Okay, so i've built many a pc in my time, mostly without problems.
I offered to build my boss a PC, and of course, it's not working
It is a standard ATX motherboard with onboard audio/lan/video.
Using a 3100+ semperon s754 processor retail edition with the thermal gizzay already applied etc.
Using a SATA hard drive
using a basic PSU.
The problem is this: everything seems to be connected up normally. When i turn on the PC, the CPU/PSU fan both spin, i heard hard drives engaging, CD drives engaging, the only thing I don't get is and picture on the monitor.
Bit of background, i'm using another motherboard now, same sort of specs. it is compatible with the processor, and I doubt (& pray) I can't get two dud mboards in a row.
I'm also on my 2nd CPU, as I exchanged the 1st just to be safe as well.
Using the correct ram for the system, and have tried switching ports, and also tried ram i know to be working, makes no difference
Have tried using an IDE hard drive, to no avail.
I've also tried using a AGP graphics card, didn't work (I think the on-board graphics overrides it until you tell it not to through the bios/windows)...
Also, obviously, tried switching monitors just in case, nada.
I've also tried loosening the screws to make sure that there are no shorts.
I've aaaaalso tried unplugging all the drives and just booting up using Ram, CPU & motherboard, still no on screen image.
If anyone feels they need the specific model numbers of the parts let me know and i'll dig them up....
please somebody help me! this PC was supposed to be ready for my boss this morning and i've had to take the morning off to fix it!