Windows XP Professional
AMD 3200+ Barton Core
1 GB DDR PC3200 Ram
Radeon 9800 Pro
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
Sound Blaster Pro SoundCard
Antec Power Supply (430 watts)
Built the computer myself.
I moved to another state and the computer was in the trunk of my car for 7 days and over 1,.600 miles. The computer worked fine before I moved it. When I got back and unloaded the computer I added RAM, 2x 512 Crucial. Hooked it back up and the computer will not boot. I get no bios beeps, the power supply starts up and turn all the fans on and I can hear my HDD making noise for a few seconds. My monitor LED light turns green for a few seconds then it turns orange.
I have manuals for every part of my computer, even the RAM. I read the manual on my monitor and it says, that if the computer is on and the LED is orange, it is not establishing a connection with my vidoe input.
With the computer being in the trunk of my car for that long, has the heat screwed up my graphics card or my motherboard? I have tried changing out the RAM to what I was before I got the extra gig and it doesn't help. I have a few more computer, should I try to exchange the video cards out to try to see if it is my graphics card?
I don't know how fragile graphics cards are when it comes to heat. I was actually getting worried about the computer getting to hot and sweating, if it can do that. The computer and the monitor were both covered up with a blanket as well. I went though some of the hottest parts of the U.S. Texas, New Mexico and Arizona......Was it the heat? Do I need to replace my graphics card? How should I trouble shoot?
Thanks in advance.