reply to Kilroy
Re: New Build, No POST Just to clarify my previous POST on "bent pins". Yes, the "pins" are set on an angle and on my 1155 Socket, divided into sections going different directions!
These pins protrude like an upside down angled "L"and act as sort of a spring cushion when the CPU is placed upon them.
You can generally spot any misaligned or "bent" pins by moving around a strong light into the socket to catch any irregular reflections. If you see any abnormal or inconsistent reflections,
chances are some of those pins are not "standing" correct and consequently not registering on the CPU causing all sorts of potential problems.
I had to deal with "only" 1155 pins, where as you are dealing with 2011!
(edit: cpu to 1155 Socket)