I just tried upgrading from an amd 4800 to an amd x2 7750 and cant get the system to boot. The system is getting power and the fan over the heatsink is going but slower than it should be.
As far as i can tell its all placed where it should be and all cables are connected and working.I have tried resetting the cmos settings by removing the battery and changing the setting on the jumpers.While updating bios i noticed in the flash that some of it was not updated but complete.
I have 4g ddr2 800 hz ram,m2n-e sli motherboard and 650w power supply.video card is a nvidea gtx 260
Thanks for your help!!! Seems I have gone for the wrong processor like you have said I would think the company I bought it from would have mentioned it after I told them my specs. Oh well,next time I will research myself more.
Thanks again for the response
That first one looks like the one for me.Now to see if can build something like this myself.I'm a noobie at building systems,only ever changed ram an GPU's in the past.Can you suggest any sites for any information?
Well, just be sure to order/buy some thermal paste (AS5, or Ceramique are the standard).
1. unplug all power connections on the motherboard, as well as any other connectors.
2. remove the video card
3. remove the heatsink from the CPU
4. remove the motherboard retaining screws (don't loose these)(phillips screwdriver)
5. clean the proc before removing it (rubbing alchohol and q-tips, or paper towel)
6. remove the RAM
7. install the new motherboard (using the aforementioned screws)
8. install the CPU
9. install the RAM
10. re-connect the power, and other connectors to the new motherboard. (ASUS made it easier with their power block, the Reset switch, Power switch, HDD LED, and power LED are connected onto a block, then plugged into it's spot on the MB)
11. place a rice grain sized blob of thermal paste on the CPU, and smear it around till it's more or less even
(plastic wrap and my finger are what I use)
12. put the heatsink on the CPU (after cleaning it off too, same method as the CPU, rubbing alchohol and paper towel)
13. install the video card
14. plug it in, and try to boot