fbt wrote:I'm sure I don't have one, but what is a PSU? Do you mean a power supply? Right now I'm suspecting the video card. I may pull it and see how the onboard video does. The video card is the oldest component, except for the floppy drive. So I'm hoping I can get a cheap card and fix it and probably get better video performance too. Like I said, I have a laptop (except it has Chakra on it now) and it is actually faster then my old desktop. So I'm kind of putting it off for now.
Yes, I mean power supply.
Hardware diags are more a process of elimination than anything else, and can be especially difficulty with intermittent problems. Many times I go by "smell and feel" until I get to the bottom of it. Eliminating the video card would be one option. My experience and your symptoms make me "smell" a funky PSU, but the only way to find out for sure is to swap it out and see what happens.