Yesterday i bought a Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 2.93 GHz for Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 and install it but surprize, the computer turned on but no lights no led were turned on ( it functioned for a few seconds after that it turned off itself). Later after a more detailed research on the net i've discovered that my motherboard doesn't support this type of CPU . I have tried to use the old CPU an Intel Celeron but it doesn't work. I want to know if the CPU have been damaged because i'm off to purchase a AsRock G31M-GS R2.0 and dont have the money to purchase another CPU.
I have never had this problem, so i cant exactly say. But i don't think it would be damaged to the extent of not being usable. I would say, if you have a friend/relative whose motherboard supports your CPU, try it on his/her PC and see if the CPU is working or not.
Ok i will try this but as i mention in my previous post my motherboard doesn't work with the previous Intel Celeron. Before i bought the CPU my motherboard ran fine. Shouldn't be working if i replaced back the old CPU?
You might want to try to clear the CMOS on the motherboard, then try the old CPU again. I've seen where trying a new unsupported CPU messes up the BIOS settings and it requires clearing the CMOS before the old CPU will work again.