|Disconnected everything, checked CPU / heat sink install, put in one RAM chip, reconnected power, tried to boot.|
First time I got anything to monitor, but it only flashed once really quick. It looked like the "branding" splash screen, but it was gone in second.
Monitor still shows green, but nothing on screen after the "splash flash"
Tried it again, this time with all the memory sticks in slots 1,3,5 -- back to no boot.
Swapped out memory sticks 1 at a time in first slot... each stick in by itself allows me the "splash flash," then nothing after that, though monitor lamp still shows green instead of amber.