Ok, something went wrong with my PC tonight.
I was trying to add another 256MB RAM stick to the rig and turned it on but it wouldn’t run anymore. I thought I heard some cracking or sparks (when I turned the switch on) somewhere near the neon-lighted CPU fan while the speaker belted out some noise feedback but I thought it was normal when you turn on your PC.
Anyway, I could still turn it on. The lights are on, CPU fan is running and the CD drives are working but there’s no video, the monitor light is blinking green and there are no error beeps/sounds whatsoever. Did I just fried my video card or my CPU? I looked at the digital temp monitor and it registered just above 40 degrees. What could have gone wrong? I have UPS so it’s no power surge or something. And I don’t smell anything funny in the mobo either.
What else could have gone wrong? Dang, not now.
My rig is a two-year old Athlon XP 2400+, 768MB RAM, 160+80GB HDD. I know it’s time to upgrade to an AMD64 or something but not now, not today.