Hi I'm new here, been reading around the forum a bit and seems to be a lot of knowledgeable people.
I have a coworkers computer that I am trying to diagnose before I buy it from him. It's an Asus striker II formula mobo w/ core 2 quad processor. geforce 8800 gts 512mb card graphics card, and crucial ballistics tracers ram (he only gave me 1 stick for now).
Currently I cannot get any video output, and I did try swapping to a simple graphics card that required no power supply hookup and still no picture. I tried all the pci and pcie slots and nothing. I tested the power supply and all the pins read slightly higher than the common voltage (which i assume is good?), except for one 12v pin that read 11.0v (is this a big deal?). When I removed the ram card and powered on, it started making beeping sounds, same as when i moved it to the fourth slot, so I'm hoping the ram is ok? but I'm not for certain.
I'm not very computer savvy, is there anything else I can check out myself? do processors go bad? maybe the thermal compound dried up? I can probably pick up a new stick of ram from work and try it out to eliminate that. thanks for any input, this should be a good learning experience for me lol.