Also, try removing everything from the board and then install one part at a time. First cpu and vid, then mem, blah blah blah.
Welch wrote:I have a wacky theory, and maybe someone knowledgable can verify or disprove it so that I can move along to trying to come up with another wacky theory to have disproven
Im thinking that maybe the PSU is a cheap one that stores up power as a "buffer" so that the PSU doesnt have to work as hard getting power from the outlet to the PSU then to the system. When its unplugged and sitting around not plugged in for a few days the PSU has time to discharge all of that extra power. Then when you plug it in and give it a try, the thing refuses to start due to not having gotten some time to store up some extra energy in order to power everything. NOW that the werid wacky theory is off of my mind, I feel much better (ready to have it disproven) *Braces himself*
Hoodieboy711 wrote:try testing with a different power switch.. if its bouncing and sending a double switch to the mobo, it could be turning on then off.. always a thought
The first thing i did was completly wipe clean the orignial thermal grease from my cpu and hsf with a cloth that i sprayed electronic-sensitive cleaner with. I got the cpu and the hsf spotless and shiny. I then looked in my mobo book about where the CMOS jumper was. i cleared it and set it back. After doing both of these things, the psu/mobo/cpu-hsf started up just fine.