PC not starting after installing Q8400

  arkantoe 21:58 31 Aug 2010


I have bought intel core 2 quad Q8400 replacing my old core 2 duo E4300.
After installing the new CPU and the fan, I tried switching on my PC, it did run however no input from my monitor, no lights coming from my keyboard or my mouse,
my system specifications are as follows using Belarc
Acer Aspire T671 R01-A4
System Serial Number: 92WPB74UHV71402A692703
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Board: Acer MRS600M
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD R01-A4 03/06/2007
1.80 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

my pc is not really new so I'm just wondering what could be the problem, I really appreciate any help

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:24 31 Aug 2010

At a guess the intel core 2 quad Q8400 is incompatible with the board.

  arkantoe 23:01 31 Aug 2010

what about updatine BIOS as im reading on the net, could that resolve the issue?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:52 01 Sep 2010

You can try but I doubt it,

Beware flashing BIOS may render the machine competly useless even if you refit the old cpu.

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