I recently bought and installed a new CPU heatsink and fan. After I turned my computer on for the first time after the installation, my monitors are completely unresponsive. I currently have a GTX 560 and thinking it might be a fault in the card, I tried using older cards at my disposal and tried other PCI slots. Still unresponsive.
My motherboard has no beeps, all the fans are working, and the hard drives seem like they're loading everything.
Since then, I've uninstalled the new heatsink and installed my old stock one. Of course, nothing.
Any ideas what could be wrong? I'm guessing it has to do with either the motherboard or the processor.
After resetting the BIOS, you can set SATA back to RAID (the RAID info is on the HDDs, so no risk).
Yes, try clearing the CMOS. Check also all power connections. Does the board require a 4 or 8-pin ATX power connection? Test the board outside the case and start it by shorting the 2 pins corresponding to the case power switch (not by using the button on the chassis). Remove the reset, the power switches, the HDD led connectors while testing.
Thanks for the info on the RAID, I've actually been quite worried about that for quite some time.
I ended up taking out everything and slowly inserting everything one at a time to test if it was a hardware fault besides the CPU and mobo. It turns out that I had a bad IDE cable and I guess it was short circuiting my motherboard or something. After I switched it out for a newer one, it works fine.
Dang.. all these hours of messing inside my computer just because of one dang cable.
Thanks for your help anyways Alex.