I just pieced together a basic system, and here's what I've got...
EPoX EP-8KHA Motherboard
1000MHz AMD Athlon Socket A CPU
When I power the system on, I get the onboard FAN working, the CPU Fan working (which is plugged into the mobo), a light on the mobo lights up, and two large LED's on the mobo display "F" and "F" respectively.
However, no display goes out to the monitor. I've tried two different video cards, one AGP and one PCI, and neither makes a difference. If I plug an IDE Hard Disk Drive in, it does receive power and start to spin. The system doesn't beep, also.
I've tried resetting the CMOS by putting the jumper into the reset position for 15 minutes, no difference.
Any thoughts on what the problem could be? Does it sound more like Motherboard or CPU?
(and could it be RAM? I'd think it would still POST and display an error if there were a RAM problem, am I mistaken?)
I'd appreciate any feedback!