Yesteryday I was using my Desktop PC without any problems. I get home from work today and it will not boot. When I push the power button it sounds normal for all of 10sec. then I get a high pitch whine from the a fan (like its stuck on high). The culpret is the fan over (what i think is ) the Heatsink. (tower of thin metal sheets stacked with space between). I get no display but I know that the monitor is getting power (and will work when hooked up to my older machine). I can remove said fan that is causing the noise but still have no dispaly. The motherboards in my 2 machines are too different to use for troubleshooting
My power supply is aprox 6months old (Thermaltake TR2-430W). I also have some upgraded ram puchased around the release of AoC. the rest of the machine was purchased in 2005 from Dell. I am slightly knowledgable about computers but am clueless about the terms used on most of these forums.
Any help in layman's terms you can provide would be greatly appriciated.
P.S. i would post pics but dont have the option of attatchments