The motherboard i'm using is a Soltek SL-75KV+. Having researched the Soltek website faq's, they inform me i can use up to a Duron 1300mhz or an Athlon 1400mhz processor in this board-as the board only supports the 200mhz fsb, i cannot install a faster processor.
So i bought the processor and fan kit at PCWorld component centre - install went smoothly, but pc will not boot up at all with new chip installed. Works fine when i put old on back in.
Is it a dodgy chip, or is my motherboard not capable of using this chip? Help please !!!!!
I think you will need to update your BIOS. I am having the same problem going from a Duron 750 to 1300 on a QDI board. In my case they said that a BIOS update was essential (the 1300 is a very different configuration from the older Duron versions). Even having put in the new BIOS I still cannot get the cpu to run for more than a few moments. Like you, going back to the old cpu restores stability. AMD will simply tell you that you need a larger powers supply, but I went up to a 550w unit (from 300) and it didn't make a bit of difference. So chase up Soltek for the new BIOS