Hi, got a slight problem. I've built an old computer out of mostly new parts and it won't boot properly. Basically what happens is that once everything is in place i press the power button and it starts up, the motherboard keeps beeping (so obviously a problem because one beep means everything is ok) and nothing appears on the monitor at all. I've tried changing the graphics cards but still the same thing happens. The only thing i could think of is that the chip is overheating but it couldn't possibly be as i have a hugh heatsink and fan attached, with thermal compound.
I had the same problem with an older motherboard and slightly older chip, apart from it had this sound that said 'CPU overheating' but yet again i had fan etc on it. I eventually had to change the motherboard and buy a new CPU in case it had overheateed. The only thing that isn't new on this machine is the case, which is quite old, so one of the connections for the case won't fit on the motherboard, i think its the one for the HDD light but thats it, can anyone help?
My old system is
512mb SDR RAM
PCChips Syntax VIA 811LU motherboard (i think)
Hercules 3D Prophet 32mb AGP
8Gb Seagate HDD