The motherboard is a Chaintech CT-7VIF4 and the CPU is an AMD Sempron 2200.
I purchased them brand new from an online retailer that offered them as a combination at a discount so I think I can rule out compatability issues.
I bench tested them and cannot get them to boot. When the Power supply is plugged in, the PS fan and the CPU fan spin for about a second and stop (normal). Then when the power button is pressed, nothing happens. I've reseated the memory and the CPU as well. I also tried powering up the MB without the CPU with success which leads me to believe it may be the CPU.
Although I have a hunch the problem is with the CPU, I'm just having trouble believing a brand new CPU right out of the box has gone bad. Although, I've heard that sometimes that just happens, it has'nt happened to me before. I made sure I had no static and literally installed the CPU straight from the box into the MB.
Anyone have any other ideas, or have encountered this problem before and know what it may be or other tests I could run? I don't have any alternate MBs or CPUs to swap around, although I did try 3 different power supplies all with the same result.