After running my computer for some time (anything between two minutes to two hours) it switches off and stays that way. When I try to start it again, my hard disk activity LED lights up, CPU and graphics card fans start to spin, the drives start rotating and all, but the system does not switch on.
It can be restarted only after some time (which again, varies between two minutes to 20 hours). I think my PC hates me. I haven't ever been able to operate it properly for more than two months continuously.
I also noticed that in the hardware monitor in BIOS, the +5V reading is showing in red (in place of blue) the voltage 0.124 or something in that range. This should be near 5V as far as I understand.
I've seen this problem reported by many users and tried out the solutions given to them:
- Switched my power supply - to no improvement
- Connected it directly to the wall socket - no effect
- Took it to a friend's house and tried. Voila it runs like a racehorse, no problems whatsoever. The BIOS readings are all in place!
So I'm guessing it's a problem with the electricity connection at home (In India that's definitely a possibility). But then how come my old computer performed without any problems for two years?
I'm going nuts over this as no service people here seem to know a solution. I can't even buy a new rig. What if the problem shows up in it too!
- Intel Dual Core 2.6GHz
- Asuz P5SD2-VM mother board
- 1GB Corsair RAM DDR2
- Sparkle 9400GT 1GB
- 500GB SATA + 40GB PATA
- CD & DVD drives
- 400W PSU (the culprit?)
- iBall UPS
Ok...guys i'm updating this.The motherboard was causing the trouble.Replaced it.Not a surprise because it had already broken down thrice.Servicing doesn't help,I guess.