Just put together a system myself. It's an asus motherboard with AMD phenom II. Over the course of the year, it's been crashing more and more. Sometimes it would freeze when I'm playing starcraft, sometimes it would freeze when I do nothing. Whether I get a BSOD is random. I ran a memory check program and discovered that one of my memory sticks is bad. I replaced them with warranty. However, very soon after I replaced them, my computer started freezing much more frequently, often when I'm not doing anything at all.It would simply freeze without BSOD. I now think that I may have been seeing two 'types' of freezes the entire time; with one type being fixed, revealing the other. It has since progressed to require multiple booting attempts, sometimes freezing before the bios screen comes up.
Now, I can't boot up from it at all. All the fans start running but nothing shows up on the screen. Sometimes the screen won't even come on, the monitor led would just blink. I have, however, been taken to a screen that says something to the effect of 'hardware or software changes may have occurred to your system' and it gives me the option of either restoring my system or running windows normally <== Once, my computer even froze on THAT screen!!
It feels like my motherboard is crapping out on me. How can I get to the root of it?
Edited by tooty, 30 September 2010 - 11:09 PM.