Everything is hooked up, but no (AND IS A) go!!....**UPDATE** For the last month, I have been building my 5th custom made PC. Its been almost 6 years since my last upgrade. Well, after taking my sweet time, in putting it together. Yesterday was the time to get things rolling. And power up NEWMACHINE 5 (that theme is marked for on how many custom bailds were done). Got me a new/old ASUS M4N78 PRO MB. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Quad Core (*mb cache in total), 3.4ghz--140watts. *Even though, this CPU is a bit strong, the MB was designed to be compatible with it, plus the Bios should have been able to use it, at half the capacity. Until it was upgraded. * ULTRA 850 watts Molex aatachment PSU. Thermaltake Spedo Full ATX tower *Best I have seen in bulit)--[Came with 2 240mm fans*top and left side), 140mm front intake, 2 120mm standard *replaced wtih controllable speed fans* ,added 1 interior 120mm CSF facing the VGC, another 120mm exhaust out postion, right behind the CPU for cooling. CPU has a mega 6 pipe Thermaltake cooler with a 120mm with a 4 pin connector, controlled by the MB.* 1 SATA WD 160gig, 8mb cache for the OS 2 2gigs Dual Memory/Blazer *bought from Crucial) DVD/CD burner/player Lite-On DVD player, Lite-On Standard Floppy 3.5 (I know, it should be existence) PCI Express Geoforce PNY 9500 GT (350 watts) *Powered by the MB only, no PCI power from PSU.* This is just the basic summary. Well, after sitting in the living room for a month, testing was done to see if everything works. Got a few surprises...some of the fans, were not connected. Corrected that. Saw the flashing lights on the memory strips light for a bit. But notice something odd...the CPU fan was not running. And yes, there was no POST setup running from the bios either. Nothing showed up on the monitor. Did a soft shutdown, recheck all the wiring, and remove any excess wire connection not needed. Waited a bit and restarted...this time, all the fans were working (including the VGC's, butttt...the CPU fan was not running. And again no Bios POST, nothing was going through to the monitor. At one point, I though it was the battery for the MB, turned around and replaced it. Tested the opening and closing of the DVD players, all good. In short, power is reaching everywhere, expect to the MB, especially to the CPU (yes, the current bios does not support the CPU, but...it should default to a lower setting, until the bios upgade is done). But instead...no Bios POST, no nothing. Feel bum, first time having a MB sorta died on the spot (but that little green lite *SB_PWR* is on at the bottom right* is on. And no, I cannot reset the CLRTC, since again...nothing is showing up on screen. And during the next few tests...those flashing lights on the memory strips didn't sctivate during the second, third, and going to the 8th test. To finally confirm...that Bios is like...gone. Like it was there for a moment...then nothing. But the power soft shut down works without fail. My peers...what is your analysis on this?