I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my computer and need help from you guys now.
Ok, so I am trying to get my AMD FX-55 (socket 939) to work with a Biostar N4SLI-A9 motherboard. After building the entire system (with all components plugged in) I went to start the computer with no effect whatsoever. Not even the fans started. So at this point I figured either the motherboard or the CPU is busted. I tried taking out the CPU and starting the computer barebone and this time the fans turn on and it seems to start working normally. I also tried the CPU with another motherboard and it still does not start.
So I sent my CPU to AMD for repair and they sent me a new one. Same problem. I would hope they test their CPUs before shipping them. Should I assume I got another broken one?
My question is, what would cause the system to not turn on at all with the CPU in, then start without it. How can I find out what the problem is?