Hi guys, my first post
I built a low spec PC for a mate about 6 months ago:
AMD 2600 XP
Radeon 9800 Pro /w Artic Cooler
All was working fine until last week when he said it just froze, and we've been unable to get it to POST since then. No beeps, just blank screen.
I thought it was the mobo, so replaced that with the same model but still got the same problem. I've eliminated the RAM as a problem as I tried the RAM from my own working machine. I also tried an old gfx card that was known to be working, no joy.
The led on the mobo lights up and the fans spin. No HDDs or DVD drives connected either
So am thinking it could be the CPU? When I put it in the new mobo, it looked fine - ie no signs of burning or anything. How common is it for CPUs to fail?
Either that or the PSU, it is 4-5 years old, but the fans all spin??