my brother sent me a barebones pc kit that he got off of tigerdirect for me to set up. i got him a new video card, harddrive, dvd burner, and monitor. i installed all of that stuff and the thing worked beautifully.
however when i brought it to him we decided to get some more memory. well we went to bestbuy and got a gig of ram (2 512 sticks) and installed them. upon turning the computer on there was a foul smell and not much else. i quickly turned it off and checked the sticks. apparently the dufus gave me pc100 instead of 2100 like i asked for.
we put the old sticks in and tried to start the machine up again. no such luck.
fearing the motherboard was shot we purchased a new soyo dragon 2 from tiger direct. i installed it and moved the processor and everything else over to it. still no luck with turning on.
i purchased a new amd athelon processor for it and installed it. still nothing.
i tried wiping the bios by taking the battery out as suggested. didnt do anything.
the power supply is a 300 watt supply so that may be it.
so when i have everything hooked up and i turn it on the fan on the video card comes on and the processor fan comes on but the machine doesn't even attempt to go through post. if i put the old video card in then the cpu fan comes on for 2 seconds then stops.
sorry for the lack of info but im not at home right now to find it all out
Edited by dsenette, 16 August 2005 - 01:00 PM.