Question PC power up problem - half solved

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I'm having some problems with powering up my PC. I've not tested much yet, but I've done some troubleshooting which has helped.

So ever certain number of power-ups my PC doesn't turn on at all.

I've managed to get around the problem by taking the kettle lead out for 5 mins or so until any charge left dissipates - I know this as the ethernet light stops flashing on the back.

I then plug the kettle lead back in and it works fine.

Note: I have an external Golden Field power on switch. I don't feel it's a problem with this but I thought it's important to mention.

ANY IDEAS what the issue could be??
 

fadetoblack22

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Just saw this reply.

It's Coolmaster V550.
PC spec: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D25XYwG7XoX3n1iqLsio0FMbjAEgAHQO/view?usp=sharing

I've switched back to the standard case power switch and the problem is still there.

My PC switches on fine if it has been left for a while, but if I switch it off, then it has the issue.

I can press the power button and the case fan moves a couple of mm, but then nothing.
The ethernet light is flashing so some power seems to be flowing.
 

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For good system specs do this,

download hwinfo,
install and open it=click run,
close the top window which is the system summary,
in the main window at the left top click "save report",
at the bottom of the next window check "Summary for Clipboard",
after that you'll see what's in the pc,
copy by clicking "copy to clipboard" and rightclick+paste in your next respons
Just a cpu isn't really enough info.
 

fadetoblack22

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For good system specs do this,



Just a cpu isn't really enough info.

Thanks, Done.


Computer: MSI MS-7B51
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K (Coffee Lake-S, R0)
3600 MHz (36.00x100.0) @ 2499 MHz (25.00x100.0)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B51)
BIOS: 1.80, 12/26/2019
Chipset: Intel Z390 (Cannon Lake-H)
Memory: 32768 MBytes @ 1066 MHz, 15-15-15-36
- 16384 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
- 16384 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
Graphics: GIGABYTE GTX 1060 WindForce 2X OC 3GB (GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, 3072 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Drive: KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, 468.9 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: ST2000DL003-9VT166, 1953.5 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0, 2930.3 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: OCZ-AGILITY3, 117.2 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: addlink M.2 PCIE G3x4 NVMe, 1000.2 GB, NVMe
Sound: Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech) [B0]
Sound: NVIDIA GP106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Network: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (x64) Build 19041.867 (2004/May 2020 Update)


I've just bought a new PSU as I feel it could be a problem with that.
 

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What is th new psu? Just curious. Hope it will solve your problems.

See you don't have the latest bios, something that might help and that your ram isn't working at rated speeds, but maybe that is for problem solving?

You tested without that "external Golden Field power on switch"?
 

fadetoblack22

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Just installed it. Corsair RM 550X. I think it's fixed :)
(And yeah, I'd tried it without the GF power on switch).

Thanks for pointing out the BIOS/RAM thing. I'll open a new thread for those if I get stuck.
 

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Just installed it. Corsair RM 550X. I think it's fixed :)
Hope so fingers crossed, give it some time, and let us know.



Thanks for pointing out the BIOS/RAM thing. I'll open a new thread for those if I get stuck.
Can look for the "how to update the bios" read the manual (or look for a vid online) and for making the ram run at rated speeds enabel XMP (profile 1).
 

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Update. The PSU replacement worked and it must have been on the way out.

Memory and BIOS updated:

BIOS: 1.D0, 12/31/2020
Chipset: Intel Z390 (Cannon Lake-H)
Memory: 32768 MBytes @ 1600 MHz, 16-18-18-36
- 16384 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
- 16384 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK32GX4M2B3200C16

Do those numbers look right now?
 

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