Kona, I do not believe for one minute 3btech refurbished a board and it is dead now. If the cpu is not compatible, which it is not, you would get no post beeps . So, lets lean that direction.
I said if you checked on it, they will probably just send you a prepaid shipping label, so no cost, and maybe we could exchange it. Just a thought on a easier way to get you going.
Also, I apologize for my reading errors again.
Can you do some searching on cpus for that board, ebay or elsewhere, see whats available.
Wizard, or whoever corrected me, my bad on the processor, it is amd, but, not dual core, would fit maybe , I will dig it out if needed to make sure I am not remembering it wrong.
I have a AMD Athlonx2 in my machine. If that is compatible with yours, I may consider upgrading and send you my old one. Its early and I can not think yet, so if this is jibberish I apologize. Will mine fit?
I will check with you after work. Keep positive man, we will get it working.
Last thing, do any of the case fans that plug directly to the board or the cpu fan work when powered up? If so, this would indicate something is flowing through the board, meaning cpu could be the only setback.