My Patriot PT3825 has been randomly rebooting recently and giving me the "you have recovered from a serious error......". The night before last I heard 4 or 5 "Ker-klunks" and then she died. I figured it was the PSU (300W and I've added loads....) so I ordered a replacement 450W which I fitted today. I went to power up and got a breif flikker from the front panel orange LED but nothing else. No CPU Fan, no POST, no beeps, nothing at all. I shifted the PSU to another machine and it booted there no problem. Checked/swapped wall socket, power leads, stripped the system down (no RAM, Graphics card or any other card) but still nothing. I've re-seated the 20pin and the 4 pin power leads on the Mobo, same result. I wanted to check the CPU Fan but its a 4 pin and all my other machines have 3 pin so figured I couldn't. I dont have another Socket LGA775 Mobo to test the CPU or replace the current Mobo with. Any ideas?
If there is any way to check out these components please advise or any other tests that may help diagnose the exact problem. Money is an issue and I would like to avoid any expense if possible. I would'nt be sad to see the back of the Mobo but if I buy a replacement only to find the problem is the CPU I may have changed the CPU something else...... you see my problem, assuming the problem lies here in the first place. My system specs are on my signiture. If they dont show for some reason I will post seperately.
Any help appreciated.