It's not totally Lightwave related, but I have a problem with a PC I
built and after scouring the web, I can't find anything that helps.
Basically, the machine sometimes will not start *at all* when switched
on (IE, as if there is no power at all, no fans, nada). I have to turn
off the power at the mains, wait about 10 seconds, and then try again.
Sometimes it then starts, sometimes I have to repeat the turning off
at the mains procedure. Eventually it does start and is steady as a
rock, but I'm concerned that it may be a potentially more serious
problem waiting to happen.
I first thought it might be a heat problem, so I bought and fitted a
more than ample AMD recommended CPU fan and heat conducting gunk. I
also bought an extra case fan and cleaned out the case with compressed
air so it's very dust free inside. All cables are tucked away so
there's no obstruction to airflow, but it still has problems starting
The system spec is:
MSI 6390 motherboard
Athlon XP 1800+ CPU
512 MB DDR memory
GeForce FX Graphics card
If this rings any bells with anyone, I'd really appreciate any
suggestions as to how to fix it. I'm beginning to think that it's just
a crappy motherboard and that I should shell out for an Abit or Asus.