Replaced CPU - No Monitor or Beeps

Sony Vaio pcv-rx850 desktop
January 28, 2011 at 19:26:22
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Pentium 4
I had to reaplace my CPU as I bent the pins on the old one. I would never had taken the old CPU out except when I was cleaning the dust out of the fins, I got my clumsy hand wedged between the fan and the CD drive and the whole works came with CPU attatched! After I realized I bent the pins (which were impossible to straighten out), I bought a new one that is supposedly the exact same one...noupgrades to faster speeds, etc. just the same old OEM CPU. When I power up the desktop, everything spins and and the CPU fan blows, but no beeps, no monitor. Am I missing boot-up disk step or something?

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January 28, 2011 at 21:04:20
Disregard. It helps if you seat the CPU solidly into the socket.

All is good now.


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January 28, 2011 at 21:45:18
If none of the pins on the original cpu were broken off, it's tedious, but not impossible, to straighten the pins.

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