So, this all started months ago when my parts arrived, and I set about putting them together. As expected, the thing didn't work when I powered it on. It wouldn't go past the post screen. I got some help and managed to get it to install Windows. I ran it fine for awhile until I realized that the RAM was in the wrong slot. I moved the stick to the appropriate slot, and everything went downhill from there. So, after a lot of tinkering, I gave up and sent back the motherboard and RAM. I would have sent back the CPU, but it was overdue, and I couldn't. I recently recieved my new RAM and motherboard, and I put the computer back together, being careful about which parts I put in first and wearing an antistatic band. When everything went in, I powered it on. It didn't post. Nothing on the screen. No beeps telling me it had passed POST. Just a single red LED and a single green LED.
Now, I have 2x 1GB Mushkin RAM, an Abit KN8 SLI motherboard, and a radeon X1600XT. I used the shadow card in place of a second card, since I don't have one. There was a bit of thermal compound that got on the socket, but I cleaned that off, and reseated both the RAM and CPU. Still the same result. Won't post. Checked the jumpers, cleared the CMOS, nothing. Not working. Can I get a little help here? I want to take it to a professional, but I don't have a job, let alone money.
Edited by JasonS, 25 February 2007 - 09:25 PM.