CPU Upgrade Help

  matt_mda 16:27 07 Dec 2005


I have jsut brought a new cpu P4 3ghz 1mb cache 800FSB, ive switched my old P4 2.4ghz processor with this new one but now when i try and turn on the pc it starts to power up for a second then switches itself off.

My mother bord is a BD-7ii and the specifications say it was a 400/533mhz system data bus. could this be the problem, that my new cpu's is 800? or is the cpu just broken

if it is the problem is there any way i can get round it? or will i need to buy a new motherbord to support the cpu

  Freddog™ 16:41 07 Dec 2005

<i>"or will i need to buy a new motherbord to support the cpu"</I>

Yes it definetly seems like you do. Unless the CPU is faulty. Have you checked it's inserted correctly?


  [email protected]© 16:41 07 Dec 2005

You should only buy CPUs that are compatible with your motherboard. It may be too powerful etc.

  [email protected]© 16:44 07 Dec 2005

Pentium 4 1.6G 100*16 256
Pentium 4 1.7G 100*17 256
Pentium 4 1.8G 100*18 256
Pentium 4 1.9G 100*19 256
Pentium 4 2.0G 100*20 256
Pentium 4 2.0AG 100*20 512
Pentium 4 2.2G 100*22 512
Pentium 4 2.4G 100*24 512
Pentium 4 1.6G 133*12 512
Pentium 4 1.73G 133*13 512
Pentium 4 2.26G 133*17 512
Pentium 4 2.4G 133*18 512
It seems only these CPUs will work with that motherboard.

  matt_mda 16:45 07 Dec 2005

is there a way of finding out wether the cpu is wrong fro the motherbord or if it is jsut faulty? i brought it used off ebay so im not 100% confident in it

is switching straight off again when its turned on normally what happens if the fsb is too fast for the motherbord?

  matt_mda 16:46 07 Dec 2005

thanks for the list, looks like a new motherbord it is then,

can anyone reccoment a decent budget one?

  Freddog™ 16:47 07 Dec 2005

Try e-buyer?

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