Well I think I narrowed it down to 2 options. Noticed a black spot on (looks like it,s burned out) on a black wire on a 4 pin that plugs into the power spot on the motherboard for the CPU. Or the motherboard finally bit the big one. I have a MSI 7340 sli motherboard and a Intel duo core 8400. Think I'll just go ahead and replace the mb and CPU and ram in a few weeks. Ugh If anyone can check out microcenter.com and guide me towards a CPU mb and ram for under 400-450 I'd appreciate it.
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