Usually I remove the GPU to test with the motherboard graphics. I don't need the GPU, HDDs, ODDs or much else as all I want is a BIOS splash screen. No screen = the bad parts are what's left.
My Specs are listed Below.
I was playing Fallout 4 one day on my gaming pc, paused game...went to bathroom..and wham...no source signal since then no matter what i've tried. I've been playing FO4 for months without any heating issues or crashes but im not ruling out that somehow i burned up my pc somehow. Upon pushing the power button everything looks ok other than no source signal. At first i thought it was the graphics card because..well it's usually the first thing to check out and upon inspection i saw the fans would start for 1.5 seconds and stop for 1.5 seconds repeatedly but am not sure if that's normal so i had it replaced and still no fix and new graphics card does the same so... All the pc fans work aswell the cpu cooler fan, i hear no beeps and no warning lights are activated upon pusing the power button. I hear no start up sounds but it's been months so i dont remember if it gets stuck at the log in screen before making sound ect.
I wonder if my gpu, cpu, or motherboard burned up. I did get two notices over the span of 8 months that fallout 4 was using alot of memory or something but never received a crash or a heating notice or a "random shutdown" to preserve the computer from overheating. im not a technician by any means other than i know how to put a computer together.
I've plugged my other very low end pc up to the monitor with the same cords and it worked so i doubt it's the monitor or any of the cords. fun fact my keybord NumLock CapsLock and ScrollLock lights do not operate on my gaming pc but will on the low end pc. My wireless mouse lights up on both pc's.
moving the ram around
unplugging pc and holding power button for X seconds
Replacing DVI cord
switching Dvi cable between graphics cards dvi ports and mobo dvi port
completely disasembling, cleaning, reassembling
checking pin things on back of cpu
resetting graphics card in other ports
Replacing graphics card
reapplying thermal paste
Taking out the battery, rubbing it, reinserting
I've heard about taking out some sort of "bios" object out of my mobo and moving it around but could never find it or find my mobo handbook.
It's been like 3 months....i've searched for everything and tried what i've found. I've reached my limit. Please help.
Phanteks Eclipse Series P400 PH-EC416P_AG Anthracite Grey Steel Side Window ATX Mid Tower Case
ASUS Z170-E LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 DirectX 12 04G-P4-2977-RX 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card
Rosewill Capstone-G650, Capstone G Series 650W Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready
Intel Core i5-6500 6MB Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I56500 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
Toshiba OCZ TRION 150 2.5" 480GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TRN150-25SAT3-480G
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15D-16GVR
CRYORIG H7 Tower Cooler For AMD/Intel CPU
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