Bad cpu or motherboard?

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Am putting together a not to expensive system for a friend. He ordered cpu
and motherboard, seperately from ebay. Got everything installed today, but
won't power up, thinking its the processor which is amd duron 1400. Mother
board is BIOSTAR M7VIZ-SATA MOTHERBOARD SOCKET A. I don't have another
processor to try, so question is what steps can I take to eliminate the
problem. Motherboard was an open box, new, but not tested. Processor of
course is older, used. Using known good ram, one is pc2100, 256mb, other
pc3200,512mb. Have tried seperately and together. There is no beep or
anything when powering up. Thanks for any info I can use.

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