Need some help from the experts, new build problems.
First my specs are: E6600, Gigabye 965p-DS3, 2 gig corsair RAM(compatible with mobo according to site), OCZ gamextreme 700W PSU, EVGA 8800GTS
Ok, the quick version(more info below) is the problem I am having is that after the computer starts, it displays the info on the CPU and memory and then hangs and It wont give me access to my keyboard to enter bios or anything.
Further explanation is this: If the system is cold(hasnt been run for a few hours) it will start normally, I was even able to install windows. However, after a few minutes in windows, I lose keyboard and mouse control and after I restart, the above happens. This is almost exactly what happened to me 2 weeks ago(although it never allowed me to install windows), I thought it was the mobo so I RMAed it but apparantly that wasnt right. I should also mention that I never hear any POST beeps, not even a single 1 indicating a successful start when windows does start.
Initially it sounds like an overheating problem, but when I am able to enter bios(after a cold start) the temperatures never exceed 40C. So, I think it could be a power issue. Either a defective PSU not supplying consistant power, or is it possible for a high wattage system to overload the wiring in an old house? I dont think it is the memory because I have tried each stick seperately and I dont think the CPU would cause a problem like this. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.