[Noisebridge-discuss] PC Diagnosis-What am I missing?

Manveru manveruandave at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 01:32:18 UTC 2018

So, this is what I was told via PSU maker:

{begin quote}"Please following trouble shooting step below and Attached
is the power supply testing guide:

  * Please remove all DC connectors from the systems.
  * Use a metal clip to bridge 24-pin main power connector’s GREEN and
    any BLACK terminal to perform “ no load operation”.
  * Plug the AC cord to power supply, and turn the I/O switch “I” location.
  * If power supply fails to turn on, please contact us for RMA process.
  * If power supply can turn on, this means it is normal."

{end quote}_

_It passed that test_ but that was before I replaced the RAM, MB, CPU,
etc. I will check again, in case it failed while fixing another problem.
Is there anything else I should do to test it in addition to the above?
I have a multimeter.

On 01/05/2018 05:24 PM, John Denning wrote:
> Have you checked to see if power supply is okay?
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 5, 2018, at 5:19 PM, Manveru <manveruandave at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just running a web browser most of the time. Chrome mostly, though it
>> has rebooted on Firefox and during games on Steam. This applies to both
>> in Win10 and my primary Ubuntu 16.04. Nothing too heavy ever. Sometimes
>> it reboots a few minutes after boot, other times goes hours without, and
>> sometimes not at all. No discernible pattern in activity, room temp,
>> time of day... nothing but random.
>>> On 01/05/2018 05:14 PM, John Denning wrote:
>>> Hi, What’s the PC doing other than getting hot?
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Jan 5, 2018, at 5:08 PM, Manveru <manveruandave at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I was wondering if someone could help me figure out what's wrong with my
>>>> PC I built.
>>>> Below I have a link to the build on PCpartpicker so you can have the
>>>> full spec of the hardware. _Basically my PC is rebooting intermittently._
>>>> I dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04 and Win10, and it does it in both so I
>>>> know it's not software, virus, or OS related. due to some suggestions, I
>>>> removed the M.2 drive and reinstalled my OS's on a new PNY SDD which I
>>>> purchased to try to fix the problem; it didn't help. As a side note, it
>>>> worked fine for over a year.
>>>> I then discovered my RAM had memtest error, I filled an RMA and replaced
>>>> it. The problem kept going, so I used memtest again and no, the new RAM
>>>> is good.
>>>> My motherboard's North-bridge reportedly gets hot so I have a ton of
>>>> fans to keep it cool (while not voiding my warranty and upgrading the
>>>> heat sinks). I decide that might be it, RMA'd the MB and got a new
>>>> board, I still have the same problem.
>>>> I explain this all to AMD and they RMA'd me a new Processor with a
>>>> bigger stock cooler (ignore what I have down as the CPU cooler on the
>>>> part list) which I intend to use because both AMD and AsRock say using
>>>> something else voids the warranty which I'm glad I haven't). By the way
>>>> I've monitored the temps, and it doesn't get near unacceptable levels
>>>> before or after. No, I'm not over clocking anything either.
>>>> The problem has persisted. It's not the PCI -USB C card as I have
>>>> experienced the problem with it in and with out it. I have checked for
>>>> faults in my switches on the case to make sure it's not shorting the
>>>> power or reset switch causing a reboot that way everything checked out.
>>>> _The only parts I have left to RMA is the GPU and PSU. Ideas on what
>>>> else to look at? Or how to figure out which component is causing this so
>>>> I can get it RMA'd?_ I don't have a spare known GPU or PSU laying around
>>>> that's compatible.
>>>> Here's my part list. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qvpbt6
>>>> Thanks so much in Advance, I've been battling with this thing (and
>>>> waiting for shipping) since September.
>>>> Mike
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