Dell Dimension E520 CPU Upgrade Problem
Posted on 2009-04-13
I attempted to upgrade the cpu from a 3.0Ghz Pentium D (LGA775) to a Core 2 Duo (LGA775), after I install the chip (used thermal grease,everything seated properly etc... I can't get the machine to boot at all, the power/fans come on but the machine sits idle.
I removed the new chip and put the old chip back in place and it works fine, tried this a couple times, also upgraded the bios.
What would generally be the issue here? I want to point at a faulty chip but it seems unlikely since it's brand new/retail.
This is the new cpu I purchased:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail