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Mario

Ambassador of Buzz
Hey guys,

Help me out here.
What to do with my old rig?
Memory okay, HDD okay, ODD okay, FDD okay, GPU okay
Mobo/Processor/PSU --> suspect...
I want to keep this rig alive, make it serve as my 24/7 downloader system.
Anyone know how I can determine which one out of the my mobo/proc/psu is dead? (I really hope its the PSU.. lol)
BTW, the problem is, when I boot, I dont get no BIOS beeps, no sh!t, just Proc fan going whir and nothing on the monitor (monitor light remains red and does not turn green).
A few days back it was at least posting and now thats stopped too.
A few days before that, it used to crash at random (BSOD/random restart) (and at such times, I noticed, Proc used to clock down to 500 MHz from 2GHz sometimes)
Proc is P4 2.02 GHz/Mobo is Gigabyte GA8VM533/PSU is some old Frontech 300 W crap(ah maybe I shouldnt call it crap, it did fine for 7 years ;) )
 

Reaper_vivek

BAN...KAI
@Mario..New Thread would be appreciated..But it's your first so..welcome to the league;-) I had the problems a lot on my P4...But solved it each time doing the following things...
1)take out the HDD's IDE connector to the motherboard..insert it again and voila...
2)if that doesn't work take out your RAM's blow into the socket and then tightly replace them in their..

these two did it for me everytime until i got fed up and got my current rig..

The last option is to buy a new PC though it will cost you a bit..if you are fine with that start a new thread fill this template..http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/pc-...s/128247-pc-build-questionnaire-template.html

You said 7 years??p4 7 years back must have cost a BOMB..:shock:...just let it R.I.P..you already have sucked all the juice out of it...
 

abirthedevil

In the zone
:grin:just got my vx550 really happy with my move up to a good psu, tho dad did manage to get himself ripped off buying it for 4.9k +4% vat from comp gallery(kolkata) while it sells for 4.65k + 4% vat at vedant comps :x
 

Mario

Ambassador of Buzz
:grin:just got my vx550 really happy with my move up to a good psu, tho dad did manage to get himself ripped off buying it for 4.9k +4% vat from comp gallery(kolkata) while it sells for 4.65k + 4% vat at vedant comps :x

Huh? Vedant quoted 4.65k for VX550? Why, I bought my new rig just 3 weeks back, they charged me 4900 for my VX550 plus VAT 4%....

Now I am feeling ripped!! :p :p :p :p :p

On a more serious note, enjoy ur 550 dude!! Frankly, just looking at it inside my rig (which runs 24/7) gives me confidence!! :p :p :D
 

Mario

Ambassador of Buzz
Hey dudes, planning a purchase --> a new external HDD
Requirements -->
a. Should be powered by USB only.
b. Physical size not an issue.
c. Capacity upwards of 500GB, 1 TB and above preferable.
d. Price 3.5K to 4K only, not a penny more.
e. Brands preferred --> WD or Seagate.

This is for a colleague. Will buy this in Jan 2011. Am from Kolkata. Prefer buying from a shop rather than online. Please suggest.

I was looking at the WD Passport 1TB HDD. Anyone know its price in Kol?
 

Mario

Ambassador of Buzz
@Mario..New Thread would be appreciated..But it's your first so..welcome to the league;-) I had the problems a lot on my P4...But solved it each time doing the following things...
1)take out the HDD's IDE connector to the motherboard..insert it again and voila...
2)if that doesn't work take out your RAM's blow into the socket and then tightly replace them in their..

these two did it for me everytime until i got fed up and got my current rig..

The last option is to buy a new PC though it will cost you a bit..if you are fine with that start a new thread fill this template..http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/pc-...s/128247-pc-build-questionnaire-template.html

You said 7 years??p4 7 years back must have cost a BOMB..:shock:...just let it R.I.P..you already have sucked all the juice out of it...

Before my old rig completely died out, it was causing a lot of problems..(read BSODs and abnormal restrats)....Guess what, few days later the HDD crashed..I replaced it..It ran fine for some 15 days, with the occasional BSOD (but with less frequency).......Then it died completely...I did the RAM blowing thing also..doesn't help..........

I am pretty sure my problem is different than yours. Thanks for the reply though!! :)

New rig? Yeah, bought one....already!! :p (i3/Asus P7H55MLX/XMS3 2 GB/VX550/Reaper)

7 years back, it cost me 25K approx...well definitely a BOMB for me then or rather for my Dad.... :p...but not many ppl would consider that a BOMB!! :p

Ya I know I did suck all the juice out of it, but I just feel like it will run again if I replaced any one component, just not sure which one to replace!!!
 

abirthedevil

In the zone
Congrats Abirthedevil. And its just Rs 250 :D.
Thanks :smile:
Huh? Vedant quoted 4.65k for VX550? Why, I bought my new rig just 3 weeks back, they charged me 4900 for my VX550 plus VAT 4%....

Now I am feeling ripped!! :p :p :p :p :p

On a more serious note, enjoy ur 550 dude!! Frankly, just looking at it inside my rig (which runs 24/7) gives me confidence!! :p :p :D
well i called vedant yesterday and they said 4650 who knows pricing might have been different back when you bought but its a sucky feeling none the less to be paying more:-x and yea enjoying the psu, build quality is awesome:grin:
 

mitraark

Siuuu
Hey guys,

Help me out here.
What to do with my old rig?
Memory okay, HDD okay, ODD okay, FDD okay, GPU okay
Mobo/Processor/PSU --> suspect...
I want to keep this rig alive, make it serve as my 24/7 downloader system.
Anyone know how I can determine which one out of the my mobo/proc/psu is dead? (I really hope its the PSU.. lol)
BTW, the problem is, when I boot, I dont get no BIOS beeps, no sh!t, just Proc fan going whir and nothing on the monitor (monitor light remains red and does not turn green).
A few days back it was at least posting and now thats stopped too.
A few days before that, it used to crash at random (BSOD/random restart) (and at such times, I noticed, Proc used to clock down to 500 MHz from 2GHz sometimes)
Proc is P4 2.02 GHz/Mobo is Gigabyte GA8VM533/PSU is some old Frontech 300 W crap(ah maybe I shouldnt call it crap, it did fine for 7 years ;) )


I can almost bet that its the RAM. I had same problem a few days back.

http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/hardware-q/135207-sudden-bsod-nothing-showing-up-now.html
 
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