Re: Computer wont start
First off I wouldn't have bought a motherboard nor a PSU quite yet. Have you tried re-setting the BIOS on the old motherboard? When you boot up does the computer POST? If not, then I'd say you might have broken your BIOS. Are there any beeps during boot? If so, I'd get out the old motherboard's manual and have a look for beep codes. It could be your RAM. We know so far that it is not the PSU because the fans power up. I also know it's not the HDD because regardless of whether it's broken or not, you still be getting to at least the BIOS. It could be the motherboard. It could also be the new motherboard. Since you've already bought it, I'd return the new motherboard for another one and try the newer one. If it doesn't work we can pretty much rule out the motherboard. It could possibly be the processor. It's rare for one to fry if you haven't OC'ed but it does happen. One way to check for external damage on the processor is to remove it from the motherboard board and inspect the pins or just the bottom for any blackened areas. One blackened area can tell us that it's fried. Let's hope that's not the case. If you have another computer I'd use that to test the RAM.