Aaahhh! Need Help! Hehe
okay this is just a big pile of crap rolled all into one! lol. im going to start from the beginning.
i was running a gigabyte ga-7vrx motherboard with a amd 2100+ processor. i have 1.5 gigs of ram.
well about a month ago, i started up internet explorer and crack computer restarted, wouldn't reboot, didn't do a thing. unplugged it did all the normal stuff to see if anythign was wrong, just woulnd't reboot. so i was like awesome! broken motherboard or processor. so i opened computer up and took a look inside. i undid everything on the computer, unscrewed motherboard adn all. took a look and the motherboard has a huge dark green spot, looked like a burn mark. looked up online to see if this was a common issue with this motherboard. turns out it was. so i bought one of my friends older motherboards. a soltek. popped it into the computer and reinstalled the processor, ram, and all. (by the way i ran diagnostics on the ram to check to see if that was a problem. also did a manuel check, 1 by 1). finally i installed everythign back. whala! everythign worked A-OKAY!. so about 3 days ago, over playing world of warcraft with some friends at a lan, and bam, same thign started up again. totally pissed off, i could only guess it was the processor. bought the processor used a while back. heard it had a similar problem, so i got it dirt cheap. anyhow i decided to go get a new one. a amd 2200+. just installed that about a hour ago, ran another ram diagnostic and then started up windows. everything started okay, no problem, then bam! same thing. reboots. why is this? ive eliminated possible OS problems because i have a very default xp ghost disk. xp, drivers, and 3 small programs. so very basic setup on the ghost. i ghosted both my hard drives. and im still having this problem. any idea to how i could resolve this? or suggestions to what it may be? thansk again guys, appreciate it greatly!