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New CPU won't fit in the socket!

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July 13, 2008 6:12:32 AM

I bought a new 9650 CPU and a Rampage Formula motherboard but the CPU won't fit in the socket no matter how much I try to squeeze it in.

HELP!!

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July 13, 2008 6:21:01 AM

^^He's Australian, this is quite commonplace with them...
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July 13, 2008 6:22:25 AM

A QX9650?

How are you trying to put it in? Here is the proper way to insert a LGA775 CPU.
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July 13, 2008 6:23:06 AM

Just push a little harder. It will go.
July 13, 2008 6:27:36 AM

Make sure the hinged "load plate" is up, before trying to install the CPU into the socket.
July 13, 2008 6:29:53 AM

Ok. I've got it in now! The board isn't posting though! I just can't figure out what is wrong. :ouch: 
July 13, 2008 6:30:18 AM

first you need to open it dude! lift the lever and open the cage!

wow! why do i build systems?
July 13, 2008 6:31:05 AM

The Rampage wasn't designed to work with your CPU, but there is still a way. You need to order 940 very small alligator clips and plug each one onto a pin on your CPU. The other ends should go into the pins of the socket.

You will have some leftover clips from the CPU, these should be plugged directly into the 24-pin PSU connector for you motherboard.

This will 100% work, just don't try to OC since your CPU is basically hanging out of the socket and hence your cooling options are limited.

Good luck!
July 13, 2008 6:31:51 AM

Make sure your heatsink is seated properly. Shouldn't be wobbly or anything.
July 13, 2008 6:37:23 AM

The heatsink is on pretty well. I used some super glue to get it on right. I used some masking tape to get the loading plate shut as well. It should be working right but it's still not posting!
July 13, 2008 6:37:59 AM

What you need to do is stop smoking crack when you order parts.
July 13, 2008 6:39:54 AM

Mandrake_ said:
The heatsink is on pretty well. I used some super glue to get it on right. I used some masking tape to get the loading plate shut as well. It should be working right but it's still not posting!


Ok, you're going to need a Dremel rotary tool and a grinding wheel. It sounds like we're going to have to square up your CPU so it will fit in the socket properly.
July 13, 2008 6:41:03 AM

I suggest super glue
July 13, 2008 6:41:38 AM

There were all these pins on the bottom of the CPU, I grinded them off. I'm hammering the CPU back in now. I'll report back on how it goes.
July 13, 2008 6:41:57 AM

JBWeld. FTW!
July 13, 2008 6:43:52 AM

Use a condom. Always. Galaxies can be destroyed if you do not use a condom. Anakin Skywalker is proof of that.
July 13, 2008 6:44:30 AM

NMDante said:
JBWeld. FTW!


Yes but my method is reversible with nail polish remover.
July 13, 2008 6:45:29 AM

It's in now. I glued the loading plate shut and welded the fan back on and used a bit of masking tape to get it all held in place. It's still not working though.
July 13, 2008 6:47:06 AM

Go into the bios and up the voltage. It's probably set too low.
July 13, 2008 6:47:25 AM

Use duct tape instead.
July 13, 2008 6:48:11 AM

jkflipflop98 said:
Go into the bios and up the voltage. It's probably set too low.


I think the magic number is around 1.7v or so.
July 13, 2008 6:49:13 AM

No, I know a guy who took it up to 1.8 and tried to sell the chip. It was working too.
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July 13, 2008 6:49:52 AM

SuperFly03 said:
I think the magic number is around 1.7v or so.

Really? Mine works great when I just feed it the 12V directly...
July 13, 2008 6:51:30 AM

I'd only recommend that with a water cooling setup. Temps become unmanagable on air @ 12V
July 13, 2008 6:52:40 AM

cjl said:
Really? Mine works great when I just feed it the 12V directly...


There's a reason the PSU's have 12v rails.
July 13, 2008 6:54:39 AM

The real trick that pro overclockers use is turning around one of the VRM's so that you feed your power in phase-to-phase. You get maximum power out that way.
July 13, 2008 7:07:43 AM

jkflipflop98 said:
The real trick that pro overclockers use is turning around one of the VRM's so that you feed your power in phase-to-phase. You get maximum power out that way.


That's what I need to do to break through my 3.6 wall.
July 13, 2008 8:21:43 AM

If your gonna push the voltage that much you need to cool it properly!

For serious cooling get a rubbermade bin and set your PC inside it. Go to your local food mart and pick up 8 quarts vegetable oil or about 2 liter in your case. Pour it inside the rubbermade bin and your good to go.
July 13, 2008 8:49:03 AM

wow....simply wow....

I don't know if I should laugh or cry.... :no: 
July 13, 2008 8:54:59 AM

SuperFly03 said:
I think the magic number is around 1.7v or so.


LOL!!!

cjl said:
Really? Mine works great when I just feed it the 12V directly...


^+1
LOL!!! x 3

Mandrake_ said:
There were all these pins on the bottom of the CPU, I grinded them off. I'm hammering the CPU back in now. I'll report back on how it goes.


Mandrake_ said:
It's in now. I glued the loading plate shut and welded the fan back on and used a bit of masking tape to get it all held in place. It's still not working though.


HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! omg man...what are you doing? sounds like you're trying to build a tank! CPU's are delicate chips that should be handled with care, they could not work just by static shock. lol.
July 13, 2008 9:18:27 AM

He's getting ready to post his resume at tomshardware.com.
July 13, 2008 9:22:08 AM

he might just get hired =X
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July 13, 2008 9:25:04 AM

Just throw it on the barbie next to your other fails. She'll be right.
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July 13, 2008 10:04:42 AM

aznguy0028 said:
he might just get hired =X

Can't wait for the new and updated CPUS charts!
July 13, 2008 10:09:04 AM

err i think mandrake is joking aznguy...
July 13, 2008 4:19:57 PM

SuperFly03 said:
I think the magic number is around 1.7v or so.


No wonder they call you StupaFry :lol: 
July 13, 2008 4:26:23 PM

Looks like a job for mighty puddy... now you can drive a semi over it... err or was that you can pull a semi with it? :oops: 
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July 13, 2008 4:41:19 PM

no no, he heeds to get one of those older laptop power supplies that have the din style plug on the end and plug it into the kb connector to power his system.

rampage formulas can be powered through the kb connector, or by cutting the end off of a 2 prong extension cord, inserting the stripped ends into any 2 holes on the 4 pin connector, and plugging it into the 120 - 121 what have you ! It'll actually overclock to 50 hz at 120 !

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July 13, 2008 4:43:21 PM

Grimmy said:
Looks like a job for mighty puddy... now you can drive a semi over it... err or was that you can pull a semi with it? :oops: 


look up "eastman 910",,,they used it in the day to glue a 1200 lb safe to a chain with a 1 square inch end, they prob got better stuff now, but still, that's damn strong !
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July 13, 2008 4:45:38 PM

Mandrake_ said:
It's in now. I glued the loading plate shut and welded the fan back on and used a bit of masking tape to get it all held in place. It's still not working though.


You have fallen about 20 posts behind MD. You need to update us so we know how the suggestions worked and how you are doing now.

If still not working after you fixed the cpu connection and reinstalled the heatsink, the cpu signal must be getting blocked by the north bridge, but this is easily fixed. Just raise the drawbridge for about 5 minutes to let stall traffic through then lower it again and secure in place. I recommend duck tape rather than our favorite glue as you may want to raise it again at a later date. If this does not do it, try the same with the south bride, then the west bridge, and finally the east bridge, in that precise order. It is important to do it in that order. The east bridge usually does not stall traffic but that is where the bridge troll lives and he can wrack havoc with a mobo so don't mess with it until last.

If that does not work, I suggest reinstalling the DD's. Sometimes the problem is nothling more than a bad or outdated driver driver. Have you checked your driver's lately? Bad DD's are the leading cause of the GIGO problem.
July 13, 2008 4:48:15 PM

You're all fired.
July 13, 2008 4:52:23 PM

I found out the problem. :-( Apparently my Phenom 9650 won't work in this motherboard! I will take it back and buy a different CPU. Thanks for the advice about voltage. When I get the new CPU tomorrow I will set it properly for 1.7V.
July 13, 2008 4:54:30 PM

Geek Squad needs to put this guy in charge of quality control at Best Buy.
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July 13, 2008 4:56:09 PM

Come on, man. You can make it work. Don't be a quitter. Where is the Yankee ingenuity? Never say die. Do it for the Gipper. We have not yet seen the whites of your eyes (are there any?). You only have one cpu to give to your country, so make the most of it. Surrender? You have not begun to fight. Think positively. Say 5 mantras, 10 Hail Mary's and make it work. Just remember the little engine that could.
July 13, 2008 4:58:56 PM

Well yes. They did somewhere decide that they are so important that they deserve their own socket. Idiots :p 
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July 13, 2008 5:00:03 PM

Mandrake_ said:
I found out the problem. :-( Apparently my Phenom 9650 won't work in this motherboard! I will take it back and buy a different CPU. Thanks for the advice about voltage. When I get the new CPU tomorrow I will set it properly for 1.7V.


Use metric volts though, not english volts, motherboards made in china use communist metric voltage ! tou don't want to raise the psi too high and blow out a voltage tube !


July 13, 2008 5:00:19 PM

bobbknight said:
Geek Squad needs to put this guy in charge of quality control at Best Buy.



Yea God knows Geeksquad could use the help. They sure cannot get any worse. :lol: 
July 13, 2008 5:02:22 PM

Hey guys and gals, When i used to work for United Rentals and i would want to do some serious overclocking, I would go get the 500kw generator and the snow making equipment and go to town. Hey sometimes I just didn't have enough voltage but I managed to work it out.
July 13, 2008 5:06:49 PM

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