This is before CMOS shows on the screen, and you see my computer itself try powering, lights turn on, fans start spinning, and three/four second delay and the heatsync/fan on my CPU starts spinning, and then loops boot again... It keeps doing this.
I've reseated all memory.
I've reseated all pci/pci-e cards.
I've cleaned case of all dust.
Strangly enough, computer doesn't loop the boot issue when I unplug the power to my CPU, it stays powered on completely. (obv won't post without CPU.)
so I thought... Thermal paste needs to be reapplied.
Reapplied the paste.
I then just thought, battery removal would reset bios... Same issue.
So now I wonder... If the CPU was fried, would this cause this type of boot cycle?
Is it possibly the mobo? If it were, would it stilll be allowing power to the computer when you unplug the CPU?
Am I missing any steps here, or is my CPU gone? Bah. 400$;(