cpu or mobo gone bad?
OK, I have been having nothing but problems from my computer for about the past month. It would just freeze and you'd have to reboot it, or it would just reboot itself, and lately it will just lose signal to the monitor but still stay powered on (all fans working, but no cpu response). I changed out the HDD and tried to reinstall Windows on the replacement last night to no success. I also RMAd my graphics card and got a new one, but it's still in the box, haven't reinstalled it yet. So, I know it's not the PSU or graphics card so I'm thinking it's the CPU or mobo. My CPU did get hot one time when the fan quit working so the computer shut itself off, that was about a year ago. When I took it to a shop, the guy there just pulled the old heatsink and fan off, didn't clean anything, and just stuck a new one on there? So do you think over time it has finally just given up?
Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop
AMD Athlon Mobile TK-55 Dual Core 1.8 GHz
2GB DDR2 Memory
Windows XP Home Edition