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Playing game and heard a long shrill sound and PC died.

I tried to reboot and MB has power, getting error code F3, and I heard one long with 5 short beeps and then another time I heard one long and 4 short beeps.

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  • r390gt1spe May 11, 2010

    Without motherboard info theres no way to tell what the beeps mean.
    Ok now, Did you smell something burning? Obviously is not the PSU else it wouldn't turn on, but it could be you just fried a transistor in your Video card,not completly messed cause at least you got some dsiplay, try using your onboard video.
    Can you get in the bios?
    if you can, then is probably an Operative System error,.Some shitty driver caused windows to blow up.Or any other **** Youll have to reinstall.
    if you cant get in the bios....try resetting it via the jumper on the motherboard.Switch it to clear cmos and wait 30s or so, then swicth it back. If that doesnt work, check the memory. Remove all stciks and put only one. See if it boots. Change banks.Try all banks. I doubt it is the memory cause you got some display.
    Look on the motherboard for any clue about something burned.
    Check CPU fan, see if it's stuck with something. Check all fans.
    Unplug hard drives, cd rooms, audio, video cards, usb extenders, everything. Remove also the PSU connectors to all of these. leave only the motherborad's and cpu connected. Try now.
    If nothing works You'll have to get technical help. but my bet is its just an OS error. YOU MBR got messed up.

  • ae_7fam May 11, 2010

    Need to know either computer model or mb model.



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