hello, i have been working on a system for a friend of mine and the computer will not post. i get no sound, no beep codes and no video feed from the system. all the fans spin up, all the case lighting comes on and both the Hard disk and DVD Drive work (the DVD Drive even opens and closes). i have tried swapping the Power Supply, Video card, and Hard disk for known good components to no avail. i do not have a spare CPU or any spare RAM to try this with. the system has 2 RAM modules however just using one or the other in any combination of slots does not fix the problem. it seems odd to me that both sticks would die at the same time unless the motherboard was the cause. when i remove both sticks i do get the contentious beep error telling me there is no RAM present. the only components left i can think of is the RAM the CPU and the motherboard. i would just go buy a stick of ram to through in but its not my system to i don't want to go throwing my friends money at a maybe solution. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. oh yes i forgot to mention i have already tried resetting the CMOS as well.