Intermitent Booting

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reidthaler

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I had been having problems waking my computer from standby. Then I could boot (post)and took it too the shop and they said it was the power supply. They unplugged and plugged in the old power supply from the mobo and it booted. Then it stopped booting even after I plugged and unplugged the power supply from the mobo.

I bought a new powersupply last week, and it initally worked, but now I have the same issues. Sometimes it boots by plugging and unplugging the power supply (ps) other times, I have to wait a while before it boot. Sometimes I'm working and the computer will just freeze and I have to wait a while untill it'll reboot.

I recently replaced the cpu as it started to have problems, so the new one is only a few weeks old.

It seems like it may be a heat buid up issue, but I've got a big copper Thermalright heat sink with a rheostat to bring down the RPMs so it's not so noisey, but my temperature ranges are within what Intel said was OK.

I'm running an Asus P4P800 E Deluxe with a P4 3.0. 2 name brand RAM, Win XP Home.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Reid
 
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Have a look at the large electrlytic capacitors in the vicinity of the CPU, on the motherboard.

If any are bulging or leaking, that is a prime cause.

There was an epidemic of poor quality caps in the market that has caused major problems in several makers boards.
 
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