I am fairly advanced with computers, this is a custom built rig and this is the sixth time I've replaced a processor. For some reason I forgot to properly take the heatsink off, the processor came off with it before I could unlatch it. The pins look absolutely perfect, not one is missing or bent. There are no remnants of any pins in the socket either.
When I start up the computer I get no screen at all (as if the computer were turned off) and no POST. All the fans were going and the CD player is responsive. No screen ever comes. I know for a fact that everything in there is compatible; I did my homework before buying.
At first I thought it was the processor, but wouldn't the motherboard still POST? Frankly I'm stumped, anyone know what could be wrong?