I was overclocking my computer about a week ago and started up Empire: Total War.
I was using the standard dual-core center program integrated with MSI motherboards to do so.
During the loading process my computer shutdown suddenly as if a power cable had been pulled.
The computer from then on refused to turn on or even register recieving any power at all.
I assumed the power supply had blown so i ordered a new PSU from newegg an OCZ stealthXstream 700w.
I installed this PSU and the computer would not turn on but the fans twitched to life when i pressed the power button. It would not happen again unless I turned off and on the PSU and then hit the power button again.
I did this about 3 times and on the 3rd the computer actually turned on. I was relieved but this is where the trouble really begins.
The computer is not able to boot the OS or stay on very long in bios.
I have tried runnign bare minimums with hardware but to no avail, the system randomly shuts off while in bios or while i attempt to boot the OS. The heatsink and fan is definately installed correctly so it is not a heat issue.
Please help I fear I may have broken my motherboard or cpu or some sort of hardware while overclocking.
Vista Home Premium
MSI K9N4 SLI 500 chipset based motherboard
x2 Nvidia 8500 GS
3 gigs ram