Apr 14, 2010
Ok so I have a computer (specs below) that has been running fine 24/7 since 5/08. Now it wont power on. Figured it was a bad PSU, swapped for a new Enermax 400W. The status light would flash quickly, power supply would tick quickly and it wont power on. So I figured bad Mobo, rather than wait for the RMA I picked up a refurb from newegg.
Same thing, old PSU give me nothing and the new one give the ticking sound. I remove the board from the case incase it was a shot, same problem. Removed EVERYTHING except the CPU, I wont get a full boot but i should at least get a power on. Still nothing, just the ticking problem.

Bad CPU? Something else I am overlooking

INTEL BX80557E6550 Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz 1333 MHz 4MB Socket 775 Desktop Processor

SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB SATA 7200 RPM

ASUS EN8500GT Silent MG/HTP/512M Geforce 8500 GT 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

ASUS P5N-D NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI Core 2 Quad Socket 775 1333MHz ATX Motherboard Retail

THERMALTAKE VI1000BNS Steel Mid Chassis Black Mid Tower Case Retail

ASUS DRW-2014S1T OEM 20X SATA DVD Burner Black

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) Dual Channel Kit DDR2 800 PC2-6400 OCZ2RPR8002GK Memory

Coolmax CU-600T 600W ATX Power Supply w/ 120mm Silent Fan Retail