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Help with DFI Ultra Infinity and AMD XP 2500 not posting

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2004 12:56:02 AM

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hi i recently purchased a DFI Ultra Infinity motherboard but i can't get my
AMD XP 2500 to post. My AMD XP1500 will post on it but not my 2500. Could it
be that i have a bad cpu? This was a cpu given to me so im not 100% sure
that it isn't dead. When i turn on the system i just get a blank screen. No
beeps or anything. All fans are running and the led's on the board light up
but thats about it. Is there a way of checking for sure that the cpu is bad
and not something with the mother board not recognizing it? thanks.Here is
my specs:

DFI Ultra Infinity Rev. A+
AMD XP 2500 (Barton)
GeForce4 ti4800
128mb DDR pc2100 Crucial
128mb DDR pc2100 generic
2 Maxtor 40 gig's
550w PSU

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 23, 2004 10:20:00 PM

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812many@earthlink.net wrote:
> hi i recently purchased a DFI Ultra Infinity motherboard but i can't get my
> AMD XP 2500 to post. My AMD XP1500 will post on it but not my 2500. Could it
> be that i have a bad cpu? This was a cpu given to me so im not 100% sure
> that it isn't dead. When i turn on the system i just get a blank screen. No
> beeps or anything. All fans are running and the led's on the board light up
> but thats about it. Is there a way of checking for sure that the cpu is bad
> and not something with the mother board not recognizing it? thanks.Here is
> my specs:
>
> DFI Ultra Infinity Rev. A+
> AMD XP 2500 (Barton)
> GeForce4 ti4800
> 128mb DDR pc2100 Crucial
> 128mb DDR pc2100 generic
> 2 Maxtor 40 gig's
> 550w PSU
When I troubleshoot PCs, I always simplify to begin with. Many PCs
don't like certain RAM or even certain RAM brands. I'd 1st unhook the
drives and take out one of the sticks of RAM to get to a mimimal
configuration. If it still doesn't POST try swapping the RAM sticks in
the event that it doesn't like one brand.

Since I don't know this hardware combination in particular, I'm asking
the following ?s:

1. Are the processor, RAM & MB supposed work together? ...Check the mfg
specs.

2. Was your source for the CPU reasonably confident that it worked? If
your source was pretty sure that it worked you may wish to pursue things
a lot farther than if they say that it may be just junk..

I hope that this helps...

Tim
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