Installing a new processor
Posted on 2005-03-02
More for clarification purposes than anything.
Basically I've build a brand new machine from scratch. Originally, I placed a 400Mhz P2 Processor into the machine and it ran fine. However, that certainly wasn't going to be beefy enough for say XP or I brought a new 800Mhz processor with heatsink.
Now when I placed the processor onto the MB it wouldn't boot up. By that, the screen did not initialise and the CD-ROM light stayed continuous wrong. In short, it looks like the new processor screws up the initial boot up process.
Now if I remove the new processor and replace it with the old one - its back to normal and boots up fine.
Note: I also set two switches on MB (assuming temperature and clock speed) to use the new processor according to MB's manufacturer's handbook.
So my question is, is there anything else I need to do for installing a new processor onto a board that used a lesser processor? (e.g. is there somekind of jumper switch I need to change for the MB to recognise a new processor?)
All help greatly appreciated.