Greetings to everyone here at Daniweb Forums! As you can see I'm new here, but sure I'll be getting plenty of help from all of the great members here! ;)
Well, I should start my story way from the beginning. I started building a PC about a year ago (buying piece by piece over months at a time) so I wasn't able to test each of the hardware pieces individually. I started buying the hardware that could be used at first, so I bought a Raidmax Smilodon Case, a well as a 750w Thermaltake Toughpower PSU. The case is wonderful, as it has great cooling capabilities and the PSU was working fine on my older Pc. Shortly after that, I bought my motherboard (which is now out of warranty) A ECS NF650iSLIT-A board, which seemed to have been getting good reviews and it was on special at the time. Got a 320gb SATA hdd which also works fine. After that I bought 2gb of Transcend RAM (2x1gb DDR2 800mhz) .. And then an Intel Q6600 CPU (not sure what stepping it is) and about 3 weeks ago, a Gigabyte 9600gt.
Alright, now enough about that. After getting all of the parts together, I was honestly very excited that after a year of building it up, I'd finally be done with it. Put everything in A OK .. Praying that it would now blow up upon switching it on .. So I switched it on, no burny odours .. But then it immediatly got stuck just after detecting the CPU. I spent about 2 hours playing around inside my PC, and finally figured that the one stick of Ram was bad, and the mobo didn't seem to detect it. Anyway, so after that it attempted to boot (Vista 32bit from my previous computer) .. Just when it was about to boot .. The PC just restarted. Friends recommended to me that I should reinstall vista or Xp, and then it should boot up fine. So i tried, and it continuously just gets stuck before its about to install the OS. I've tried everything in my knowledge to get it to work, but to no avail. I will REALLY appreciate any sort of help that can get my new PC up and running. Thanks!