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Upgrading processor i've just bought an athlon xp 2400+. it says on the asrock website it is compatible but i can't get it to work. i'm running an duron 1.3ghz. i've changed fsb settings to 266mhz but no joy. is there anything special to do when you change cpus

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  • mike wright Jun 14, 2007

    so does the ram speed have to match the fsb settings. i'm sorry the last part about cmos doesn't make sense to me

  • mike wright Jun 14, 2007

    nothing happens when i turn the computer on at the moment

  • mike wright Jun 14, 2007

    there are no beeps, just a blank screen. mother boarc asrock k7s41gx. would i reset the bios before upgrading? i've changed bits about in pcs before but not processors.would it need more grease between it and the heat sink? thanks



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I think that the FSB needs to be set at 133 as this relates to your memory timing and im guessing your ram will be sdram, apologies if it's ddr, but you will find that you can up the cpu speed within the bios, in small increments. Don't forget the speed of athlon processors does not match the model number, the 2400 means it will be the equivelant of a pentium 2.4 GHZ, but it will probably show a GHZ rating of 2 or 2.2 Also try reseting the cmos by shorting a clrcmos2, clrcmos,clrrtc or putting the jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 then back again if it's a JBAT1 terminal, depending on your board.

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    andrew pester Jun 14, 2007

    it maybe that the bios is required to be reset for the cpu upgrade, so resetting the bios may be required, the terminals i mentioned are in the motherboard, but vary with different makes.

    The memory timing will have to match the FSB, but if there is nothing happening, just check that the processor doesn't need to be powered by a seperate power lead from the power supply unit, as some do, instead of being powered by the ZIF socket alone.

    If you can get in the bios then the board is ok, so it's missing something when the cpu takes over, if you get one beep, then the memory is ok, a second beep reports the video is ok.



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