motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6
cpu - Intel Core 2 duo @ 2.8GHz
memory - 2gb of crucial.com Ballistix (2 1gb sticks)
PSU - 550W modular PSU, antec
Video Card - PNY Nvidia GeForce 8500GT (Also I've tried restarting the computer with a XFX geforce 9400) both 512MB.
I have no IDE peripherals or anything else plugged in except for one molex pin powering the fans in my computer.
I start the computer to look at the POST test, and all the fans start up, CPU fan included, except the CPU fan only spins for one second, and then waits another 2 seconds, and then starts back up again.
The computer runs for about ten seconds, and i get no visual output from the video card. I've tried switching the place of the video card (Mobo has 2 PCI express slots) I've tried reseating the RAM and the video card. I don't know what else to do.
any Ideas? any help at all would be greatly appreciated.