I just started having some issues with the last computer I built, it has been great except the IEEE firewire ports never want to see my equipment (Canon XH-A1's) and I have tried both cameras, and several cords, even installed a new PCI firewire card to try and fix it, still nothing.
Now I am getting painfully slow restarts, I am talking minutes to get to the log on screen, and then again minutes to get logged in.
The PC was built in Feb of 08 with the following.
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive (for Win XP Pro)
I have a feeling the problem is the MOBO, how hard will it be to replace just that.
I have seperate HD's for Adobe and Programs along with seperate hard drives for storage.
This is the first pc I built out of 5 that has ever given me any problems.
Oh yea, Norton is no where on my system, only AVG, Max REG cleaner.