hi guys, i'm having alot of trouble with a brand new motherboard...:(
i recently bought the m/board with a Cpu and a 1gb stick of ram,
Motherboard - MSI K9N6SGM-V (el cheapo)
CPU - Amd athlon 4800+ x2 (socket AM2 i'm assuming)
RAM - Elixer DDR2 PC-5300
The problem i'm facing, is that with just the barebones setup (RAM,CPU,M/Board,power..etc etc)
the Pc will only reach the POST occasionally,
i have noticed that on the ocassions that it doesn't reach POST the CPU fan will
actually slow down, it's hard to hear, but you can hear it, and it happens everytime the computer doesnt boot
on one ocassion it booted with the hardrive (IDE) and CD-rom drive plugged in, and i managed to insert an XP disc, but where it would normally say "press any key to boot..."
the screen just turned an almost dark greay/black colour and then the screen went on standby.
i'm just stumped, i've tried all the normal fixes, like removing the C-mos battery
and re-seating the motherboard, trying an alternative stick of ram, running it for a few seconds without the CPU fan (same problem..random boots)
i have a feeling i've cooked the board, and im hoping i havent done any damage to the CPU or ram,
any help would be great :)