|I use a core 2 quad q6600 and it has worked fine in my p5n-e sli for about 6 months now.|
I tried to test my old core 2 duo e6600 (my previous processor, used in the same motherboard) in my motherboard to see if it worked as i couldn't remember if it was broken.
When i hit the power button after setting it all up everything lights up and the fans spin as normal but the cpu fan didn't quiet down after a few seconds as it usually does and i had no ASUS boot screen. The computer just didn't boot, just a blank screen forever.
I assumed the e6600 was broken but i didn't mind because finding that out was the point of me doing it.
However when i put my q6600 back in, the exact same thing happened. I've replaced it 5 or so times now to make sure everything is in the right place and I'm currently using an old 3.4ghz Pentium 4 in the same board and the computer works fine.
Does this mean that my q6600 is broken? I can't think of anything i did which would break it.