Hi,Absinthe said:hey :smooch:
I have a problem, and I'm helpless. hours before going to the shop.. I hope you will reply faster.
My system is:
1Gb Mushkin blackline (2-2-2-6)
like, crappy 500W power suply (came with the box)
Asus star ice
In the past several days, the pc boots without any reason. it might take minutes, it might take hrs - but it will eventually. temps are fine (47 cpu, 33 mb). THATS TRUE, I did some extreme oc (run upto 4.08Ghz) - just toying around to check apps. now, I'm back to stock speed (3.4Ghz), and this stuff happens :4-dontkno
I investigated the problem, and the best possibilities I could find were :
a) Power supply unit is dead.
b) Cpu is toasted.
c) m/b is toasted.
now, assuming the power supply unit has gone bad - can it malfunction after several minutes/hrs of usage ? If its "broken", shouldnt it just wont power up ? PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.
if its "b", is what I described fits here ?
how can I tell if its "c" ?
****replies will be *much* appreciated asap****
Unfortunately it could be "A", "B", or "C", or even something else. Also, although you have done a good job of outlining what you have done with this unit, I had some difficulty understand what it is doing AT THIS TIME.
When you boot it up (assuming it boots), what happens? Does it post and go on, does it just shut down, does it beep, what does it do since you are back to running it in standard mode?
This should help one of us to assist you and help with troubleshooting.