Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New CPU won't work

Last response: in CPUs
Share
December 26, 2012 2:34:45 AM

Hey everybody,

So for Christmas I got myself a new CPU that is compatible with my motherboard.

The old: an intel 2.5 ghz celeron (which I accidentally burntout)
the new: and intel 2.4 ghz core 2 quad

When I successfully put in the new quad core (with thermal paste and everything) I tried to boot up my computer it was working out great, but then it just shut off the entire computer. I talked to a friend of mine who said it sounds like a memeory problem. Is he right? Currently I only have 2 gigs of ram in my computer. Do I need more and how much more?

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

More about : cpu work

December 26, 2012 2:43:06 AM

Hfang22 said:
Hey everybody,

So for Christmas I got myself a new CPU that is compatible with my motherboard.

The old: an intel 2.5 ghz celeron (which I accidentally burntout)
the new: and intel 2.4 ghz core 2 quad

When I successfully put in the new quad core (with thermal paste and everything) I tried to boot up my computer it was working out great, but then it just shut off the entire computer. I talked to a friend of mine who said it sounds like a memeory problem. Is he right? Currently I only have 2 gigs of ram in my computer. Do I need more and how much more?

Thanks and Merry Christmas!


Are the sockets the same. For example, an Pentium works in an LGA 1155 socket, but a Core 2 Duo with the LGA 2011 socket will NOT work in the same socket. Check your motherboards manual to see your socket
m
0
l
December 26, 2012 2:47:14 AM

Ignore what I just said. Make sure the RAM is compatible with your processor.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 26, 2012 3:13:50 AM

Yes the sockets are the same they are LGA 775 if it matters and would the ram that came with my motherboard not be compatible with a CPU that is compatible to the motherboard and how would I check?
m
0
l
December 26, 2012 5:33:57 AM

first make sure u installed your cpu heatsink correctly. it could be an overheating issue ... try reinstalling the heatsink again.. and what is your psu ? its really hard to pinpoint the exact issue.. you have to play the guessing game ...
m
0
l
!