I just got a 3200+ to replace my aging 1900+, but I can't get the cursed thing to boot. I checked to make sure I have the latest BIOS revision (I do) and to make sure the motherboard FSB jumper is set correctly (it is) but it still doesn't work.
When I power on with the 3200+ in the PC switches off after a few seconds. On a couple tries I got to the initial BIOS screen and saw that the CPU was detecting as an 1100+. Once I managed to get into the BIOS settings and saw that the FSB speed was set correctly there, but it switched off a couple seconds later, so I couldn't check anything else or change anything. Something else to note: when it powers off, the green power light stays on. I have to hold the switch in for a few seconds to get it to turn completely off.
Since I'm running a lot of fans and 3 hard drives, I suspected that I might be overloading the power supply. I unplugged two of the hard drives but saw no change in the problem.
The only thing I can think of is that some setting in my BIOS is screwing things up, but I can't change anything when I have the 3200+ in. Is it possible for me to change these settings while I have the 1900+ in, then switch the CPUs? And if so, does anyone know what setting might be causing this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is driving me nutzo O_o
I'm posting this using the same mobo you're having problems with. One thing I noticed between your 2 posts: your Athlon 3200+ and Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe are capable of running at 400mhz fsb but your Kingston PC2700 (DDR333) may not be able to OC that high. I know you said you checked the FSB and "it was set correctly" , but you didn't specify if you had everything set to run at 333, or 400 ? Just saying you might want to recheck that after clearing CMOS as suggested earlier. It does sound like a memory problem to me, but I could be wrong. Good luck.
Renegade has a point about your memory. You're either going to have to run it at a 6/5 FSB/Mem ratio, or attempt to overclock it to DDR400 by raising the voltages and relaxing the timings. Is it Kingston value ram, or Kingston HyperX?