Alright i've tried just about everything, i had a power outage the other day which cause my computer to not want to boot up. So after extensive testing and talk with others, i determined that it was the motherboard.... so i got a new one and installed it but my system would still not boot up. I put in a new power supply, still not it. My new MSI board tells me (has indicator lights for troubleshooting) that the processor is dead or installed incorrectly. Well i checked the installation of it and it is installed fine. What my system does when i hit the power switch is all the fans start up the lights on the motherboard come on, but nothing happens. When i take out the RAM and boot up the system, no beaping happens and the same thing happens as if it was in there. The weird thing is when this happened before i took out the processor kinda cleaned it and put it back in and started it up and it started fine. But then today windows just completely froze and when i tried to restart nothing would happen. I've verified with another computer that the hard drives and cd rom is fine, the RAM is fine and all the cards are fine. So the only thing that could be possibly wrong is the CPU, so is it dead? Its a 2.66 GHz P4 thats only about a year old, so i could see how it could be dead already. I'm at a loss here so is there anything i could do to test to see if the processor is dead?