Thanks for all your help thus far, I have re-seated the heatsink and still I am at a total loss, I have tried everything I can think of including running this board out of the case with only the CPU, PSU and video card, I upgraded my memory to a 256MB DDR3200 stick but still nothing.
I suppose it's either the board or CPU, I don't think I can get a replacement board since I bought it off NewEgg. I gotta say this is the first time I have worked on a tech project that had me so frustrated and ready to throw in the towel....
I still for the life of me can't figure out why I am not hearing any beeps?? I have reseated the memory numerous times and even cleared the CMOS.
I also can not get that lever to lock tightly on the heatsink, perhaps I will take a pic and post it, the lever pushes down but not all the way flush??
Here is what ASUS had to say
I was thinking of purchasing a cheap mobo and video card to use for testing purposes, any suggestions?
Perhaps if I throw my compenents on another board I can get the issue resolved.