My memory for the PC arrived last night – and eliminated memory as the problem. Still doesn’t boot; I was not correct diagnosing the problem.
Now I can’t decide what to do next.
- Fiddle with it more (aka, reseat the CPU, try some things with the motherboard, etc)
- Send stuff back – I could return the CPU and motherboard for new parts. But I’m not dead certain they are the problem. Could be power supply, or video. It’ll cost me to return it as well, but maybe $15-20.
- Take it to a repair shop. They would charge $70, try to get it working, and likely are going to tell me something doesn’t work, and I need to return it. The good part about that is they can tell me for sure.
I’ve built about 5 PC’s and never had this happen before. It’s pretty depressing.