Here's hoping you fine folks read the forums on Black Friday morning...
Until three days ago, my wife had a mostly functional Hackintosh build, when it decided to stop booting. (details on the failure symptoms are below) I'm fairly certain it's the motherboard and am looking for an emergency replacement.
The old build was:
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
CPU: Core i7-920
RAM: 24Gb (6x4GB) Team Vulcan PC3 12800 (TLD38G1600HC9DC01)
Any and all suggestions are welcome. I'm pretty sure that if my wife is without her work machine for more than 100 hours, my life will be in jeopardy.
Thinking the OS install (Snow Leopard) might have gotten b0rked, I installed Mountain Lion on a blank drive and the system booted fully a few times before starting to freeze on boot. Most notably, symptoms include the video card cutting out mid-boot (as though the system was going into power save mode, despite keyboard being in use), and not responding properly to the reset button. Both of these issues are occurring when I'm messing around with the BIOS settings, so I'm pretty certain this isn't software-related at all. I'll swap in a new GPU later today, but I can always return the mobo if that turns out to not be the underlying cause. Besides, the reset button issues suggest that it's not the GPU after all.