Hi, I just upgraded my computer to PCI-Express, and built it, but I am having problems with it not booting.
Some information I would like to give is: I decided to keep my CD/DVD drives, and my HDD (Heard old HDD's may cause problems with the OS on new machines?)
Anyways, here is the more in-dept look on my problem. When I turn on my computer, all the fans and my heatsink works, but I get a blank screen on my moniter. I am pretty positive I have everything plugged in properly except my CD/DVD drives, which don't seem to work. I have my IDE and my PSU cords plugged into both, is there anything else I am missing? (don't think my CD/DVD drives not working will affect my system not booting, but another problem I would like to get resolved by the help from you guys. :) ) My mobo has these 2 LED lights that work when I turn my system on, so I don't think my mobo has a problem. I am starting to think I may have a defected CPU, or... well -- I really don't know, but I hope to god none of my parts are damaged.
Anyone have any ideas on what the problem may be?
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
MSI P6N SLI Platinum
2x1Gig DDR3 ram
e-GeForce 8800 GTS
Windows XP Home SP2