I was using my pc when it suddenly crashed. Upon bootup, the system started powering, maybe for 4 seconds (no picture on screen), and the fan just switched off, and that's what it'it keeps doing over and over again.
I tried removing RAM sticks and VGA because I had spares of those, but today I went and bought a new PSU and as I was at the shop, decided to buy a RAM upgrade. However, it still is doing the same thing with the new components.
I took out the motherboard (placing it on foam etc), and tried it there (thinking it could be a short in the case (saw that happening once).. Also cleaned all dust etc from all vents/fans etc.
So practically, with just bare components (MB/VGA/RAM/PSU) it still keeps doing the same thing over and over.
Practically the only choice would remain to be either the Motherboard/CPU/Thermal fan, but i'd rather see if asny of you can please help me rather than dashing off to a shop and buy more parts !!
The System has the following specifications :
-Asus P5QPL-AM Motherboard
-Intel Core 2 Quad 2.8 Ghz
-Memory (original 2 x 1Gb DDR2 RAM), and now with 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS DDR2 (both sets 800Mhz)
-Nvidia Geforce GTX 470
-PSU original was Silverstone Zeus Model ST85ZF (850Watts) and the new one XFX Core Edition 750 Watts (and yes, both have the 2 x PCI-E neded for the GTX 470)
Thanks in advance, and help would be appreciated !!!!