Computer won't boot.
Hi all. This is my first post.
First, this is my system.
Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply
G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Alright, here's what happened. This morning, before I left for school, I turned my computer off because I knew I would be getting more RAM before I returned home. While out, I picked up the new RAM (before today I only had 2 gigs of the aforementioned RAM, now I have 4). When I got home, I opened the case to put the new RAM in. My heatsink has never really sat right on the CPU chip, so I messed around with it for a while, finally getting it to seat right. I then blew out the entire case with compressed air. Finally, I put in the two new sticks of RAM and close the case. All excited, I press the power button and the computer doesn't come on. I open the case to see what is happening. When I press the power button, the heatsink fan, the power supply fan, and the case fan all come on for about a second before dying, and the computer remains off. I tried all I could think of to try and fix this. I unplugged and replugged everthing coming out of the power supply. I've tried without the new RAM, and with only the new RAM. Finally, I think I've found whatever is causing the problem. When I unplug the ATX_12v connector and try to turn the computer on, the fans will actually stay on, the hard drives sound like they get power, but nothing comes on the screen. If I plug the ATX_12v connector in I have the same no power problem. Basically, I'm stuck and don't know what to do. If anyone can help me fix this, or at least help me realize what is wrong, I would greatly apprciate it. I am inclined to think the problem is the mobo as I've had issues in the past that seemed linked to it (the computer kept turning off and not turning on, at the time I thought it was my cpu overheating, therefore the new heatsink). Also, if it helps at all, on the CPU slot there appears to be one or two bent pins, however this has never impeded the computer working. I tried searching for a solution and found nothing. Sorry for the wall of text, I am just tring to be thorough