HP Pavilion a6244n PC
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4500
3072MB system memory
Nvidia Geforce 8300 GS graphics card
One day it just didn't want to turn on. So my first assumption was the hdd kicked the bucket. So I took it out put it in an external case and hooked it up to my computer. Worked fine. So my only other assumption was the mother board crapped out. I don't have much information on it dieing, it just worked one night, turned it off, woke up in the morning and it wouldn't turn on. Power was sent but nothing ever loaded, just a blank screen but the power button was lit blue like usual and you could hear the sounds of fans running. I don't know a lot about computers but this seems like a motherboard issue to me.
I was wondering if any of you think it's a motherboard issue also? If so where can I get a new mb for this? I'd like to get this computer up and running because it's better than my current PC (Intel 4, 3.2ghz, 32-bit).
I will be putting in my NVidia Quadro FX 3450 graphics card, and possibly my sound card also. But not knowing a lot of what I'm doing I thought I'd come here and ask about the motherboard and hopefully be guided towards something good.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Oh I forgot to say what I use my machine for. I use it to run Autodesk Maya and Adobe (Photoshop, after effects) for creating 3d models/animation. Also do a little bit of video editing with adobe software.
Edited by RhetoricCamel, 10 January 2010 - 04:55 PM.