Question about Motherboard or power supplyLocked
My mum and dads comp last week was randomly shutting down while running windows, after not being able to fix i call it quits and took it into a computer shop for diagnosis. They told me i had one buggered Ram stick and bulging capacitors on my motherboard, great. Bought a used similar motherboard of ebay cheaply and am now having troubles. With the old power supply (the one the old motherboard ran off 300w) everythign was plugged in and once you switched it on at the back of the pc the mouse and motherboard power light wouldnt light up and a high pitched continuous noise emitted from the machine, after reading forums I replaced this power supply with an old one i have (450w) with interesting results. Now when i switch the power switch at the back of the computer I have the mouse light come on and the onboard power light comes on, the cpu fan doesnt spin (just like with old PSU), and when i try to press the power button nothing boots up. Can anyone give me pointers from here, im tempted to take it into the computer shop and say you deal with it, but i would prefer to save my folks their money.
2*256mg DDR Ram
120gb Seagate HDD
Asus P4PE ( 2.8ghz pent 4)
Radeon x800 MSI Video Card