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Hi, first off here's what I'm workin with:

Compaq Presario s3000nx

replaced RAM: 2x512mb Ultra 333mhz pc2700
replaced cpu: AMD xp 3000+
replaced motherboard: cant remember what though

everything else is stock but the cd drive

Monitor: Compaq 7500
Display Type: Display / CRT .
Diagonal Size: 17.0 in .
Display interface: VGA (HD-15) .
Max Resolution: 1280 x 1024 / 60.0 Hz .
Dot pitch: 0.24 mm

Anywho, the other day I was in the middle of whatever it was I was doing(can't remember) and the monitor cut off. It was still powered on, you know the light was on but turned from green to orange. So I turned the computer off and turned it back on only for it to not start up but give me medium length beeps over and over. I looked it up on my phone and I think I came to the conclusion a ram stick might be loose. So I open up the case, take em off, slap em back in bada boom bada bing - done. Turn the pc on... voila it worked.

Now, the next day, and everyday following until today, when I go to turn my pc on in the morning, the monitor will make it through the bios screen(i think that's what it's called) up until the windows loading/boot screen starts, then bam... I hear a little 'tick' from inside the case and the monitor blanks out. I'll go through this maybe ten times before it works all the way through, and doesnt give me problems until the next day.

Today however, I can't get it to work all the way through startup. Can't even get into safe mode, with or without networking.

Now the monitor, there's these lines, these horizantal lines that cut through the top of the resolution and distort whatever's on the screen, as long as it isn't black. Annoying but I've learned to live with it. They only come down a half a inch. Just thought I'd mention this.

Another thing, in troubleshooting a while ago(today), I found that whenever I unplugged the computer(psu), whenever I plugged it back in - it'd cut itself on.

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

I'm posting this from another computer btw
Edited by framereflect - 9/14/12 at 2:40pm