My homebuilt system (9months old) has on several occasions failed to post. On each occasion I have fixed the issue by reseting the cmos. In addition, the machine does not make use of all of the installed RAM.
The computer has never been fully functional, with only 2gb of the 4 installed available. I have RMA'd the mobo, ram and cpu twice, but with no improvement. The post failures are more recent, but until now intermitent (no more than once a month) The most recent time it failed to post I tried reseting the cmos, but to no avail. It's in bits on the dining table now.
On boot the system powers up. All my fans spin up, including the HSF, PSU and GFX card. My power light on the front of the case and the cold cathdodes inside the case light up. The phase LEDs light up, and do not go out. No graphics of any kind are displayed on screen. I do not have a system speaker installed, so there's no beeping.