Exactly. The board gives no beeps at all. Leads me to believe the board is dead as well.
If that is the case then an exchange or refund would be in order, so yeah, check that out as it could well be your lifeline to a workingPC.
I have a 3gig intel I believe, would fit the board, but would not compare to the dual core.
That's a quad core, actually, so it would be best to see if we can get that running before thinking of going back to the old board an 3gig Intels.
If you can manage the exchange it would need to include the heatsink and fan also.
Um, while they were on the same invoice, surely they are separate items and only the board needs to go back?
I dunno... not having a good week here, either. That frackin' Murphy has a lot to answer for, him and his damned law.
Oh well, next week has to be better and pessimism has been flushed away with tha bad.