Two New but possibly bad processors on two separate systems
Posted on 2004-09-15
My name is Michael. I do computer reapair/building work as a small side job. Here is my problem:
I am building 2 new computers for two separate clients...
For computer A, I just purchased a PC800 M916 Motherboard and an Intel 1.8G, 400Mhz, socket 478 that matches...
On Computer B, I just purchased an MSI KT6V Motherboard and an AMD 2600+ Socket A.
After building the computers, when I turn on power, the processor fan runs but the HD doesn't. Absolutely nothing comes up on the monitor. The MSI Mother board (Computer B) has one of those D-Brackets (Diagnostic LED's) and when I turn it on, it indicates "processor damaged or not installed properly", I am assuming the same is true for the other computer even though it doesn't have a D-Bracket ( because it's CHEAP) . I have also built and maintenanced about 20 other computers and haven't had any processor problems. Sounds a little fishy I would have two faulty processors that act exactly the same. I checked power supplies (before computer A's went out....no clue why... i sure there's a correlation...) and that doesn't seem to be the problem. The ONLY thing I can see that it could be is in Computer A's motherboard manual, it states to connect the CPU Vcore power before the ATX1 power. I failed to do so on each computer but I 'replugged' them in and no effect. I can't imagine it would ruin the processor.......