mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (I use all the onbord components i.e. sound)
: Fsb was overclocked to 1600MHz
cpu: Intel core2 E6300 (oc'ed to 2800MHz)
psu: Enermax Liberty 500W
Memory: xtreamteam DDR2 6400 (800Mhz) 2GB
Vid Card: Sapphire Radeon X1900XT 256MB PCI Express
Hard Drives: WD Raptor 74GB (main Drive)
: Seagate sata 320GB
Dual Boot of WinXPpro and WinVista Ultimate both 32 bit
Everything was humming along just fine for about 4 months before this unpleasentness.
Over the last week or so this computer has been acting up. When in either o/s, the ststem was unable to restart through the o/s' gui's. Both the standby and shutdown buttons worked though. If you hit restart though it would log you out and give you the shutting down screen then just a blank screen with no restart of the computer.
Here is where is gets bad. The computer will not post at all anymore. I have disassembled and reassembled the computer 4 times now (using just the vid card as an add on) and same result: no post. I had recently tested the ram with memtest and it passed with out any problems. I also changed the ram locations to no avail. I have ruled out all the hardware except for the motherboard, the cpu, and the vid card as I have no other pci-e equipment to test with.
The vid card seem to be sending out a signal as my lcd monitor recognizes that it is plugged in. Unfortunatley all it displays is a nice black screen.
I bought the components online and before I start thinking about RMA I would like to narrow it down before I get charged for non-fault components. I think the place charges 30 bucks for non-defective RMA's plus shipping.
So, if any one has a suggestion to what is actually causing the no post please let me know because I'm stumped.