To test that the motherboard is not the issue, I take the power supply and the board out on a piece of cardboard and with no CPU, RAM or any other parts power it up.
If it doesn't power up, it's the board or PSU.
AMD duron 1.1 Ghz
PC Chips M811 ver 3.1 Mobo
256 DDR RAM
ATI 9200 SE 128
I had a K7SEM mobo that fried (it seems they are very prone to frying) so i ordered the M811 and hooked everything up to it. Plugged it in using a 300 W power supply, and nothing happened. Tried a different power supply (400W) and, when i plugged in, the CPU fan twitched..then nothing. Tried yet another power supply (one im positive works because its powering the computer im using to type this, but only 250W ) and back to nothing. I feel like I'm grabbing at straws but that little Cpu fan twitch makes me hesitant to throw the mobo out.
Can anyone remove all doubt for me/have suggestions on other things to try?
thanks in advance