I have a PC that’s a Compaq sr2044nx, I have been pulling my hair out trying to make a decent media center for my home. In March of 2011 I bought some RAM for the machine, PNY optima 2GB upgrade kit. Well after getting it home plugging it in and running for few weeks the machine started wigging out, then (in the reviews of the Ram) i found a post stating to not purchase this ram for a HP/Compaq machine because the memory isn't 100% compatible and will have memory leak... So after it got to the point it was so corrupted it would hardly boot, i found that post. Granted that was after I bought a new PSU, and new graphics card. so after finding that i was angry and just packed the machine away until I felt like messing with it again. Before it was packed away the machine would boot to bios and allow me to boot into Windows from the disk. So a week ago i bought RAM specifically for the machine, receive it last night, plugged up the PC after about 8 mts of being stored. There is now no video to the monitor. I had left the RAM slots empty while in storage. After hooking everything back up I booted the machine, not getting a POST beep. The PSU is only used about 3 hours. I hear the hard drive spin up, as well as both fans. removed the graphics card and used the onboard graphics (still no video) and removed everything but the CPU, PSU, and fans. Rebooted the machine with no ram, got the BIOS beeps, tried 1 stick of ram in each slot, only made POST been when in the wrong slot. I am planning on testing the CMOS battery when I get home. I'm just at a loss, Beyond frustrate and don't know what’s going on. I also tested the monitor and cable and they both work fine on my laptop. I’m thinking the MOBO is fried... but I do know that the boot beep was disabled prior to placing the PC in storage. Any Ideas?