I have just bought a AMD Athlon XP 2.2 GHz for my system. But it does not seem to work . My mobo is a ECS K7S5A ver 3.1 which i thought could take upto a 2.4 GHz CPU. The problem i am getting is when i switch the system on, it all seems to be going through it's normal stuff, but i get no picture sent to the monitor. Is this a symptom of the mobo not being able to take a 2.2 GHz chip or could it be another problem?. The graphics card is a G-Force 2 MX 400 64mb and is working fine.
When i re-install my old Athlon 1.4 GHz CPU all is fine again.
Is the latest bios installed? Sounds as if your new cpu is not being properly recognised,or after installing a cpu you must disconnect the power supply, and move the jumper for 30 seconds to clear the cmos before restarting
Anyway the CPU is faulty. In the shop they tried it in there test board and got the same problem. But They said that they could not give me a replacement CPU until the faulty one has been sent back to AMD for testing. I said that that is crap. They said that, that is way the it is with AMD, as all there CPUs are tested and rated before they go out, so they want to know what happened to the CPU between them sending it out and me fitting it, this will take between 2-4 weeks.
So i guess i will just have to wait to see what they say. But the shop will have a fight on there hands if they turn around and say that it was my fault.
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