I have recently bought from mvave.com components to build a computer. When the components arrived, I assembled them in accordance with directions in the manuals and whatnot, but when i turned the power on to the computer, fans spun, the hard drive and cdrom spun, but the motherboard seemed to get stuck while Posting, and no display came up on the monitor. The motherboard I have is an Epox EP-MF4 Ultra http://www.epox.com.tw/eng/products_content.php?ps=426
along with a GeFOrce 7300 GS graphics card and an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ processor.
After several reboots, I did manage to get the computer working for a little while: I was able to enter Bios setup, and begin installing Windows XP. Unfortunately, halfway through the installation, the computer completely froze and would not boot up again. Each time I turned it on, the LED post code was something different, and most of the time it just got stuck at FF, which my manual informs me is a "Boot attempt" While in the bios, I noticed that the CPU temperature was at a pretty constant 40 degrees C, so I dont think thats the problem, though I could be wrong. I think the problem is in the motherboard and i'll need to send it back for a replacement, but I thought it might be the graphics card instead.
Could anyone tell me with more certainty which component is faulty or if there might be something I'm simply doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated thanks!