It's related to why my Asus board would not post. Removed the processor (AM2 4600 65w) to ship the board back and found a number of pins bent and 1 broken after I tried to straighten out.
Now, when I installed the CPU, it just dropped in easily and I locked the ZIF? lever. The heat sink was tough to latch (some effort), and now I know why, the pins were being bent. I don't know how because of how easy the processor dropped into the socket.