I recently had a problem with my computer. First off, i had bought a second video card to run SLI. In doing so, i realized my current 500w PSU probably wouldnt cut it. So i bought a new 850w PSU. I also bought new RAM, and a new motherboard.
I tried hooking up my new PSU with my new board and new RAM and old CPU...and i get absolutely nothing... no video output, no beeps , no errors no nothing.
My rig looks like:
EVGA 750i FTW
4gb KingstonHyper PC8500
2 x BFG 8800 GT OC
850w Ultra PSU
Now, after this i took all my components out...and reseated the CPU. While i was doing this, i noticed a small 1-2mm chip on the very top corner of the chip. It basically looks as if a grain of rice sized peice of silicon has chipped off.... i put it all together, but this time just using the new MB, the old CPU and the new PSU... still nothing.
I think plugged in my old PSU, old CPU and new RAM, nothing. I tried taking the ram out and loading with both the old and new psu, and still nothing.
Soooooo.... i am assuming the chip in the card has killed the cpu, would this assumption be correct? And for the record, i ALSO tried old CPU, new AND old PSU in OLD motherboard, still no dice...
Therefore, after all the testing, can we safely assume it is the CPU?
Thughts? Ideas? And FYI, i tried one stick of new ram, 2 sticks of new ram, one stick of old ram, two sticks of old ram in both cases (all with Driver (CD/HD) disconnected). I also reset the BIOS/CMOS y taking out battery etc...
THanks all for input in advance