August 11th, 2004, 03:54 PM
cpu won't boot?
ok, so i have this old PC i got in like 2000..and i've been steadily upgrading it. more ram, new geforce 6800..
so i bought a new CPU.
my old one is a p4 1.5ghz, 400fsb, 256 cache.
this one i bought is a p4 2.6ghz, 400fsb, 512 cache.
it's rockin an ASUS P4U-LA. 768 sdram pc133. 2 optical drives,if that matters. antec truepower 430. nvidia geforce 6800. audigy platinum ex. 2 hds. and a partridge in a pear tree.
i put the chip in and i get NO post beeps. fans spin. hd spins. nothin more.
i put my old chip in and it boots just fine.
i tried stripping the power out of all the other things, hds, vid card, to see if my 430 watts wasn't enough (?), but it still didn't do anything.
i took the ram out one by one, no change. then i took it all out and got a bad ram post beep
so i think newegg shipped me a junked CPU.
i know *I* didn't burn it, cuz i'd have smelled burned chip/thermal grease.
any other ideas?
i basically want to know if it could be that my mobo doesn't like the chip. cuz if that's it, i'll just get my cash back. but if it should work, i'll get another chip.
August 11th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Does your mobo support your new CPU? You need to check that. You also might need to flash your BIOS.
August 11th, 2004, 08:51 PM
i can't find jack on my mobo
it's some shady asus model. one that no one talks about.
August 11th, 2004, 09:43 PM
I know, I checked the ASUS webpage and they didn't list it. Your mobo probably doesn't have the multiplier needed to run your CPU.
October 3rd, 2004, 02:50 AM
Memory: PC3200 1028 (Don't know DDR or SDR)
Motherboard: ASUS A7V600 VIA KT600
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ ~2.1 Ghz
Video Card: GeForce FX 5200
I don't know how many watts I have (How to find out, eh?)
New CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 2.13 Ghz, 266 Mhz (OEM Only (What's this mean?))
There a way to find out my exact specs?
I have a similar problem, except the cpu I bought is the same as my old one. Same story, I installed the new one, and no bleeps or anything. I've checked the ASUS webpage and it says my mobo and bios should support it.
What else can I do?