I've looked through a few pages but I couldn't find anything related to my problem
Okay, I recently put together this PC:
Intel Core 2 QuadQ6600
2GB Corsair PC2-6400C4
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA-II
Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Power Supply
When I turned it on, the fans span, the harddrive span, but only for a few moments before stopping and restarting. I examined it all and found I hadn't fastened one of the annoying plastic clippy things on the heatsink properly, so it wasn't making contact with the CPU. Figuring it must be overheating, I removed it, replaced the thermal paste and fitted it properly this time.
So now it turns on, everything works as it should, only I get no video output and no POST beeps. I tried a different monitor, a different video card I know works (x800gt), I tried each of the RAM sticks individually, I tried a different PSU...
I haven't tried setting it up outside the case, but I have used standoffs.
I had the motherboard tested and it works, so it's not a motherboard problem. I'm thinking I must have fried the CPU when the heatsink wasn't on right, but I don't want to believe that just yet. I can't see any physical damage to the CPU, and I thought there'd be error beeps if the CPU was the problem. I get beeps when I try to boot with no RAM so I know the speaker works fine
Any suggestions? I just want to get this working
Thank you! :)