-Proccesor not sitting right/pins bent or something- The most reasonable solution, but I would like to say this is the one i am dreading the most, since an equivalent proccesor is not worth buying, so I would have to spend like 200 dollars on a new one( 200 dollars i dont have).
-Motherboard Shorted out- I find this hard to believe although the bottom of the heatsink thing is metal may or may not be making contact, so again this is possible but again i also find this hard to believe
-Motherboard Socket is messed up badly- I hope to god that this is the problem, Since I am getting a replacement refurb from abit in a week or 2.
-Heatsink not sitting right- Possible, but I followed the instructions word for word, and the Big Typhoon is massive so the proccesor isnt overheating to my knowledge. I also checked to make sure there was some kind of contact between the proccesor and heatsink by trying to shine a light between the 2 and making sure there was no light visible on the other side. UPDATE: I have since taken it out of the computer case and everything IS installed correctly.
-Video Card- May or not be, It hadn't been giving me problems but the days before it went out on me, I was running Oblivion and that is pretty tolling which was visible with the 14 fps i was getting, but the fan on the video card is working, and I am not overclocking it.
-Ram-Highly Unlikely, but is always a possibility..
Keep in mind that it used to be as long as i kept pushed down on the proccesor when i was using the other heatsink, it would power up(LGA 775 socket with a thermaltake non-pipeline heatsink). Since this heatsink, is setup a little bit differently on the big typhoon, I don't have the same option, but I can't figure it out.
Update: I have since taken every neccesary component out of the computer, and made sure there was no lose connections, or a shorting of the board of any kind. The whole computer is still recieveing power, and everything including the video card's and heatsink's fans are working. I can't afford to take it in to a shop, and if I have to replace the proccesor, I really don't want to downgrade to a Celeron(YUCK), so I might end up with a Pentium D, but I would have to wait for the neccesary funds. Therefore I would like to be able to solve this problem, with at most 10-20 dollars.
If this helps here are the stats of the computer that is having this problem:
ECS 915-P MOBO<---Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard refurb is on the way!
Intel Pentium 4 520 Prescott
2 gigs value select ram
250 gig sata WD hard drive
Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Anyhelp is truely appreciated!