what would happen if you took the processor off a mobo, and powered it up? anything? I mean, would the bios still boot up on the screen, or would it just sit there, blank screen, no nothing.. Im curious because i got a new mobo for an athlon that i have, but when i power it up, not a damn thing happens. the keyboard lights blink once, and thats it. when you press the numlock key, the light dont come on. I have a hard time thinking that the mobo is bad. I wonder if the processor is shot. what do you think? how can i tell which one is bad (mobo or processor)?