Ok, I have this processor and this motherboard. I put the processor in the slot, but the latch won't come down. It won't come down even half way. Is there a compatibility issue I missed or am I doing something wrong?
Does the latch work without the CPU in the socket? If so, look at all the pins and make sure none are bent...also check the socket for foreign material. Other than that, I'd say you have a faulty socket. Good luck.