I have a old Desktop in my house, which was in my brother's workplace before. They sold it in an auction and i brought it home(just from curiosity!). It proved to be useful when my laptop broke down and i had to give it away for servicing. Anyways,The config is as followed:
Now, my friend also have similarly old PC with a Dual Core E2180 2.00 GHz processor. He wanted to try out my Processor, and i thought both are LGA775 so why not switch. so I took out the processor from my board and carried it to his house in a hard paper box. I put my P4 in his board and it worked fine, so i took his dual core and came back home.Now when i latched the dual core in my intel board, the PC wont start! when i press the power button the heat sink fan spins, the mouse LED lights up but nothing happens. I cant figure out what could have went wrong.mine worked on his board, then why wouldnt the dual core work in my board? I tried taking out the processor and putting it in a few times, but no results.could i have damaged the processor?
Picky simply means the board only works with a select group of cpus. 775 was around for a long time; the first boards won't run any core2 duos even with a bios update. Intel kept changing the voltage specs for newer cpus, so older boards won't run them. Check Intel's website for bios updates and instructions on flashing the bios. Some flash utility programs work with usb flash drives. Some will run in windows, but may crash your board if there's a problem. Here's some links: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS... http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpbo...