I first put this post in overlocked cpus, but I then realized that it wasn't overclocked at the time, lol:
I finally received my Athlon 1700+ in the mail today, and I was damn happy to find out that it was a B.
I popped it in my computer, switched the bus jumper, and fired it up. Nothing happened, all the fans powered on and hard drives, but the monitor never flicked onto the startup screen. I tried all sorts of things, like changing the jumper back, nothing worked.
The second I put the old cpu back in (Athlon 1.1ghz) it worked fine.
Is it very common to receive crap cpus? The RMA thing I read made me feel like it only happens to me. Another thing, about how long does it take without a fan/processor for a cpu to burn out? (totally not related btw, jsut wondering)
Thanks so much, and I pray to God my RMA goes through smoothly and quickly
What model and vintage is your Motherboard? Many of the older socket A Motherboards won't run with the AXP CPU's. Seeing you were running the old 1.1GHz Athlon I'm assuming your board is of similar vintage this could be particularly worrying as boards of that age usually ran only at a 100FSB Max!
Go to your Motherboards manufacturer's website and see if you can find any CPU compatibility lists for it and if there's a recent bios update that might help.
Don't you LOVE it when you screw up like that!?!?!? I hate it too. I bet you can get it to work though, i got one to work on an A-Bit KT7E (KT133E). It didn't recognize the CPU without modifications though.....
So if you are willing to try it (unless you have found it won't work even that way on another forum) post here again, I'll probably be able to help you some.
What are we going to do tonight Brain?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; <b>Try to take over the world!</b>
We all make mistakes I had a socket A motherboard made by Jetway that I thought I'd done my homework on properly. Anyway to cut a long story short I tried to upgrade it to an AXP 1600+ Palomino only to find the same prob as you.
I went back to the web site and noticed that the board was split into revisions 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0 and the type of board you had could be found printed on it (in very small print) they where otherwise Identical!
Needless to say mine was rev 1.0 and the only one that couldn't run an AXP 1600+ I was spewing!