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computer won't start!

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by jaycow@gmail.com, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Guest

    hello! i am new to google groups and i hope that someone can help me
    out here. i recently purchased a new processor from Newegg. It's the
    amd 64 x2 4400 toledo. i was hoping that i could just replace it with
    my older processor, an amd 64 3200 venice (which is currently oc'd
    from 2.0ghz to 2.3ghz). After replacing the processor, the computer
    would power on for a split second and then die. i reset the cmos and
    tried it again but to no avail. I thought i blew something out so i
    put the old proc back in and here i am now typing up this issue. the
    specs of my computer are
    MSI K8N nForce4 mobo
    2x 512mb corsair ram
    geforce 6600 GT
    Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Orion 420W PSU
    2 harddrives
    Could it be that the processor is DOA? Any help is appreciated!
    , Mar 4, 2007
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  2. Carl Guest

    Have you got the most recent bios for that board, so that it can support a
    dual core chip?
    Carl, Mar 4, 2007
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  3. Dylan C Guest

    wrote:
    > hello! i am new to google groups and i hope that someone can help me
    > out here. i recently purchased a new processor from Newegg. It's the
    > amd 64 x2 4400 toledo. i was hoping that i could just replace it with
    > my older processor, an amd 64 3200 venice (which is currently oc'd
    > from 2.0ghz to 2.3ghz). After replacing the processor, the computer
    > would power on for a split second and then die. i reset the cmos and
    > tried it again but to no avail. I thought i blew something out so i
    > put the old proc back in and here i am now typing up this issue. the
    > specs of my computer are
    > MSI K8N nForce4 mobo
    > 2x 512mb corsair ram
    > geforce 6600 GT
    > Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    > Orion 420W PSU
    > 2 harddrives
    > Could it be that the processor is DOA? Any help is appreciated!
    >

    Even if you get the machine to power up, windows might have issues with
    just "dropping in" a dual core cpu. You might have to do an
    installation repair to get windows to install the SMP kernel.

    -Dylan C
    Dylan C, Mar 4, 2007
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  4. milsabords Guest

    Dylan C wrote:
    > Even if you get the machine to power up, windows might have issues
    > with just "dropping in" a dual core cpu. You might have to do an
    > installation repair to get windows to install the SMP kernel.
    >
    > -Dylan C


    I replaced a 3000+ XP 64 by a 4800+ X2, after upgrading the BIOS, and Win XP
    loaded the multiprocessor HAL without reinstallation.

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    milsabords, Mar 4, 2007
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  5. Eric Parker Guest

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    "milsabords" <> wrote in message
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    > Dylan C wrote:
    >> Even if you get the machine to power up, windows might have issues
    >> with just "dropping in" a dual core cpu. You might have to do an
    >> installation repair to get windows to install the SMP kernel.
    >>
    >> -Dylan C

    >
    > I replaced a 3000+ XP 64 by a 4800+ X2, after upgrading the BIOS,
    > and Win XP loaded the multiprocessor HAL without reinstallation.
    >



    Yep I've just done the same 4 hours ago.
    I'm typing now using it.
    Didn't help my typing none though.

    Eric

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    Eric Parker, Mar 5, 2007
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  6. Guest

    On Mar 4, 12:18 am, "Carl" <> wrote:
    > Have you got the most recent bios for that board, so that it can support a
    > dual core chip?


    I will try to check my BIOS to see if that's the problem. I'm thinking
    that maybe I'm not getting enough wattage because I have a generic $10
    PSU.
    , Mar 6, 2007
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  7. Amir Facade Guest

    You should have at least a $20 generic PSU for a Dual core Processor.

    Amir

    PS: I use the $25 ones myself.



    <> wrote in message
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    > On Mar 4, 12:18 am, "Carl" <> wrote:
    >> Have you got the most recent bios for that board, so that it can support
    >> a
    >> dual core chip?

    >
    > I will try to check my BIOS to see if that's the problem. I'm thinking
    > that maybe I'm not getting enough wattage because I have a generic $10
    > PSU.
    >
    Amir Facade, Mar 6, 2007
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