I have an INTEL 3gig 533sysbus CPU on an ASUS P4T533C with a gig of Samsung PC1066 RDRAM and an nVidia Quadro4 900XGL vidieo card in an ANTEC PLUS1080AMG soho server case with 430w PS, seven case fans, one 120gig WD HDD, a SONY DVD and SONY CDRW.
I keep my machine running 24/7 most of the year. This past week after doing some drawing work withi Autocad, the computer did not recover from it sleep mode the following morning.
I had to cold boot it, but got no beep, I took the cover off and used the compressed air liberally to clean it out. However, upon boot, still no joy, same resutls, I get no beeps or response from the monitor, but the fans and drives get power.
When I shared my dilemma with a few frieinds they deduced it had to be the processor (one was an AMD maven tho').
Anyhow, without any recourse I went out and purchased a new processor and had a friend who is DELL certifified install it. Still no joy, same results. He and I went through a few other typical troubleshooting efforts, "by the book", eventually unplugging everything but the processor and leaving the video card installed, but no success.
I am now left with the possiblity of replacing the video card, but a new comparable video card would be a ~$500 purchase.
I have made no hardware/software upgrades for several months
My home office is carpeted, with some static issues (I will be installing laminated flooring later this year.)
When I pulled the old processor out, the identity marks could still be read (no burns)
Can someone give me a better resolution?