Hi DJ Akshay,
I'm hoping that you can help shed some light on the problems I'm having, 4 days ago My PC turned itself off, when I tried to turn it back on I had power but nothing was happening, I consider myself to be above average when it comes to PC repair, as I built this PC myself a couple of years ago.
So I did the basics, removed all components, Memory, HDD etc. right down the the bare essentials, just the board and processor, thinking logically that even without a HDD I would still get the bios screen.......but you guessed it, nothing at all, so I tried the simplest and cheapest option first and went and purchased a new PSU thinking it was perhaps underpowered.............nope.......still nothing, don't get any beeps without memory installed absolutely jack squat, the fans to the CPU fan and case fans are all spinning.
So by this time I'm either scratching my head or banging it against a very hard wall.
I've now come to the conclusion that we've eliminated everything else other than the CPU or Motherboard, (both too expensive to buy on the off-chance that it may work), so I really want to pin-point which one of the two it is.
I did happen to replace my motherboard 6 months or so ago and luckily had kept the old one (I replaced it because it was shutting down after about 6 hours use, and once it had shut down you would only get about 10 munites use the 2nd time around until it had completely cooled down), So I put the old board back in (which like I say I know was working despite being unreliable),................low and behold still nothing.........so I'm 75% swung towards it being the processor.
I have tried your test of removing the fan it doesn't exactly heat up within 5 seconds so gave it a tiny bit longer and after about 10 or 15 seconds you can feel it starts to get warm, ( I wouldn't say hot but definatly warming up).
So at this point I don't know which way to turn, or whether I have just confused myself even more, do I take the jump and buy a new CPU on the hope that both my current and old board are ok (bear in mind that the old board I did have problems with), Or do I go for the motherboard (again knowing that I have had problems with my system in the past which were 100% motherboard related and which were resolved when I last replaced the board.
Or do I take the 3rd option and smash the stupid thing to bits with a sledgehammer and take up reading novels on an evening rather than ploughing through the internet for bargains which I never really needed in the first place? lol.
Please advise which you think it will more than likely be with the above description, and while I await a reply from you I'm going to make a start on the bottle of Jack Daniels I've been saving since christmas.