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KT6V, Sempron and CPU power supply

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Dear experts,

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.
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Yes, you need to get a power supply that provides the extra power throught the 4-wire cable.  I suggest you get a good quality one, so that it will provide for future peripherals and deliver power when needed.  I recommend Enermax, Antec Truepower, Zalman, PC Power & Cooling, or Thermaltake Purepower.  Here's one I got recently: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=17-153-006&DEPA=0

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You should post here, not using the feedback button, which is intended for your opinion after everything is done.

Your comment:
"Did you mean then that the motherboard is compatible with the Sempron and all I need to do is to provide external power for the CPU?"

Yes, your board is compatible:
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=511&kind=1

and providing power with the 4-wire plug should get your system working.
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