$5 for something i don't need seems like a waste.
i did purchase a multimeter however and that sort of proved worthwhile.
i tested my battery just for giggles, also as a small test for my meter to learn to use it a bit. and the battery was 3+ volts.
then i tested all the leads for the 4pin power plug that went near the cpu, as well as the 24pin for the motherboard. i did this while the computer was "turned on" lol i think i need to make a new word for "turned on but fraked"
anyways all the leads were great, infact they were putting out a little bit extra.
strangely however there was a -5volt lead missing, and there was an extra lead in a hole in another spot. it was strange but i don't think that was my problem.
even stranger, while i was testing all the leads the power light suddenly turned on and the post reporter said something about the cpu. so i turned her off and through the cpu in there. long story short, it kept reporting missing items and i kept putting them in one by one.
the result is ive found out my computer WILL post, it just takes in 10 minutes to turn on lol....frak to be clear nothing has changed, only that 10 mintues after pressing the power button does come to life and post.
so i still don't know whats wrong, but i do have something im going to try tomorrow and that is to test the leads when the computer is fully turned on AFTER is has posted.
i do have a windows program and im not sure how accurate it is but these are the readings
my vcore is set to 1.5 in bios by the way
so do those numbers sound ok?