Proc & heat sink showed up today. So, I ran out to CompUSA to snag thermal paste and an IDE cable (I don’t have a spare long enough to reach my primary drive). Get the heat sink on (barely), plug everything in, and flip the power switch. All the fans kick on, and then kick off again about half-a-second later. WTF? So, I start pulling stuff. Everything, really. IDE connectors, PCI cards, even the RAM. Same result. Try flipping the FSB jumper. Nothing. Reset the BIOS. Nothing. Don’t even get a POST. Grrr. So, the PS is BRAND NEW, so that’s probably not the problem. It’s got to be either the motherboard or the processor, right? Unfortunately, I don’t have another AMD socket A motherboard to test the processor on–at least, not one that can take the processor I need to test. So, what to do? I can either take the whole rig down to the local PC shop, pay $50, and get all my components tested (which might not be a bad idea), or I can go to NewEgg and drop $100 for a brand new motherboard and processor. If I do the first, then I still have to splash out for replacement parts if something is busted. If I do the 2nd, I can test both used parts, but I’m left with a spare I need to get rid of (sell back on eBay, probably). I guess I’ll have to mull it over–I’ve got a support request in with the motherboard manufacturer hoping for some insight, in the interim. I’m kinda pissed, tho. I was ready to install the OS, since my drives shipped today and should arrive on Wednesday.