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Damaged CPU

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November 11, 2010 5:56:03 AM

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 :ouch:  . 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've posted a few links with the specs of the processor, the old motherboard and the new motherboard wich i want to purchase.

Many thanks!

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November 11, 2010 6:46:57 AM

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.
November 11, 2010 8:26:11 AM

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?
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November 11, 2010 12:59:52 PM

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.
November 11, 2010 1:03:09 PM

After checking the motherboard specs, it looks like the GA-945GZM-S2 does support a E6500. Did you update to the latest BIOS before installing the CPU?
November 12, 2010 5:33:42 AM

I did a BIOS reset and it seems to work fine with the old CPU. As for the new CPU i've purchased a AsRock G31M-SR2.0 and it works perfect. Thanks