|How did you test the RAM and CPU? Were you able to run memtest86?|
It definitely sounds like garbage RAM to me. Two reasons:
-Fails to load Windows. Sounds like it's not even fully POSTing.
-Lines/distortion appearing on screen before the Windows display drivers even load is usually caused by bad video memory. Integrated graphics use a portion of system RAM as video memory.
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