Hey gang, new to the forum. Trying to diagnose what's going on with my desktop. Starting about 5 days ago, I was doing some light work and BAM, down she goes. Reboot, back to what I was doing for maybe 5 minutes, and down again. This progressively became shorter and shorter. I then decided to go directly to the BIOS with case wide open (open air flow). Same thing. So, today I finally get around to installing a fresh MB battery (been years). Nada. Now, it won't even give me anything on the screen. The HDD were clinking on/off (I have 5 of them - 2 on OS with RAID 0 SATA, 1 on Promise SATA, 2 on IDE). I disconnected all of them - still no BIOS screen. All fans are spinning without interruption at this time. I'd guess at the most, this Power Supply is 36 months old (550w Antec).
So, at this point I'm thinking mobo. My computer definitely has some age on it, but it does most of what I ask of it (most of my gaming has transitioned to console). I'd not planned on doing a complete system revamp for another 18-24 months. On the other hand, I really don't have the time or patience to gut my board out and redo things (i.e. I'd rather just get a partial b-bones and drop the HDDs and video in). What do you guys think? Thanks!
ASUS P4C-800E Deluxe 478
P4 3.0E Prescott
OCZ Plat DDR400 (PC 3200) 2x1GB
Antec Truepower II 550W
Radeon X1950 Pro 512mb
Raptor 37gb (2) RAID 0 - Vista Ultimate
Edited by Ketamine Dreams, 12 April 2009 - 12:19 PM.