I just bought new computer parts to build myself a new pc.
I bought a new ASUS p5k premium wifi/ap, new 2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 mhz ram, New quad core q6700 cpu, new 950watt rosewell psu, and a used GFX Geforce 8800 ultra.
I just assembled the parts and when I start the machine up I get different kinds of problems.
Sometimes when I turn it on, everything seems fine. All the fans are running fine, including the cpu fan, the graphic card and the psu fans are running fine, but nothin happends. I get no signal on my screen, and there is no beep sound.
Other times the computer starts and I get get into the bios, and look around there for about a minute, when the machine hangs. If I'm quick and manage to make the adjustments I want to make in less than a minute, the system sometimes powers completely down for about five seconds and powers back on, after I've pressed "save changes and exit".
When the computer sometimes finally boots, I can boot from the windows xp cd, and get into the installation menu, but when I get to the part where I am supposed to choose if I want to repair a damaged version of xp, or install a new one, the system hangs again when I choose to install xp
I've never encountered these problems before when Ive assembled a pc.
I've tried switching places with the ram, and I've tried with only one 1gb ram module, but with no luck.
I've tried disconnecting the hdd and the dvd to see if it would start more stabily, but with no luck.
I've also reset the cmos, but that didn't do anything.
Could it be that my motherboard doesn't support the ram, or is the ram broken, or do I have a faulty motherboard?