I installed everything correctly with my new hardware, but was unsure i had put the cpu in correctly as i had not done this before. When i attempted to remove the cpu again i had some trouble getting the lock off, and had to jiggle a bit. I believe this caused some of the pins on my cpu to become bent.
I used a small tool to straighten the pins back out, and when i re-seated the cpu it slid in easily in the slot. I reconnected everything etc, and when i turn on the PC i can see it checks all the CD ROMS and the harddrive. The cpu fan and power supply fan is working. How can i tell if i broke the CPU? i get no output to my monitor.
Basically my question is, how voulnerable is the cpu? How hard do i have to press it into place etc? Please help, I'm afraid i just wasted 250 bucks!!
cpu: intel P4 3.0GHz, Boxed, PC800 socket pga478, 512 kb
Mobo: intel d865PERL P4, socket 478, ATX, APG8x, FSB800
256MB DDR SDRAM 400
old hardrive, dunno specs.
350W power supply