Jra2003: Just asking because a friend has just put together a box with a Dif motherboard (never heard of them either, model is Lanparty apparently and features an Nforce2 chipset), an XP2000, PC3200 memory and it fails to POST and can't get as far as a BIOS screen. Board has no seven segment displays for the POST code but has been tried with several graphics cards so that isn't the problem. I've not been able to look at the setup myself as I only spoke about the problem with him over MSN. We have managed to rule out any shorts caused by the case, tried mem in each bank, checked the board for strange jumper settings.
We now figure we either have a dead mobo, cpu or mem stick. Any suggestions?