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post #11 of 19
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Wow, thanks everyone, very quick and helpful responses. I do have an 1150 motherboard that I bought used, everything was plugged in and I tried just one stick of RAM. Again It could be the motherboard. It's been about 2 years since I last built my own PC.

By not posting I mean, the computer didn't even turn on, nothing on my monitor, and not even the cpu fan turned on. Funny thing is, the seller had a 100% rating, whereas the motherboard seller had a 98% I just want to make sure though. There's just a few things about the CPU that make it look fake to me. First off, the gold almost looks yellow. Do Intel CPUs usually have a more yellowish-gold in their CPUs? And again, the surface of the CPU is brushed as seen in the picture, is that usual with Haswell chips?

I could be fixating on this when it could be legitimate, especially since the seller has excellent ratings and as Zer0CoolX pointed out, it looks like the normal OEM tray. I might go buy another motherboard and see if it still doesn't post.
post #12 of 19
Try updating the BIOS first before buying anything. Its very likely the BIOS on the motherboard does not support this CPU hence not posting.
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post #13 of 19
do you have the right motherboard to support that cpu?
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post #14 of 19
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I have the GA-H81M-HD3, all current Haswell CPUs are supported. And there's no way to update the bios without a CPU and RAM on this motherboard.
post #15 of 19
My money is on the mobo being bad.
Link to original listing?
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post #16 of 19
- Is the CPU fan plugged in the CPU FAN Header on the Mobo?
- What PSU are you using?
- Can you connect a PC speaker and check what beeps are you getting upon booting (if any)?
- Which DIMM slot do you have the one stick of RAM inserted in? Did you try the other DIMM slots one at a time?
- Are there any bent pins on the Mobo's CPU socket?
- Disconnect everything (HDD, SSD, Mouse, Keyboard, DVD drive, all USB peripherals) and try to boot.
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post #17 of 19
Nothing about the CPU or it's packaging looks remotely unusual. There is utterly nothing from the images you've provided to suggest that it's a fake. It's not impossible, but there is no evidence for such a conclusion.

An OEM part can come in whatever the seller chooses to ship it in. I normally just wrap the things in aluminum foil and throw it in a padded envelope.

The surface finish is normal for recent Intel parts and the color of the LGA pads is normal, from what I can see.

The board or CPU could simply be defective/damaged, or you could be doing something wrong.
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post #18 of 19
Here's a pic of one and yours looks identical. Haswell chips do have an 'unfinished' heatspreader but not 'brushed'. I did notice from your pic the marks on the sides of the heatspreader that would indicate it's been mounted before. Did you take the pic before or after you installed it ?

http://cdn.cpu-world.com/Images/uploaded/0000/68/L_00006856.jpg
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post #19 of 19
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I took the pictures after I mounted it. My new motherboard came in today and my desktop is now up and running. So as most of you guessed it was the motherboard after all. Thanks for the help everyone.
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