Putting a second cpu in a X6DVL-EG2 motherboard

I have two identical cpu's, as  soon as I put the second cpu in I get nothing.  I take in out and the single cpu works just fine.  When  the  second cpu is in,   I  do not even get the  BIOS to show...

Wondering if there is a jumper or setting that needs to be changed when added the  second cpu?

Anyone care to assist in getting a second  cpu to work  on a X6DVL-EG2?
Please advise and thanks.

Randal
RWayneHAsked:
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giltjrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As long as it is compatible with your MB.  You do know that in a dual CPU environment that both CPU's must be the same, right?
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giltjrCommented:
What happens if you remove the original CPU and stick the new one in its place?
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RWayneHAuthor Commented:
The second cpu is not really a new one.  I did not get anything when that cpu is in by itself.    I put the other one that worked back in and the BIOS showed just fine.

The second cpu came out of an old duplicate  device, when it was in its old mb, I could not get anything either..  I was thinking that it was a video card issue cause I could not even see the BIOS...

Am I looking at a bad cpu?  -R-
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giltjrCommented:
If it does not work by itself, then it sounds like either its bad, or it is not compatible with your MB.

Since it was in a old PC that had problems, then I would assume that the CPU may have gotten fried in the old computer.
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RWayneHAuthor Commented:
Thanks I have another that I can test with that I know works too.  Assuming both are in working order, is all I have to do is put them both in?  I believe if I get a BIOS to load, I am good..

-R-
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RWayneHAuthor Commented:
Right!... and they are.  Just a side question.  I loaded Ubuntu server last night, and WinXP Pro this morning.  In each case, right after the OS logo displays I lose video, and nothing displays...  It happens in both environments.  Have you ever had this?  I am using the VGA input on a HD TV...  maybe the video settings are too high for it??

Thanks for the help.  I believe I am looking at a bad cpu..  -R-
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RWayneHAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help... testing another cpu in slot cpu2 that I know works.. hoping that is all it was.

Appreciate the help. -R-
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giltjrCommented:
Sounds like either a bad/incorrect video adapter or you do have video settings are to high.
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