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I'm putting back together a system I had a while ago. Specs are:

(Dell Dimension XPSB 733r)
P3 733MHz 133fsb
Intel 820 chipset
256MB PC800 RDRAM

I lent the processor to a friend a couple of months back who had a P3 450MHz processor to see if it would work on his system. It didnt work. Could this have damaged it?

I havent tried it since then and when I just put my old system back together I cant get it to boot. The hard disk and CD drives power up so theres no problem with the power.

I have unplugged everything except the processor, RAM and graphics card.

On the back of the mobo there are 4 lights that show messages when booting. None of these lights go on. The manual says remove all cards and retry, otherwise contact Dell.

Any suggestions?

Updated: I get 3 beeps when I remove the RAM. Which, according to the manual, is a normal memory error.
 

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The beeps are a good indication the processor isn't dead.
Status of your CMOS battery?
Can the CMOS find your C: drive? -F2 setup?
Make sure the boot order is from floppy and try a startup disk?
 
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