I just finished setting up my new system, but when I turned it on for the first time all I got was an error. I never got a picture on the screen, but I did receive an oral message saying "system fail, CPU test" over and over again. Is my processor DOA? I know the components are "older", but they are new out of the box, never been used, processor, motherboard, power supply, & memory...all personally purchased from big box stores.
I tired using just one stick of RAM, different locations for the memory, resetting the battery on the MB, verifying that the processor was installed correctly and no pins were bent on the MB, I tried booting up with just the CPU and no memory installed...nothing works. any ideas of what the problem might be?