I have an Asus p6t deluxe MOBO and I just upgraded my cpu from Intel Core i7 920 to Intel Core i7 980. Everything was working fine before the upgrade. Now, I get nothing on the monitor when I power it up.
I can tell the following:
(1) All of the fans in the case are working, as well as the cpu fan.
(2) optical device receives power.
So, I completed the following:
(1) Checked the monitor
(2) Cleared the CMOS (default BIOS settings)
(3) Reseated all internal connections (cables, cards,...)
Still nothing on the monitor.
So, I just reseated my original Core i7 920 and everything boots up as normal.
Does that mean that the 980 CPU that I bought is dead. How can I check this?
I am using a new thermal paste for the first time MX-4. Possibly I could have had too much on. I just reseated the 920 with a thinner coat. Could that have been the reason?