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July 27, 2010 8:55:53 PM

So I upgraded an old p4 for a celeron duo core [E3300] and I installed it. But when I start, nothing comes up on my monitor. It sounds like its running just fine, and I tried clearing cmos and that didn't help either.. Any ideas?
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July 27, 2010 8:58:22 PM

What motherboard do you have? The new processor might not be supported by your motherboard.
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July 27, 2010 9:09:26 PM

the only thing i could find was 'canada ices-003 class b' i dont know if that helps.. it was the stock mobo that came with the machine
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July 27, 2010 9:12:57 PM

Probably overheating now, when you put the old one in did you make sure you had the heatsink on properly with new thermal paste?
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July 27, 2010 9:13:47 PM

hunter315 said:
Probably overheating now, when you put the old one in did you make sure you had the heatsink on properly with new thermal paste?

yeah
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July 27, 2010 9:21:37 PM

i sincerely doubt the board supports the new cpu, its not often an intel board will support cpus at both 90nm and 45nm, see if you can find out what chipset ur using, but ull probly have 2 downgrade to a 65nm core 2 celeron,

ps if a cpu is overheating, in most cases the pc will cut off, it wont just refuse to post because the system will still be supplying power to the cpu
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July 27, 2010 9:22:01 PM

opexx said:
So I upgraded an old p4 for a celeron duo core [E3300] and I installed it. But when I start, nothing comes up on my monitor. It sounds like its running just fine, and I tried clearing cmos and that didn't help either.. Any ideas?


You need to identify your motherboard.
Reinstall your old processor and run CPU-Z which will tell you what motherboard you have, it's revision level, and it's bios level.

then
1) verify that the E3300 is supported.
2) see if there is a bios update that is needed for the E3300. This is often the case.
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July 27, 2010 9:24:45 PM

So what PC is that board in? A Gateway or another branded PC?

If so I can guarantee the board does not support the E3300 due to chipset limitations.
If the board is as old as the P4, I'll take a guess that its either an 865/875 chipset or a 945. Neither of which support the 45nm E3300 nor any other dual core CPU for that matter. I doubt I'll will support anything over a Cedar Mill P4 depending on the chipset.

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