Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook
Hi I have just received a used 2.6GHz processor for my inspiron 8500 which currently has a 2.2GHz P4. It is definitely the right chip and it comes from a reputable online store from which I have bought other parts in the past so I guess the problem lies with me. When I try to start the computer after installing the chip, the power light comes on, as doe the 3 LEDs next to mute button. They stay on for a second or two and then all the lights go out. I have the latest BIOS version (#8), and as you can see, after re-installing the 2.2 chip everything runs fine. Any ideas? I have also noticed, that the 2.6 has a heat spreader which does not contact the surface of the heatsink. Is there a different heatsink element for the CPUs with heatspreaders? Many thanks! Alex
If the hsf isnt making contact with the cpu then thats def not a good thing!!! Luck its an intel cpu cos an amd one would have just burned out!!
Are you 100% sure the cpu is a compatable upgrade for you laptop as it sounds like it isnt if old one was "naked" but new one has IHS (metal heat spreader). Is it a laptop cpu u bought or just a regular desktop cpu?
Could you supply the codes written on both chips please?
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
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