Mobo: Asus p5kc
Old Cpu: Pentium D 3.0ghz
New Cpu: Intel Core 2 DUO E7500 2.93GHz Wolfdale 1066MHz FSB
When I installed new cpu and re-mounted the heatsink (golden orb II), started the PC back up, the startup gets frozen at the Motherboard Splash screen. "Asus P5kc" "press delete to enter setup" etc. It is completely frozen and wont enter setup or anything. After trying many things, e.g. removing bat and leaving out for 15 mins to reset cmos... still same issue. So I re-installed the old cpu and away it goes again no problems. Whats the issue here? is the e7500 not compatable? or is there sumthing I need to change...