thanks in advance for your help
2 days ago I shut down my pc by pressing on the power button without shutting down windows. because i was in a hurry.
next time I tried to power on it struggled to power up. the LED's would dim up and down.
i reset the psu by unplugging it and reseting the power switch on the back.
next time I powered on the pc it did manage to stay on. but ran very slow.
after 3 reboots using the computer normally
the computer again struggles to power on.
So i swapped the ocz 730 psu( which had ben rma'd in the past for causing the exact same problem) for a thermaltake 430.
Again I get the same problem. struggles to power up.
These are the steps I have taken to trouble shoot it:
I removed all hard drives.
swaped the ram. tried each one by one.(one ram stick produces long boot up beep, the other one doesnt)
removed the video card. (hoping to use onboard graphics) there was no change
uplugged pc, removed mobo battery
I am attempting to power up with just the processor and the good ram stick.
and all though the pc powers up and stays on. I get a black screen the whole time. and it seems to sit there doing nothing. I don't see any signs of a bios booting up.
it seems to me like the hardware problem I am having could just as likely be caused.
by either of or all of the following:
so am i right to asume my best option is to build a new system?
the computer is 3 years old. and is ALWAYS on