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Old March 4th 07, 08:15 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd
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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!

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Old March 4th 07, 08:18 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd
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Have you got the most recent bios for that board, so that it can support a
dual core chip?
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Old March 4th 07, 10:43 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd
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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.

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Old March 5th 07, 05:45 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd
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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.

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Old March 6th 07, 09:48 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd
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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.

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Old March 6th 07, 10:33 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd
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You should have at least a $20 generic PSU for a Dual core Processor.

Amir

PS: I use the $25 ones myself.



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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.



 




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