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Did you apply a fresh coat of Thermal Paste on the CPU and Heatsink? If not, that might be your problem. Remove the heatsink, and remove the cpu from the socket also (remember how it goes back into the socket). Most times the thermal paste has probably dried up or is too thin to keep the unit cool and it's like metal touching metal and shorts out the motherboard when you try to power it on. Apply a fresh coat of Thermal Paste then put it all back together and reboot.
Posted on Jun 01, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The repeating single beep with a small pause (actually 3 Beeps a Pause) clearly indicates problems with RAM .Replace it ,your problem will be solved . As for connecting the 12 volt 4 pin connector all mobos are designed to sense the presence of this 12 volts and ONLY THEN TURN ON.
Posted on May 06, 2008
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The problem could be a failed electronic component, and no cooling remedy will solve the problem. When some components fail, they result in high heat conditions.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
Consider the location of the clicks you heard. The hard disk drive (s) are quit close to the power on button. These clicks could point to a bad hard disk drives spindle or a poor wire connection at the power button.
In either case the first question is did your hear your system P.O.S.T.?
Before you lost display! Normally, if the CPU gets too hot two things happen. 1st your hear what sound like a siren from the internal speaker & than the CPU will shut down the system so the CPU doesn't fry. If there is a problem with your power on button, AKA clicking. Check the wires from the button to the motherboard. Make sure their isn't a bad wire. There's only 5v DC running to the power on button. I doupt you'ed even hear a 5volt short.
If you have an OHM meter you can check the on button. You'll need someone to press the power button off & on. Do this with the power supply unpluged. Your checking ohms not volts. If possible check your drive (s) in another system.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
The heatsink is probably stuck on with the cooler compound. If it's really stuck on, then I would release the CPU brace as well and pull the CPU out with the heatsink. Then carefully wedge something sharpe between the heatsink and cpu, like a razor blade and slowly push the blade through the compound until it's unstuck.
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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