So heres what I did. I bought this CPU (Pentium E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775) and foolishly attempted to install it in my old MS-7222 mobo. When clearly in the manual it states it can only handle a 2.8ghz dual core. Well I believe the mobo is fried now. With the old cpu back in it (the new one didnt allow it to do anything except blackscreen and clicking) alls I get is to the bios for a minute before it clicks and powers off.
What I'm wondering now is if I should buy the mobo that works for that CPU or is that CPU possibly fried as well? I really hope not atleast.
The cpu should be fine and iv never heard of mobo's having clock limits
Yea me neither. But looking over the instruction manual pdf I downloaded. It says 2.8 is the limit. Doesnt surprise me cause its old as heck. I was just trying to breathe some new life back into it. But looks like I will be doing more than I thought and getting a new mobo. To allow for even further upgrades
But if you think the cpu should be fine. Then so do I!