I have recently bought a KT6V motherboard and AMD Sempron 2600+ CPU following a hardware crash. The vendor assured me that the CPU would work on the motherboard. However, when I put the system together, I could not make it work. Not even got a video signal. The diagnostic LEDs indicate processor failure. I looked on MSI's web site and it reports that the KT6V is actually compatible with Sempron. The motherboard comes with a 4-pin CPU power socket which is supposed to provide power to the CPU. I do not have that cable. Does anyone know if this is likely to be my problem, i.e., do I have to connect the power cable in order for my CPU to function or could this board be incompatible with the Sempron?
Thanks for any help. This is driving me insane.