I hate it that people put "I die a little inside" or "I" something.. We dont know if YOU are right, but surely you would know if YOU were right?
Its worse when you're trying to fix someone's laptop, and your digging in the BIOS to check that the RAM is functioning properly, that the heat levels are normal, after you've reseated the CPU, flashed the BIOS, booted into linux to check it wasn't a directory problem, and they say "Yeah, but did you turn it off and on again?"
Earlier this week a friend of mine asked me to fix his rig, he described the problem, that it wouldn't post, and hadn't worked for weeks. It worked as soon as I switched it on, I simply uninstalled some crap and did your usual speed boosters. My drinks are free tonight for 'fixing' it.