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January 14, 2011 1:17:27 PM

Hi guys, my current PC runs with an AMD Athlon x2 4400+ @ 2.3GHZ

I recently purchased an AMD Athlon X2 7550 @ 2.5GHZ , for some reason this is incompatible with my computer, as when i switch it on the fans just go into overcharge and does not start up. Does anyone know the reason for this?


Amd Athlon x2 2.3GHZ
2gb ddr2 @ 667MHZ
160Gb HD
Gainward GT220 1gb ddr3
Windows XP Pro SP3

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January 14, 2011 2:58:50 PM

Did you check compatibility before buying?

Have you tried re-setting your bios before powering up.

January 14, 2011 3:48:54 PM

I would try resetting the bios, but i've got no idea how i would go about doing that, if you could describe how i'd give that a go...

It should work, its an AM2 motherboard, which is compatible with AM2+ cpus, which the new cpu is.
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January 14, 2011 4:01:39 PM

Yes but it would help if it was on the support list for sure.

Download the manual for your system and find bios reset.

It may be that you need a bios update to support that particular cpu.
January 14, 2011 4:06:26 PM

I've updated the bios, i'm having trouble finding the manual, the computer is a HP DX2250, ive had trouble finding much info on this, if you can find more that would be a huge help.