Originally Posted by UltimateDriv
thanks for the input guys...
the keyboard does light up as soon as i power it up, but just a flash for a second
So its not the motherboard, its 90% the ram, or 10% chance its the cpu.
The keyboard will light up and turn off, this means the motherboard is posting correctly and in working order. Try a different stick of ram first. If tyou have more then one stick of ram, pull them all out. Try one at a time, until you get boot. even if you get boot, with the first stick try them all to find the crapped out one, and RMA it.