Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Graphics Card: MSI 8800GT with fan
Antec 500 Watt powersupply
Antec Sonata II case
4 x 1GB Corsair Ram
I've had this computer for about 1-2 years now. I built it myself, and it's always worked perfectly fine. I left my computer on last night and in the afternoon when I got back to my computer I noticed it was power cycling. The monitor was reading
Award BootLock BIOS v1.0
Scanning BIOS from Hard Drive........
It kept turning off and turning on and showing that so I turned the computer off and pulled the plug from the power supply put it back in and tried turning it on. After that nothing comes up on the computer when turned on. The BIOS post screen doesn't come up either.
I've tried removing the graphics card, removing all drives, using 1 stick of ram and nothing seems to be working. Any help would be appreciated
I also have had great success with Gigabyte motherboards (a P35 and two P45's with OC'd processors). Also have a G41 at home, but that one has less than a year on it, so long term durability is unknown. And I just recently helped a friend build an i7 system using a GA-X58.
i have already tested with another motherboard, and all my parts work fine, im pretty sure the bios has corrupted it self somehow, when i start it up cpu fan spins slowly and there is no output to the monitor.
^That's not the point. It''s how stable the voltage is. If you get even a .6v spike, it can kill a board easily. The board you are probably using now probably has lower power requierments,etc. After all, it's not my stuff. Do as you wish.