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In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

15 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

View Postdavadude, on 15 April 2014 - 10:52 AM, said:

Have you checked that the connector is functioning?  It seriously sounds like there is a master power connection not working.

I'm not quite sure what you're asking.

The connector is the cable & plug coming from the PSU?  It's adequately powering my old motherboard, right now, so I would deduce that is functioning.  If your question was regarding the integrity of the 8-pin socket on the new mobo, I don't know how to test that.

In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

15 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

View Postdavadude, on 15 April 2014 - 08:26 AM, said:

I feel horrible suggesting this... but have you connected the secondary 6 or 8 pin connector that the motherboard has?  I had this issue on my first build, and it turned out I simply forgot to connect it in my hassle.

Sorry for the obvious thing, but it may be as simple as that.

Yes ^^

Mine is 8-Pin.

I don't mind stupid questions.  At least someone thinks to check!

In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

15 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

Thanks for the advice.  Been discussing this with a friend also and tried a few things yesterday.

Tried using on-board graphics (no graphics card) - no change.
Tested the RAM sticks individually - all seem to be working properly.
Used that Clear CMOS jumper thing - this did do something.  Fans and lights came on for 30 seconds before powering down and the jumper needing to be re-used before it would do that again.

We are now thinking the CPU may be the item at fault here.  I may see if a local repair shop has the facilities to test it later.

Would a faulty CPU ring true?

View Posttypographie, on 14 April 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

Its weirder than that, because the newer hardware has lower power demands, and thus should stress the PSU less overall than the old hardware. Yet apparently the old hardware still works fine, if I understand correctly.

You do understand correctly.  Once again yesterday, disconnected my old system to mess about with the new one - almost deader than a very dead thing.  Reinstalled my old Mobo and CPU and all worked perfectly.

If the Mobo and CPU turn out to not be at fault I will certainly look at trying a new PSU.  I don't have one, however, so I'd need to buy a new one in order to try it.  I have seen some forum posts in other places that say "I just changed the PSU and it all worked".  It sounds so weird... but maybe, for no apparent reason, it will fix  it.

In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

14 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

View PostDatenshi92, on 14 April 2014 - 11:25 AM, said:

I could just be speaking out of my rear end but... could it be that the power supply is the culprit here? Maybe it doesn't have enough potency to power all the components, old and new, all together? Zalman PSUs don't get the best of reviews from what I've seen, as people complain that they only last for a good couple of years (2-3 usually) before they just go "poof" and it could be that the years have worn it out... specially since you said you have it for 4-5 years now.
Well the age is a slight concern.  When I bought it I was pretty confident about it's quality given the reviews I read on it.  It's a 1000W PSU which, if working properly, should provide enough power for all components?

Is there any way to test the integrity of a PSU?

I was reading up on clearing the CMOS as (apparently) CPUs they use to test mobos with can sometimes install their own "settings" in the BIOS.  This aspect of PC building is pretty new to me I have to admit.  Can anyone provide any further insight?

In Topic: Now, how do you feel about the Living Story? (11/13/13)

15 November 2013 - 04:26 PM

View PostMiragee, on 15 November 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

Sure, the story arc since Aetherblade Pirates has been a let down for me too.  I don't care about Scarlet.

What I do care about, however, is Kessex Hills.  I see big changes there, as a player, and want to help.  This is in stark contrast to previous updates that I too didn't give a damn about.  I want to get into their tower, I want to kill off their forces within.  Perhaps you would be placated by better loot, most players are.  Attacking the story is a very easy way to claim you don't like content as that is the most subjective element, when really it boils down to "no rewards, don't want it".

One again, I'm going to stress that I too recognise that the story arc has been weak since the end of flame and frost, but actually seeing changes to a world I used to like gets me far more interested and enthused to do something about it.  Yes, it sucks it's taken them this long to figure that out.  Yes, I'd still rather have an expansion over this, given that after one year of GW1 an entire expansion was brought out packed full of story.  Looking back on the Living Story right now, I would agree we've been short changed.