The computer stopped working, in a previous question I detailed all the stuff that I did to it trying to find the problem. But I just got POST card so it all narrowed down to a "no-c" code which means the CPU is faulty. I did again all the procedures that may make it work and are also recommended in the POST card manual (removed, put it back in, new thermal paste, cleaned fan, by the way it was completely clogged with dust right between the fan and the CPU when I started working on it).

The machine does go into BIOS and I can change stuff around if I want with out shutting down (which is what it does when I try to run anything else, including Windows repair disk).

Do I need to change the CPU or also the motherboard?

Thank you!!!

ps. This is the other thread before I got the POST card,
** Add to that I already tested with two other Power supply units.

http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread297497.html

Ok, so can you clarify the following, is the system booting?

If so what is the problem?

Do you mean it won't go past the BIOS screen?

Please elaborate.

Ok, so can you clarify the following, is the system booting?

If so what is the problem?

Do you mean it won't go past the BIOS screen?

Please elaborate.

Check the link to my other posting.

So the System reaches the point where it lets you choose Safe Mode, but when you choose anything it just shuts down or restarts?

Correct?


If so, This doesn't seem to be a hardware fault.
To confirm Lets try run a Virtual environment on your current System.

Please goto http://www.LinuxMint.com, Download The ISO, and Burn it on to a CD.

No Boot from the CD and choose the first Option. Give it a few minutes to load, once loaded you will get a full fledged Linux Operating system running from your CD. Nothing is installed yet.

Now if you get this far I advice you back up your data, you can access your harddrive from LinuxMint LiveCD.

From here you may have two options, I am assuming you got this far without any problems, Format and install LinuxMint (Or the many Distros to choose from) or Windows.

Please visit this section for more information on Linux http://www.daniweb.com/forums/forum120.html