Hello, im having some kind of a problem with my PC, its pretty weird and i cant figure out what the hell its wrong with it.
About a month ago, i was not getting any video when i turned on my PC, but it didnt happen every time, i would keep reestarting it until it would start and i was good to go, it was kinda frustraiting but at least the PC worked untill once when it didnt start anymore, I had a Pci-e Nvidia Geforce 6600 video card which i repleaced for a 4mb matrox pci card since the geforce aparently burned.
Since I repleaced the video card the computer allways gives me video, but before it does it takes about 10 seconds since i press the start button till it acsually starts up and shows me the mobo start screen. in this 10 seconds all the CD/DVD drives make weird noises as if something is moving inside (like traing to start or something) and their lights keep flashing, I tried disconecting them but it still takes about 10 seconds to give me any video.
Today it froozed for some reason (opening a pdf file) and when i tried to restart it, it would freeze in the mobo splash screen, i tried several times with out any sucsess, but after some time i tried again (I disconected the DVD drive and one HDD) and it booted, later i plugged the HDD since its a serial ATA hot swap one, and im currently using the PC perfectly but there is obviouslly something REALLY bad happening.
If anyone has any idea of what could be the problem id be gratefull hearing your advice, I believe it could be the power supply but im not sure, could it be because its sort of dying?... I had it for little over an year but i have the PC on almost all the time, sometimes even for weeks, the power suplly is a 500 Watts Vitsuba one.
My PC specs:
AMD Athlon64 3000+ (winchester core - socket 939)
MSI K8N-Neo4 Platinium edition (Nforce 4 ultra chipset)
512 DDR Kingston (2 x 256)
4mb pci Matrox video-card
Hitachi HDD (serial ata) (Win XP installed here)
WD HDD (serial ata)
i also have a wirelles PCI card installed (encore)
I hope someone could help me out.
Sorry for my english, Im from Argentina and I speak spanish.
Thanks in advance.