Alright here are my specs, not the best, but they are what i got: -P4M800PRO-M Motherboard by ECS Elitegroup -Intel Celeron D processor -Maxtor 30g HDD -Maxtor 160g HDD -2x cd rom drives -550w Antec Power supply -1GB PC3200 Ram stick by Centon electronics - 1 Floppy disk drive -I have a video and sound card but those arnt the issues, im trying to get it to bootwithout those. A few days ago i bought a bunch of upgrades for my old win98se. I got the motherboard+processor in a package, a video card, and windows xp and the new power supply. I was following the instructions and putting the motherboard together. I triple checked all connections and went to turn it on. I turned it on and the fans turn on and thats about it. Nothing else comes on. the cd drives wont open. Ihear no noices from the computer (other than the fans) and the monitor remains black. I have tried everything from trying to run it with everything to trying to run it with just the ram, hdd, and cd. Also the only LED's on my motherboard are for the ethernet and do light up when a cable is connected. Personally i think it might be a bad memory stick. I would just like some opinions before going out and buying a stick. Help plzz.