Newly built PC worked.... for 4 hours...
Hi all, just ventured onto these forums.
I built my first PC last night and it worked great. I used it for a few hours and it ran without a hitch.
This morning, I woke up and saw the screen frozen in Windows... I had to do a hard boot, but when I did... nothing.
Nothing came up on my screen and I didn't even get a post beep.
I took out the single stick of DDR RAM that I had (PN 512) and got the loud "No RAM" beeps.
I tried resetting the cmos (unplugged, took out battery, changed jumper... reset jumper, put back in).
Booted up, same thing. The keyboard light flashes for a second, the HD spins, as does the CDROM. The PSU, CPU, and LED fans start whirring. USB doesn't work (last night, my mouse was working only on a couple of the 6 USB slots).
Here are the specs:
Aspire ATX X-Dreamer II case with 350W PSU
Asus A7V8X-X Mobo
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
XFX GeFORCE FX 5200 8xAGP
Western Digital 7200 RPM 120 GB HD
PNY (1) 512 MB PC 2700 stick
The case has 2 LED fans, and multiple LEDs on the front and a thermometor as well.
Any help is appreciated. I already removed the mobo from the case and booted up and still no post beep. The monitor also works fine on other PCs. I even went ahead and put washers on all the screws connecting the mobo to the case, but still no go.