my origonal thought was that it was the mobo, but upon reciving a new one the same thing happens. no post, no beep codes. the original processor is a semprom 1.8ghz socket 754. after these problems i did try a different processor, an AMD mobile athlon 64 3700 2.4ghz. i get the same result with both processors.
my next thought is that the power supply is bad, but being as i used a laptop processor for my swap the motherboards may not recognize it.
any thoughts from any one would be appreciated
if specs are needed for the mobo(s) and actual processor part numbers please ask and ill post them.