I knew I had 2 1gb sticks and thought I had 4 slots. So I ordered 2 more 1 gb sticks. Well the memory arrived and I only had 2 slots and it was a micro board in a standard case so much wasted room. So I thought change the motherboard so I ended up getting Biostar Motherboard
So the motherboard came and I was going to install it. I had disassembled everything to the processor. So I unhooked the heat sink and then went brain dead. Instead of trying to slide it sideways to break the seal I pulled up on it. We low and behold I had my heatsink and processor in my hand. I look at the processor and some pins were bent. I tried bending them back.
So I tried the processor in the new mb and got no input on screen and no beeps but the fans were running so I had some power. So I tried the processor back in the original mb and had no input on screen and no beeps. I stripped it down to mb, processor, heatsink, 1 stick of the old ram and powersupply and same thing. So I am thinking the processor is gone.
I am looking at new processor to replace. Dragon Age is the most graphics intense game I play so I am not looking to build a super machine. Is my assumption of the processor the most likely culprit? And is that processor an okay replacement?
Edited by rkoelsch, 03 October 2010 - 05:42 PM.