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January 14, 2014 1:14:09 PM

Hi guys, I'm new to Tom's hardware so I ask you to be patient with me. I recently made my first build around August and I've been having problems with it right now starting the new year. I don't know what it is but my computer keeps restarting itself and automatically goes into this infinite boot loop along with no signal going into my monitor. This causes me to manually shut down my computer which I know is not good, and when I do sometimes I hear a very rapid fan speed coming from inside my computer and this makes me worried.

I have tested out the software and I have come to the conclusion that it is a hardware problem. I've already done all of the safe mode suggestions and I uninstalled the graphics driver multiple times. I've even fully recovered my computer with Windows 8 to make sure it wasn't a software issue. I've been doing a lot of research online and people are suggesting that it might be the power supply causing the problem. Right now it could be anything.

Here are my specs:

CPU: 4th Generation i7 4770
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 770 Superclocked edition
MOBO: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
PSU: Corsair CX 600w 80+ Bronze Semi Modular ATX
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8gb (2 x 4gb)

If you have any advice or fixes please let me know as soon as possible , all help is appreciated. Thank you.
January 14, 2014 1:22:48 PM

More than likely a Power Supply problem, what type of Corsair is it? I had a XFX 550w go bad on me, I had crossfired HD 7850's running off it for about 4 months which killed it :( 
    January 14, 2014 1:26:17 PM

    spat55 said:
    More than likely a Power Supply problem, what type of Corsair is it? I had a XFX 550w go bad on me, I had crossfired HD 7850's running off it for about 4 months which killed it :( 


    It's a CX 600w, and I'm sorry for that. I wouldn't have imagined Corsair power supplies to be so inconsistent.
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      January 14, 2014 1:28:43 PM
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      This is a way to try to isolate the problem. Strip it down to the absolute minimum, i.e no graphics card, 1 stick of RAM, reset the BIOS to defaults and reboot. If you have the same problem swap the RAM stick out and try again. If it works it was the first RAM stick. If not, it's one of the remaining components so put both sticks of RAM back in. Try a different PSU from another computer on the stripped down build. If that doesn't help you're down to the hard drive, the CPU or the mobo. Swap out the hard drive if you can.

      Once it gets stable then add components back in one at a time and reboot each time until you identify the part causing the problem. What you find dtermines on where you go from there.
        January 14, 2014 1:31:44 PM

        thx1138v2 said:
        This is a way to try to isolate the problem. Strip it down to the absolute minimum, i.e no graphics card, 1 stick of RAM, reset the BIOS to defaults and reboot. If you have the same problem swap the RAM stick out and try again. If it works it was the first RAM stick. If not, it's one of the remaining components so put both sticks of RAM back in. Try a different PSU from another computer on the stripped down build. If that doesn't help you're down to the hard drive, the CPU or the mobo. Swap out the hard drive if you can.

        Once it gets stable then add components back in one at a time and reboot each time until you identify the part causing the problem. What you find dtermines on where you go from there.


        Thank you, I will get back to you I soon as I try this.
          January 14, 2014 1:35:20 PM

          jerzsbest said:
          spat55 said:
          More than likely a Power Supply problem, what type of Corsair is it? I had a XFX 550w go bad on me, I had crossfired HD 7850's running off it for about 4 months which killed it :( 


          It's a CX 600w, and I'm sorry for that. I wouldn't have imagined Corsair power supplies to be so inconsistent.


          They are the worst of the Corsair PSU range I believe, still it isn't that bad. Like the other poster said it could quite possibly be a RAM failure, so running Memtest would help take that out of the equation.

          *Run Memtest
          *Run IBT or Prime95 to check stability of CPU
          *Run a benchmark/stress test for GPU
          *Check HDD/SDD for errors too

          The best one would be to get another PSU if you can and check it, if you don't have a spare try everything that I listed and what the other poster said about taking things out.
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