I'm having an issue with my desktop. It's a custom build and has been running perfectly for a couple of years. Last week whilst playing a game the machine died... Completely. As it died I smelled a brief but strong burning smell.
After this the machine would not boot at all. I hit the power button, the lights come on and then instantly turn off. Try the power again and I don't even get the lights. Unplug it, plug it back in and then I get the lights again but nothing more.
I've replaced the PSU...no change.
I've replaced the motherboard... No change.
Now before I go and spend even more replacing my next guess... The CPU, has anyone got any other ideas what it could be?
Intel q6600 2.4ghz core2 duo quad
Asus P5Q pro turbo motherboard
4Gb (4x1) corsair dominator RAM
Nvidia 9800 gt
Hyper type M 630w PSU
Any help would be massively appreciated