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Q6600 doesn't work in my motherboard


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#1 limikusz

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:29 PM

So my dad bought me a pre-built system from a sketchy guy with a Lenovo Thinkstation S10 mobo (at least thats what Crucial's RAM scanner says), a Pentium E2180, an ASUS GT 630, a Kolink CHS-500 and a Kingston 99U5403-034.A00LF 4gb non-ECC (I don't know how that works in this mobo) memory stick, and i recently bought a Q6600 based on Lenovo's site on the S10 but when i try to turn on the PC It gives the 1-3-3-3 beep code, I looked it up and it points at the ram but the ram works fine with the E2180. The Q6600 works in my brother's pc with him having an MSI G41M-P28 and a Radeon 5670, 8Gbs of ram and a Pentium E6600 and a Logisys 500w psu (we both have Windows 7 64 bit).
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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:36 PM

have you updated the BIOS? some motherboards need a BIOS update to be able to handle something like that


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:49 AM

have you updated the BIOS? some motherboards need a BIOS update to be able to handle something like that

Well I did not update the BIOS so that might be the problem and i do see a "No Processor BIOS Update Found" phrase whenever i boot up with the Pentium E2180.



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

The manufacturer website should have the information about what bios you need for what CPU, and where to download it.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 03:33 PM

Core 2 Quad's TDP is much higher than Pentium E 2180's. It's possible that Q6600 is not supported on that OEM motherboard because of that.



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:26 PM

Core 2 Quad's TDP is much higher than Pentium E 2180's. It's possible that Q6600 is not supported on that OEM motherboard because of that.

I have a 500w PSU and i have seen some sites selling the S10 with a Q6600 so i dont think thats the problem.



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 10:34 PM

Even if your psu is up to snuff, your motherboard may not support that high tdp.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:00 PM

 

Core 2 Quad's TDP is much higher than Pentium E 2180's. It's possible that Q6600 is not supported on that OEM motherboard because of that.

I have a 500w PSU and i have seen some sites selling the S10 with a Q6600 so i dont think thats the problem.

 

 

that doesnt mean anything, there are different power requirements for each CPU, and not all motherboards support that, they may not draw enough power from the PSU to power the CPU. Its a rather annoying feature of intels. Unlike AMD, where more often then not, if it fits it will work, Intel uses different wattages with different CPUs.


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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:07 AM

If the PC is not in its original Lenovo case, I have some doubt as to whether it actually is an S10 which, itself, raises other issues; but, regardless, the Q6600 was not a good choice....

If the PC already has an E2180, the odds are it supports a 1333Mhz FSB and an Intel E8600 (which costs less) blows away the Q6600:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Quad+Q6600+%40+2.40GHz

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Duo+E8600+%40+3.33GHz&id=957

(Look at the single thread rating, that's what matters)

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, get yourself a copy of Topala's SIW and look at the hardware section.  The motherboard and BIOS entries will tell us what we really have: http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/siw_portable


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