I have an Asus p6t deluxe MOBO and I just upgraded my cpu from Intel Core i7 920 to Intel Core i7 980. Everything was working fine before the upgrade. Now, I get nothing on the monitor when I power it up.
I can tell the following: (1) All of the fans in the case are working, as well as the cpu fan. (2) optical device receives power.
So, I completed the following: (1) Checked the monitor (2) Cleared the CMOS (default BIOS settings) (3) Reseated all internal connections (cables, cards,...)
Still nothing on the monitor.
So, I just reseated my original Core i7 920 and everything boots up as normal.
Does that mean that the 980 CPU that I bought is dead. How can I check this?
I am using a new thermal paste for the first time MX-4. Possibly I could have had too much on. I just reseated the 920 with a thinner coat. Could that have been the reason?
Should I try to reseat the 980 again?
What a pain!!!
Thanks for any ideas you may have.
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980 isnt supported until bios version 2209. If you havent tried updating the bios then you can update your bios with the 920 installed and then install the 980.
Great. I knew I was doing something wrong. Thanks. I will try that.