Hey everybody I'm having a hard time with rebuilding my desktop as the old video card got baked. I decided to upgrade to more modern cpu, memory and vid card. I "stole" a pc build recommendation from here :
and then proceeded to upgrade the memory and video card.
The problem I am having is that when I hit the switch all I am getting is a moment of the fans turning on (a revolution or two) and then nothing.
I have gone to Fry's and got a new psu, so I think I can eliminate that problem as that didn't change any reactions.
I have double checked all of my connections from the psu, or hard disks, to the motherboard with no luck.
I have tried to boot with just one stick of memory and no luck. I have gone through the troubleshooting guide here on the forums.
I have also tried to take everything out but the processor, same reation not even a error beep from the speaker.
I'm starting to think I have a mobo but I just want to double check that I'm not missing anything.
I am totally flummoxed by this and would love some help and ideas on what to do/ try next as I have reached the limit of my knowledge and would hate to give $70 to a computer repair shop to have them tell me something simple is wrong.
I feel your pain, the only time I have had this symptom was with an improperly seated CPU Heatsink. Try reinstalling your CPU and Heat sink. I know it's a pain to clean the CPU and HSF, but that did it for me. (stupid socket 775 push pins!!!!)
Give this a whirl, unless you get better advice from other forum members.