Building new PC... and I can't access BIOS.
First of all, thank you to any replies I get. I am very very frustrated at this point, and I appreciate all the help I can get.
I am building a new PC. When I start up the computer, it scans the GPU, then will go to the screen with the Mobo logo/CPU/RAM count. At this screen, it reads the CPU. It then counts the RAM. Once it's completed the RAM count, it resets, and begins this same process all over again. This continues over and over again.
If I attempt to enter BIOS by pressing the Delete key, the RAM count immediately halts, the computer resets, and begins the cycle again. Similarly, if I press *any* button at all, it does the same thing.
After testing all components (except for the CPU) in a friend's computer, I originally believed it was a defective motherboard. I recieved a replacement today, and after hooking everything up, came across the same exact problem.
Here are my specs:
Motherboard: DFI LanParty 875P-T Socket 775
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 640 3.2Ghz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775 w/ HyperThreading
RAM: Corsair XMS TWINX 2048MB PC4000 500MHz (2 x1024)
GPU: nVidia GeForce 2 (soon to be replaced)
Hard Drive: Seagate 300GB 7200/8MB/S-ATA-150
The GPU definitely works, as I'm currently using it to type this message. :-) The RAM works blazingly fast in my friend's computer. However I haven't found anyone with a Socket 775 motherboard to try the CPU on. I can't really imagine it's defective though, if the computer is even getting as far as it is.
But at this point, I really have no idea, and I'm very frustrated. I would value any and all opinions.
Thank you for your help. :-)