Hello to all the community. I've been silently using this forum (the dfi-street version anyway) for a year now and it has helped me a lot. This time its different though.
So here's the story:
Before I bought the OCZ psu I had a Thermaltake Purepower Stackable 500W which worked fine for about 13 months. Then,without changing anything in the system,it couldn't power up unless I switched off the psu,wait a few seconds,turn it back on and power up. Voltages were fine all the way,even when the problem occured. The psu also had a wattage meter (which btw never had exceeded 195w -no oc yet). Since the problem began,I noticed 2 things: Increased consumption when working AND when switched off. Specifically when playing games i noticed a 10% (more or less) increase and from 10w to 12 and sometimes 15 when switched off. Since this didn't happen constantly but when I moved the board,cables etc. I suspected a short and reinstalled the board in the case. Nothing happened.
So the previous weekend I saw the leds on the board turned off while the psu was on,tried another psu ONLY to see if the leds were lit (no power on)and thanked God this was only a 'simple' fried psu situation.
Unfortunately,this was not the case. I installed the OCZ psu,the mobo lights up like a christmas tree,but...no power. I also tried the 8-hour clear cmos procedure found here,with no result.