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My computer has been running great for the past 9 months. I had one PSU go out a few months back and replaced it with another of the same model so I wonder if that is the problem again, but I am getting very different symptoms this time.

I have a custom built computer with the following:
Motherboard: Biostar 965PT
Processor: Intel E6400
Power Supply: Ultra V Series 500 Wt
Running: 3 hard drives and 2 DVD burners.
Video Card: GS7600 256 MB

Problem:
Today I shut my comptuer down to restart it (internet connection died) and when I restarted it became stuck on the Biostar green screen that says "press del to enter setup). This is after I get the beep for a successful post. I have a PS2 mouse and plugged that in and pressing it did nothing.  I let my computer sit for about 5 minutes and then it made a little beep and went into Bios. I leave bios and it goes back to the Green screen (repeat, etc).

What I have tried:
1. Resetting the CMOS jumper. I dont think my board has a battery does it?
2. Unplugging all HDs other than the one I need. I also unplugged one DVD Rom.
3. Update: I just got rid of the splash screen and now says:  
Main processor: Intel 2.13 (Etc)
memory...and it sticks there..

When I let it run it comes out to this:
Memorty Testing: 3144704K OK + !M TSEG Memory
CPU Brand Name: Intel Core 2 CPU
EM64TCPU
Memory Freq for DDR800 Dual channel mode
IDE Channel 0 Master: None
IDE Channel - Slave: None

SATA 1 Device: ST3250620AS 3. AAE SATA
SATA 2-6: NONE
Floppy disk fail (40)

Press F8 to ENable System configuration
Press F9 to Selection Booting Device After Post
Press F! to continue, Del to enter setup


I tried resetting my ram and doing the CMOS reset again and that doesnt help


Thats it for now. Im stuck.

UPDATE 2:  Okay, I let it sit for an hour and now it is booting again.  I have taken all the info off it I need. Any ideas WHY This happened and how to not have it happen again? Have I overloaded the PSU with all the stuff I have on it?

Thanks!
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by:giltjr
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Since it started booting after you let it sit for awhile my first guess is that the CPU fan, or some other fan, maybe dead and something overheated.
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How can I tell if things are overheating?  Is there a way on the Bios or from Vista? I dont want to burn components out and not know it.  Do I actually need to get a thermometer in there?
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I have not used this specific program, but I have used programs like it in the past:

http://www.bestvistadownloads.com/software/t-free-hardware-sensors-monitor-download-skirqqar.html

Basically you need a program that displays the status of the monitors that are built into your MB.
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by:sethheringer
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How do these look?

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/ernestev/TempSettings.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
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Does this image work? [IMG]http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/ernestev/TempSettings.jpg[/IMG]'

If not, you can follow the links anyways - not sure how to post images.
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For now they look good.  The max CPU temp for your processor is 61 C (ref: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/143/5).

I would suggest that you keep an eye on the temps and see if they start going up and or if any of the fans stop spinning.
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by:sethheringer
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How does my voltage look? I have no idea what that means but I have had PSU problems before with this same model PSU. Sorry for all the questions - you will get my answer points for your time.
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by:nobus
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imho, you may have a power supply problem.
first check how much power you need :  http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp      
i suggest to test your ram and disk also; best download the ubcd , and run memtest86+ for ram, and diskt test:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ultimate_Boot_CD_Full_d4981.html

>>  I dont think my board has a battery does it?  <<  yes it has one; in most cases a round cell CR2032 type
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...also, when you installed the software, did you install ALL the drivers for the mobo? chipset, sound . .
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