AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle core) Socket 754
MSI Neo3-F - nForce4-4x chipset
2x512MB Corsair ValueSelect PC-3200
420W Aspire PSU (18A on 12V rail)
80 GB WD HDD
ATI Radeon X300SE
Now, initially I assembled the system, it ran great, I installed Windows, it still ran great. I boxed it up and handed it to my co-worker. He tried plugging it in but it didn't work. I posted before here the problems that I had. It was pretty much concluded, thanks to the help of members of this forum and MSI Tech. Support that motherboard was dead. My co-worker sent the motherboard back to the vendor, and he received a new motherboard last week.
Again, I assembled everything in the case, it ran perfectly, I tested it several times, with multiple boot-ups at different times, and the computer ran great. My co-worker got his "new" computer on Friday, plugged it in, and claimed that same problem happened as before.
What do you think the problem is...a bad power strip or a bad home service connection that is killing the motherboard? My co-worker claimed that the power strip he's using is the same one that is/was used with other computers in the house. Are newer motherboards more sensitive to voltage spikes/dips? I haven't had the computer since it failed the 2nd time to power on at his house, but I'm assuming I'll find the same symptoms that I found when I posted previously.