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I have a Boot Problem with my INTEL P4 3.0Ghz. 800Mhz FSB,1M L2 Cache, Socket 478 CPU

Dear Sirs: I have a intel socket 478, 3.0Ghz. 800m fsb 1m cache cpu, 512mb super talent ddr 2700 ddr ram, abit is7 socket 478 motherboard, 450w power supply, powmax case, pioneer a-109 dvd/rw drive w/ jumpers correct, lg 52x cdrw/dvd combo drive w/ jumpers correct, sony 1.44m floppy drive, albatron fx5200 256mb agp video card, acr socket 478 heat sink and fan, seagate 40gb ide hardr drive w/ jumpers correct, one 24" round ide hdd cable, one round floppy cable, silver cpu grease, I tried hard to get this system to boot up, tried taking the computer apart, used one by one deletion of hardware { i.e. taking each part out 1 by one and re-booting }, clearing the c-mos, removing the internal clock battery, letting it sit for a 1/2 a day then re-inserting it and re-booting, but I still haven't gotten to post. the computer comes on, with the green system-on led indicator light in the right hand side bottom of motherboard, along with the red led power-on indicator light, the case's power-on led lights up, and so does the green hdd indicator, but again, no post, i can't even get a "beep" indication from the internal speaker, the computer just comes on and sits there with the fans turning, the hard drive spins up, then ceases to spin, floppy light comes on briefly, cdrw light comes on briefly. pioneer dvd light comes on briefly, then nothing.... I get no post, no warning post's ( system speaker "beeps" to count), no nothing, I'm at wits end with this system, can you please tell me what to do, I hope i don't have to change the cpu, or the motherboard as i have just acquired the cpu {new} and the motherboard is kewl too. the abit site's help says: the motherboard accepts intel 3.0 cpu w/ 800m fsb, is my l1 cache too much? (1m) instead of the usual 512? is the motherboard compatible with the cpu? is the bios in need of upgrade even though i can't get to bios screen to do a dos bios flash and update? what? izz. HELP ME PLEASE.

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Re: I have a Boot Problem with my INTEL P4 3.0Ghz....

I have experienced something similar with my new Core2Duo processor and a fairly new Socket 775 processor. Troubleshooting it led me to believe the CPU simply wasn't compatible with the motherboard. Although it's a shot in the dark, I suggest that you try out some of the following: - Did you try pulling out the graphics card to see if you got it to POST then? The graphics card or the monitor may need replacing. - Did you remove the RAM? - Are you sure all cables are attached properly? - Try to take out the CPU, talk to a friend with a socket 478 motherboard and replace his CPU with your CPU. Does it work now? If yes, motherboard needs to be replaced.

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