Hey guys this is my first post on the forum and I really needed ure help. I'm certain somebody here has got the solution to my problem locked in there cranium so here we go... Basically I've just bought a new computer im having some serious problems booting... M2NPV-VM Motherboard (Onboard VGA) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Socket AM2) 1Gb DDR2 800 (6400) Elixir (not on the QVL) Colorsit 400W Psu (ver 2.00 ATX 12V) (pretty cheap tbh) 250Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 STAII Okay heres the problem - I hooked all the components from the list above up went to boot the computer and I get nothing, no POST, no signal to my monitor NOTHING . To the best of my knowledge I correctly connected all the components - I've built a few computers in the past and I wouldn't call my self an expert by any standards but I'm fairly computer literate. Most of the time the components will only fit in one orientation and I was reading the documentation for the hardware as I was gong through so i'm fairly certain everything is hooked up correctly. The case I bought was pretty cheap (i was on a tight budget) and didn't come with a system speaker so I can't hear if I'm getting any beeps. I tried ripping the system speaker out the base of an old case I've got and connecting it to current one to try and get some sort of feedback from the mobo. One of the connectors on the speaker had come lose which I've rectified with some cellotape :-D (unfortunately I don't really have access to soldiering iron). Anyway I hooked up my make shift speaker and I still get ditto. I've now removed every component from the system apart from the CPU and heatsink (just cus I don't wanna mess about taking it on and off incase it ruins the thermal compound). I just don't know what to do at this point. The system boots up and sustains power so the PSU must be functional, connected correctly with adequate wattage. There is basically no components left in the system appart from the CPU so it can't be a memory issue. One thing I was unsure about is should the system boot with no components? I was under the impression it would boot but obviously wouldn't get past a POST/bios screen informing of the lack of memory or boot devices or whatever. Is that correct? Heres the only things I haven't tried that I can think of: 1.) Testing the makeshift system speaker I ripped from the old case - just make sure it is actually functional (any suggestions on how to do this easily??) 2.) Taking the motherboard out of the case and testing it in a grounded environment 3.) Clear the CMOS and try again 4.) Take the CPU out and try booting? Any other suggestions - I think I might cry soon P.S. The monitor is def working cus I'm typing this message with it .