z3snap, there is a really good chance that you're right, and the motherboard is to blame. Here are a couple reviews. Granted, these were comments about the PCChips mobo that I had, but it doesn't bode well for the quality of the manufacturer. Especially if you've tried to do any overclocking or anything. Personally I wouldn't even consider buying another PCChips mainboard, and recommend you replace yours even if you can get it working. You'll be amazed at how much faster your current hardware can run.
The system keeps on locking up, cannot be rebooted, can only be turn off from power switch in the back. Deadly blue screen appear frequently, with fatal message like "CANNOT WRITE TO HARD DISK", "PROGRAM YOU ARE RUNNIN HAS CAUSE AN ERROR IN KRNL386.EXE, the program will now close", "WINDOWS PROTECTION ERROR" and all kind of otheer weird messages. But despite all these alarming errors message, MICROSOFT is not the culpit, the motherboard is. The stores/manufacturers said it is the heat or faulty battery, but the real cause of all these malfunction is the "leaking capacitors"-please search for more details. BUYERS BEWARE, especially for low price private labels.
Bad capacitors render it useless in a few days or few weeks.
secrective scratch your Hard Disk
If you value your money and time, don't buy it, it is totally junk.
I bought one in January, it crash every couple of hours, then deteriorate to every few minutes, the crook blame my monitor, my RAM, anything that did not bought from them, then I found out all the freeze, cannot be rebooted, lose of BIOS data, MS Blue Death Screen are symptom of defectve capacitors that will cause system to be unstable and premature death. The crook sold them and kept up scam people by charging extra for repair and diagnosis. But they know all along this motherboard will cause endless problem all along.