My computer was fine and has been fine for nearly two years now, then the other day it wouldn't boot up and a high pitched noise was coming from the PSU (which had never happened before).
The fans would spin and the light on the front would flash. After a few seconds it would turn itself off, or it would continue with no beeps or posts.
I changed over the PSU (but i only had a spare 300w available and my original one was 580w). This allowed me to boot up but it would beep twice and then nine short beeps. I checked the codes online and found out it is most probably to do with CMOS or BIOS.
If i reset the CMOS and boot i can get in to windows fine, but once i power down, the problem occurs again and then i have to do the same again.
My specs: PSU: Hiper 580w Type-R Series Memory: OCZ, PC3200, 2x1gb HDD: 500gb Western Digital Sata II config (primary) and 160gb Seagate IDE config (slave) CPU: AMD (Venice) Athlon 64 3500+ (ADA3500DAA4BW) OEM Skt 939 Mobo: ASRock (939DUAL-SATA2) ALi 1695 Chipset PCI Express 8 Channel sound LAN ATX GFX: 7900GTO MSI PCI-Express
So, my questions to you all is: 1. Has my PSU died? (i think it has). 2. Because i used a 300w supply would this affect the CMOS if there is not enough power etc? 3. If i get my PSU replaced will this solve the problem?
Any questions, just ask. All help is greatly appreciated!