XFX 790i Ultra
Intel Q9650 3.00 ghz
Diamond OEM HD 5970 (also a PNY 9800GTX+ XLR8)
Antec 850 TruePower Quattro
4*2gb Corsair Xms3 1600mhz
Vista 64 bit (service pack 2)
The bios loads very slowly (1-3 minutes) and when it loads I cannot press F1 to advance or enter the setup menu. I have the Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG. I have tried both of my graphics cards (old and new, both should be working) and I have tried all of my RAM sticks individually so it is most likely not a RAM or videocard problem. I have unplugged and replugged every power cord and have taken out and put back in everything except for the CPU. I have the newest bios available on a bootable CD but I cannot get far enough into the bios to boot from either the hard drive or the CD.
Skyrim crashed twice in a row, and then there was nothing.
Also the cores on my 5970 were really hot to the touch over an hour over the last gaming, after several attempted restarts and problems in the bios screen.
I would also like to add that the electronics gods hate me (I hate them too), and I have random problems like this even on something as (dully) reliable as an iphone.
But that's not to say I don't install things right or treat my system right. My new graphics card, my ram and my cpu have never been overclocked so it shouldnt have anything to do with that.
5 hours ago I was playing battlefield 3 on ultra and kicking skyrim to the curb but now I have a useless hunk of metal, plastic and silicon. This calls for a bowl.