Just made my first attempts with a MSI - G41-P33 Combo Board + Xeon 5130.
First I tried with the current BIOS, and it did not post. Fans sped up and got no RAM beeps. I assumed this was maybe because of the BIOS. I flashed to current BIOS and got the same symptoms. Then I tried replacing the sticker, and got the same thing.
When other people failed the first time, what symptoms did they get? A similar thing with black screen, no post, no beeps? What about fan speeds for you guys? My heatsink wasn't all the way seated for testing, but 2/4 screws were in.
I tried a second sticker, and it looks like my sticker seating was near perfect. Could it be that the CPU is not making contact with all the pins? I will try to get a nail file at lunch and try to file down the socket safeties even more.