My computer has been having some issues for a while now. If the computer is off and I click the power button to turn it on, everything spins for about 3 seconds, and then it shuts off. If I HOLD the power button for about 3 seconds, there is a noticable click in the computer and then I let go, the computer starts up. It goes through the POST and says there is an error. I hit delete to go to BIOS, F10 to save, it posts again and starts right up and works fine.
I am just getting tired of having to do this every damn time. Ive heard it could be several things such as memory, PSU, Mobo, etc.
I have tried taking everything out and put it on a cardboard box and shorting it to boot, and that works. I have tried moving the memory around and taking one stick out etc and no help.
I should note that this is my 3rd PSU from OCZ (two RMA's, started with a 650, then got a 750, now the 850). I am wondering if I should RMA it again. If I do that, Im just getting a new PSU first and selling the one they send me back.
Anyone know what is wrong with my computer first off?
Then, what PSU should I get for my system? Possibly get another 460 and upgrade to sandy bridge next year and want it to work with that.
My gut feeling is that you have a failing motherboard, and it's killing your PSU's as it dies. I've had this before myself.. strange boot sequence to actually get it to fire up. I had to go into bios and save, then it'd boot up.. but if I just tried to boot by pushing the button I'd spin the fans, then die.
I found out that when my old board died, it was a faulty PSU that caused the initial damage, and then from then on it was my motherboard killing off PSU's and HDD's.
I would say get a new motherboard (RMA if you can) and then also get a new PSU (again, RMA if you can) so you have them both new and working.. I would put money on it that this fixes your issues once and for all.