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Friend Tried To Upgrade Cpu & Mem; Now It Won't Boot...


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#1 cpumelter

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:39 PM

I just got a call; a friend tried to replace the cpu & mem. in his xp home edition pc. After the upgrade, it will not boot; Nothing, completely blank screen. The DVD burner/floppy lights blink, but that is it. After some initial trouble shooting, (over the phone) we found that he didn't have the mem. sticks inserted the whole way. It was pushed down on one end, but the tab was not clicked in on the other end.

Would this have shorted something so it will not boot? Perm. damage? What to do next?

Specs; - MSI KM2M
Replaced a Duron 1.1 CPU with Athlon 2600.

CPU - http://www.starmicro.net/detail.aspx?ID=488
Mainboard - http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_...el=KM2M_Combo-L

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:43 PM

hhmm...yeah generally not a good sign..

try and boot the pc with no memory in it at all (make *sure* that you have a system speaker connected!!)

if you hear a few beeps, then at least you know it is half working.

if you hear no beeps, i would be trying to acquire another socket A athlon CPU and another stick of known good ram

apart from that, it might not hurt to spend the $100 and drop it into a pc shop for some hardware testing...

goodluck

edit:wording

Edited by 4ward_tristan, 06 November 2007 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:30 PM

what is the following info?
Motherboard BIOS Revision:
former CPU Model:
former RAM Manufacturer and Model:
New CPU Model:
New RAM Manufacturer and Model:


maybe, need more info than what you posted.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:50 PM

UPDATE - He pulled the new CPU & it now boots with the old cpu & the new ram.

Motherboard BIOS Revision: Date - 9/22/03. KM266-8235-8A8LVMYDC-00
former CPU Model: AMD Duron 1.01
former RAM Manufacturer and Model: Don't know - cheap bargain brand
New CPU Model: - Product Name: Athlon XP 2600 333MHz Barton Socket-A CPU OEM AXDA2600DKV4D
New RAM Manufacturer and Mode pqi POWER Series 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) Desktop Memory

It's been awhile since I've upgraded cpu's; Would we need to go into the BIOS first to set values? Although, we are not able to even get into the BIOS with the new parts installed.

Edited by cpumelter, 06 November 2007 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:53 PM

well i think that its 80% safe to say that the new cpu either DOA'd or yeah....

i guess a bios flash would be last thing to test, otherwise you will ahve to RMA it (wasnt 2nd hand was it?)

goodluck !!
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:54 PM

Can y'all confirm that the processor - Athlon XP 2600 333MHz Barton Socket-A CPU OEM AXDA2600DKV4D will work with the MSI KM2M mainboard?

Here is the processor - http://www.starmicro.net/detail.aspx?ID=488

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:41 PM

hm...socket A is a tad before my troubleshooting time

dont know if there are incompatibilities between a barton core and ______ core..

but looking at the specs on paper, yes the cpu is supported.... try a to flash your bios, if that doesnt work, then you basically know the cpu is faulty i beleive.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:48 PM

From what I am reading on this mainboard, it is saying it supports 133/266 fsb; This new processor that he purchased is 333 fsb. That won't work, will it? Unless we overclock, I guess...

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:05 PM

no, you will not be able to get it to work on that board. hopefully the processor isn't damaged, and luckily the board isn't.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:10 PM

Thanks guys, another problem solved! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:45 PM

I'm glad to have been of some help. wish it had been a better outcome.




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