So, yes. The computer is crashing, and I'm not sure why but it is crashing in an interesting way. So I will admit most hardware is 3+ years old and that could be part of the problem as this thing has spent its watercooled life around 4gHz. And all components are correctly listed in my sig. Problem is that I start the computer and it will only boot not in an overclock but stock form. And when it does boot it goes into Windows and locks up. When I try to reboot it wont go into Windows at all before lock up. Try again and it'll get stuck in POST. Try again and it wont even POST. So you see every time I try I keep losing time during the boot up. Unless I let the computer sit for a bit and then it is OK again to restart this cycle. I did get into the BIOS after letting it sit for a bit and I"m looking at the PC Health Status under Phoenix AwardBIOS. Here is what I see:
ATX +3.3V Voltage 3.28
ATX +5.0V Voltage 5.11
ATX +12 V Voltage 11.77
5V Standby Voltage 4.95
Voltage Battery 3.29
Cpu CORE Temperature 20C
CHIPSET Temperature 33C
PWM AREA Temperature 27C
Reason I put that up is I'm wondering if it might be the power supply. It isn't the hard drive as given the chance it goes happily to windows. I doubt it is the graphics card as it sends no error beeps, the fan is on, it happily sits in windows, etc. I'm thinking it is the RAM, Mobo, or CPU. Mainly the Mobo as there isn't one specific point where this thing always stops booting up. I get various debugging codes off the motherboard's display depending on how far into the boot up I get. That said while I'd rather not have to spend the money on those items it is also time for an upgrade so I am willing to drop the $$$ to replace all of those.
Problem for me really comes back to that power supply. If that IS the issue than I'd rather replace that and not chase my tail around forever. So what do you guys think the issue is here? What do you think would cause this kind of strange boot/crash scenario?
And as always I thank you all ahead of time for your help.