Hmmm maybe i'm just stupid ... Ok so i went out yesterday and bought myself a new system. specs MSI K8N Neo mobo AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2 X 512 MB PC3200 400 Mhz RAM (some generic brand) GeCube Radeon 9600XT gfx Still running an old 20 GB hdd as my main drive with an 80Gb maxtor drive as slave old 50 X cdrom drive Samsung DVD R drive Ok now that i've got that out of the way the problem i'm having is that this thing just ain't booting. When i turn it on i get the pretty splash screen that says to press TAB to run POST or to hit DEL to enter BIOS Setup. All well and good but neither if these keys seem to do anything. :knock: Is this potentially a RAM problem? as i have seen a lot of posts on various forums suggesting that. Or could it be as simple and as stupid as not having a new fancy case fan? the one in my box (which is left over from my old system) only has a two pin plug, the mobo has 3 pin plugs? would not having this plugged in prevent the system from booting? i remember from an old pc i played with a while back that it wouldn't boot if one of the fans wasn't plugged in. Please help I really don't want to find out i've just chucked my money away.