Originally Posted by mws254
Mobo ECS Elitegroup NForce3-A HT1600 (purchased as mobo and processor from Fry's)
A ECS motherboard from Fry's? I wouldn't be surprised if it's DOA or defective. ECS has a pretty bad reputation as far as reliability goes and Fry's has a habit of repackaging returned items (even dead ones) and selling them again.