I forced it back to stock when I first had my machine freeze up on me the other day, hoping that it was just an unstable OC(has just increased it last week). The extender is, now that I think on it, VERY likely as a problem, might be loose or not making a proper connection.
Testing just as soon as I can get this machine wired back up with its own power supply.
Unluckily for me, the PSU isn't dead, I REALLY REALLY wish it were, because I could get the upgrade to my PSU that I've been meaning to, in preperation for new gpu...but if its my mobo, I will be out of a machine for a while at least.
Edit: Its definately NOT the extender, but I did notice a bit of wiggle in the cpu power plug.
Edit2: It boots now, after a CMOS reset, but something made it go down and I rather think the PSU is the culprit, going to watch it and do some proper voltage tests when I get the chance, possibly just go through with my upgrade and stick it in a secondary machine thats expendable and then RMA it if it has any trouble..
Thanks for all the help guys :)
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Last edited by ChuckleBrother; June 19, 2008 at 09:27 AM.
I have taken pieces out and swapped them and come to a startling discovery:
the only part of the machine that has any real issue is the harddrive....Yes, thats right, the my hdd is the problem. It didn't cause the motherboard issue, but it doesnt play friendly(3 BSoDs, 2 solid system freezes and a 15 minute boot, all in the course of an hour). So thats weird, time to go harddrive shopping:). Unless the drive is still under warranty or somesuch, but I don't suppose it is.
I must say that came out of nowhere I would of have never had guess that a HDD could of caused such a problem, it is certainly interesting and something that I will keep in mind if anything starts acting up on my system.