|I just had my PC die on me today that's been running for about a year and a half. I am trying to determine which component has failed. I checked the video card in another PC to confirm it works, as well as the RAM, so I am fairly certain it's a motherboard, power supply, or CPU issue.|
It happened when I went to reboot the PC. I got the usual Windows screens but where the PC usually would have begun booting again, it just hung there. The DVD drive was having a bit of fit and the LED on the front of it was blinking and the drive sounded like it was trying to read or spin up. Also, the power and HDD activity lights on the front of the case were sporadically blinking in sync with no real rhythm. Holding in the power button in an attempt to power off the PC had no effect. I had to hit the power switch rocker on the back of the PC.
Now when I attempt to power on the PC, the LED light on my Motherboard is on, and both the CPU and case fans are operational, but the system does not boot. There are no beeps of any sort. The DVD drive does not respond to the eject button, and the power and HDD LEDs on the front of the case are still blinking sporadically.
I'll do my best to post the specs but I don't have the PC here with me. The power supply is 600W. The CPU I believe is an AMD Phemon II 945 Quad-Core. The video card is an NVIDIA GTX260. The primary hard drive is an Intel SSD, and the secondary hard drive is a 7200RPM SATA drive.
I don't have a motherboard with a compatible socket around to test the CPU, so I am just trying to limit the scope of the problem. I think I have a power supply that I will try tomorrow. Thanks in advance for any pointers!