P4PE CPU Support and BIOS Beeps ???

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Hi there,

I recently attempted to upgrade my P4PE from a 1.7ghz Celeron to a 2.8
ghz P4. Both are 533 mhz FSB. Upon booting, instead of the customary
single beep, I got a series of hi, low, hi, low tones for several
seconds that sounded like London police siren. The sequence then
repeats.That's as far as it gets. No bent pins or other problems. I
flashed the BIOS up to 1007 but the problem persists.

I did notice that the new CPU has a 1meg cache and the MB manual
states that it supports 512 cache.

From the box: Pentuim 4 Processor 2.80A GHz 1.4V max.
System Bus 533MHz, 1MB L2-Cache, PGA-478 Pkg


My questions are:

What exactly do the tones mean?

Is it likey that the cpu is now damaged? (The old one still works
fine)

Is there any workaround?

Does anyone have this CPU working?

I've been to the Asus web site and looked at the cpu compatability
list and
the board supports a P4 2.80 but not a specific letter version. The
CPU I
received was an "A". A visit the the Intel site wasn't much help.

Thanks in advance.

Gary
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    In article <lnjrf0h2omd6127vvd0ss6p2344kequu49@4ax.com>, Gary
    <cyberzr@attbi.com> wrote:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > I recently attempted to upgrade my P4PE from a 1.7ghz Celeron to a 2.8
    > ghz P4. Both are 533 mhz FSB. Upon booting, instead of the customary
    > single beep, I got a series of hi, low, hi, low tones for several
    > seconds that sounded like London police siren. The sequence then
    > repeats.That's as far as it gets. No bent pins or other problems. I
    > flashed the BIOS up to 1007 but the problem persists.
    >
    > I did notice that the new CPU has a 1meg cache and the MB manual
    > states that it supports 512 cache.
    >
    > From the box: Pentuim 4 Processor 2.80A GHz 1.4V max.
    > System Bus 533MHz, 1MB L2-Cache, PGA-478 Pkg
    >
    >
    > My questions are:
    >
    > What exactly do the tones mean?
    >
    > Is it likey that the cpu is now damaged? (The old one still works
    > fine)
    >
    > Is there any workaround?
    >
    > Does anyone have this CPU working?
    >
    > I've been to the Asus web site and looked at the cpu compatability
    > list and
    > the board supports a P4 2.80 but not a specific letter version. The
    > CPU I
    > received was an "A". A visit the the Intel site wasn't much help.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Gary

    You bought a Prescott. Virtually all the product on the
    cpusupport web page for P4PE is Northwood 0.13 micron.
    The BIOS probably doesn't know what to do with the Prescott,
    and perhaps the VID voltage request of from 1.25 to 1.4 is
    upsetting the BIOS when it expects to see something in the
    1.5V to 1.75V range. You can thank Intel for making your
    purchasing experience an "interesting" one. If they had
    called it 2.8F, it would have caught your eye.

    Since the BIOS was able to make the "police siren"
    sound, that means the processor was able to run, so it couldn't
    have been that bad.

    The P4PE-X/TE (i.e third edition) supports _some_ 90nm devices
    (prescott family). Not sure about the rest of the P4PE series.

    Oh. You can type the SSPEC number (SLxxx) of your processor into
    this page. You should always get the SSPEC or the order number
    from your vendor, so you know what you are getting before it is
    shipped. Using this page will tell you what it is (in a
    technical way, not so a layman would be warned of what they
    were getting).

    http://processorfinder.intel.com

    Paul
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 19:08:40 -0700, Gary <cyberzr@attbi.com> wrote:

    >Hi there,
    >
    >I recently attempted to upgrade my P4PE from a 1.7ghz Celeron to a 2.8
    >ghz P4. Both are 533 mhz FSB. Upon booting, instead of the customary
    >single beep, I got a series of hi, low, hi, low tones for several
    >seconds that sounded like London police siren. The sequence then
    >repeats.That's as far as it gets. No bent pins or other problems. I
    >flashed the BIOS up to 1007 but the problem persists.
    >
    >I did notice that the new CPU has a 1meg cache and the MB manual
    >states that it supports 512 cache.
    >
    >From the box: Pentuim 4 Processor 2.80A GHz 1.4V max.
    >System Bus 533MHz, 1MB L2-Cache, PGA-478 Pkg
    >
    >
    >My questions are:
    >
    >What exactly do the tones mean?
    >
    >Is it likey that the cpu is now damaged? (The old one still works
    >fine)
    >
    >Is there any workaround?
    >
    >Does anyone have this CPU working?
    >
    >I've been to the Asus web site and looked at the cpu compatability
    >list and
    >the board supports a P4 2.80 but not a specific letter version. The
    >CPU I
    >received was an "A". A visit the the Intel site wasn't much help.
    >
    >Thanks in advance.
    >
    >Gary
    >

    I have almost the exact same system as you have and when I upgraded
    it, it was to a 2.8 P4 but a Northwood and not the Prescott version.
    This was because I could find nothing saying this chip was supported
    on this MB. The whole thing with Intel calling the 2.8 533 buss
    Prescott a 2.8A was confusing to say the least. I can see how someone
    could buy one in error. I would return it if I could and if not, I
    probably would buy a new MB. A P4P800S is a pretty cheap board ($70)
    which will take this chip and can use everything else you have on your
    P4PE.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Paul & Crypto,


    Thanks for your replies. I like the new MB idea

    Gary


    On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 17:10:26 -0400, crypto <spam@spam.org> wrote:

    >On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 19:08:40 -0700, Gary <cyberzr@attbi.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Hi there,
    >>
    >>I recently attempted to upgrade my P4PE from a 1.7ghz Celeron to a 2.8
    >>ghz P4. Both are 533 mhz FSB. Upon booting, instead of the customary
    >>single beep, I got a series of hi, low, hi, low tones for several
    >>seconds that sounded like London police siren. The sequence then
    >>repeats.That's as far as it gets. No bent pins or other problems. I
    >>flashed the BIOS up to 1007 but the problem persists.
    >>
    >>I did notice that the new CPU has a 1meg cache and the MB manual
    >>states that it supports 512 cache.
    >>
    >>From the box: Pentuim 4 Processor 2.80A GHz 1.4V max.
    >>System Bus 533MHz, 1MB L2-Cache, PGA-478 Pkg
    >>
    >>
    >>My questions are:
    >>
    >>What exactly do the tones mean?
    >>
    >>Is it likey that the cpu is now damaged? (The old one still works
    >>fine)
    >>
    >>Is there any workaround?
    >>
    >>Does anyone have this CPU working?
    >>
    >>I've been to the Asus web site and looked at the cpu compatability
    >>list and
    >>the board supports a P4 2.80 but not a specific letter version. The
    >>CPU I
    >>received was an "A". A visit the the Intel site wasn't much help.
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >>Gary
    >>
    >
    >I have almost the exact same system as you have and when I upgraded
    >it, it was to a 2.8 P4 but a Northwood and not the Prescott version.
    >This was because I could find nothing saying this chip was supported
    >on this MB. The whole thing with Intel calling the 2.8 533 buss
    >Prescott a 2.8A was confusing to say the least. I can see how someone
    >could buy one in error. I would return it if I could and if not, I
    >probably would buy a new MB. A P4P800S is a pretty cheap board ($70)
    >which will take this chip and can use everything else you have on your
    >P4PE.
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