Re: Problem getting computer to turn on
Just because the RAM is not broken or bent doesn't mean it's fine. RAM can go bad. Seven years is a long time for a computer to sit, however if it wasn't being used I don't see why it won't work...
I don't know if this will help or not, but here's a suggestion I would try if I were in your socks. Look at the manual, and try to find the page about resetting CMOS data, or RTC data, or something similar. It's a jumper on your motherboard. Maybe if you reset that, it will work. Who knows, after seven years the CMOS might tend to get borked.
edit: also, if just being used for fantasy football, go grab the cheapest desktop off the shelf at Fry's or Best Buy. When buying low end computers, it's almost always cheaper to get a Dell than to build.
[CPU: e6600 @ 3300 MHz] // [MB: ASUS P5N-E SLi] // [RAM: Patriot 'eased latency' PC2-6400 @ DDR800 5-4-4-12-2T] // [GPU: 8800GTX @ 650/1000/1600 (volt modded)] // [HDD: 2x Cavier 500GiB stripe] // [Chassis: Thermaltake Armor VA8000 (black)] // [PSU: Aspire(Apevia) 680w] // [OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64][Cooling: water cooled GPU and CPU]
^ (9/7/2010): Ha, I remember when that was the stuff. My water cooling has since leaked and fried my mobo. So now I'm rocking an MSI laptop with an i5 430m :)