Hey, i'v had my comp for a few months now, the problem only started recently, but i can't figure out whats going wrong. Sometimes when it turns itself on the computer seems to start up but the lights on the keyboard don't flash and the monitor doesn't display anything, when turned off and on again it usually starts up fine.
These are the specs:
CPU - AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard - Asus K8N-E Deluxe (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset - nVIDIA nForce3 250Gb, AMD Hammer
System Memory - 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type - AMI (10/04/04)
Video Adapter - RADEON 9200 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation) (256 MB)
Audio Adapter - nVIDIA MCP2-S - Audio Codec Interface
Disk Drive - Maxtor 6B200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive - LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S
I just copied and pasted what i thought could be relevent from another program, from what i can tell the temperatures for the hard disk, the cpu and the motherboard are well within normal at 32°C, 36°C and 27°C respectively. Not too sure about the power, but it seems to be where the manufacturers say it should be.
All the fans are running normally as far as i can tell, the prgram i'm using (Everest Home Edition) tells me the fan that it can detect is running as roughly 5720 RPM, there are also two other fans on the computer, a side fan (which doesn't seem all that powerful) and what i'm guessing is the cpu fan, the hard disk doesn't appear to have one. There also don't appear to be any odd noises coming from within the computer.
There doesn't appear to be much consistency with when it does it either, it can do it about 4 times in a day or not do it at all, i've ran
powermax on it and all the system tests have said that the hard disk is fine, the cpu seems to be running normally as well, and the problem actually seems less prevelent when i'm playing games such as max payne 2 or halo. I've also tried reinstalling windows and nothing appears to happen. Needs cleaning perhaps?
Anyone think they can help?
Also bear in mind that i don't actually know all the much about poking about inside PCs.