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Sigh need help.. New e4300 no video signal.

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April 25, 2007 9:10:24 PM

I had a pent D 805 and I recently decided to upgrade to a core 2 duo E4300. I installed the new CPU and powered it on everything took off and sounded normal, but no video signal.

What should I do?

I have a 520w PSU that worked fine on the 805, I highly doubt its bad. I cut power to the PC and moved the cmos clear jumper still didnt help.

I have a P5LD2 Asus mobo
PQI Turbo 667 ram

What should I do? Isn't a DOA cpu pretty rare now days?
April 25, 2007 10:06:36 PM

Check for a revision number on your motherboard. According to Asus: "Only PCB R2.0(or higher) support Intel® Core™2 processor" - yours might be earlier, so your new CPU will not work with this board if that is the case.

Also, does everything work if you put your 805 back in?
April 25, 2007 11:08:57 PM

Yes I just put the 805 back in and it posted right away first try.

Where should I looked for the rev version? I don't see any sort of marking on anything that looks like rev. 1/2 or anything?
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April 25, 2007 11:33:42 PM

Ohhh crap.. Yea it's printed right there my huge Scythe heatsink was blocking it.

Rev. 1.03G

So what is my options? Can I flash the board and update? Or am I simply screwed and have to buy a new board?

IF I need a new board what would you guys recommend? Would a rev 2 of this board be sufficient?

Thanks for the help I appreciate it, even tho I'm completely bummed right now. :cry: 
April 25, 2007 11:52:32 PM

In short, you're screwed - a BIOS update won't help, you'll have to get a new mobo.

I don't recommend getting a Rev 2 of that board, since it's based on the old 945 chipset - which wasn't designed for the C2D.

Look for a board with the 965 or 975 chipset. If your looking for a "run of the mill" board (i.e. some overclocking potential, no SLI or Crossfire) - I'd go with either a plain Asus P5B or a Gigabyte 965-S3.