Very true mike. My PSU was the horrible one that came with the case but in the end it did not work. The PSU wouldent give any power to my comp what so ever inside or when outside of the case not hooked up. After replacing it everything powers up like a charm.
I now know there is something else wrong but the PSU had to be replaced aswell. I also tried hooking up my old PSU to the computer I have at work and I got the same resluts. Thats when I went to get a new one. And I wish I had a friend or 2 around but they are all off at college so I can't borrow any ram or vid cards. Thanks for your help Junglemike. I need as much as I can get at the moment.
I see. So everything started when PSU broke down?
Than you replace psu, and got this beeping?
And your computer didn't work even 1 second after initial psu brakedown? right?
The thing is , that when psu fails - it is very dangerous situation, b/c it can do a lot of harm, even fry everything inside the computer.
PSU uses Ac-Dc swithcing regulaton technology to produce regulated ouptut (3.3v, 5v, 12v.) Normally it has overvoltage protection. But when PSU fails - many things inside it can go wrong , including overvoltage protection.
As a result, sometimes breaking down PSU in it's last seconds can encrease the voltage(s) segnificantly, and burn down everything on it's way.
First thing that is prone to this sort of damages - is motherboard.
This is what I would do in this situation:
1) I would double check everything
, as CrazeD suggested, unplug/replug, ide cables/ram/cpu/pci cards.
2) Find a working donor computer with compatible parts - so you could test cpu/ram/video (everything except mobo)
3) Last option - go to any computr store, and ask them to dagnose yur computer, this should cost you some small amount of money.
hope this helps.