Q: What do the beeps emitted during the POST mean?
A: The following Award BIOS beep code descriptions may help you identify possible computer problems. (For reference only.)
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error
Okay so I have reset the CMOS and taken out the GPU and put in a single stick of RAM and now the computer boots for literally about a second and then turns off, any idea what could be happening now?
So it "boots" for a second? Meaning it displays a screen, spins fans, makes noises, which? Does it still POST with the beeps?
It sounds like you need to yank the motherboard and breadboard it like others have suggested above. It just might turn out that your motherboard is bad. But you need to follow the steps outlined in the guide. It would also help to be able to test your PSU. Do you have access to another PSU?