I've been having recently a little trouble with my PC setup; namely it was randomly crashing for no particular reason... at some point (most occurances were while playing graphicly challenging games or using graphic apps) screen just turned black and sound got looped. I installed latest graphic (and other) drivers, assuming it was most likely caused by my GPU. Nothing changed except this time I the sound wasn't looped, it just continued.
Moving on... so I tried to test the rig with another GPU. I borrowed an ATI Radeon 1950 Pro 256Mb and switched it for my nVidia GT 8800. The process should have gone smoothly, but instead of that the pc booted, then after approx. two seconds shut down and then again booted, but with no screen signal and there wasn't even the keyboard check light that's usually at the beginning of the boot sequence. I assumed this is only due to the fact that the GPU is somehow incompatible/not working so I switched it back to my old one. To my surprise it done the same thing as with the Radeon. So now I am thinking it was probably the MB, all along... not really sure if it is a hardware problem or just something needs to be re-set, etc.
So what do you guys think? Am I royally screwed and need to buy a new MB or this can be somehow salvaged? Help pls! I need my pc back... even now I am typing this on my friends pc. Any help is greatly appreciated... ;-]
Oh and to give you some picture here is my pc setup:
Abit IP35 Pro
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2,40GHz
GPU nVidia GT 8800 512MB
4xHDD [2xIDE, 2xSATA]
PSU Enermax 500W