Was playing the game, had firefox open to a presumably safe website. and the monitor went blank, which would scream to me video card/monitor problem. but the keyboard and mouse died at the same time. Well at least i know the keyboard did because its a G15 and the LCD went blank. Obviously a cntrl alt del wouldn't work, so i tried the power button. pressed, then pressed and held which according to the option in windows will shut it down. No go. had to flip the power switch on the PSU. Fans and everything were still going while it was "on" maybe a bad/shorted Mobo?
This is the rig, subtract the extra parts of course. it has 4g ram and obviously one case and cpu
CASE ANTEC|NINE HUNDRED BK RT
MB ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+ 780V/SB700 RT
CPU AMD|A64 X2 6400 3.2G AM2 2M R
MEM 2Gx2|KST KHX8500D2T1K2/4GR R Kingston
HD 160G|ST 7K 8M ATA100 ST3160815A Seagate
CPU THERMPASTE|AS5-3.5G %
VID MSI 8600GT 256 MB GDDR2
420W Thermaltake PSU
I have basically the same rig in my computer except for the HD and vid card, so part swapping to Troubleshoot wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that it happens extremely rarely.
When i got back into windows i checked speedfan first. temps seemed fine, forgot to do it in BIOS.. Event Viewer showed nothing. Another thing that may or may not be related, the front microphone jack on the computer doesn't work anymore, it did, but doesn't now, I havent gotten around to taking it apart to see if it came unplugged. The headphone jack works, the USB ports work but the mic doesn't. mic in the back does but not the front. Unfortunately my RMA period just wore out like 5 days ago so to replace something i need a really good idea what it is.
As always any help you can give will be much appreciated.
Edited by smurfgod, 07 March 2009 - 02:59 PM.