I upgraded my AMD CPU and once i switched the PC back on it won't boot. All the internal fans turn on, but the system freezes - nothing on the monitor, and the Power button would not even shut it down. I have to unplug the cord to power down. This is my first upgrade, but I followed the best practices pretty closely.
The specs are as follows:
1) Rig - eMachines T6520,
2) Mobo - MSI RS 480M, Socket 754 AMD chipset, verson 2.1 A21 SB400-A31 (read off the mobo itself)
3) BIOS - Phoenix D888 2005 v 1.1 - I wanted to try to upgrade but Phoenix (eSupport.com) said I had the latest
4) New CPU is AMD Socket 754 Athlon 64 3700+ (AMD product code ADA3700AEP5AR), the fastest desktop Socket 754 Athlon they ever made. Mobo specs say that this chip model is definitely compatible.
Assuming the chip was not DOA when i got it, d'you have any idea what may be going wrong? Any possible solutions before i degrade back to the old CPU?