Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:20 PM
Can you reveal what type and make of motherboard ? I have heard the term "dirty " in reference to electrical power. It refers to a power source that has a lot of spikes and swings in amplitude. Hence that is why some , installations require a power regulator (cleaner ? ) to maintain the power requirements. Most computers use 5 & 12 VDC.
In power supplies like anything else you normally get what you pay for. A bargain basement 18 dollar one is not going to perform like a 75 dollar one. Power supplies are not mentioned when everyone list their stats on their machines. Yet it is tantamount to trying to run a race car on economy grade gasoline..I will not build one with a cheap power supply as you are only asking for problems.
Also how recent did your shop replace your motherboard. Their work ought to carry some guarantee with it. If they misdiagnosed the problem this should be their worry and not yours.
I plan to live forever , so far , plan is working.