Bought machine on 22nd December 09.
Went on vacation with family the next day. Back a week later. Rig running fine.
Went out again after 4 days. 3 day outing.
Machine isn't booting. Switched the RAM stick's slots. Working fine.
Goes fine for 4 days. Problem recurs. Same solution. Slowly, the frequency of the problem goes up, till it refuses to boot after every start-shutdown-leave off for an hour cycle, and I need to switch the RAM sticks a variable number of times, as little as one, as many as 30.
Moved machine off the floor and onto study table. Suddenly boots on first go. Works fine till evening. Then again it starts. It reaches a point where it refuses to boot no matter what I do to the RAM. Borrowed a 2GB stick (Zion) from a friend. Same problem- boots sometimes, most of the time, no. Pulled out GPU and stuck it in again. Started running again till the next day. Again, the same problem. Pulled out GPU and stuck it in again. Working. Today, pulling out the GPU isn't helping. Pulled it out, running the itegrated HD3000 to see if the problem recurs.
Just WTF is going on? Can it have something to do with the fact that I underclock the GPU to 600 core 450 mem when not gaming? Or that I force the GPU to 70% fan in Crysis/Warhead? Or that I've put an 80mm intake fan jsut over the GPU vent? I just can't figure out what the heck is going on....I'm at my wits end. I came very close to simply dumping the damn thing out the window today. Can someone please PLEASE shed some light on this problem???