The past 9 months or so, my computer has been acting wonky. Mainly, it won't get past the BIOS when it is hot. It turns on, shows my CPU and memory and stuff, then shows the drives, and locks up. After 30 seconds of sitting on the first BIOS screen, it will go to another screen that says "Detecting arrays" and just hangs there forever.
This happens whenever the computer is hot, or even warm. So whenever I restart my computer, I have to let it sit for 10-15 minutes for it to cool down (sometimes I took the side case off and blew a full-sized fan into it to speed it up). After it was off for awhile, specifically overnight, it would boot up fine 100% of time. It showed no problems once I got it to turn on. So it really wasn't anything more than an inconvenience, although I obviously feared it getting worse (and I feared summer, when it is constantly warm).
Well, fast forward to now, and it is 90F degrees out, and 80F in my room. Now the computer won't turn on, period. I'll try it again tonight when it cools down, but this is going to get old fast.
For the time being, I'll probably just never turn it off once I can get it back on (perhaps sleeping it?) for the duration of the summer - at least the warmer days. But that's not really a long-term solution. Is my motherboard borked? Or is there anything I can do? I can get into the BIOS config, even when the computer itself won't boot up. Specs:
Q6700 @ 2.67 (stock)
I have two HDs installed, one 70gb that has my OS on it and a few other programs, and a 750gb data drive (both standard drives; the 70gb is plugged in through SATA)