desktop, from what he's told me it won't turn on after a power surge, 2 capacitors have blown off from the Fans/Front panel controller but everything else appears to be intact. Only having the CPU and Mobo power cables connected it...
  13. WhatHapen

    [SOLVED] Failing graphics card?

    So my PC has been very reliable for even the most resource intensive gaming for a good few years now, but suddenly today things have happened that have made my PC unusable. I’ll walk you through what has happened below: My PC was working as normal, I left while it was running for about an hour...
  14. H

    [SOLVED] Is the PSU faulty?

    I have bought 2 days ago an SH Gigabyte Superb 720W. Yesterday my PC shutdown and wanted to start again but it didn't ( fans started spinning, leds turned on) but after 3 sec it shutdown again and keept doing that until I shut it down manually. After I've waited for a few minutes I tried to...
  15. B

    [SOLVED] BSoD Help!!!

    So I have just built my pc today I loaded windows 10 home on to it everything was fine until all of a sudden I Blue screened, I ran diagnostics after diagnostics and everything seemed fine I updated windows and it kept crashing. The error codes that I got were- POOL CORRUPTION IN FILE AREA...
  16. Y

    Question Ryzen 3600 / x370 bootloop. Nothing works!

    Hi I recently upgraded my cpu from a 1700x to a 3600 and at the same time replaced the cooler with an aio water cooler. The system powers on but either freezes at the bios screen where you hit f2/DEL to enter bios or just endlessly sticks at the screen directly after the bios entry screen...
  17. C

    Question Ongoing CPU issue - WONT BOOT after 3 different CPU's

    My PC broke a couple of months ago and I wanted to get a cheap PC going because I've mainly only been using it at home for a little bit of work and some light gaming. I opted to buy some low budget parts and a refurbished CPU. I had some issues with being sent the wrong motherboard which wasn't...
  18. C

    Question NO RESPONSE- Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme

    Yesterday I put together a PC with the motherboard above and an AMD Threadripper 3970x and Corsair Platinum RGB RAM and 1300W Silverstone ST1300-Ti PSU. I made sure everything is properly seated, triple checked all power connections and ports to the motherboard. The motherboard lights up fully...
  19. Z

    Question Rubber on AM4 Backplate

    Hi I’m currently get no post on a new water cooling loop. I have a red led light and orange/amber light lit up on the Qled light on the motherboard and the error code doesn’t say anything other than 00. After looking round the case a little stupidly realised that I haven’t installed the...
  20. bendd221

    Question I might have a faulty motherboard out of box, I tried everything, help!

    Hello guys! First post here and I'll try to provide as many details as possible Basically, after trying to upgrade an old computer I figured out theres no point in trying and just completed the rest of the purchased, that includes: Asus prime A320M-K Ryzen 3 g3200 Corsair 8GB ram stick...
  21. J

    [SOLVED] No power to internal HDD on 2011 27 inch iMac

    Recently my 2011 EMC 2429 Intel i7 27” iMac was showing the flashing ‘?’ when attempting to boot. When trying to reinstall MacOS, disk utility was not showing my internal HDD. Upon further investigation I found out the iMac is not supplying the internal HDD with power thus the drive never...
  22. W

    Question Which component is failing?

    Hey, im totaly lost here. I build a new computer from scratch 2 months ago and it is not working properly. Nearly every time I start it it reboots a couple of times, only when Windows Troubleshoot appears and I can press "reboot" will it turn on properly. I had to re-install windows multiple...
  23. Stocky_Stockton

    [SOLVED] PC Turns off randomly when playing some games.

    Hi all, sorry if this is in the wrong thread. Spec CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU : RAEDON RX 5700 Motherboard : MSI B450 Gaming Plus Power Supply : EVGA 600 W1 RAM : Hyper X Fury 3200MHz 16GB SSD : Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB Fans : 5 x corsair fans LEDs : 3 x strips Windows 10 Professional Story When...
  24. TheJJBman11

    Question Computer makes a bang when turned on

    Hiya, Whenever I turn my PC off at the wall then back on again it makes a loud bang or pop sound, on the most recent time I also saw a little flash of yellow-ish light coming from the PSU. Furthermore, today I noticed sparky sort of sounds coming from my PC, it's very rare so I can't determine...
  25. B

    Question Questions about a possibly faulty Geforce GTX 960 and possible new video card

    Hello! I own a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 960 for four years now. A month ago my computer started to turn off when I played video games. It happened in every few days. Two days ago it became frequent, several times a day, and sometimes even when I was not using any 3D graphics, For example, at the...
  26. M

    [SOLVED] W key not working

    recently i have noticed my w key sometimes stops working. It happens in and out of games and seems to get worse the longer my pc is on (atleast I've noticed today) its very in consistent sometimes works completely fine and other times makes games unplayable. I have tried uninstalling in device...
  27. K

    Question Help with Confirming a Suspected (Imminent) SSD Failure?

    I have a SSD that I have owned for about a year that I suspect may be beginning to fail. The SSD in question is a KingSpec 360GB SSD 2.5 Inch SATA3 drive. The symptoms are that sometimes when I am trying to save to the drive e.g. saving a video or image from the web there will be a long pause (5...
  28. E

    Question Faulty built in keyboard HP Elitebook 2560p Typing different letters

    Good morning all, I seem to be having a problem with my old HP Elitebook 2560P. Some of the keyboard letters are typing double and wrong , for example when I press the 'c' key I get 'ce' or if I press the 'e' key I get 'ce' . If I press 'P' I get #P and a few others. I've tried removing...
  29. R

    Custom loop coolant question: Colored VS Clear in 2018

    I know colored coolant used to have a major problem of clogging both tubes and blocks, but is that still a thing in 2018 or can I comfortably put EKWB's red coolant in my $3250 PC's custom loop? First time making a custom loop so I don't really know anything other than the basics and that...
  30. J

    Booting problem of my oc

    I tried to load the windows xp in my pc but the problem is after the configuration copied, the process will repeat, what should i do?
  31. R

    The GeForce 710

    Ok so I picked up a GeForce gt 710 pretty cheap and I plan to use it as just a graphics adapter. But is there anything this card can do? For example can it run at least light games like csgo at 900/1080p? I got the evga 2gb edition
  32. M

    question about making a card a dedicated physx !

    i have 2 evga gtx 570s sli/crossfire which ever it is now a days . my friend just gave me his gaming computer so im throwing some stuff that i can use into my pc. my question is i have another slot for a graphic card , could i use his evga geforce gtx 650 as the dedicated physx?
  33. P

    Power supply turns on pc and fans when plugged

    I have this thermaltake se 730w gold and everytime i plug it it it automatically turns on and i tried doing this power supply test http://m.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply but without using a pin it still turns thenfans on? So i assume i have a bad supply right now?
  34. N

    PC doesn't boot after OC - only if i unplugg PSU

    Hello guys, before i ask, here are my specs: Intel 6700k MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Kraken x52 AIO CPU Cooler MSI R9 390x (which was not installed once) RAM: Corsair Vengeance Led 3000 Mhz (2x8Gb) PSU: EVGA 650 GQ I just recently build my first pc and after installing windows and some basic programs...
  35. S

    Windows 8 Reset

    I recently had to reset my computer back to factory settings, and when windows reinstalled, it didn't install the usb drivers, as I only can use usb keyboards and mice with my tower, not having either doesn't let me setup windows 8 to install the drivers, I've gone through every solution that I...
  36. S

    Can I fit my gpu?

    So I have an Hp elite 8000 small form factor (SFF) and im wondering if I can fit a gtx 960 in one of my pci slots. I appreciate the help
  37. B

    Looking for a gpu for this motherboard

    So basically my boss has this PC at work and when he plays HD videos on Youtube it starts to stutter. I think there is something wrong with his GPU or his GPU is really low end and it cannot play HD. One more thing, when he tries to switch to 1080p resolution the screen starts to go messed up...
  38. Gallarian

    Skylake 6600k; worth it?

    Hey guys, Is Skylake and the new Z170 platform worth it? My current CPU is the classic workhorse, the i5-2500k. Here are my relevant specs: - Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 ATX - CPU: Intel i5-2500k @ 4.4Ghz - RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 - GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX2.0 (OC) - PSU...
  39. T

    MSI Radeon R9 270 Crossfire worth it?

    I'm about to upgrade my PC in a few months and I am curious if two Radeon R9 270's in crossfire is better, OR equal in performance than a single R9 380 4GB? I already have a 270 so I reckon it would be more economical to buy another 270 then to spend about 250 on the 380. In terms of price to...
  40. T

    Upgrading a system

    I built my computer back in '13 with the advice of the tom's hardware community. The past 2 years the build served me well. I'm looking to do some upgrades to my system and I'm looking to see what advice the community can give me. Here is the link to the build i created...