03-09-2011, 09:55 AM
Join Date: May 2008
OS: XP Pro SP3
I am having some problems with this computer I have been using. I recently replaced the mobo, cpu, and memory. I kept my old PSU and case. Here is what I have:
AMD Athlon II X4 640
Kingston 4GB DDR3 (2x2GB)
1TB WD SATA HDD
Coolermaster RP-500-PCAR w/o PFC PSU
320 GB Seagate SATA HDD
2-IDE Optical Drives
My problem started about 3 or so months back (before installing new hardware) that when I shut down the computer through the OS, when I went to turn it back on the next morning by the power button on the front it would take up to 1 minute for the computer to power on, but it would always come on.
After I installed the new hardware, it powered on fine the first couple days or so, I hit the power button and it would come on instantly. After that time, it would take some seconds to power up, but would do so. I have had the new hardware in for about a month now and I have always been hesitant to shut it down at night since this started and was proven right this last time I shut it down, got up the next morning and hit the power button, checked on it about 10 minutes later and no power.
The only thing I have checked are the cords, which all checked out. I don't think the hardware is to blame in this instance except for the PSU. Just need some input from others please.