Here are the specs of my older rig: ASUS KBU-X mobo AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 754pin 1 gig Atlas DDR400 RAM - Duel Channel (512 x2) ATI 9600Pro 256 400Watt psu 17" CRT Lots of chassis fans and an oversized psu fan The problem is when I turn it on, it seems to power up fine (all fans running, hdd and dvd activity lights flash, vid card fan running, etc.) but I get absolutely no picture or activity from / on my monitor (matter of fact, it just says "Check Signal"). The monitor works when I hook a different rig up to it. The mobo and cpu are replacements that when I installed them (this is where I think I'm screwed) I noticed that several of the pins on the cpu were bent. So before installing it, I straightened the pins (with a tiny screwdriver as delicately as I could)...the cpu fit in the slot and everything seemed to install normally. If the cpu is fubared, will the psu still send power to everything else except my vid card? I know the vid card still works because I put it in a different machine and it booted right up. Is there another troubleshoot I can do or do I just need to return the cpu (if it even can be since I "adjusted" the pins...would touching the pins also cause me a problem?). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.