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Cpu Broken?


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#1 Axegrinder

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:50 PM

Hi guys

My mate has just given me an old AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.67ghz, but when i put it in a PC to test it, the PC did not display any video or post and the HDD led stayed on. The cpu seems to be in good condition, apart from one of those heatsink support thingies in each corner is missing, and a very very small nick on the edge the die.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:56 PM

Hello Axegrinder,

Is the CPU compatible with the system?
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:09 PM

Well the motherboard i tested in is an ASUS A7V400-MX. Th cpu which was in there is a AMD sempron 2400+, so im guessing the CPU is compatible.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

Both the processors are Socket A and compatible with the board, from what I can gather. have you tried using the original processor again. If the original works then it is likely that the new one is damaged.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:34 AM

It works with the sempron, note that i didnt reaseat the cpu after i tested it. (Didnt have time).

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:06 PM

If you try installing the old one correctly and it works then the new CPU is damaged otherwise there may be a problem with the system.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:09 PM

Well,

I tried upgrading my dads pc with it, (replacing the old athlon 800mhz), but got abit further, e.g. the cpu was recognized in the bios but only "1266mhz", due to the 133mhz bus speed with SDRAM only. But the PC hung after the post screen with a blinking dash. :thumbsup:. So i pressed the reset button, to then be greeted by the BIOS screen, saying "your system hung because of improper external cpu speed" etc. Basically i think the CPU is too good for the motherboard if you know what i mean. The mobo is an Asus A7V-E.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 04:09 AM

That is strange, can you use the BIOS to reduce the speed of the core and change the voltages? Also has the BIOS been updated to the latest version?
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:15 AM

The only controls i could see were "CPU Frequency" which was set to 100 and "DRAM Frequency" which was set to 100. They could be changed but i didnt want to push the mobo to far.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:39 AM

Have you got the boards handbook, to see what settings those values should be set on?
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:02 AM

Well we got the PC second hand tower only. So there isnt a handbook, ill try and download the manual fomr ASUS's website.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:59 PM

You might try setting your DRAM frequency at 133.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hmm i tried that it didnt seem to make any difference.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:56 PM

It should match your installed RAM and enable better performance.

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