02-15-2011, 07:52 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Have a problem where my computer was starting to power up when I hit power switch (fans would turn on and things would start), but very shortly, everything would just die like the power in the house went out. The only way I found to get around this was to flip the power switch off for a few seconds and turn it back on. After doing this the computer would make it to the customary one beep and then all the loading screens and Windows screens would do their thing and I would be good to go for rest of the day.
Now, all of the sudden, the flip the switch trick won't work as well. The computer takes 7+ tries sometimes of flipping the power switch off and then on to work. Sometimes it even gets through the one beep and to the loading screens before it still just dies. When it does get that far, it asks me if I want to start in safemode too (I assume because the computer is shutting off inappropriately).
Any ideas on what the problems is?
Specs of 4+ year old custom computer:
MOBO: Asus M2N-E nForce 570 SLI
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
3.5 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
CPU Temp: 28C
MOBO Temp: 35C
GCard Temp: 67C GPU, 53C Card