This is a kinda long story, so, along with some advices in order to fix the problem I'd like to know what you think about me keep using this motherboard, first at all, my specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 Ghz
500 SATA Hard Drive MAXTOR (This one is actually broken right now)
500 SATA Hard Drive WD
NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 GTX 512 MB
OCZ 700 W Power source
4 GB RAM DDR2
Now, the problem started like a week ago, suddenly my Hard drive just crashed, it's not being recognized by either Windows or Ubuntu, so I was playing around with it, trying the SATA ports, changing the devices, etc, etc, and now, without unmounting/mounting anything else, the computer IS NOT STARTING!, I turn it on, but there is no video, no regular beeps on the motherboard when it load the devices......I already tried with another RAM memory device, same result, I tried with another monitor, no video, using integrated video card, no video, I even disconnected EVERYTHING from the motherboard, except for the Microprocessor, one RAM memory ( because without it, it just makes the regular beep sounds when it recognizes no memory), and the Power source, same result, NOTHING....a couple of friends told me something strange regarding this motherboard, the first one said that the motherboard is not able to handle everything that I attach to it, I mean, I have it like FULL right now, will all the devices, and all of them consumes a lot of enery, and needs a powerful motherboard. My second friend, which has similar components as me, lost the motherboard almost the same way, it's like the motherboard does not fill the requirements met.........It was working fine, since I got in replace from the store, for a similar problem.
Something else ( sorry for the long thread) my friend is a gamer, and we both have high profile video cards which goes connected to the power source, so he lost his motherboard, mine was working fine, but this problem came after maybe 2 weeks since I started to play demanding games (demanding about requirements) so I recently used the whole capacity of the video card, and my friend had the problem with the motherboard because of that ( as he states), so.....I would like to receive any advices on how to solve the issue with my motherboard ,I have warranty so maybe I will request another on in exchange, but I'd like to know if there's something that I can do in order to fix it, or I can call it dead...and also, what do you think about my case.....is this motherboard not powerful enough to handle my hardware? i'm confused right now.... thanks.