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Computer after power outage

This morning, We had a power outage. My computer was on, it has a AMD 6300 Six core, and a GTX 970, And I tried to boot it up about 4 hours after the outage, and it booted up, I put in my password, and tried to get logged into my game. (it's a gaming computer.) When it was loading Blizzard.net, it turned off all of the sudden. I tried turning it on, and saw the lights, then about 2 seconds later, it turned off. did it about 5 times. Also, the GPU fans are not running I found out. Now my usb wireless adapter also won't work. Any tips? I waited 7 hours, turned it on again, and it worked perfectly, (without wifi) and turned off again 15 mins later.

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To find out what 3 beeps mean.

We'll have to have a make and model of the motherboard.

Since this setup would need one stick of RAM and a GPU to show the BIOS your choice to try that or wait till we figure out the motherboard make, model and 3 beeps issue.

https://www.google.com/search?q=amd+cpu+3+beeps seems to say this was expected. As in, you need a few more parts.

Post was last edited on August 21, 2018 2:03 PM PDT

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Make it smaller

Psu + mobo + cpu/hsf.

Nothing else connected or plugged in.

Power it up and test.

If it still fails move the mobo onto a piece of cardboard and test.

If it still fails your down to 3 parts.

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After I do that, could I put my gpu back in? Should I take my RAM out too or leave it in?

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For the basic test just the 3 parts I noted.

Nothing else connected means NOTHING.

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Ok, I took out the GPU, unplugged mouse and keyboard, no HDMI obviously, just the Psu, Cpu and mobo. And there's a 1tb hard drive, but that shouldnt matter. It has been running for a consistent 10 mins now, but the cpu heatsink fan keeps making a grinding noise. Oh, as I am typing this, the computer turns off. What should I do now?

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(NT) Took out the Hard drive, and it seems ok now. What do I do?
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You seem to be having a problem with

NOTHING else connected.

Just use the 3 parts I mentioned.

Let it run for a hour.

If the cpu fan is noisy get some canned air and a small brush and clean the fan and heatsink.

If it's still noisy replace the fan.

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Did it...

I did that, i have just my cpu, psu and the mobo connected, plugged it in, and it turned on but it beeped 3 times (beeeep, beeeep, beeeep,) and turned off. ??

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RAM was off

Just put my ram back in, it seems ok, i dont wanna jinx it but what should i do it it runs for an hour?

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That's different

The beeps I can understand because of no ram.

The powering down because of no ram is odd.

So you have psu+mobo+cpu/hsf+ram.

Let it run for a hour.....if it does not power down add the gpu.

Test for a hour.

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PSU?

Do you think it could be a dying PSU? I have thought about it but I need confirmation.

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At the shop we confirm the PSU

By popping in a shop PSU which is always a single rail of 500+ Watts.

There are PSU testers but we found them lacking or too expensive to justify. That is, the 500+W Single Rail PSU was 40 bucks and the PSU tester was hundreds so we opted for the shop PSU method.

-> I missed what PSU make, model and age you have in this PC so I can't comment if it's suspect just on make, model or age.

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Specs

My PC has the following:
CPU: AMD 6300? I think, but it's a 6 core.
GPU: GTX 970
Mobo: "msi 760gm p34 (fx)"
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 600W model # TR2-600NL2NC
RAM: Apotop ddr3-1600 4GB (2 sticks, so 8GB total)
Hard Drive: Toshiba DT01ACA100 1 TB

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Missed a spec.

How old are these parts?

I will ding the PSU for being a split rail. If the PSU is over a year old or the machine has been giving you grief since new, I'd get a single rail PSU NOW.

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Psu

At this point you don't know what it is.

That's the purpose of bringing the parts down to a minimum.

If it still fails you have less parts to swap.

If it does not fail then you slowly start building up and testing.

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PSu is Best Option

The beeps I can understand because of no ram.

The powering down because of no ram is odd.

So you have psu+mobo+cpu/hsf+ram.

Let it run for a hour.....if it does not power down add the gpu.

Test for a hour.

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