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    New PC Problems

    by fergin9or ·


    So I just built my first PC, and out of nowhere only a few hours after being put together, it turned off. I hadn’t hit the power button or done anything that should’ve caused it to power off. I tried to turn it on, and it would start to turn on (fans turning and I could hear it start), but then the motherboard would give me a yellow light and shut off. A few days later I tried to turn it on, and it turned on again like normal after taking the RAM sticks (with help from a tech literate friend who helped me understand the motherboard’s manual) out and putting them back in. But a little while later, after restarting the PC, it wouldn’t turn on again. A similar thing happened like the first time, except now, there is an orange light, and taking the RAM in and out didn’t fix anything. I don’t know if this is a problem with the RAM or something else.

    Here are my specs:

    GeForce GTX 1650 (graphics card)

    WL 4TB 64MB Cache 5400RPM SATA III (hard drive)

    AMD RYZEN 5 3600 6-Core (CPU)

    Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 (motherboard)

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 (RAM)

    and the power supply is 775 Watts, I got it from a friend, but he doesn’t remember what brand or model

    If more details are needed, let me know, and thanks for the help!

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      Yes, the PSU is suspect.

      by rproffitt ·

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      But also the entire (physical) build.

      1. Look at the PSU and find out how old it is. These don’t age well so my call at the shop is any PSU at 2 years or more is suspect. To test we use a PSU from the shop bench.

      2. We continue to find bad physical builds. Cases with too many motherboard standoffs (big clue when the builder asks what a motherboard standoff is.) To work this we reduce the number of parts to as few as possible. We only need the motherboard and PSU for power up testing. Yours doesn’t power up so back to just a few parts. If those parts fail, it’s one of those parts. TO BE CLEAR, no PC case is required here. Just the cardboard the motherboard came in will do.

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